– ‘The Continental’ will be a limited series prequel to the ‘John Wick’ film series.
– The prequel, comprising of three 90-minute episodes, will air on Peacock in 2022.
– The story will revolve around a younger version of Winston, played by Mel Gibson, and focuses on the rise of The Continental Hotel.
The John Wick prequel series, ‘The Continental’, will premiere on Peacock in 2022 as a limited series. Consisting of three 90-minute episodes, the series will revolve around a younger version of the character Winston, who was portrayed by Ian McShane in the John Wick films. This time, the role will be played by Mel Gibson, as he navigates the dangerous underworld of the 1970s.
The setting of the series is New York City in 1975 and focuses on the rise of The Continental Hotel, a haven for assassins like Keanu Reeves’ John Wick. The series will delve into the assassin world’s formation, rules, and peculiar codes of behavior, as this secret society continues to grow in an era of political turmoil and violent upheaval.
Created and executive produced by John Wick screenwriter Derek Kolstad, The Continental will further deepen the mythology of the John Wick universe. It will showcase the complex narrative of this criminal world, as well as shine a light on the lesser-known aspects of the assassin’s life. The series also promises to maintain the thrilling, action-packed essence of the films, making it a must-watch for fans of the iconic franchise.
Peacock, the newest streaming service from NBCUniversal launched in July 2020, provides viewers with a mix of original programming, library content, and movies. The Continental will join a variety of high-profile titles, adding to their extensive library and further enhancing their appeal to viewers looking for engaging content.