Director Albert Hughes Sets the High Table for ‘The Continental’

John Wick may be done for now. But his world lives on in the epic three-part mini-series event, The Continental, streaming only on Peacock starting September 22. The Continental comes to us from director Albert Hughes, who brought us such classics as Menace II Society and Dead Presidents. But now, Hughes takes on the world of assassins and hotel management. We had a chance to sit down with Hughes about joining the world of John Wick.

The Continental takes place in the 1970s, and features a younger version of Winston, as he ascends to the managerial responsibilities of the eponymous New York hotel. The series explores Winston’s beginning relationship with Chiron, and his introduction into the world of crime and assassins. And Hughes has done an excellent job capturing the spirit of what this franchise really is at its core: gangster films with elaborately produced action scenes!

Here’s what he had to say about his contributions to the world of The Continental.

The Continental hits Peacock on September 22.

*This interview was conducted during the WGA and SAG/AFTRA strike. To support the strike, please donate to the Entertainment Community Fund.*