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John Wick TV series in the works at Starz

John Wick TV series in the works at Starz

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That is tantalizing: A John Wick-impressed TV series is now officially in pattern at Starz.

The highest class cable network is working on a exhibit titled The Continental, which is in a situation to be web allege online in the John Wick universe with a pilot that will be shot (and shot, and shot, and shot!) by Chad Stahelski (the co-director of John Wick and the sole director of John Wick: Chapter 2).

The Continental is focused on the interior workings of the extra special Continental Resort which serves as a refuge for assassins. Greatest this version will be web allege online in “hyper-valid” Los Angeles in its put of Restful York, bask in in the motion photos.  

“This series is definitely unlike the relaxation on TV,” pledged Starz President & CEO Chris Albrecht. “The Continental guarantees to include the thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between legitimate assassins and their targets that followers like attain to quiz in the John Wick film franchise as well to introducing some recent, darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world.”

Writer-producer Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire) will write the series and abet as showrunner.

One obvious question is whether or no longer John Wick giant name Keanu Reeves will make an on-display cloak look (he’s one in every of the exhibit’s producers).

One much less obvious — however potentially mighty more valuable — question is whether or no longer Ian McShane can like a conventional characteristic. There’s nothing to counsel he’ll at this time. However in the motion photos, McShane’s personality Winston owns and runs The Continental. McShane is on one other TV series comely now — which would possibly per chance well perchance in most cases contractually prevent him being a conventional on a 2d exhibit — however that other series is American Gods which is additionally on Starz (and the network would presumably be better than cosy to just like the British actor reprise his characteristic on this project). That’s rather a pair of supposition, on the opposite hand, and decide in tips The Continental doesn’t also like a series announce yet.

The Continental appears promising, though, because, unlike some in moderation negotiated TV variations of film franchises, the premise doesn’t appear too dramatically small from what used to be interesting relating to the motion photos in the main diagram. And optimistically, there gained’t be a plain pet enthusiastic.

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