John Wick TV Series Gets A Title
Lionsgate is pushing full steam ahead with a TV series set in the super-stylish world of John Wick, and now the spin-off has an official title. John Wick: Chapter Two director Chad Stahelski recently revealed to Indie Wire that the series would be called The Continental and will explore Continental Hotels (safe havens for assassins) all over the world.
"I like telling stories from my one character's perspective. Once you put that aside with the TV show, [you can] expand to all the different characters and follow them throughout their journey. You can be with the consigliere, concierge, the sommelier you can be with all these different characters and walk through the world in different aspects; ones that I'm a little limited [from exploring] by staying with my lead guy.
They've got a really good structure. 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. I think the world is very vast, and everything I've heard from it is very positive. It's something that studio seems very, very intent on [making] and very, very behind."
Originally, it was believed that the John Wick series would focus on a younger Wick when he was starting out in the business. Thankfully, that's not the case, and we'll be introduced to a plethora of high-class assassins from all over the globe. However, The Continental will see an appearance or two from the main man himself as Stahelski teased that Keanu Reeves might be up for a cameo.
"I think he would make an appearance. I think that's part of his thing, [But the series] isn't centred around John Wick."
I love the mythology surrounding Wick's world of assassins and we've only scratched the surface of what The Continental has to offer. Hopefully, this means that Lance Reddick will be reprising his role as The Continental's trusty concierge. Stahelski is hoping to direct a couple of episodes before he starts work on Chapter 3, and let's not forget he's also attached to direct the Highlander reboot.
There's no word yet on a possible showrunner or launch date, so stay tuned for further updates.