John Wick Prequel TV Series Coming in September 2023
Set in the 1970s, The Continental is officially coming soon to the Peacock streaming platform. The series is going to be the first of several John Wick prequel series. Read on to find out what we know so far.
The Continental TV Series Cast, Plot & Release Date
Despite the fans’ desperate attempts to actually include the one and only Keanu Reeves in the cast, the show is going to take place several years prior to the original John Wick movies. However, the cast is going to include several big names, such as Mel Gibson!
Moreover, Mel Gibson will star alongside Mishel Prada, Ben Robson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, and Nhung Kate. Other familiar faces we’ll see on the big screen are Jessica Allain, Jeremy Bobb, Peter Greene, and Ayomide Adegun.
When it comes to the plot, here’s the basic plotline. The John Wick prequel series is set in the 1970s. It will showcase the origins of the infamous assassin hotel. Moreover, Colin Woodell will take us through the series as the main character Winston Scott.
John Wick Prequel TV Series in Works by Peacock
The upcoming John Wick prequel series, titled The Continental, is coming officially on Peacock in September, 2023. Moreover, the series is going to be a three-part miniseries. It will include 3 episodes that are 90-minutes long!
The prequel will follow Winston Scott’s rise to the Continental throne. Here are just a few more details about this John Wick prequel. Just like in the original movies, Chad Stahleski will be the executive producer. Kirk Ward, Greg Coolidge, and Shawn Simmons will serve as the show’s writers.
Ana de Armas and Keanu Reeves To Co-Star in Another Prequel
In addition to the Continental, the John Wick franchise will feature several other mini-series. For example, Ana de Armas will also star in another John Wick prequel, coming in 2024.
The spin-off titled Ballerina will show Ana de Armas in the role of Ballerina. Many may remember her from the third movie in the franchise. Now, Ballerina is back, as she seeks revenge for the death of her family.
Moreover, some of the cast members are Norman Reedus, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane.
The news about the spin-off series spread after the premiere of the fourth movie in the franchise. Keanu Reeves spoke about these series in the closing sequence. He mentioned working with Ian McShane and Ana de Armas.
“Len Wiseman has a vision, but is also embracing, affectionately, the world of John Wick. Ian McShane is in it as Winston. So I felt that there was a cool handoff of stewardship, and it was fun to put the suit on again, however briefly. There’s a reason for John to be in Ballerina; it’s very organic. And working with Ana was great. She really loves action, and she’s really good at it.” Keanu Reeves about Ballerina
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