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Re: John Wick Prequel TV Series
« Reply #1 on: Jan 13, 2018 at 09:40 AM »
Confirmed to air on Starz:

Set in the same world as the John Wick films, The Continental will tell the story of the Continental hotel, a place where the world’s deadliest assassins go to lay low when they aren’t out and about killing people.

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht further stated that "The Continental promises to include the thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets that fans have come to expect in the John Wick movie franchise as well as introducing some new, darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world."

Casting has not been announced, but Keanu Reeves will serve as co-executive producer along with Basil Iwanyk and Chad Stahelski, who directed all three John Wick films, while Chris Collins (The Man in the High Castle, The Wire) will serve as showrunner and writer.

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Re: John Wick Prequel TV Series
« Reply #2 on: Jul 28, 2019 at 07:56 AM »
Starz’s ‘John Wick’ Spinoff ‘The Continental’ Will Be Set ‘Way Earlier’ Than Keanu Reeves Movies

“The Continental,” the upcoming TV spinoff of Lionsgate’s “John Wick” franchise, will not be affected by the decision to greenlight a fourth film in the Keanu Reeves-led franchise.

“‘The Continental’ will be way earlier in the history of the series,” Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch said during his executive session Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “It will be a fresh look at The Continental as the hotel and how that came into the being of John Wick. It’s way back in terms of the timing.”

Starz announced it was developing a TV series focused on the hotel that serves as a safehouse for assassins in development more than a year ago. Hirsch said added that with “John Wick: Chapter 4” slated for a 2021 release, “The Continental” is most likely not going to debut on TV until after that hits theaters.

https://www.thewrap.com/starzs-john-wick-spinoff-the-continental-will-be-set-way-earlier-than-keanu-reeves-movies/

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Re: John Wick Prequel TV Series
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2020 at 07:15 AM »
From ComingSoon.Net

The Continental Series: Chad Stahelski Offers New Details on John Wick Spinoff

Nearly over a year since we’ve last heard an update on Starz and Lionsgate’s upcoming John Wick spinoff series The Continental, and now executive producer Chad Stahelski has finally shared an update on the highly-anticipated project while also teasing their interesting take on the John Wick world. Speaking with Fandom, Stahelski has revealed that The Continental will definitely be told from a very different character perspective in order for fans to get a grasp on how big the hitman world is.

“The angle they’re working on The Continental TV show right now is a different perspective on the whole world, it’s coming at it from different characters’ points of view and what the breadth of the world is,” Stahelski said. “Whereas in John Wick I’m following a time period that’s almost just a week in the life of one man, [for] who everything spirals out of control, which our John Wick story. The angle that the other producers and writers on the TV show are coming from is a very different timeline structure and a very different perspective of character. About how deep the world goes, and not just assassins but everything that’s included. And a lot of the origin stories are some of the characters you see in Wick. So It’s got some very interesting things, it’s a very interesting take on the Wick world, which I think it pretty cool. But it won’t be from the John Wick perspective. Not that John Wick won’t be involved with it, it’s just not from his perspective.”

Acclaimed writer/producer Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire, and The Man in the High Castle) will write the series and serve as showrunner. The show will be executive produced by a world-class creative team led by Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk (the John Wick film franchise, The Town, Sicario), Chad Stahelski (John Wick co-director and John Wick: Chapter 2 director), John Wick franchise screenwriter Derek Kolstad, along with Collins, David Leitch (John Wick co-director, Deadpool 2) and Keanu Reeves. Stahelski will direct the premiere episode.

Collins expands the universe in the series by focusing on the Continental Hotel and those who find refuge under its roof. Set in a hyper-real version of Los Angeles, the series maintains the urgency of the action along with the dry humor from the John Wick movies.