It was announced today during STARZ’s portion of the TCA winter press tour that a John Wick inspired television show, titled The Continental, is in the works for the premium cabler.
The show will be set in-universe and the pilot episode will be directed by Chad Stahelski (c0-director of John Wick and director of John Wick: Chapter 2). Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire) will write the series.
Although Keanu Reeves will serve as a producer for the show, there is no answer as to if he will make an on-screen appearance.
According to EW, “The Continental is focused on the inner workings of the exclusive Continental Hotel which serves as a refuge for assassins. Only this version will be set in “hyper-real” Los Angeles instead of New York, like in the films.”
“This series is truly unlike anything else on TV,” pledged Starz President & CEO Chris Albrecht. “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.”
Both John Wick films have grossed around $300 million in the worldwide box office and have received both critical and fan approval.
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