Chris Pratt to star in Antoine Fuqua’s The Terminal List series
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Antoine Fuqua’s Fuqua Films and MRC Television is currently in the process of developing a series adaptation of author Jack Carr’s bestselling action thriller novel titled The Terminal List with Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt attached to lead the potential series. This project will mark Pratt’s first major TV role after 5 years since starring in the final season of NBC’s beloved sitcom Parks and Recreation in 2015.
First published in 2018, The Terminal List is being described as a conspiracy thriller that will follow the story of Reece, whose entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. As he returns home with conflicting memories of the event and questions about culpability, new evidence comes to light as Reece discovers dark forces working against him.
The novel’s official synopsis reads: “A Navy SEAL has nothing left to live for and everything to kill for after he discovers that the American government is behind the deaths of his team in this ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller.
On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece’s entire team was killed in a catastrophic ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government.
Now, with no family and free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he’s learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his family and teammates. With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law.”
The Terminal List will be directed by Antoine Fuqua from a script written by David DiGilio. On top of starring in the series, Pratt is also set as an executive producer along with Fuqua, and DiGilio. This marks as the second collaboration between Fuqua and Pratt, who have worked together in the 2016 western action film The Magnificent Seven.
The outlet notes that producers MRC Television and Civic Center Media are planning to shop the series as a multiple-season scripted drama to potential buyers such as premium cable networks and streaming services.