The Terminal List was a strange beast, in that it became yet another cultural war battleground. The fairly standard tale of a man with a particular set of skills avenging his murdered family while uncovering a highly placed conspiracy at the heart of government got the chattering classes all over-excited.
According to commentators, it was some kind of dangerous far-right fantasy or, even worse, a MAGA call to arms. All this because the author of the original novel was vocal in his beliefs and actor Chris Pratt was judged guilty of attending church.
Pratt had previously said negotiations around a second series were underway. On the Danger Close podcast this week Pratt was again asked about the second season and had this to say:
“To the rabid fans of The Terminal List out there, you have nothing to worry about. We love you and appreciate your support. It’s our life’s mission to make sure you can come back to the well. We are working away.”
It had been suggested by the original author that True Believer, another book in the series, would serve as source material.
Constance Wu, Taylor Kitsch, Riley Keough, Jai Courtney, JD Pardo, and Jeanne Tripplehorn co-starred with Pratt as the first season of The Terminal List defied the scolds and critics to become the second most streamed sow in America when it was showing with 1.6 billion minutes viewed and became the latest example of a schism between audiences and critics.
Not bad for a show that, according to the Daily Beast’s Nick Schager, is:
“… an unhinged right-wing revenge fantasy [which pandered] to male red-state viewers with routine references to beer, guns, country music, and hunting.”
Eyes on Amazon Prime to announce a renewal.