It looks like John Wick is headed to the small screen. Indiewire broke the news and released some details about the upcoming TV series. Lionsgate is the production company behind the series and it will be called The Continental, the name is taken from the hotel where the universe’s hitmen and assassins stay. In addition, the show will not necessarily focus on John Wick but will focus on different characters, according to executive producer Chad Stahelski.
“They’ve got a really good structure. It’s very tied to the film [in that] 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. I think the world is very vast, and everything I’ve heard from it is very positive. […] It’s something that studio seems very, very intent on [making] and very, very behind… You can be with the consigliere, concierge, the sommelier — you can be with all these different characters and walk through the world in different aspects; ones that I’m a little limited [from exploring] by staying with my lead guy.”
As for the action scenes, Stahelski compares it to the Game of Thrones.
“Look at ‘Battle of the Bastards’. As an action designer, I think that’s the best battle I’ve ever seen on TV. They did a great job, and they weren’t careless with their money. They planned it, they boarded it — you watch the behind-the-scenes, [it’s clear] the guys did everything right. Granted, they’re the biggest budgeted show on TV right now, but could we do something interesting with John Wick with what we have? Yeah. I’d like to give it a go and prove to the TV world that you can have feature action on a TV show. It would be a nice little feather in my cap, sure.”
No word yet on the release date or what channel it will appear on.