It has been virtually a yr since we noticed John Wick flee into the night on the finish of John Wick: Chapter 2, and the journey is just simply getting began. Not solely are we gearing up for the eventual release of John Wick: Chapter three, but it surely additionally appears that the small display screen world goes to get its explicit model of John Wick motion as properly. In truth, we will now report that the John Wick TV series, The Continental (named for the impartial zone accommodations for assassins that function prominently within the movies), has formally landed a house on Starz.
The well-deserved John Wick TV series was introduced shortly after the debut of John Wick: Chapter 2, however the mission has maintained appreciable radio silence for fairly a while. Nonetheless, after buying the mission round, it appears like The Continental has ended up on premium cable over at Starz. So far as extra particular particulars go, The Continental will happen at a Los Angeles-based Continental resort (thus transferring it away from the standard New York dwelling of Mr. Wick), and the pilot will probably be shot by stunt guru/John Wick director Chad Stahelski. Eternal badass, Keanu Reeves, can also be reportedly on board as properly, serving as an Govt Producer for the present — with a cameo look of unknown dimension even anticipated.
Although the change in location revealed within the EW report of the sequence’s new dwelling on Starz appears to point that John Wick himself will not play a considerable function within the present’s overarching story, it does depart some room open for a couple of different cameos right here and there. Maybe most notably, it does not appear totally outdoors the realm of risk to imagine that Ian McShane’s Winston may present up sooner or later.
The character is a fixture on the earth of The Continental, which makes him a transparent selection for a present set in these accommodations. Furthermore, as Ian McShane already has a working relationship with Starz by his function on American Gods, one may assume that he would not be exhausting to deliver to the negotiating desk.
A premium community like Starz looks like one of many solely potential houses present like The Continental may realistically find yourself on in the long term. By its very nature, a narrative set within the John Wick universe must go all in on the motion, violence, and blood. A normal broadcast community would possible water down among the more durable content material, and the latest success that Starz has seen with tailored reveals like American Gods and Ash vs. Evil Dead makes it appear to be an extremely appropriate resting place for a John Wick-inspired story.
CinemaBlend will preserve you posted with extra details about The Continental as new info is made accessible to us. Till we study extra in regards to the upcoming Starz sequence, you possibly can check out our midseason premiere guide to see what else is coming to the small display screen over the subsequent few months!