It’s been revealed that the upcoming John Wick spinoff series, which is going to be called The Continental, will be released later this year! We still don’t have an ‘official’ release date yet, but it’s been revealed that it will premiere in late 2023.
We already knew that The Contential is going to be coming to Peacock at some point this year, but we didn’t know when exactly. The series is going to be taking place in New York in the 1970s and will feature younger versions of Winston (played by Ian McShane in the movies) and Charon (played by the late Lance Reddick in the John Wick films).
I am actually really looking forward to this series because it’s going to give us more insight into the fascinating world of John Wick and its assassins. However, the thing I’m looking forward to about this show the most is that it’ll reveal the secrets of these mysterious assassin hotels that are spread out all over the globe.
When will the John Wick spinoff series, The Continental, be released?
She revealed that the series would be taking place in 1970s New York and would consist of three episodes, which is actually a pretty short series. It’s not even a ‘mini-series’. It is more of a ‘mini-mini-series’.
However, each episode will last a whopping 90 minutes, so they’re basically going to be three feature-length movies. The series is going to star Colin Woodell as the young Winston. He’s going to be joined by Ayomide Adegun as a young Charon. Here’s what John Wick producer, Erica Lee had to say about the upcoming series during her interview with Collider:
It’s young Winston and young Lance Reddick, young Charon. The showrunners actually came, we heard a lot of pitches and we were debating whether or not we wanted to do a similar timeline of John Wick or an alternate timeline. We felt like doing a prequel, doing an alternate timeline gave us a lot of flexibility just in running parallel tracks.
But also what I think people love so much about John Wick and the John Wick world are learning about the hotels and the Easter eggs. We give so little about each character and about the hotel in each movie that I think people were really excited to learn more and dig deeper into The Continental like, what does the cleaner there look like?
What is the staff like? How do you get into The Continental? How are the gold coins made? So, with this timeline and this setting, we’re allowed to do a really deep dive into that and explore a lot of that stuff.
What could happen in The Continental?
Lee then went on to address just how action-focused The Continental would be, even without John Wick around. Here’s what she had to say on the matter:
I think in TV, generally, it’s more character-based, but there is a lot of action in the shows,” the producer said. “I mean, we open with the action sequence in [Episode] 1. I think it’s a good balance. 1 and 3 have an enormous amount of action. 2 is a little bit more story. That’s like how it breaks out structurally, but there’s plenty of action.
This series was initially being developed for Starz. However, it ended up moving over to Peacock last August. The series is going to have a pretty star-studded cast.
Joining the likes of Woodell and Adegun will be Mel Gibson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jessica Allain, Mishel Prada, Nhung Kate, Ben Robson, Peter Greene, Jeremy Bobb, Katie McGrath, Ray McKinnon, Adam Shapiro, Mark Musashi and Marina Mazepa.
Albert Hughes and Charlotte Brändström are directing the series, with Chad Stahelski – director of the John Wick films – serving as an executive producer.
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