John Wick is headed to the tiny screen as a TV series formed on the hit Keanu Reeves-led film authorization is coming to Starz.
During the Television Critics Association’s winter press debate on Friday, Jan. 12, Starz announced that it is now operative on a spin-off play series patrician The Continental based on the action-packed film series.
Keanu Reeves Will Not Play The Lead
The network also revealed that nonetheless Reeves is set to reprise his role as John Wick in the arriving TV series, he will not be personification the lead role.
Interestingly, the actor will be concerned in the plan not only in an behaving ability but will also offer as an executive writer along with Basil Iwanyk, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, and Chad Stahelski who destined John Wick and its 2017 follow-up John Wick: Chapter 2.
Chris Collins, whose credits embody The Man in the High Castle and The Wire, will offer as the showrunner and will also hoop the series’ essay duties.
Stahelski will helm the commander part of The Continental and will also be helming the arriving third installment of the action-packed franchise. It has been given the operative pretension Alpha Cop and is slated to hit theatres in 2019.
The Continental Plot
The series will be set in the same star as the John Wick films. As the name suggests, it will concentration on the assassin-friendly Continental Hotel, which serves as a refuge for assassins when they’re not going around killing people.
“This series is truly distinct anything else on TV,” Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement. “The Continental promises to embody the howling fight sequences and greatly staged shootouts between veteran assassins and their targets that fans have come to design in the John Wick movie authorization as good as deliver some new, darkly constrained characters who live this subterraneous world.”
The Continental will try to gain on a authorization that has delivered two blockbuster hits that have grossed a sum of scarcely $300 million at the worldwide box office.
Starz and Lionsgate Partnership
The John Wick spin-off series found a home on Starz since of the newly determined connection between the reward cabler and Lionsgate. The studio, which acquired the network in late 2016, owns the rights to John Wick.
This isn’t the first time Starz has acquired rights from Lionsgate for a tiny screen instrumentation of a film. In August, the network announced that it was operative on TV series formed on the Lionsgate-owned Divergent series of films.