Peacock drops a first look trailer of the John Wick spin-off series event, The Continental.
Fans of the John Wick franchise have reason to be excited as a new limited series, The Continental has just released its teaser trailer. The three-part event explores the origin story of the iconic hotel-for-assassins through the eyes of a young Winston Scott, played by Colin Woodell, as he navigates the dangerous underworld of 1970s New York City.
Developed, written, and executive produced by Greg Coolidge, Kirk Ward, and Shawn Simmons, the show boasts an impressive lineup of executive producers, including Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee from Thunder Road Pictures, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, and more. The series will be directed by Albert Hughes for parts one and three, and Charlotte Brandstrom for part two. RELATED: John Wick: Chapter 4 Interview – Hiroyuki Sanada Talks Which of His Legendary Roles He’d Like to Revisit
The cast is led by Mel Gibson, who will play the mysterious and powerful owner of the Continental Hotel, and Colin Woodell, who will portray Winston Scott. Supporting cast members include Mishel Prada, Ben Robson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Nhung Kate, Jessica Allain, Ayomide Adegun, Jeremy Bobb, and Peter Greene.
The Continental Teaser Trailer
The trailer promises plenty of action, with intense fight scenes and stylish gunplay. The cinematography looks fantastic, with a gritty and moody atmosphere that perfectly captures the seedy underbelly of 1970s New York City. The production values are top-notch, with a slick and stylish aesthetic that fans of the John Wick franchise have come to expect. With an impressive supporting cast and a talented team of writers and directors, The Continental looks set to be a worthy addition to the John Wick franchise.
It’s worth noting that the show is set to be a limited series, with only three episodes planned. While this might disappoint some fans who were hoping for a full-fledged series, it’s also an indication that the show will likely be tightly focused and well-constructed. The limited series format has proven successful in the past, most recently with shows like Beef. Plus each episode is more than an hour, so it will likely feel a lot more like 3 movies than 3 episodes. Also, fans want to know how Winson and Charon came to be the figureheads of The Continental that we know from the John Wick movies. RELATED: John Wick: Chapter 4 Review – John Wick Continues to Captivate and Elevate Action Movies
Based on the trailer for The Continental looks extremely promising. It’s clear that the show is taking the John Wick franchise in exciting new directions, exploring the origins of one of its most iconic locations and characters. With a talented cast and crew, stunning visuals, and intense action, it’s sure to be a must-watch for fans of the franchise and action aficionados alike. The series is set to be an excellent addition to the John Wick universe. With an all-star cast and a talented crew, the show promises to explore the origins of one of the franchise’s most iconic locations in thrilling and stylish fashion. Fans of the John Wick franchise won’t want to miss it when it premieres.
About The Continental
Release Date: September 2023 Developed by: Greg Coolidge, Kirk Ward, Shawn Simmons Writers: Greg Coolidge, Kirk Ward, Shawn Simmons Executive Producers: Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, Albert Hughes, Kirk Ward, Greg Coolidge, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese and Marshall Persinger Directors: Albert Hughes (Parts 1 & 3), Charlotte Brandstrom (Part 2) Studio: Lionsgate
Principal Cast: Mel Gibson, Colin Woodell, Mishel Prada, Ben Robson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Nhung Kate, Jessica Allain, Ayomide Adegun, Jeremy Bobb, Peter Greene
Synopsis The three-part event will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centerpiece of the John Wick universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he’s dragged into the Hell-scape of 1970’s New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through the hotel’s mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the hotel where he will eventually take his future throne.
The Continental premieres in September 2023, exclusively on Peacock. Are you ready to check in at The Continental? Which characters from the John Wick franchise do you think we’ll get to see? Do you think this will have direct connections to Ballerina? Let us know your thoughts and theories on social media!
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