‘The Continental’ Trailer: John Wick Prequel Series Takes Us Inside The Infamous Hotel For Assassins

The incredible world-building in John Wick is the key ingredient that has kept fans hooked, all the way to this year’s John Wick: Chapter 4, the highest-grossing of the franchise. Of course, we all love Keanu Reeves in the title role, but it’s such a richly detailed universe of assassins that he exists in that we find fascinating. And at the center of that is the Continental Hotel, which we will see more of in an upcoming Peacock series.

A new international trailer for The Continental: From The World Of John Wick delivers new footage from the upcoming three-episode miniseries. Mel Gibson stars as Cormac, proprietor of the titular hotel for assassins during the 1980s. Colin Woodell plays a young Winston Scott, who we know will eventually take over the reins and start looking like Ian McShane.

Here’s the synopsis: The three-part event will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centerpiece of the John Wick universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he’s dragged into the Hell-scape of 1970’s New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through the hotel’s mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the hotel where he will eventually take his future throne.

The series also stars Mishel Prada, Ben Robson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Nhung Kate, Jessica Allain, Ayomide Adegun (as Charon, originally played by Lance Reddick), Jeremy Bobb, and Peter Greene.

Albert Hughes (Alpha) directs the first and last episode, with Charlotte Brandstrom (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power) directing the middle episode.

Peacock will debut The Continental on September 22nd.

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