‘The Continental’ Trailer: The John Wick Franchise Expands With Peacock’s Action-Packed Prequel Series

The John Wick franchise isn’t going anywhere, don’t you fret about that seemingly “final” fight at the end of Chapter 4. Actually, there is more of that universe than ever with an upcoming spinoff movie, Ballerina, and perhaps the most exciting project, The Continental, a Peacock series that takes us deeper into the mythology than ever before.

Set decades in the past, The Continental centers on a young Winston Scott, who we know will eventually lead the venerable old hotel for assassins. But first, he must navigate a deadly 1970s New York underworld to rescue his brother.

The series stars Mel Gibson, Colin Woodell, Mishel Prada, Ben Robson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Nhung Kate, Jessica Allain, Ayomide Adegun, 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.

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.

Peacock will debut The Continental on September 26th, with new episodes arriving weekly.

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