Update Post: December 9, 2023 9:16 am
Peacock has released a badass new trailer for its upcoming 3-part limited series John Wick prequel series The Continental: From The World of John Wick. The trailer offers additional details on the story for the series, but the most exciting aspect of it is all of the new footage of the wicked awesome action sequences! One thing this show definitely isn’t going to skimp out on is the action. It looks like in terms of action, the series is going to be on par with what we’ve seen in the John Wick films.
The story for the series is set in the 1970s, and it’s going to dive into the interesting history of this wild world of assassins and the High Table.
The story will be told through the eyes and actions of Winston Scott, “who is dragged into the Hell-scape of a 1975 New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through New York’s mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the iconic hotel, which serves as the meeting point for the world’s most dangerous criminals.”
Executive producer Basil Iwankyk previously talked about the series, saying: “The four Wick films take place over a three-month span … John is either chasing, or being chased. There has been no time to take a breath, to allow the audience to dig deeper into the world and its denizens.”
He added: “In our show, The Continental, we finally have space to explore these characters, how they became who they are, and how The Continental became the epicenter of this world. Combine that with introducing new characters that are as compelling as any in the John Wick universe. Action that’s crazy cool and inventive. Easter eggs that will excite the hardcore Wick fans. And what I love the most: a vision of ‘70s New York that embodies the sexiness, edginess, and visceral style that the franchise is known for. This show will look/sound/smell cooler than any show out there.”
The series stars Colin Woodell as a young Winston Scott; Ayomide Adegun, who will portray a young Charon (based on Lance Reddick’s character); Peter Greene, who dons the fedora of Uncle Charlie (based on the tight-lipped body disposal expert); Mel Gibson as Cormac; Ben Robson as Frankie; Hubert Point-Du Jour as Miles; Jessica Allain as Lou; Mishel Prada as KD; and Nhung Kate as Yen.
The series is written and executive produced by Greg Coolidge (Wayne, Ride Along) and Kirk Ward (Wayne), who also serve as showrunners. David Leitch, Derek Kolstad, Erica Lee, Chad Stahelski, Paul Wernick, and Rhett Reese will also serve as executive producers.
The series will premiere on Friday, September 22, with Episode 2 coming on September 29, and the third and final episode will air on October 6th.