‘THE CONTINENTAL’: ‘JOHN WICK’ TV ADAPTATION UNLIKELY TO AIR BEFORE MAY 2021 & STARZ CHIEF REFUSES TO TEASE KEANU REEVES ON-SCREEN ROLE – TCA
The Continental, Starz’s TV series spinoff of Keanu Reeves’ feature franchise John Wick, is unlikely to air until at least late 2021.
When asked whether the TV remake — which will focus on the inner workings of the exclusive Continental Hotel that serves as a refuge for assassins — would launch before the fourth film debuts in May 2021, Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch admitted that it was unlikely. READ MORE
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JOHN WICK’S SPINOFF SERIES THE CONTINENTAL WILL BE A PREQUEL
John Wick’s much-anticipated spinoff series The Continental will be a prequel. This is another piece to the elaborate puzzle that is the upcoming TV show, since its home had already been announced. The spinoff is heading for the premium cabler, Starz. What has been up in the air is when it would take place in the movie franchise timeline. READ MORE
STARZ’S ‘JOHN WICK’ SPINOFF ‘THE CONTINENTAL’ WILL BE SET ‘WAY EARLIER’ THAN KEANU REEVES MOVIES
“The Continental,” the upcoming TV spinoff of Lionsgate’s “John Wick” franchise, will not be affected by the decision to greenlight a fourth film in the Keanu Reeves-led franchise.
“‘The Continental’ will be way earlier in the history of the series,” Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch said during his executive session Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “It will be a fresh look at The Continental as the hotel and how that came into the being of John Wick. It’s way back in terms of the timing.” READ MORE
KEANU REEVES’ ‘JOHN WICK’ IS HUGE IN AMERICA, BUT CAN IT IMPROVE OVERSEAS? (BOX OFFICE)
With nearly $170 million domestic, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum is the 28th-biggest R-rated domestic earner of all time, amusingly enough just below the $171 million gross (in 1999) of The Matrix ($304 million adjusted-for-inflation). That’s more than coincidental, and not just because both films star Keanu Reeves as action mega-stars. The release of The Matrix happened to coincide, a few weeks later, with the Columbine high school shooting on April 20, 1999. The reaction to that infamous crime implicitly and explicitly changed the course of Hollywood forever. READ MORE