Earlier this week, Starz announced that it has teamed with Lionsgate TV to develop The Continental, a television series adaptation of the highly successful John Wick Lionsgate film franchise.
John Wick star Keanu Reeves will serve as an executive producer on the series.
“I think you can expect to see him at some point on the series,” Starz’s head of programming Carmi Zlotnik said during Starz’s TCA session. “That is part of the ongoing conversation.”
Although it is currently unclear what Keanu’s role is going to be in the film, it is not going to be written with him as the lead.
The Continental is set in the John Wick universe, focusing on the inner workings of the exclusive Continental Hotel which serves as a refuge for assassins.
According to Albrecht, “the show and the movies exist side by side.” He earlier called The Continental “truly unlike anything else on TV,” adding that it “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.”
The Continental is being written by Chris Collins, who serves as show runner for the series. Although a release date has yet to be revealed, the news is nonetheless exciting!
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