John Wick spin-off TV series The Continental picked up by Starz
Jan 13 2018 by Francis Osborne
The fandom of dog-adoring hitman John Wick and his universe will hit the small screen with a TV spinoff series on the way.
For well over six months, there's been talk brewing about a John Wick TV show getting spun off from the films.
Stahelski, will direct the premiere episode of The Continental and said, "They've got a really good structure". Meanwhile, Iosef's father (Michael Nyqvist) - John's former colleague - puts a huge bounty on John's head. I don't know about you, but I'm damn glad this is happening, as I could use a weekly dose of Wick in my life (especially if Chapter 3 brings John's tale to a close, allowing him and his dog to finally rest in peace).
The news comes fresh out of the TCAs on Friday, which indicates a very healthy and synergetic relationship between Lionsgate and Starz.
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"This is an opportunity to really engage in the phenomenal fan base that has risen up around the John Wick franchises", Albrecht said. Reeves will also serve as one of the show's producers.
A press release elaborated that The Continental focuses on the inner workings of the hotel.
Starz CEO and President Chris Albrecht said of the series, "This series is truly unlike anything else on TV". Moreover, the show aims to include "thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets".
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, Man in the High Castle) will write the pilot script, and continue as showrunner if Starz orders the project to series. Last year Chad Stahelski, who co-directed the first film and directed the second, revealed plans for a television spin-off called The Continental and now it has found a home at Starz. Numerous executive producers, however, are from the the films' original creative team, like Basil Iwanyk, co-director Chad Stahelski, and screenwriter Derek Kolstad.