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TCA 2018: Starz To Create 'John Wick’ Series Adaptation

Original series ‘Howard’s End’ premieres April 8 1/12/2018 2:00 PM Eastern
Starz' original series 'Howard's End' will premiere April 8

Pasadena, Calif. -- Starz will develop a series adaptation of Lionsgate's John Wick film franchise, the network announced Friday during its Television Critics Association panel.

The series, dubbed The Continental, will be set in the John Wick universe, focusing on the inner working of the exclusive Continental Hotel -- which serves as a refuge for assassins, according to the network.

Chris Collins (Sons Of Anarchy) will serve as the showrunner for the series, which will be executive produced by Colllins, Basil Iwanyk (The John Wick film franchise), John Wick star Keanu Reeves, Chad Stahelski (John Wick), Derek Kolstad (John Wick) and David Leitch (John Wick, Deadpool 2).

“This series is truly unlike anything else on TV,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht in a statement. “The Continental promises to include the thunderous fight sequences and intensely staged shootouts between professional assassins and their targets that fans have come to expect in the John Wick movie franchise as well as introducing some new, darkly compelling characters who inhabit this underground world.”

In other Starz news, the network set premiere dates for several of its upcoming series, including Howard’s End (April 8), Vida and Sweetbitter (May 6).

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