Congratulations! The Continental’s services will now be available to you starting in 2023! The shadowy world of assassins that was first brought to life in John Wick is now coming to a streaming service near you soon.
Yesterday, Lionsgate announced a partnership with NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock to debut a new series set in the John Wick universe: The Continental. Said to be a multi-year three-part event, the series will be exploring the origin story and inner workings of the hotel and how it came to be the secret sanctuary for the underground assassin community.
Told from the perspective of the hotel manager, a young Winston Scott (Colin Woodell, based on Ian McShane’s character in the films), is dragged through 1975 New York to face a past he thought he’d left behind. In an attempt to seize control of the iconic hotel, which serves as a meeting point for the world’s most dangerous criminals, Winston charts a deadly course through the mysterious underworld of New York City.
Woodell is joined by Ayomide Adegun, who will portray a young Charon (based on Lance Reddick’s character); Peter Greene, who dons the fedora of Uncle Charlie (based on the tight-lipped body disposal expert); Mel Gibson, as Cormac; Ben Robson as Frankie; Hubert Point-Du Jour as Miles; Jessica Allain as Lou; Mishel Prada as KD; and Nhung Kate as Yen.
Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward serve as writers and showrunners on The Continental, and executive produce alongside Albert Hughes, Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese and Marshall Persinger. Albert Hughes directs the first and third nights and Charlotte Brandstrom directs the second night.
The series sounds exciting! And it’s going to be great to see how different platforms will enhance and enrichen the mythology of the John Wick universe!
The Continental will be debuting in 2023 only on Peacock!