While many movies and TV shows have been deleted left and right, it’s nice to see a series begin to move forward after nearly four years of development. It’s the case for The Continental, an upcoming series that will take place in the John Wick universe.
A TV show based on the iconic hotel has been in the works since the start of the John Wick franchise, although it was originally planned to air on Starz. Earlier this year, Peacock secured the rights to the first three films of the Directed by Keanu Reeves action series and will be the future home of The Continental Next spring.
The three-part series will explore the history of the Continental, an elusive hotel that houses the world’s most dangerous assassins (and their dogs), and tell the origins of the mysterious hotel manager, played by Colin Woodell. Mel Gibson, Ayomide Adegun, Ben Robson, Katie McGrath and Peter Greene will also star in the series. Reeves is not expected to star in the series, as it takes place before Wick is even alive… allegedly! But there can always be a flash-forward, right?
Kelly Campbell, president of Peacock, said the move was a no-brainer. “The John Wick the films have become a worldwide phenomenon, are among the most watched titles on Peacock and we are thrilled and honored to partner with Lionsgate to expand this incredible franchise… the premiere of The Continental will be the streaming event of the year.
John Wick: Chapter 4 has a March 2023 release date, so the series will likely coincide with the movie’s release. Fans can remember when chapter 3 was released when they made a pop up event at the “real” Hotel Continental, which is just a normal place that doesn’t have any real killers staying there (presumably). All in all, it’s a great time to be a fan of both Keanu Reeves and pointless violence!