Starz Officially Developing 'John Wick' TV Series; Keanu Reeves To Appear

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Keanu Reeves is attached as a producer (he's expected to cameo "at some point"), while Chad Stahelski, who directed John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2, will helm the pilot; The Wire and Sons of Anarchy writer Chris Collins was hired as showrunner.

In an age where launching an original franchise - much less an entire cinematic universe - is incredibly hard, John Wick is the little intellectual property that could: in the span of a mere four years, the movie has received a sequel, the announcements of a trilogy-capper and a planned spin-off entitled The Ballerina, a comic series, and a video game in development.

I'm thinking he's back.

The Continental will focus on the hotel for assassins from the first two John Wick films. Meanwhile, a third John Wick film is now in production. There is no word yet on whether Reddick will appear in the series, or if the show will even be based around the original New York Continental. Starz is now developing a spin-off of the Keanu Reeves-starring action franchise. However, the show will exist "side-by-side" with the John Wick films, as far as the timeline does.


Released in 2014, "John Wick" was both a critical and a commercial success, and was followed by "John Wick: Chapter 2" in 2017.

While the network hasn't ruled out an appearance by Reeves in the series, speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Albrecht says the series does not feature him as the main character.

The team behind The Continental will include other veterans from the John Wick franchise including screenwriter Derek Kolstad and star Keanu Reeves, who will serve as an executive producer. Stahelski will direct the premiere of The Continental, should the script move forward.

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