John Wick gets the TV treatment with ‘The Continental’

The hotel behind the John Wick movies is getting its own TV series – The Continental.

Starz announced today at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour that they are working on The Continental, a action drama series based on the hotel in the John Wick films. The potential series will be set in the John Wick universe and focus on the inner-workings of the exclusive Continental Hotel – a hotel for assassins with their own set of rules.

Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, Man in the High Castle) will write the script and serve as the showrunner. The people behind the films will also work on the series, including Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk, Chad Stahelski, screenwriters Derek Kolstad and Collins, and actor Keanu Reeves. If the series is greenlit, Stahelski will direct the pilot.

Starz CEO and President Chris Albrecht said of the series, “This series is truly unlike anything else on TV. 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.”

The John Wick franchise has grossed nearly $300 million worldwide. The third John Wick film, starring Reeves, is set to release in May of 2019. There was no word whether or not Ian McShane, who plays the hotel owner Winston in the film, and Lance Reddick, who plays the hotel manager, have signed on to the series.

John Wick Official Synopsis:

Legendary assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retired from his violent career after marrying the love of his life. Her sudden death leaves John in deep mourning. When sadistic mobster Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) and his thugs steal John’s prized car and kill the puppy that was a last gift from his wife, John unleashes the remorseless killing machine within and seeks vengeance. Meanwhile, Iosef’s father (Michael Nyqvist) — John’s former colleague — puts a huge bounty on John’s head.

 

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