The John Wick universe is growing with the announcement that Starz will debut a TV series based on the films. The Continental will be set in the John Wick universe, focusing on the inner workings of the exclusive Continental Hotel which serves as a refuge for assassins.
“This series is truly unlike anything else on TV,” said Chris Albrecht, Starz president and CEO. “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.”
The Continental will take place at a Los Angeles-based Continental hotel (thus moving it away from the traditional New York home of Mr. Wick), and the pilot will be shot by stunt guru/John Wick director Chad Stahelski. Eternal badass, Keanu Reeves, is also reportedly on board as well, serving as an Executive Producer for the show — with a cameo appearance of unknown size even expected.
John Wick: Chapter 3 will hit theaters May 17th. There is no word on when the serious will be released.