Entertainment John Wick TV series in the works at Starz

22:53  12 january  2018
22:53  12 january  2018 Source:   Entertainment Weekly

Tiffany Haddish, Idris Elba Win at NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Portion

  Tiffany Haddish, Idris Elba Win at NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Portion The winners in the non-televised categories of the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced Sunday night, with Tiffany Haddish and Idris Elba among those taking home awards. Elba won for best actor in a television movie or miniseries for Showtime’s “Guerrilla” as well as for supporting actor in a motion picture for “Thor: Ragnarok.” Queen Latifa won for best actress in a television series or movie for Lifetime’s “Flint.” Haddish won for best supporting actress in a movie for “Girls Trip.

This is exciting: A John Wick -inspired TV series is now officially in development at Starz . The premium cable network is working on a show titled The Continental, which will be set in the John Wick universe with a pilot that will be shot (and shot, and shot, and shot!) by Chad Stahelski (the

The potential TV series is set in the John Wick universe and focuses on the inner-workings of the exclusive Continental Hotel, which serves as a refuge for assassins. "This series is truly unlike anything else on TV ,” Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said.

Keanu Reeves wearing a suit and tie © Niko Tavernise

This is exciting: A John Wick-inspired TV series is now officially in development at Starz.

The premium cable network is working on a show titled The Continental, which will be set in the John Wick universe with a pilot that will be shot (and shot, and shot, and shot!) by Chad Stahelski (the co-director of John Wick and the sole director of John Wick: Chapter 2).

The Continental is focused on the inner workings of the exclusive Continental Hotel which serves as a refuge for assassins. Only this version will be set in “hyper-real” Los Angeles instead of New York, like in the films.

“This series is truly unlike anything else on TV,” pledged Starz President & CEO Chris Albrecht. “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.”

Apple Watch 3 Rebooting Inside ICUs, Some Users Say

  Apple Watch 3 Rebooting Inside ICUs, Some Users Say A user complaint says the latest Apple Watch installment randomly reboots when worn inside the intensive care units of hospitals. Hence, the Apple Watch randomly reboots when worn inside ICUs.Some users have voiced their concerns with the Apple smartwatch via the company’s online Communities page. One owner said the Nike+ GPS watch he owns and the GPS + Cellular model his co-worker uses are constantly restarting when they are working at the hospital. The random reboots happen at least once every hour, making it difficult for them to rely on the device when they need it for certain things.

“This series is truly unlike anything else on TV ,” said Chris Albrecht, Starz president and CEO. “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

The John Wick TV series is happening, people. While we heard a while ago that Lionsgate was Starz ’s president made clear that the show and the movies will exist “side-by-side make a cameo in the show , which would make sense given that John Wick : Chapter 3 is already in the works .

Writer-producer Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire) will write the series and serve as showrunner.

One obvious question is whether John Wick star Keanu Reeves will make an on-screen appearance (he is one of the show’s producers).

One less obvious — but potentially far more meaningful — question is whether Ian McShane will have a regular role. There’s nothing to suggest he will at this time. But in the films, McShane’s character Winston owns and runs The Continental. McShane is on another TV series right now — which would normally contractually prevent him being a regular on a second show — but that other series is American Gods which is also on Starz (and the network would presumably be more than happy to have the British actor reprise his role on this project). That’s a lot of supposition, however, and keep in mind The Continental doesn’t even have a series order yet.

Chinese salvagers recover two bodies from flaming Iranian tanker

  Chinese salvagers recover two bodies from flaming Iranian tanker A Chinese salvage team recovered two bodies on Saturday from a stricken Iranian oil tanker, that was still blazing a week after it caught fire and was left adrift following a collision in the East China Sea, state news agency Xinhua reported. The four members of the salvage team wore respirators to board the "Sanchi", where they found the two bodies on the deck.They tried to get to the living quarters but were driven back by temperatures on the burning ship of around 89 Celsius (192 Fahrenheit), Xinhua said.The body of a mariner suspected to be from the ship was recovered on Monday and sent to Shanghai for identification.

Starz has announced series premiere dates for three upcoming originals, “Howards End,” “Vida” and “Sweetbitter” and a greenlight for a television series adaptation of the “ John Wick ” franchise. ‘ John Wick ’ TV Series Adaptation In The Works At Starz .

Starz is in development on a TV series adaptation of the Lionsgate film franchise “ John Wick ,” the network announced on Friday. Read original story ‘ John Wick ’ TV Adaptation in the Works at Starz At TheWrap.

The Continental seems promising, though, because, unlike some carefully negotiated TV versions of film franchises, the premise doesn’t seem too dramatically limited from what was appealing about the films in the first place. And hopefully, there won’t be a dead puppy involved.

Related slideshow: The roles that made Keanu Reeves a star (via Photo Services) 

Judge won't dismiss suit filed by brother of JonBenet Ramsey .
A judge declined to dismiss a $750 million defamation lawsuit filed against CBS by JonBenet Ramsey's brother.The Boulder Daily Camera reports a circuit court judge in Michigan on Friday denied a motion by CBS and other defendants who asked that he toss the case.Burke Ramsey sued CBS in December 2016, saying his reputation was ruined after a television series that concluded he killed his 6-year-old sister more than two decades ago.The beauty pageant star was found dead in the basement of her family's home in Boulder the day after Christmas in 1996. A prosecutor cleared her parents and brother in 2008 based on DNA evidence.

Source: http://us.pressfrom.com/news/entertainment/-112445-john-wick-tv-series-in-the-works-at-starz/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!