John Wick is heading to the small screen!
Here's a synopsis: Collins expands the universe in the series by focusing on the Continental Hotel and those who find refuge under its roof.
Starz executives also said that Keanu Reeves is expected to be involved somehow, but he apparently won't be the lead star. The Continental will be a series about the film's hotel chain built for assassins. "The Continental is set in John Wick's universe". Thanks to their code of conduct and Lance Reddick's Charon, many fans have wanted to see more of The Continental itself. "So now, he kind of had to choose where to put his time, and he's kind of vested into John Wick - at least for the series and No. 3". Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire, The Man in the High Castle) is on board as the series' writer and showrunner. Since then, the show's been titled The Continental, and branded a "prequel" to the events of the "super assassin and his dog" franchise, focusing on the worldwide hotel chain where these killers go to have a beer, tool up, and think about existential shit.More news: Versace Family Slams Second Season of American Crime Story
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"This series is truly unlike anything else on TV", said Starz President & CEO Chris Albrech, promising the same "thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts", while exploring "new darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world". But, we have an inkling that would be unlikely, since the show already has some pretty big names attached to the pilot. Numerous executive producers, however, are from the the films' original creative team, like Basil Iwanyk, co-director Chad Stahelski, and screenwriter Derek Kolstad.
For one, Chad Stahelski, who directed the previous two John Wick films, is onboard to direct The Continental's debut episode. If not, The Continental is in good hands with Collins, given his wide-ranging work on television in the past.