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Date TimeJuly 29, 2019
VoiceAfter three critically and commercially successful movies, the John Wick franchise is expanding. Not just with another movie sequel, but a TV series too.
John Wick TV series confirmed to be a prequel
Titled The Continental, the show will focus on the titular hotel where the assassins of the John Wick universe congregate.
New details about the series have now emerged, thanks to Starz's Chief Operating Officer Jeffrey Hirsch at the Television Critics Association tour (via Deadline).
John Wick TV series confirmed to be a prequel
First up, he has confirmed that the series is a prequel, having been quoted as saying the series will be "way back in terms of timing of the movies".
As for when we can expect to see The Continental on TV screens, 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."
The fourth John Wick movie currently has a release date of May 2021, so unless that changes, don't expect it before then.
John Wick TV series confirmed to be a prequel
One detail that Hirsch wouldn't be drawn out on is whether executive producer and John Wick star Keanu Reeves would make an appearance in the TV show.
"That's a really good question that I'm not going to answer," he teased. "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."
At least we know that Keanu Reeves is involved at the development stage, with the last update on the John Wick TV series coming from Parabellum director Chad Stahelski a few months ago.
"Keanu and myself are involved," Stahelski said in May.
"We're still in the development process, but I feel the ideas that have been put forward and the thread that they're carrying is going to be something very, very different, yet tied to our universe that'll be very fun."

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