Chris Pratt explains the benefits of The Terminal List not being a movie
During an interview with ComingSoon on The list of terminalsstar Chris Pratt talked about telling a story through a long-form episodic format versus a movie.
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When asked to balance the different narrative elements of The list of terminalsPratt explained how having an episodic series with the production value of a movie is beneficial to storytelling as a whole.
“If you were to take those eight hours and cut it down to an hour and a half with the whole story, each of the supporting characters would be reduced to basically nothing but people showing up at the puppeteer exhibit,” explained Pratt. “It’s a bit the fault of the format of the film. At an hour and a half, maybe two, two and a half hours tops, you can’t quite tell the same story in the same way with the same depth of emotion and character development. So yeah, I really like that. I like the emerging medium of the long-form episodic format, but with the production value of a movie.
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The list of terminals is written and produced by David DiGilio, who is also the showrunner. It is based on the novel of the same name by Jack Carr.
The series stars Pratt, Constance Wu, Taylor Kitsch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Riley Keough, Arlo Mertz, Jai Courtney, JD Pardo, Patrick Schwarzenegger, LaMonica Garrett, Stephen Bishop, Sean Gunn, Tyner Rushing, Jared Shaw, Christina Vidal, Nick Chinlund, Matthew Rauch, Warren Kole and Alexis Louder.