Now we have recognized the John Wick spinoff collection, The Continental, for a sure time. The Peacock present is a prequel to the occasions of the John Wick movies and options youthful variations of Winston and Charon, the resort supervisor and concierge, who’re performed within the authentic movies by Ian McShane and Lance Reddick, respectively.
On the heels of John Wick: Chapter 4 stellar field workplace efficiency, Peacock in the present day launched a stellar trailer teasing the ’70s vibe of the upcoming three-part restricted collection, advised over the course of three nights.
The trailer is extra environment than content material, though we do get a glimpse of youthful variations of Winston and Charon, performed by Colin Woodell and Ayomide Adegun.
This is the present’s official synopsis:
Advised from the resort supervisor’s perspective, a younger Winston Scott (Colin Woodell, primarily based on the character Ian McShane within the movies), is dragged by means of 1975 New York to confront a previous he thought have left behind. In an try and take management of the long-lasting resort, which serves as a gathering level for the world’s most harmful criminals, Winston plots a lethal course by means of New York’s mysterious underworld.
Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward are writers and showrunners for the collection, and govt producers alongside Albert Hughes, Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee of Thunder Street Photos, John Wick director Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese and Marshall Persinger. Albert Hughes directs the primary and third nights and Charlotte Brandstrom directs the second evening.
In addition to Woodell and Adegun, The Continental the solid contains Peter Greene, who dons Uncle Charlie’s fedora (primarily based on the tight-lipped physique disposal knowledgeable); Mel Gibson, as Cormac [Editor’s note: WHY???]; Ben Robson as Frankie; Hubert Level-Du Jour as Miles; Jessica Allain as Lou; Mishel Prada as KD; and Nhung Kate as Yen.
The present appears to be good (it generates numerous goodwill contemplating the unimaginable John Wick motion pictures are), with the obvious exception of getting Gibson on the solid. We are able to determine if it lives as much as the franchise when it premieres on Peacock in September 2023.
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