The movies star Keanu Reeves in the title role as a retired hitman.
The logline for the series reveals that we'll also be discovering a new branch of the Continental in the television series, this time in Los Angeles (the films introduced us to the New York City Continental, as well as seemingly more ancient satellite in Rome during John Wick: Chapter 2).
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Senior Vice President of Original Programming Karen Bailey will oversee for Starz, which has the domestic TV and SVOD rights, while Lionsgate has all global and domestic distribution and home entertainment rights. "I think you can expect to see him at some point in the series". Starz noted it "maintains the urgency of the action along with the dry humor from the "John Wick" movies". The TV series looks to be broadening the focus to include other employees of the organization and the colorful killers who patronize the establishment. "We're very excited about this". The Continental will explore the inner workings of the Continental hotel.
The Continental will be executive produced by the same team behind the motion pictures, so there shouldn't be any fear that the show will stray that far from the features. Numerous executive producers, however, are from the the films' original creative team, like Basil Iwanyk, co-director Chad Stahelski, and screenwriter Derek Kolstad.
The hype of director Chad Stahelski's John Wick: Chapter 2 had led to talks of a third installment well before the film's successful release, and now, Stahelski, with support from Starz and Lionsgate, will try to recreate that success with The Continental. He also promised "thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts", while also expanding on the John Wick universe through "new darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world".