John Wick has got to be one of the best movie franchises in recent memory and when Hollywood sees a good franchise, they try and capitalize. Nerdist is reporting that John Wick: The Continental is in the works and it will be a TV show. Lionsgate is developing The Continental with the film’s director Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad. There is also talk of Keanu Reeves making a guest appearance on the new TV show but in what capacity is unknown since it is a prequel story.
“I think he would make an appearance,” Stahelski told Indiewire. “I think that’s part of his thing, [but the series] isn’t centered around John Wick.”
The show would revolve around the Continental Hotel, the neutral ground where folks like Wick socialize and talk about business. If you’re familiar with the movies you know that actual contract business is not allowed on hotel grounds. Acting on business on hotel grounds can come with some pretty hefty penalties. The show will center around the hotel employees and the characters like the hotel’s patrons.
Stahelski elaborated:“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.”
It certainly looks like it could be a good show but as with anything, that remains to be seen. Without John Wick himself in it, there may or may not be a market for this. Only time and ratings will tell.
Last Updated on June 15, 2017.