Perry didn’t get enough John Porter, yet, how likely is it that (a) this new Chris Ryan book would make it to film or TV ( Okay – maybe very likely) or (b) that Richard Armitage would want to reprise his role, even if he could? Not as likely. I think maybe he’s moved on, though he’d have a hard time justifying his rejection of the role based on violence.
Still, a stint on a popular American Cable TV show, even Starz, is good exposure – but if it were in the same mold as the current version – not so sure he’s in that place anymore. And, they already did a Strike Back Origins ( our original Strike Back).
It must be a prequel. It would be difficult to raise John Porter from the dead considering his end, and what seemed convincing evidence that just about everyone who knew him, believed the execution to be real . Would an undamaged John Porter be as complex as the damaged version?
I can dream that there’ll be a version as good as the first one, and that my John Porter gets dusted off, dons his uniform, and is brought back to me.
I can dream that dream, and this one, too.