There’s been some talk of a John Wick TV series recently, and judging by how well the movies have done thus far, a TV series will gain a tremendous amount of positive attention and support. Underdog director Chad Stahelski revealed that the show will be a prequel to the John Wick story, and not actually about Wick, but more-so about the network of assassins within the Wick universe, according to Collider.
The show is to be called “The Continental” and will be produced by Lionsgate (John Wick: Chapter 2, La La Land, Crash, and a wide variety of others most people have seen).
It’s going to be everything.
If Stahelski or David Leitch (John Wick) keeps his paws on the series production, it’s bound to be good; he’ll make sure the story stays on task and the characters aren’t thinned out by bad dialogue, effects, and/or senseless action.
There’s a lot they can do with the series, one of which is providing more opportunities for cameos from well-known and not-so-well-known actors and actresses including Mr. Reeves, himself. From what it looks like, the story could keep going and going if they wanted it to.
In an interview with Collider, Chad Stahelski elaborates on the potential for such a series:
“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,” Stahelski said.
He reassured fans that the level of action that the John Wick movies reaches each time is do-able for TV, if done the right and affordable way. But, it also depends on the channel it ends up on. Maybe, if we’re lucky, Netflix will grab it and its binge-worthiness will be probable and certain. Or at least a channel that isn’t squeamish at the sight of blood. Like, a lot of blood.
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