Director Matthew Vaughn shared exciting details over the weekend about the upcoming third installment of the Kingsman franchise, which will once again revolve around Taron Egerton’s character, the young spy Eggsy. The production, expected to commence next year, will unsurprisingly serve as a direct sequel to “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and is said to conclude Eggsy’s character arc.

Simultaneously, Vaughn will be working on a side project titled “The Traitor King,” the sequel to the prequel film “The King’s Man,” which explores how Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany with British support.

In an interview with Collider, Vaughn revealed that “The King’s Man” was initially conceived as a TV series but that he was persuaded to adapt it into a film instead. He explained, “The King’s Man was originally meant to be a TV series, and I got persuaded to make it as a film. What we wanted to do was something like ‘The Crown,’ but with espionage and a touch of Kingsman style spanning through the decades.”

Whether “The Traitor King” will become a film or a TV series remains uncertain, and Vaughn mentioned that a concrete decision will be made once the Hollywood strike is resolved.