John Wick fans have yet to take in the majesty of Keanu Reeves’ return to the role for Chapter 2, but it’s safe to say the eternally un-retiring hitman isn’t saying goodnight after one sequel. So it is, that franchise helmers Chad Stahelski and Derek Kolstad have an eye toward a John Wick TV series, potentially exploring the character’s early days.

Just over ten days from the released of John Wick: Chapter 2, director Stahelski and writer Kolstad spoke to /Film of the franchise’s future, including the time spent settling on a sequel idea. At one point, they’d kicked around the notion of a John Wick prequel, ultimately deciding that idea was better reserved for a TV format. Lionsgate, as you can imagine, is all in on that idea.

Said the pair:

Well, we’re not doing a prequel [with Chapter 2]. We wanted to, it just didn’t fit quite where we’re at….We basically almost have a prequel written, but we’d save that for other aspects of the property. Lionsgate is very interested in doing a John Wick TV show, and that seems very appealing to us, to give those creative ideas to that entity, because I think in TV you could really expand on what that is, and greater than we could in just a two-hour film. We’d like to wrap-up the story we’re telling now and maybe save all our prequel ideas and impossible task ideas for that medium.

Of course, a TV prequel isn’t likely to feature Keanu Reeves in the role, which could understandably cool interest in the idea. We’ll still likely see the character again for a third film, but how should John Wick handle a potential TV adaptation?

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