JOHN WICK TV Series Lands at Starz with Keanu Reeves Producing and Appearing
The badass action film franchise John Wick is now in active development as a TV series and it's being produced by Starz. The series will be called The Continental and it will put the focus on the host of hitman hotels that are set up around the world and their inner-workings. As you know, the hotel serves as a refuge for assassins. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht had this to say in a statement:
"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."
Sounds good to me! The series will be written by Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire, Man in the High Castle) and he will serve as showrunner. On top of that, the creative team of the original films are all involved including Thunder Road Pictures' Basil Iwanyk, who produced the first two features along with directors Chad Stahelski, David Leitch, and original franchise screenwriter Derek Kolstad, and Keanu Reeves is also involved as a producer, but I'm sure he'll end up making an appearance! Starz’s head of programming Carmi Zlotnik said, "you can expect to see him at some point of the series."
Stahelski will direct the premiere of The Continental. Oh, and don't forget! There is a third feature film in development with Reeves back in action! That is set to be released in 2019. Are you excited about this!?