The John Wick franchise is getting its first spin-off series, The Continental, at some point by the end of 2021.
Starz head Jeffrey Hirsch announced during the TCA winter tour that they are waiting for John Wick: Chapter 4 to hit the theaters before getting on the series to avoid self-inflicted competition.
Hirsch said in an interview via Deadline, “I had a meeting on a season pitch for this yesterday. We like the group of writers, and we’re trying to get it in the right place so it doesn’t interfere with the motion picture. It will air sometime after the fourth movie.”
John Wick: Chapter 4 is slated for release in May 21, 2021. This implies that The Continental will most likely arrive on Starz by the end of next year. Hirsch confirmed that the series is already under development.
“The Continental will be way earlier in the history of the series. It will be a fresh look at The Continental as the hotel and how that came into the being of John Wick.”
John Wick: Chapter 3 actor Mark Dascascos hopes to be more involved in the show after his outstanding performance in the film. He also shared a potential return of his character in the movie.
“In terms of Zero’s supposed demise, I think that with Zero’s training, being able to slow down his heart rate, stop his pulse or slow down his pulse and with the Chinese and Japanese herbal medicines and all that, I think it’s quite possible…”
Chris Collins from The Sopranos has been tapped to write the script for The Continental. The show will be produced by Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch and Basil Iwanyk. Stahelski will spearhead the production as the pilot series director.
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