The John Wick series has already taken over the big screen, but soon the action franchise will start kicking butt and taking names on the small screen, too. A John Wick TV series is set to kick off after the upcoming fourth John Wick film, and it sounds pretty awesome.
The Continental will follow the goings-on at the Continental Hotel, which serves as a neutral zone for killers and other criminals in the John Wick movies. Specifically, the show will serve as an origin story for the hotel, meaning it’s going to take place sometime before the John Wick films. No premiere date has been set for the show, but according to a new report, the series will premiere on Starz sometime after the yet-to-be-titled John Wick 4, which is scheduled for May 21, 2021. John Wick 3 screenwriter Chris Collins is writing and serving as showrunner on the series, while John Wick creator Derek Kolstad will serve as an executive producer.
The series was actually first announced way back in 2017, and the reason we haven’t seen it yet is that the powers-that-be are trying to figure out how to coordinate the show’s content with the upcoming movie. “I had a meeting on a season pitch for this yesterday,” Starz President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch said at a recent TCA press event, according to Bleeding Cool News. “We like the group of writers, and we’re trying to get it in the right place so it doesn’t interfere with the motion picture. It will air sometime after the fourth movie.”
Hirsch also addressed the question on everyone’s mind: Will Keanu Reeves be in the series? And the answer he gave certainly leaves the door open to that possibility. “That’s a really good question that I’m not going to answer,” Hirsch said. “No answer is as good a tease you’re going to get. It’s a great franchise, we’re excited about bringing that show to the network.”
Yeah… we’re going to go ahead and take that as a “yes.”