John Wick starred Keanu Reeves and was a massive success with both fans and critics alike. After its success, Lionsgate wasted no time in churning out John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum. In 2023, Peacock will air The Continental, a three-episode drama that is set before the events of the John Wick movies.
The Continental, which was once scheduled to debut on Starz, has “a multi-year deal,” according to a press release from NBC. The Continental won’t be centered on Keanu Reeves as the titular assassin, unlike the movies. Instead, it will investigate how the Continental Hotel came to be a haven for criminals across the whole John Wick series.
The series, which is set in 1975 New York City, follows a younger Winston Scott played by Colin Woodell of The Flight Attendant, as he attempts to take over the Continental Hotel. Ayomide Adegun will play a young Charon, the Continental’s concierge, and Peter Greene will play a young Charlie, the expert in crime scene cleanup who appears in the first and second John Wick movies.
Due to prior allegations that Gibson engaged in antisemitic, homophobic, sexist, and racist behavior, the casting of Mel Gibson as the original character Cormac has drawn criticism. Ben Robson as Frankie, Hubert Point-Du Jour as Miles, Jessica Allain as Lou, Mishel Prada as KD, and Nhung Kate as Yen are among the further cast members.
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