An anime series based on the John Wick universe, along with another undisclosed project, is in development.
In an interview for ThePlaylist.net podcast The Discourse, John Wick director Chad Stahelski revealed that two new projects in the John Wick universe are in the works following the success of both John Wick: Chapter 4 and The Continental series on Peacock. “We’re really excited about it because we’re doing that and a Japanese anime because I love Japanese anime so much,” Stahelski said. “So to create all the cool stories that anime could achieve better than we could and the TV show to expand our world, we’ll still get our fix, you know what I mean? And we’ll still have all the fun.”
Stahelski didn’t reveal much about the other television series in the works, but he did hint at more projects not centered around Wick himself, touting some of the standouts from JW4. “Yeah, I love Donnie [Yen], I love Rina [Sawayama], love the Tracker (Shamier Anderson), and the TV show and the ancillaries will give us a chance to expand the kind of fun world we’ve created,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be John Wick, the character specific, you know what I mean, so that we can explore all that stuff.”
While JW4 looked to be the end of the road (at least where Keanu Reeves’ titular action character is concerned) Lionsgate is showing no signs of slowing down. The Ballerina series led by Ana de Armas is still in the works and after The Continental premiered in September, it left fans wanting to see a lot more of characters like Lou (Jessica Allain) and Miles (Hubert Point-Du Jour). The first episode of The Continental quickly helped the series become the biggest Peacock Original launch of 2023. The Continental is also in the top five Peacock Originals of all time by reach, joining Bel-Air, The Best Man: The Final Chapters, Poker Face, and Based on a True Story.