Everything we know about Prime Video’s The Terminal List season 2 starring Chris Pratt, including which book it will likely follow next.
The Terminal List was a bit hit for Prime Video in 2022, and it’s confirmed that Amazon has renewed The Terminal List season 2. Based on the novel by Jack Carr, The Terminal List is the debut novel featuring protagonist Commander James Reece (Chris Pratt), a former Navy SEAL who goes on a mission of revenge when he discovers a conspiracy that goes deep into the upper levels of government that brings tragedy to his family and teammates. In addition to Pratt, the show stars Taylor Kitsch, Jai Courtney, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Constance Wu, Riley Keough, Arlo Mertz, JD Pardo, and more.
The Terminal List season 1 featured 8 single-hour episodes and premiered on July 1, 2022. Created for TV by Dan DiGilio (Black Sails) and directed/executive produced by Antoine Fuqua, The Terminal List has the distinction of the book’s author, Jack Carr, also being an executive producer and advisor to the series. The premise is simple yet endearing — after his family is targeted, creates a list, called “The Terminal List”, and hunts down those responsible. With his mission complete, fans will no doubt be looking for what happens next for Jack Reece in The Terminal List season 2.
The Terminal List Season 2: Latest News
Though the first season was a hit, there was an unusually long time without any news of The Terminal List season 2. However, in February 2023 it was confirmed that not only is the show renewed for more James Reece adventures, but it looks to be growing its own television extended universe with a new spinoff show as well (via Variety). The Terminal List season 2 will see the return of Chris Pratt and reveal to fans what happens next for James Reece now that he is a wanted man. In addition to the second season, there will also be a spinoff prequel series centering on Ben Edwards (Taylor Kitsch).
The Terminal List Season 2 Has Been Confirmed
The Terminal List season 2 has been confirmed. There was a considerable delay between the end of the first season and the new announcement that the show would return, casting some doubt among fans. However, in that time, those involved with the show, including Pratt and Carr, expressed optimism that the series would be moving forward. With the second season now confirmed and a prequel series also in the works, it seems as though Amazon Prime Video is betting that this could be a new franchise for the streaming service.
Terminal List Season 2: Release Date
Though the news of The Terminal List season 2 being confirmed surely excites fans, there was no news on when they might expect it. The Terminal List star Chris Pratt has been tying up his remaining franchises recently with Jurassic World: Dominion and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 which means he could be eager to get started on returning as James Reece. With a prequel show also on the way, there’s a chance season 2 could be fast-tracked, but even then the earliest it could arrive would be sometime in 2024.
The Terminal List Season 2: Cast
The only confirmed The Terminal List season 2 cast member is Chris Pratt returning James Reece. Reece racked up a high body count in season 1, so there aren’t too many characters left standing. One potential co-star to return is Constance Wu’s determined reporter Katie Buranek. Though Kitsch’s Ben Edwards was seemingly killed in season 1, he will continue on in his own prequel series. With Carr’s True Believer being adapted next, then casting for Mohammed “Mo” Farooq, the main antagonist, will be a big role, as will Raife Hastings and the mysterious operator Freddy.
The Terminal List Season 2: Story Details
It has been confirmed, as per the Variety news piece, that The Terminal List season 2 will adapt Carr’s follow-up novel, True Believer. The second book in the series picks up with Reece living in Mozambique as a wanted fugitive, who gets pulled back into government service after a series of terrorist attacks make him a valuable asset. Recruited into the CIA and given a Presidential pardon for his actions in The Terminal List, Reece is thrust back into battle, traveling the globe to combat a deadly new threat that he’s uniquely suited for. Showrunner David DiGilio (Black Sails) has said that True Believer is an “epic blueprint for an epic season.” The Terminal List differed from the book in notable ways in the first season and can be expected to do the same in season 2, but True Believer offers insight into where the season will go.
The Terminal List Prequel Series
With the success of The Terminal List season 1 and with the second season on the way, the franchise is expanding with a prequel series as well. Following the revelation that Ben Edwards (Taylor Kitsch) was one of the villains in The Terminal List season 1, the new show will examine how Edwards went from a respected soldier to turning on his friends. The show is being touted as an elevated espionage thriller. Kitsch is confirmed to return and it would not be surprising if Pratt made an appearance as James Reece at some point given his history with Edwards.