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“I’m very open to that format”: After Keanu Reeves’ Official Return for John Wick 5, Chad Stahelski Teases Mystery TV Series to Expand $1B Franchise

After Keanu Reeves’ Official Return for John Wick 5, Chad Stahelski Teases Mystery TV Series to Expand $1B Franchise

Director Chad Stahelski has announced plans for an exciting new TV series set in the John Wick universe, expanding on his immensely successful film franchise. Stahelski says he can’t wait to dive deeper into this action-packed world and learn its characters and stories.

John Wick 5 has been officially announced, and spin-offs Ballerina and The Continental are in the works, so the franchise has no plans to slow down soon. The popular series will soon expand into the television medium, which is exciting news for fans.

Chad Stahelski Reveals a New John Wick TV Show

Chad Stahelski
Chad Stahelski

Chad Stahelski confirmed during an interview with Screen Rant that he is developing a John Wick TV series. Lionsgate, the franchise’s studio, has been very encouraging of this effort, seeing the possibility of telling interesting stories that don’t necessarily need the scale of a full-length feature film.

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“Lionsgate has been incredibly supportive on this, and we’re really trying to get a John Wick TV show going. And that would allow me to tell a lot of stories that maybe wouldn’t sustain another ginormous feature, but great characters and great stories that we could do in the short form on TV. Which would be fantastic. We’re still working out, there’s a lot of things to sort out and think about. Do we have enough stories? Do people want to see that? But I’m very open to that format as well. So we’ll see.”

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Over $1 billion has been made from the John Wick films, and the films’ devoted fanbase wants more action and thrills from the world of assassins. Ballerina and The Continental are just two spin-off films that have expanded the franchise’s horizons to include new storylines and characters.

Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves
Chad Stahelski and Keanu Reeves

The TV show will deepen our understanding of this world by exploring the stories of major and minor characters alike. The John Wick TV show could be an anthology, which is an intriguing possibility. By taking this route, we can delve more deeply into multiple characters’ arcs and stories without having to produce multiple films or TV shows.

A different character’s backstory, goals, and interactions with the canonical John Wick lore could be explored in depth throughout each season.

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Episodic Format: Delving into Individual Characters

The anthology format would allow for compelling stories to be told within the John Wick canon, in addition to presenting novel perspectives. The John Wick TV show could also be broken up into episodes, each focusing on a different character.

This method would allow for a more in-depth exploration of their histories, bringing the reader closer to the story and the characters they love. The show’s storytelling was compelling because it extensively explored the characters’ backgrounds while maintaining a continuous narrative arc.

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Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski
Keanu Reeves and Chad Stahelski

Both major and minor characters in John Wick’s universe are interesting in their own ways. Two upcoming spin-offs, Ballerina and The Continental, will expand the lore of their respective worlds and bring new characters into the limelight.

Stahelski’s TV series could be a fascinating exploration of their minds. By exploring the characters’ histories, motivations, and ties to the main narrative, the series has the potential to enrich the John Wick experience and open up exciting new avenues for future storytelling.

Source: Screen Rant

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