“The Terminal List” Renewed for Season 2, Amazon Orders Prequel Series
Chris Pratt will reprise his role as James Reece in the Prime Video prequel series.
Amazon is going all-in on ‘The Terminal List’. The action-thriller series has been renewed for a second season on Prime Video. And the streamer doesn’t stop there: Amazon has also ordered a prequel series starring Taylor Kitsch, who plays Ben Edwards (in both).
Based on Jack Carr’s thriller novels, “The Terminal List” premiered in full on July 1; Season 2 will adapt 2019’s “True Believer.”
“The phenomenal summer debut of ‘The Terminal List’ is a testament to the creativity of Jack Carr, David DiGilio and Chris Pratt, as well as the cast and crew who created such an original and compelling series,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon and MGM. According to a statement from the Studios on Friday. “With the second season of ‘Terminal List’ and a new prequel series on Prime Video starring the amazing Taylor Kitsch, we’re expanding the storytelling and beloved characters around the world.”
“Fans of ‘The Terminal List’ will be thrilled to see James Reece’s journey continue in the action-packed story of the True Believer’s violent redemption. We are very excited to make this ‘Terminal List’ prequel and explore the Ben Edwards that Taylor Kitsch brings to life so powerfully,” added Carr. “Get ready for a journey from the SEALs to the CIA Ground Branch as we watch a fan-favorite character fight for his soul.”
Carr is creating the prequel series with David DiGilio, who was the creator and showrunner of “The Terminal List’s” first season. The prequel series is currently untitled, but Amazon is describing it as an “elevated spy thriller” focusing on Edwards’ journey from Navy SEAL to CIA operative. Pratt will appear in the trailer as Edwards’ pal (and “The Terminal List” star) James Reece. Jared Shaw also reprises his recurring role on “The Terminal List” as Navy SEAL Ernest “Boozer” Vickers.
“I’m excited to announce that a second season of ‘The Terminal List’ is on the way, and I couldn’t be more excited to reprise the role of James Reece. This season promises to be even more intense and action-packed than the first, and I can’t wait for everyone to see it,” said Pratt. “And for those of you who are fans of Taylor Kitsch’s Ben Edwards, I’m excited to say that we’re also working on a spinoff series that will delve deeper into his story and follow his journey from Navy SEAL to CIA agent. And to make it even more exciting, I will be featured in this prequel series as well! I promise it will be just as exciting and captivating as ‘The Terminal List’. Stay tuned for more news and we look forward to you joining us on this journey.”
“Thank you to all the fans for believing in this show, we wouldn’t be here without your support,” Kitsch added. “I’m excited to continue this wild ride that is Ben Edwards and bring Jack Carr’s wonderful stories to life.”
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“The Terminal List” focuses on Reece, a Navy SEAL commander who is ambushed during a covert mission and seeks revenge. In addition to Pratt and Kitsch, the series stars Constance Wu as war correspondent Katie Buranek, Riley Keough and Arlo Mertz Reese’s wife and daughter Jeanne Tripplehorn as US Secretary of Defense Lorraine Hartley.
The series debuted to mostly negative reviews—IndieWire’s Ben Travers gave it a mixed review—prompting Carr to note that “Thermal List” is not for “woke” critics. In terms of viewership, the series was successful: it also reached the 3rd place in Nielsen’s weekly streaming list.
Kitsch will produce the untitled prequel series alongside most of “The Terminal List” production team, including Carr, DiGilio, Pratt through Invisible Productions and Antoine Fuqua (who directed the first episode of “The Terminal List”) for Hill District Media . Shaw and Max Adams also executive produce. “The Terminal List” is a co-production of Amazon Studios and Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.
Kitsch is repped by WME, Untitled Entertainment and ID.
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