The wildly profitable canine revenge fantasy franchise John Wick is coming to premium cable, and increasing the movie’s universe past the steely gaze and monotone voice of Keanu Reeves’ titular character.
Starz and Lionsgate introduced The Continental on Friday on the Tv Critics Affiliation Press Tour. Whereas Reeves is hooked up to make some appearances, the TV adaptation will (because the identify suggests) deal with The Continental Resort, a refuge for the movie’s assassins that provides a number of recent mysterious tales and characters.
“Set in a hyper-real model of Los Angeles, the sequence maintains the urgency of the motion together with the dry humor from the John Wick films,” the press launch learn.
Franchise newcomer Chris Collins (who developed a reputation for himself via Sons of Anarchy, The Wire, and The Man within the Excessive Citadel) will likely be heading the sequence as showrunner. Most of the government producers, nonetheless, are from the the movies’ authentic artistic group, like Basil Iwanyk, co-director Chad Stahelski, and screenwriter Derek Kolstad. The movie franchise’s different co-director, David Leitch, is ready to direct the TV sequence’ first episode.
“This sequence is actually in contrast to the rest on TV,” stated Starz President & CEO Chris Albrech, promising the identical “thunderous battle sequences and intensely staged shootouts,” whereas exploring “new darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world.”
There isn’t any phrase on whether or not or not the sequence can have any crossover with the franchise’s upcoming third installment, which is ready to reach in 2019.