Starz and Lionsgate Confirm John Wick Spinoff Series The Continental

'John Wick' TV Series in the Works at Starz (With Keanu Reeves Attached)

Starz To Adapt 'John Wick' Franchise For Original TV Series

Released in 2014, "John Wick" was both a critical and a commercial success, and was followed by "John Wick: Chapter 2" in 2017.

The series will study the type of travelers who find refuge underneath the roof of a Continental hotel banner-they can't all be assassins and mob bosses, right?-as well as further develop the dryly comical professionalism and pleasantries of a staff servicing killers.

John Wick is the latest film franchise to get a series treatment.

Beyond this, the character of LEGO Batman has been confirmed to appear in The LEGO Movie 2, which is set for a 2019 release, meaning we are more than likely to see the entire Bat Family (Robin, Barbara, Alfred) appear in the film, as well. "The Continental is set in John Wick's universe".

Chris Albrecht, Starz President, announced the news at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. So dress well, because we're headed to The Continental on Starz.

We've been hearing about a potential John Wick spin-off series ever since I interviewed Chapter 2 director Chad Stahelski this time previous year.

Chris Collins of "The Wire" and "Sons of Anarchy" will write the series and act as showrunner. Meanwhile, a third John Wick film is now in production. But, we have an inkling that would be unlikely, since the show already has some pretty big names attached to the pilot.

It may not be clear yet when - or how - Reeves will figure into the TV show, but in the meantime he will serve as a producer, along with John Wick co-director David Leitch. "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 introduce some new, darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world".

This story is developing.

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