‘John Wick‘ prequel series ‘The Continental‘, which was originally set to premiere on STARZ, will be moving to Peacock.
The Continental 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, and is operated by Winston Scott (Ian McShane). The series will focus on a young Winston, played by Colin Woodell (The Flight Attendant), in 1970s New York, where he attempts to seize control of the hotel as he navigates through the criminal underworld.
Alongside Woodell, the series will also star Ayomide Adegun (The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes), who will play a young Charon, the concierge of the hotel. Charon was previously played by Lance Reddick in the film series. Also joining the cast includes Peter Greene (The Mask) as Uncle Charlie, Mel Gibson (Braveheart) as Cormac, and Ben Robson, who previously starred in Vikings, as Frankie. Hubert Point-Du Jour (Dr. Death) will also appear in the series as the character Miles, with Jessica Allain (The Laundromat) playing Lou, Mishel Prada (Vida) as KD, and Nhung Kate (The Housemaid) as Yen.
There is currently no release date for the series, but The Continental is expected to debut on Peacock in 2023, just in time to debut alongside the release of John Wick: Chapter 4.