The World of John Wick: The Continental Series To Expand Origin Stories of Support Characters

A series based in the world of John Wick has been in development for 3 years. Initially pitched back in 2017,  the series is finally gaining some momentum. It was greenlit by Starz in 2018 and looks to possibly hit production sometime in the near future after this entire coronavirus pandemic starts to curtail. 

Director Chad Stahelski now says that The Continental series will expand on the support characters from the movies and will be a world building show that dives deep into many figures from the movies. Although, Ian McShane has denied involvement in the series as Winston, leader of the New York branch of the Continental. Lance Reddick who plays Charon, the hotel concierge, has not fully commented on his involvement quite yet. With another John Wick movie in the early phases, The Continental is still in the stages of development with Stahelski recently commenting to Fandom on what we can expect to see from the television series:

“The angle they’re working on The Continental TV show right now is a different perspective on the whole world, it’s coming at it from different characters’ points of view and what the breadth of the world is. Whereas in John Wick, I’m following a time period that’s almost just a week in the life of one man, [for] who everything spirals out of control, which is our John Wick story. The angle that the other producers and writers on the TV show are coming from is a very different timeline structure and a very different perspective of character. About how deep the world goes, and not just about assassins but everything that’s included. And a lot of the origin stories are some of the characters that you see in Wick. So it’s got some very interesting things, it’s a very interesting take on the Wick world, which I think it pretty cool. But it won’t be from the John Wick perspective. Not that John Wick won’t be involved in it, it’s just not from his perspective.”