Chris Pratt Describes How Hollywood B.S. Was Avoided in His New Military Show, The Terminal List!

Chris Pratt Describes How Hollywood B.S. Was Avoided in His New Military Show, The Terminal List!

Hollywood’s long and illustrious history of elevating action movie heroes to pop culture icons doesn’t necessarily imply that film studios and production companies excel at creating realistic action. In fact, occasionally the outcomes are outright absurd.

With his new series The Terminal List, Chris Pratt was keen to deliver a more grounded and realistic rendition. In fact, the group’s motto was “No Hollywood Bullshit,” demonstrating how dedicated they were to realism.

Perfectly timed for the Fourth of July holiday, The Terminal List made its Amazon Prime debut this past weekend. Chris Pratt frequently discussed how authentic he wanted the series to feel in the run-up to the premiere.

The Guardians of the Galaxy actor spoke about the No Hollywood Bullshit motto and mentioned his partners who worked with him to achieve authenticity in an interview with TV Insider.

Former Navy SEAL Jack Carr is the source material’s author. Actor Jared Shaw, who Pratt shadowed for his part in the excellent Zero Dark Thirty, has strong military experience.

In order to add realism to the production and ensure that every scene passed the “sniff test,” Pratt reportedly made sure that several veterans were involved both in front of and behind the camera. Here is part of his exact quote:

An 8-episode television series called The Terminal List follows Lieutenant Commander James Reece. He struggles to recall precisely what happened when his Navy SEAL battalion is ambushed and what role he may or may not have played in it when he gets home.

More questions are raised by his subsequent inquiry, and he starts to worry about his and his family’s security.

Taylor Kitsch, Constance Wu, Riley Keough, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Pratt’s real-life brother-in-law Patrick Schwarzenegger are also featured in The Terminal List in addition to Chris Pratt.

The final member of the group is enthused about all the military ties as well. On his Instagram, he published a post honoring The Terminal List and the Fourth of July.

The entire eight-part season of The Terminal List is currently available to stream in one sitting on Amazon Prime. The early reactions from fans have been far more positive than the early reviews from reviewers, which haven’t been the best.

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