The John Wick franchise has been a massive hit among fans of action films, and with the release of the fourth installment, and the excitement towards John Wick 5, it’s clear that the franchise is here to stay. However, fans of the series may be surprised to learn that Lionsgate is now expanding the universe with a new John Wick series called The Continental. Set to take place in the same universe as the John Wick films, this spinoff will focus on the hotel where assassins reside when they’re not out on the job.
The Continental has already generated a great deal of buzz among fans of the franchise, who are eager to learn more about this exciting new addition to the John Wick universe. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at what we know so far about The Continental, including the cast, the plot, and whether or not John Wick himself will make an appearance in the new spinoff. So, if you’re a fan of the John Wick franchise, be sure to keep reading to learn more about this exciting new series.
The Continental: From the World of John Wick
The Continental is a three-part miniseries set in New York City during the 1970s. The Peacock series is focused on the assassins who reside in the titular hotel and the rules they must follow while on the grounds. The only rule is that violence is prohibited once you’re inside or near the hotel. However, with John Wick breaking this rule multiple times in the films, it’s easy to imagine that the rule is frequently disregarded.
The Continental trailer features all the elements we’ve come to expect from the John Wick franchise, including coins being slid across desks and plenty of violence. While the trailer gives us a good idea of what to expect from the series, it doesn’t reveal everything. Scroll down to watch the trailer.
The Cast of The Continental
One of the most significant pieces of news surrounding The Continental is that Mel Gibson will be appearing in the series. Gibson will be playing Cormac, a character we don’t know much about yet. However, the actual leads of the show are young versions of franchise staples Winston (Ian McShane) and Charon (the late Lance Reddick), played respectively by Colin Woodell and Ayomide Adegun.
According to the show’s logline, Winston arrives in New York to confront a past he thought he’d left behind. He’ll navigate the hotel’s mysterious underworld in an attempt to seize control of the hotel, where he will eventually take his future throne. It’s unclear what role Charon will play in the series, but we can assume he’ll be involved in some capacity.
Will John Wick Appear in The Continental?
As of now, it’s unclear whether or not John Wick will appear in The Continental. The show is set in the same universe as the John Wick films, but it’s not clear if Keanu Reeves will make an appearance. However, we can assume that there will be some references to the character throughout the series.
It’s also worth noting that Lionsgate has multiple John Wick projects in the works, including another mainline film and a spinoff called Ballerina. Ana de Armas will be headlining Ballerina, which is set to release next year. So even if John Wick doesn’t appear in The Continental, fans of the franchise have plenty to look forward to.
In conclusion, The Continental: From the World of John Wick looks like an exciting addition to the John Wick universe. The series will explore the world of assassins in more depth and give fans a chance to see some familiar characters in a new light. While it’s unclear whether or not John Wick will appear in the series, there’s still plenty to be excited about.
The Trailer of The Continental
Check out this trailer below to get a sneak peek at what’s in store, from the iconic coins being slid across desks to the brutal violence that’s sure to ensue. With an all-star cast and a gripping storyline, “The Continental” looks set to be another hit for Lionsgate and a must-watch for fans of the genre. If you’re wondering where to watch the new spinoff, the show is set for streaming in Peacock on September 2023