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TVLine Items: Terminal List Prequel Adds Umbrella Academy Star, New Elsbeth Guest Cast and More

The Terminal List’s prickly web of conspiracy is expanding.

Prime Video has tapped Umbrella Academy’s Tom Hopper to star opposite Taylor Kitsch and Chris Pratt in the prequel series The Terminal List: Dark Wolf, TVLine has learned. Hopper will play Raife Hasting, a “hunter, protector, guardian and Navy SEAL” per the character description.

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Adapted from Jack Carr’s bestselling book and set five years before the events of The Terminal List, Dark Wolf follows Special Operator Ben Edwards’ (Kitsch) journey from Navy SEAL to CIA paramilitary operator, also touching on the human cost of warfare.

The show will feature additional familiar characters, like Ernest “Boozer” Vickers (played by Jared Shaw), and Mohammed “Mo” Farooq, who James Reece (Pratt) had personal experience with while serving in Iraq.

A release date has not yet been announced.

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* The Good Wife offshoot Elsbeth — premiering Thursday, Feb. 29 on CBS — has added Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Linda Lavin (Alice, B Positive), Retta (Good Girls) and Blair Underwood (When They See Us, Quantico) to its growing list of guest stars, Variety reports.

Krakowski will play Joann, a real estate broker with huge clients and even bigger secrets; Linda Lavin, who previously portrayed Joy Grubick in three episodes of The Good Wife, will now play Gloria, the hellish co-op board president; Retta will take on the role of Margo, an elite matchmaker to the wealthy; and Underwood will appear as the father and coach of a rising tennis star so dedicated to son’s career that he makes a murderous mistake.

* Kate Hudson will lead Mindy Kaling’s currently untitled Netflix comedy set in the front office of a pro basketball team, according to Variety. The 10-episode show nabbed a straight-to-series order back in 2021.

* Peacock has ordered the limited series Long Bright River, based on Liz Moore’s New York Times bestselling book and starring The Dropout’s Amanda Seyfried as an officer who patrols a Philadelphia neighborhood hard-hit by the opioid crisis and realizes her personal history might be connected.

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