New 'John Wick' TV show is going to be prequel to the movies
In 2014, a movie came out about a grieving widower with a little dog. The grieving man meets the wrong people, and the dog is killed by gangsters. That man was John Wick, played by Keanu Reeves, and what ensued was a roaring rampage of revenge in which the world's greatest assassin proceeded to kick major butt.
John Wick was rightly hailed as a masterful action movie, and inspired a further two sequels not long after. As if that wasn't exciting enough, after John Wick: Parabellum was released in cinemas, it was announced that the creator is working on a TV series based on the movie trilogy.
Check out the trailer for John Wick: Parabellum in the video below:
The TV show is reportedly going to be called: The Continental, and will be set in and based around the eponymous hotel that assassins seek refuge in. Now, at a recent press tour, director Jeffrey Hirsch has confirmed that the series will be a prequel -chronologically set before the first film
In a recent interview with Deadline, Hirsch said: "My sense is that where we are today, the movie date has been set but we're still in early development on the series so [it will air] most likely after."
However, the director wasn't very candid about whether Keanu Reeves would return for the series in any capacity. When asked about Reeves' involvement, he simply replied: "That’s a really good question that I’m not going to answer. No answer is as good a tease you’re going to get. It’s a great franchise, we’re excited about bringing that show to the network."
Take a look at this trailer for the John Wick video game as well:
The series is being produced by Lionsgate TV. Screenwriter Chris Collins (who has worked on the hit HBO series The Sopranos and The Wire) will serve as showrunner.
Personally, I can't wait to check out this show when it airs. I have a feeling it will be phenomenal.