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John Wick Prequel Series ‘The Continental’ Set to Break Records on Peacock After Starz Turned it Down

John Wick‘s prequel series, The Continental, is revving up the well-oiled engine of the action-craving crowd of the Keanu Reeves fan club. For what it’s worth, the actor has never failed to disappoint on the big screen and although he will not be present for the prequel mini-series, he has done the crucial part of his job, i.e. setting up the mainstream plot and building the narrative tone of John Wick’s world.

The Continental
The Continental

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The Premise of John Wick Prequel Series, The Continental

The high-octane action-packed show will launch as a three-part miniseries in its first run at NBCUniversal’s Peacock. The Continental, which is named after the highly exclusive and mysterious hotel built as a no man’s land for the service of assassins like John Wick, will be the premise of the prequel and encounter events that takes place in the 70s centering around the life of a young Winston Scott, i.e. Ian McShane‘s character, played by Colin Woodell.

Colin Woodell will star as a young Winston Scott
Colin Woodell will star as a young Winston Scott

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As the world patiently awaits the arrival of Keanu Reeves in his 2023 film, John Wick 4The Continental delivers an elegant peek into the past that builds the John Wick universe as well as delivers a much-needed dissection into the character of the Parabellum antagonist and his life as a young criminal on the rise in 1970s New York.

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The Continental Sets Itself Up to Break Television Records

The President of streaming service, Peacock, Kelly Campbell recently divulged what it means to have a series of such magnitude shift from Starz to the current platform. Campbell revealed that the spin-off to “the global phenomenon” will also be partnering with Lionsgate to extend the franchise. She further added:

“We understand the value of a global franchise and Val Boreland and team knew that by bringing this special event series to Peacock and putting the full power of NBCUniversal behind it, the premiere of The Continental will be the streaming event of the year.”

John Wick: Chapter 4
Keanu Reeves gears up for John Wick: Chapter 4

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The series will comprise a stellar ensemble cast that features Colin Woodell as young Winston Scott and Ayomide Adegun as Charon, the concierge. The incredible Mel Gibson joins the brotherhood as Cormac alongside Peter Greene as Uncle Charlie, Ben Robson as Frankie, Hubert Point-Du Jour as Miles, Jessica Allain as Lou, Michel Prada as KD, and Nhung Kate as Yen.

The Continental will launch on Peacock in 2023.

Source: Collider