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New Details Emerge about "John Wick" Prequel TV Series

Sun 25 Apr 2021 | 10:43 AM
Yara Sameh

More details have emerged about the upcoming John Wick spin-off prequel series, "The Continental".

Lionsgate Television chairman Kevin Beggs told Deadline that the new prequel series will explore the John Wick universe 40 years prior to where the movie franchise began.

Set in 1970s New York City, the spin-off will focus on a younger version of Ian McShane's Winston, the owner of the famous hotel for assassins, and how it came to be that he and his team of confederates found their way into the hotel.

McShane had revealed previously that he will not appear in "The Continental", but he may return for some voice-over work.

Beggs added that the way they are approaching the first season is as three 90-minute events, which could be construed as a limited series or a limited event series.

As the series takes place 40 years before the films, which rule out an appearance from Keanu Reeves, however, Beggs did say the actor was in talks to executive produce.

It was last reported that Starz will not air “The Continental” until after the fourth “John Wick” movie which is set to be released on May 27, 2022.

Last month, Derek Kolstad, the screenwriter behind the first three John Wick movies, revealed that he won’t be working on the fourth and fifth in installments.