John Wick TV series will be a prequel to the movies

News 02/08/2019

If you weren't already aware, there's a John Wick TV series in the works. And apparently it's going to be a prequel to the movies. 

The spin-off, according to the company's execs, will give fans a taste of what the Boogeyman's life was like before his dog and wife were killed. 

The COO of the Starz channel the show will air on in the US, Jeffrey Hirsch, revealed that the show will likely not air until after the next movie though:

"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."

Rumours have also been circulating that Keanu Reeves will star in the new movie as well, but Hirsch wouldn't go into detail about exactly how much screen time he would get.

"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 excited about bringing that show to the network."

The series will be written by Chris Collins, and Chas Stahelski will be working as an executive producer on the series. 

Stahelski revealed the new movie was on it's way during a Reddit AMA, when asked which of the John Wick films was the most difficult to make.

 

"[The first one] was difficult because we didn't understand what we wanted to do. Number 2, we had to map up a whole world we didn't think of before. [Chapter 3], how do we expand and get the audience something creative, not just bigger and cooler? Number 4, I'm certain, will be more difficult."