'The Continental': Release date, plot, showrunner and everything else about the 'John Wick' spin-off series from Starz and Lionsgate

The show will reportedly explore the origins of the Continental, a hotel chain that serves as a refuge for assassins and a place where killing is strictly forbidden, though the franchise star John Wick does break that rule in the movies. The show will be introducing a brand new set of characters


                            'The Continental': Release date, plot, showrunner and everything else about the 'John Wick' spin-off series from Starz and Lionsgate

Chad Stahelski and David Leitch may have thought 'John Wick' would be a one-off project but the series and its star assassin (played by Keanu Reeves) have become a massive franchise. So understandably, Lionsgate is expanding on the world of 'John Wick' with a Starz TV series titled 'The Continental', focusing on the history of the hotel that exclusively serves assassins. 

Here’s everything you need to know about the project:

Release Date:

The series is unlikely to begin airing till after May 2021, according to Deadline. The creators reportedly want to go into filming in 2019 but the project is still in early development. Watch this space for updates.

Plot:

The show will reportedly explore the origins of the Continental, a hotel chain that serves as a refuge for assassins and a place where killing is strictly forbidden, though the franchise star John Wick does break that rule in the movies. According to the series' creators, the show will introduce a brand new character and a whole new cast that audiences are yet to meet.

We may see younger versions of Winston (Ian McShane), the hotel's owner in the films, and we will be seeing Reeves appear at least once in the first season. The creators revealed they have ideas for at least three seasons so we can hopefully get to see a full exploration of the hotel's past and how it connects to the events of the movies. 

Cast:

Keanu Reeves and Ian McShane in John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) (IMDb)

The cast for the series is yet to be announced but Keanu Reeves is confirmed to be appearing in a guest role. Ian McShane revealed he will not be reprising his role as Winston on the show. We'll be bringing you more updates as they become available so stay tuned. 

Showrunner:

Chris Collins

Collins was one of the writers who worked on 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum'. He is also known for his work on 'The Wire' and 'Sons of Anarchy'. 'The Continental' retains the creative team from the movies with Derek Kolstad and Chad Stahelski writing for the series alongside Collins and Basil Iwanyk, Kolstad, Reeves, Stahelski and Collins serving as executive producers. 

Trailer:

Since the show hasn't entered into filming yet, a trailer is probably some time away. We'll be updating this section with all the show's trailers as and when they become available to the public so stay tuned. 

If you’re excited about this show, you’ll also love these:

'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum', 'Hotel Artemis', 'American Gods', 'The Wire' and 'Sons of Anarchy'.

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