The Continental John Wick spinoff: Release date, cast, plot, & more
Here’s everything we know about John Wick’s upcoming spinoff, The Continental, a prequel series that will begin streaming on Peacock this year.
John Wick’s rise in popularity currently shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Notably, a fourth film hit theaters earlier this year and raked in the series’ best box office numbers to date.
The powers that be carefully read the tea leaves, too, evidenced by two John Wick-branded spinoffs launching in the next year and change. One such project, The Continental, will take place decades before the events of the Keanu Reeves-starring blockbusters. Ballerina, a spinoff film starring Ana de Armas, will follow a female assassin who trained at the dance school featured in John Wick Chapter 3.
With The Continental scheduled for 2023, here’s a rundown of everything we know about the new miniseries.
The Continental release date: When is it out?
The three-part John Wick spinoff series is set to premiere on September 22, 2023 on Peacock.
The Continental cast: Who’s in it?
The Flight Attendant’s Colin Woodell will star as a younger version of Ian McShane’s character, Winston.
Other key cast members include Hunger Games’ Ayomide Adegun as a young Charon (played on film by the late Lance Reddick) and Peter Greene as disposal expert Charlie, whose older counterpart was portrayed by David Patrick Kelly.
The following will also round out the cast of characters: Mel Gibson (Cormac), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Miles), Ben Robson (Frankie), Mishel Prada (KD), Nhung Kate (Yen), and Jessica Allain (Lou).
The Continental: Is there a trailer?
Peacock has unleashed one trailer, thus far, which comes in the form of a 50-second teaser. This stylized first look sets the tone of the series, yet offers little else in the way of concrete details.
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Still, it’s a teaser that fans may want to watch more than once:
The Continental plot: What’s it about?
Peacock’s The Continental miniseries will explore 1970s New York City in the John Wick universe. Those who tune in can expect to learn about the origins of the eponymous, assassin-friendly hotel.
As per Peacock’s description of the show: “Told from the perspective of the hotel manager, a young Winston Scott (Colin Woodell, based on Ian McShane’s character in the films), is dragged through 1975 New York to face a past he thought he’d left behind.
“In an attempt to seize control of the iconic hotel, which serves as a meeting point for the world’s most dangerous criminals, Winston charts a deadly course through the mysterious underworld of New York City.”
We’ll be sure to keep this article updated upon further announcements.
The Continental premieres on Peacock on September 22, 2023. In the meantime, check out our other John Wick coverage below:
Review | Is John Wick true? | Killa explained | Ranking the movies | Is there a post-credits scene? | Marquis explained | Ballerina cameo | How long is Chapter 4? | Caine explained | Potential Chapter 5 | What happens to Charon? | 13 Best John Wick kills | Post-credit scene explained | Does the dog die? | Keanu Reeves on emotional ending | Is Chapter 5 streaming? | Movies to watch if you like JW | Will there be a Chapter 5? | Ballerina spinoff