Whether or not it was intentional, Chris Pratt has carved out a niche for himself as one of Hollywood's go-to action stars. It's hard to say that he's been typecast because we know from his filmography that he has a talent for comedy, thanks to Parks & Recreation. He is also a known supporter of the military and veterans and uses his platform to help bring awareness to issues affecting that community.
This is the fourth time he's played a soldier or veteran of some sort in a TV show or movie (Zero Dark Thirty, The Tomorrow War, Jurassic World Trilogy, The Terminal List.) His desire to see soldiers helped in their time of need is on full display in this show, and it's clear that this is a passion project for him (he also serves as an executive producer on it.)
It might just be a personal issue, but it's hard sometimes to see Pratt take on the role of a heavy action star. Sure, those roles listed above involve plenty of high-stakes action but none as violent as The Terminal List. Blood and guts abound, including one particularly gruesome scene involving a man's intestines. He acts the role fine, especially in the scenes involving his PTSD, but when it comes to being threatening, he falls short.
He is a good man forced to do bad things in the name of his cause, the ends justifying the means. The adage "the road to hell is paved with good intentions" often applies to Reece's plans.
Taylor Kitsch's character, Ben Edwards, who is Pratt's partner-in-crime and one of his former Navy SEAL squadmates, is a CIA asset living as a surfer in Southern California. Picture this: Tim Riggins is living on a beach and working as a spy. In a show surrounding such heavy topics, Kitsch is able to bring a dose of levity to it.