'John Wick' TV Series Moving Forward With Keanu Reeves Attached

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2018

The series will be executive produced and overseen by showrunner Chris Collins (who was an executive producer on Sons of Anarchy and a writer on The Wire). However, unlike the films, it wouldn't follow the titular John Wick, and would instead revolve around the Continental hotel.

John Wick and its sequel film have grossed almost $300 million at the worldwide box office and a successful virtual reality mobile game.

The series itself will focus on the Continental Hotel - a hideout of sorts for assassins.

"This series is truly unlike anything else on TV", Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said during the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. It's very tied to the film [in that] it's about the Continentals all over the world, how certain people come into that world, and what happens in relation to those people, which is cool.

John Wick: Chapter 3 hits theaters on May 17, 2019.

Senior Vice President of Original Programming Karen Bailey will oversee for Starz, which has the domestic TV and SVOD rights, while Lionsgate has all global and domestic distribution and home entertainment rights. John Wick co-director and John Wick: Chapter 2 director Chad Stahelski, franchise screenwriter Derek Kolstad, John Wick co-director David Leitch, Basil Iwanyk, Keanu Reeves, and Collins will serve as executive producers.

We've been hearing about a potential John Wick spin-off series ever since I interviewed Chapter 2 director Chad Stahelski this time previous year. Moreover, the show aims to include "thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets". Will the film franchise's blessed protagonist, Keanu Reeves, star in the series? I think the world is very vast, and everything I've heard from it is very positive.

At the same time, the network has also announced three original series premiering this year.

Starz is a Lionsgate company and Lionsgate releases the John Wick films.

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