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John Wick Prequel 'Continental' Moves to Peacock | Entertainment

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of John Wick First set on Starz, the prequel series will have a new home when it premieres in 2023.

Peacock and Lionsgate announce multi-year deal continentala three-part special event based on the hit action franchise, John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves. (John Wick: Chapter 4 will be released in theaters worldwide in March 2023. The series explores the origin story and inner workings of the purpose-built Continental Hotel, the centerpiece of the John Wick universe that serves as an assassin’s haven.

of continentaltold from the perspective of a hotel manager, young Winston Scott (based on Ian McShane’s character in the film, pictured above by Colin Woodell) is dragged through 1975 New York, where he is left behind. In an attempt to take control of an iconic hotel that serves as a meeting place for the world’s most dangerous criminals, Winston navigates a deadly journey through New York City’s mysterious underworld. plan a course.

Joining Woodell in the cast are Ayomide Adegun as young Karon (based on Lance Reddick’s character), and Peter Greene in Uncle Charlie’s fedora (based on tight-lipped cadaver expert). , Mel Gibson as Cormac, Ben Robson as Frankie, Hubert Point du Jour as Miles, Jessica Allan as Lou, Michel Prada as KD and Nyun Kate as Yen.

“The John Wick movies have become a global phenomenon and are one of Peacock’s most watched titles. Statement: “We understand the value of a global franchise and Val Boreland and the team are committed to bringing this extraordinary series of events to Peacock, with the full power of NBCUniversal behind them.” continental It will be the streaming event of the year. “

Kevin Beggs, Chairman of Lionsgate Television Group, added: We are delighted to partner with Peacock to continue expanding the John Wick universe. The deal reflects the collaboration of our motion his picture group, Jim his packer and his global television distribution team, who were excited about the opportunity to grow the franchise from the ground up and take it to the next level. increase. , and he’s a creative group at Lionsgate Television that has created a stellar and enduring fortune, one of 2023’s most anticipated streaming events. “

Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward are Albert Hughes, Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee of Thunder Road Pictures, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, Sean Simmons, Paul Wernick, Along with Rhett Reese and Marshall Persinger, he is a writer, showrunner and executive producer. Hughes will direct Nights 1 and 3, and Charlotte Brandstrom will direct Night 2.

continentalPremiere, 2023, Peacock

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