'John Wick' TV Series Adaptation in the Works

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Sons of Anarchy's Chris Collins plans to pen the script and serve as showrunner.

Starz's president made clear that the show and the movies will exist "side-by-side", so the existence of The Continental doesn't preclude more John Wick movies and vice versa.

The series itself will focus on the Continental Hotel - a hideout of sorts for assassins.

Hoping to prove that the movie and TV worlds can join forces to make handsome things, Starz announced at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour that it was developing The Continental - which will be an ongoing TV drama series based on the John Wick film franchise.

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And as one last, friendly reminder, John Wick: Chapter Three comes to theaters on May 17, 2019.

In an interview with Indiewire, Stahelski said: "It's very tied to the film, it's about the Continentals all over the world, how certain people come into that world, and what happens in relation to those people, which is cool". Additionally, "you can expect to see him at some point of the series", Starz's head of programming Carmi Zlotnik said during Starz's TCA session. Stahelski meanwhile will continue his directorial appointments at the Continental's undoubtedly austere lobby by directing The Continental pilot after previously directing John Wick: Chapter 2 and co-directing the first John Wick with Leitch (Leitch went on afterward to direct Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2). I think the world is very vast, and everything I've heard from it is very positive. Moreover, the show aims to include "thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets".

At the same time, the network has also announced three original series premiering this year. Every person in there looks as if they've got an exciting story to tell, and it seems like the ideal setting with which to explore the often surreal John Wick universe.

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