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“John Wick” Spinoff Series “The Continental” Adds “Preacher” Writer/Co-EP Susan Hurwitz-Arneson

Courtesy of Lionsgate

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People continue to ask STARZ if John Wick is coming back, and the cable channel has not really been answered.
But yes, STARZ thinks John Wick is back. Just no sooner (more on that below) ... and probably not really him 
... but just go with her ...
Susan Hurwitz-Arneson, writer and co-executive producer of Preacher, among others on Twitter to confirm that 
the "concluded deals" and her next project will be the spin-off series of John Wick.

In June 2017, Lionsgate TV confirmed work on John Wick's pre-series The Continental. For newcomers to the 
John Wick universe (and keep things in the old school to spoil anything), The Continental is the worldwide 
chain of hotels that provides neutral ground for murderers where no "work" only on the spot. and those who 
break the rules are "reprimanded" severely. This series is intended to explore the beginnings of the hotel 
chain.
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Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch revealed at the network’s Television Critics Association (TCA) press event in July of this year that The Continental won’t be on-air until at least late 2021 – well after the May 2021 premiere of the fourth John Wick film:

“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.”

STARZ acquired the series project in Janaury 2018, with Chris Collins set to write and serve as showrunner and Chad Stahelski directing. Members of the film franchise set to executive produce the series include Stahelski, Collins, Keanu Reeves, Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk, film franchise screenwriter Derek Kolstad, and David Leitch.

Speaking of Reeves… the logical question to ask would if Reeves would be involved in the series in front of the camera. The answer you would get from Hirsch? A very vague one…

“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 exciting about bringing that show to the network.

At the time of the initial series development announcement, Stahelksi explained how the premise opens-up a ton of possibilities:

“They’ve got a really good structure. It’s very tied to the film [in that] it’s about the Continentals all over the world, how certain people come into that world, and what happens in relation to those people, which is cool. I think the world is very vast, and everything I’ve heard from it is very positive. […] It’s something that studio seems very, very intent on [making] and very, very behind.”

 
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