A new military series starring Chris Pratt, Taylor Kitsch and Constance Wu is hitting Amazon Prime Video this week. Titled The Terminal List, the new series is based on the book by former Navy SEAL Jack Carr.
Directed by Antoine Fuqua and Ellen Kuras, the series tells the story of Lieutenant Commander James Reece, played by Chris Pratt, whose platoon of Navy SEALs are ambushed while on a covert mission.
However, when he returns home, he finds out that the fix may be in, and he might’ve been set up from the beginning.
Priding itself on authenticity, the show features a ton of help from actual military members both on and off the camera.
And according toYahoo, that was what hooked Pratt after he read the book:
“100 percent… that was a huge determining factor in choosing to option this book and bring it to the screen. It was wildly authentic.
I think that’s the main thing people rave about when they read The Terminal List is ‘Wow, it’s very refreshing to get what is very obviously an authentic point of view into the life of a Navy SEAL commander’ and that’s Jack Carr and his experience with combat deployments overseas.
But yeah, that was the reason we did it, the authenticity and to honor these men and women.”
And this isn’t Pratt’s first rodeo when it comes to playing a Navy SEAL. He starred in the 2012 movie Zero Dark Thirty about Operation Neptune Spear, AKA the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
So does with what he knows about the SEALS, does Chris Pratt have what it takes to actually be one? His answer was a resounding no.
In fact, he had some less than kind words for anyone who even thinks they could handle it, and would actually say that out loud:
“First of all, anyone who ever answers that question ‘yes’ is a douchebag.
Even if they kinda believe, maybe in the back of their head, maybe no, the answer has gotta be ‘No.’
You can’t possibly understand or comprehend what these men go through in just through hell week, let alone, the full BUD/S training. So I severely doubt it. I think most people don’t have the makeup to get it done.
I’m blessed to be in a position as an actor and as a producer to be able to share this story onscreen. That’s my journey, but I do it because I have such an affinity for the men who can actually cut it.”
I mean, I can’t say I disagree.
No matter how hard you think it is, and no matter how tough you think you are… Plenty of bad mf’ers have tried and failed to cut it in the SEALS. And Chris knows it.
The Terminal List officially premiere on Prime Video on July 1st.
Here’s the official trailer:
Author Jack Carr has been on Joe Rogan’s podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, a number of times, discussing everything from his book, to life in the military, the botched Afghanistan withdrawal and more.
Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell Shares “Lone Survivor” Experience In Afghanistan
In you’re not familiar with Marcus Luttrell, you should be.
He’s a retired Navy SEAL, a war hero, Mark Wahlberg played him in the a movie Lone Survivor… the dude is a world class badass whose life story is second to none. A man who descended into the depths of hell and came back alive.
During his visit with the great Joe Rogan, Marcus and Joe dug into his military career, Operation Red Wings, the movie Lone Survivor and more, and while the podcast ended up getting cut short because Marcus had a little too much to drink (happens to the best of us), his story about his time on Afghanistan is absolutely incredible.
If you’ve seen Lone Survivor or read Marcus’ book (and even if you haven’t), it’s definitely worth a listen.
His first-hand account of the sheer brutality of war, the differences between real life and the movies, and his perspective now after surviving the worst imaginable set of circumstances, is probably something everybody should hear.
Listen to Marcus recall his rescue during the horrific Operation Red Wings.
Marcus also detailed why he ultimately decided to go back into the military after his nightmare experience in Afghanistan.
And finally, Joe asked what it was like having a movie made about the absolute worst moment of his life.
Whiskey Riff Partners With Got Your Six Support Dogs To Help Veterans and First-Responders
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to write about this new partnership.
You, the fans, or Whiskey Riffers, are a different breed. Back in 2017 after the Route 91 tragedy, we launched the limited edition Whiskey Riff Gold Star Tee and raised $21,610 for the Las Vegas Victims’ Fund thanks to your generosity.
Since then, you also came through and helped us raise money for the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Now, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with Got Your Six Support Dogs to give back to another incredible cause.
Got Your Six Support Dogs is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to providing specialized service dogs to veterans and first-responders suffering from post traumatic stress disorder and/or sexual trauma. Their mission is to help these men and women regain their lives through the healing power of dogs.
The organization began due to the need of veterans and first-responders requesting PTSD service dogs when all other methods of treatment have failed. A service dog can truly change the life of an individual suffering from PTSD. They not only train service dogs and then match them with their lifelong owners, but also train therapy dogs so that they can serve local area residents in nursing homes, hospitals, schools, etc.
You know how much we love dogs here if you follow the brand – this takes that love to the next level.
To start, we’re launching FIVE new shirts at Whiskey Riff Shop. Each shirt purchase will have a portion of the proceeds going directly back to this amazing organization.
We had some fun with these designs knowing so many dog lovers follow Whiskey Riff…
We also know how much you care about Veterans and First-Responders, as do we, making this that much more meaningful.
For more info on Got Your Six Support Dogs, click here.
This is just the beginning. As time goes on, we plan to bring you stories from these incredible men and women and their new support dogs, along with more shirts and even a new dog bandana (many of you have been asking for these, they’ll be here soon).