Is he actually going to be the main actor, or are they going to pull a Limitless, and just have him intro the rest of the cast in Ep 01?
Before you all get excited, the show is about The Continental Hotel. Keanu is only an executive producer.
EDIT: I'm excited as well, but the title makes it sound like Keanu will ~~appear~~ be the main character. I guess I should've worded it a bit better.
Great. Starz is usually an underrated network. Hope they give it a solid budget; It's a good concept.
“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.”
**Best news ever**
**“you can expect to see him at some point of the series,”** Starz’s head of programming Carmi Zlotnik said during Starz’s TCA session.
You can make a very good action show on limited budgets. Look at Banshee on Cinemax. Go watch Banshee S3, it includes:
- A highway shootout with machine guns and bows and arrows of Marines vs. Native American gang members.
- A totally CRAZY hand to hand fight between Odette Annabelle's character and Matthew Rauch.
- An episode taking place in the back of a moving semi-truck dressed up as an office.
- An Assault on Precinct 13 style siege/showdown between cops and the Native American gang.
- A 20 minute long gopro filmed sequence of robbing a military base complete with a fight scene between four different characters POV in their cameras.
- An over the top shootout climax to cap off the season at a military base.
You should all go watch Banshee, not just because it shows what you can accomplish on a limited budget (it rarely looks dated or B movie-ish in its action execution), but because Banshee is fuckin awesome.
Yknow it just occoured to me this is the same guy that plays Neo in the Martix.... Huh.