I’m thinking he’s back. This time on television.
A new John Wick television series is in the works at Starz according to The Hollywood Reporter. After the launch of John Wick Chapter 2, it was speculated that there might be a television series that would go deeper into the world of John Wick, but now we have confirmation. The Continental will explore the inner workings of the Continental hotel. There is no word on whether or not this will affect (possible title) John Wick Chapter 3, but we’ll know soon enough.
The Continental will be executive produced by the same team behind the motion pictures, so there shouldn’t be any fear that the show will stray that far from the features. Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy) is putting together the script and would be the showrunner should the show go to series. Chad Stahelski, director of the John Wick motion pictures, would direct the pilot. Keanu Reeves is only currently involved as a producer and currently has no on-air parts written for his famous character.
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said, “This series is truly unlike anything else on TV. The Continental promises to include the thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets that fans have come to expect in the John Wick movie franchise as well as introducing some new, darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world.” There are a lot of different series that hope to have reboots or spinoffs make waves on television. The best of those usually have the original talent involved in some form and The Continental will have that in spades. We’ve wondered just how far the franchise could go, but it would seem the sky is the limit. The world John Wick inhabits is rife with possibilities and following different assassins. There could be plenty more gun-fu coming to our televisions.