If you (like many others) are impatient to see the third installment in the John Wick film series, then this should be good news: Starz is developing a television series set in that same universe. But while the films follow Keanu Reeves in his role as John Wick, the new series entitled The Continental will take place in the titular hotel that caters to the elite assassins that prowl the underworld.
I am excited at the idea of seeing more of life in this hotel. With all the assassins coming and going on a daily basis, life must surely get…interesting…for the concierge and the rest of the hotel staff. I can’t help but wonder if Lance Reddick will reprise his role as Charon from the movies (or at least make a recurring appearance), I love his dry wit and how he always seems to know what his customers are in need of. While details on the series are still sketchy, it has been confirmed that Keanu Reeves will be putting in at least one appearance as John Wick (he’s already listed as an executive producer for the series). Truthfully, I could see them doing a special episode for Wick’s appearance (assuming it happens), perhaps something that ties in to the events of the films.
One big question I have about The Continental is: when in time does this occur in relation to the films? Considering that there is only a week’s gap between the two films and the third film is yet to come, I can only assume that this series will take place sometime before the first film (at least more than five years since that’s when John “got out” to marry his wife).
I haven’t seen an anticipated release date for when The Continental will begin shooting, let alone start airing, but when it does come, I will be among those in line to check it out. What do you think about Starz creating a television series set in the John Wick universe? Are you excited or do you think the idea is redundant? Are there any characters from the film you think should make an appearance in the series? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
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