Monday, August 15, 2022

'John Wick' Prequel Series 'The Continental' Starring Colin Woodell Moves From Starz to Peacock

Peacock and Lionsgate Television have today announced a deal to exclusively premiere the upcoming John Wick prequel series The Continental starring Colin Woodell and Mel Gibson. The drama was originally picked up to series at Starz. The three-part special event is still slated to air in 2023 - coinciding with the release of John Wick: Chapter Four in March.

The drama will explore the origin story and inner workings of the exclusive Continental Hotel, a centerpiece of the John Wick Universe which serves as a refuge for assassins. Told from the perspective of the hotel manager, a young Winston Scott (Woodell) 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.

In addition to Woodell and Gibson, the drama stars Ayomide Adegun, Peter Greene, Ben Robson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jessica Allain, Mishel Prada and Nhung Kate.

Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward serve as showrunners. They executive produce with Albert Hughes, Basil Iwanyk, 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, while Charlotte Brändström directs the second night.