Sunday, 22 July, 2018

John Wick gets the TV treatment with 'The Continental'

039;The Continental' will be exec produced by the screenwriter behind the franchise as well as original star Reeves 'John Wick' TV Series in the Works at Starz (With Keanu Reeves Attached)
Freda Brock | 13 January, 2018, 04:29

A new John Wick television series is in the works at Starz according to The Hollywood Reporter.

John Wick and its sequel film have grossed almost $300 million at the worldwide box office and a successful virtual reality mobile game.

The John Wick movies are absolutely top-tier action cinema: stylish, witty and pleasingly violent.

The logline for the series reveals that we'll also be discovering a new branch of the Continental in the television series, this time in Los Angeles (the films introduced us to the New York City Continental, as well as seemingly more ancient satellite in Rome during John Wick: Chapter 2). Additionally, "you can expect to see him at some point of the series", Starz's head of programming Carmi Zlotnik said during Starz's TCA session.

While it remains uncertain as to what will happen with Starz' American Gods series, they apparently already have something pretty big lined up, as it's been announced that a John Wick series will be moving forward at the network! "We're very excited about this".

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A press release elaborated that The Continental focuses on the inner workings of the hotel.

"This series is truly unlike anything else on TV", said Starz President & CEO Chris Albrecht in a statement.

Chris Collins of "The Wire" and "Sons of Anarchy" will write the series and act as showrunner.

It'll also be fun to see assassins working within the strict rules created to keep the clientele from assassinating one another - even though the penalties for conducting business on the premises generally involve a grisly death, it's hard to keep a roomful of professional killers calm for too long.

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. The film franchise's team will executive produce, (think Reeves, Basil Iwanyk, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kostad, David Leitch).

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