For well over six months, there’s been talk brewing about a John Wick TV show getting spun off from the films. However, unlike the films, it wouldn’t follow the titular John Wick, and would instead revolve around the Continental hotel. Quite fittingly, it would be called The Continental.
We last heard about the series in June of last year, and it doesn’t look like a lot has advanced since then. However, while at the TCA winter press tour, Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht announced that Starz and Lionsgate were developing the series.
As expected, The Continental will be set in the same world as John Wick, and will revolve around that assassin hotel, which was one of the more interesting aspects of the film series.
The Continental will be set in a “hyper-real” version of Los Angeles, and expect the same action and humor that we saw in the films.
“This series is truly unlike anything else on TV,” said Albrecht. “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.”
While it hasn’t been confirmed here, it’s been rumored that the series may have an appearance from John Wick himself, which could help to establish this series in the overall canon.
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