Chris Pratt has become a bonafide movie star thanks to his roles in Guardians Of The Galaxy, Jurassic World and The Lego Movie, but TV was his jumping off point. He had main roles on Everwood and Parks And Recreation before exploding on the silver screen. In years past, that would mean a return to TV would be considered a step back, and out of the question for any bonafide star. But not anymore.
Pratt is returning to TV to star in the adaptation of The Terminal List, based on the best-selling novel by Jack Carr. Pratt will re-team with his Magnificent Seven director Antoine Fuqua for the project, while David DiGilio will write the script. The show is a conspiracy thriller that “combines elevated action with deep psychological questions about the cost of pushing our nation’s highest trained operators too far”.
The series revolves around Reece, whose entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. He returns home with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. However, new evidence soon comes to light, and Reece discovers dark forces working against him.
That sounds solid and should garner plenty of interest due to Pratt and Fuqua’s involvement. MRC Television will develop the project, and expect a bidding war from networks and streaming services.
Pratt isn’t slowly down on his movie work though. He’ll next star in the latest Disney/Pixar film Onward alongside Tom Holland, and he’s also starring in the sci-fi action flick The Tomorrow War.