Exciting news for action fans around the world as a John Wick TV series has been officially confirmed with the man himself, Keanu Reeves, confirming he will be making an appearance. The series will be called “The Continental” which is the name of the hotel that is a refuge for the assassins from the film series.
The story in the John Wick TV series, will focus on the workings of the club and while Keanu Reeves has confirmed his role in the series, he will not be the main protagonist of the show. There are also unconfirmed rumours that the network and the producers are considering Ian McShane, who played Winston, the manager and owner of The Continental to make an appearance on the show.
The John Wick series first took the world by storm in 2014 as Keanu Reeves took the reins of John Wick, a legendary assassin who is thrown back into his violent past when a sadistic mobster steals his car and kill his puppy that was a gift from his deceased wife. With the first and second film being a financial and critical success, the third instalment John Wick: Chapter 3 is set to be released on May 17, 2019.
One of the main points about this film, aside from the fact John Wick is just cool, Keanu Reeves admitted in an interview he undertook 95% of his own stunts during the film, taking extensive courses for three months. His training consisted of Judo, Brazilian Jiu – Jitsu, marksmanship and driving. Taking all of this into account, when you watch the film and how the action sequences are created, it’s truly remarkable to think it’s Keanu Reeves and not a stunt double. All sequences were choreographed and planned, making this a fantastic film to watch, which is why I personally can’t wait for the TV series as this type of planning and strategy will be implemented into the TV series.
There has been no word on who the series is going to follow, all we know is John Wick will be making an appearance. Cast and crew from the movie franchise are on board to create this TV series as many of the producers are returning, as well as Keanu Reeves taking an executive producer role.
Chad Stahelski is returning to the director’s chair for the pilot episode, which will be shown on Starz, but with Chapter 3 waiting in the wings, we can’t be sure he will take on this role for the foreseeable future.
With no official date for the release of ‘The Continental’, it’s safe to say we at Clubit TV will be keeping an eye out to bring you the latest news for this exciting new series but in the meantime let us know your thoughts on the confirmation of a John Wick TV series in the comments section below