The upcoming John Wick prequel series, The Continental, has moved from the cable network, Starz, to the Peacock streaming service.
Originally revealed back in 2018, The Continental series was said to be about the inner workings of the franchise’s iconic hotels. In the John Wick universe, the hotels were a kind of safe haven for assassins or anyone with organized crime backgrounds as long as they had a membership. In the films, New York City’s version was run by Ian McShane’s Winston with another in Italy ran by Franco Nero’s Julius.
Eventually it was revealed that The Continental series would be a prequel to the films. Mel Gibson was cast in a key role with Colin Woodell playing a younger version of Winston. Now the series has found a new home and a projected release date.
According to Variety, The Continental has moved from Starz to Peacock. It is currently expected to hit the streaming service sometime in 2023. It was not entirely made clear why the series was moved from Starz.
Here is the official synopsis for The Continental:
“A prequel spinoff, Continental is set 40 years before the events of the Wick series and focuses on a young man named Winston. He will one day grow up to be the character played by Ian McShane in the Wick movies but in the prequel’s story is a young man starting as a hitman hotelier who, along with others, create a haven for unsavory types, all set against a backdrop of 1970s New York.”
The Continental is set to air as a three-episode event series with Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward serving as the showrunners. John Wick creators Chad Stahelski and Derek Kolstad will also sever as executive producers.
The Continental is currently set to debut sometime in 2023. Say tuned for all the latest news on the upcoming John Wick series and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.