While fans can expect a cameo from Keanu Reeves, the series will be a prequel that focuses mainly on the Continental — a hotel chain for assassins, as seen in the films.
The Continental is a hideout for assassins from all over the world; a setting rife with opportunity for perspectives from many different characters.
“I think he would make an appearance. I think that’s part of his thing, [but the series] isn’t centered around John Wick,” said series creator Chad Stahelski.
“I like telling stories from my one character’s perspective. Once you put that aside with the TV show, [you can] expand to all the different characters and follow them throughout their journey.
“You can be with the consigliere, concierge, the sommelier – you can be with all these different characters and walk through the world in different aspects; ones that I’m a little limited [from exploring] by staying with my lead guy.”