Starz is Creating a John Wick series for Television

Starz is Creating a John Wick series for Television

A TV series set in the John Wick universe has been given the green light.

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The original John Wick film, starring Reeves as the title character, was released in October 2014, becoming somewhat of a surprising success, grossing $88 million worldwide.

Fans of the John Wick franchise have more to look forward to than John Wick: Chapter 3 and the potential female-led spin-off Ballerina. Every person in there looks as if they've got an exciting story to tell, and it seems like the flawless setting with which to explore the often surreal John Wick universe.

"It's important to know that comes through our relationship with Lionsgate", Zlotnick said.

"This is an opportunity to really engage in the phenomenal fan base that has risen up around the John Wick franchises", Albrecht said. Set in a hyper-real version of Los Angeles, the series maintains the urgency of the action along with the dry humor from the John Wick movies. The Continental will explore the inner workings of the Continental hotel.

Chris Collins of "The Wire" and "Sons of Anarchy" will write the series and act as showrunner.

"This series is truly unlike anything else on TV", said Albrecht.

The Continental will be executive produced by the same team behind the motion pictures, so there shouldn't be any fear that the show will stray that far from the features. Stahelski meanwhile will continue his directorial appointments at the Continental's undoubtedly austere lobby by directing The Continental pilot after previously directing John Wick: Chapter 2 and co-directing the first John Wick with Leitch (Leitch went on afterward to direct Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2).

Keanu Reeves, who starred in the film franchise which is now on its second sequel, will serve as an executive producer on the series and could guest star. Moreover, the show aims to include "thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets".