Five years ago, just a few months later John Wick: Chapter 2 released in theaters, it was announced that a television program entitled the continent was in development to focus on the hotel title that would appeal to the killers. It has since been revealed that the continent takes place decades before the events of john wick movie, and the original plan was to air it on Starz. This is no longer the case today. the continent now it’s going to stream and finally we also have a first prequel window.
Lionsgate and Peacock have reached a “multi-year agreement” for the continent preview exclusively on this latest streaming service. Additionally, this three-part series of events will be delivered to Peacock subscribers in 2023. So now fans of john wick the franchise has something else to expect John Wick: Chapter 4which released its first trailer at San Diego Comic-Con last month.
The details behind why the continent moved from Starz to Peacock is unclear, although in the official announcement Kelly Campbell, President of Peacock and Direct-to-Consumer, said that by bringing the prequel to the platform and putting all the power of NBCUniversal behind it, the continent It will be “the television event of the year”. In his own statement, Lionsgate Television Group President Kevin Beggs described Peacock as “the perfect home” for the continent and called it “one of the most anticipated streaming events of 2023”.
With Ian McShane’s Winston as a key supporting character in The john wick saga, the continent honors the hotel manager in 1975 in New York, with HostessColin Woodell plays him in the prequel. Young Winston embarks on a mission to conquer the iconic hotel, which leads him to carve a deadly path through the criminal underworld of the Big Apple. With Ayomide Adegun and Peter Greene, who play the younger versions of Charon and Uncle Charlie respectively (played in the films of Lance Reddick and David Patrick Kelly) Jthe continent The cast includes the likes of Mel Gibson, Ben Robson, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jessica Allain, Mishel Prada and Nhung Kate.
Behind the scenes, in addition to their duties as screenwriter and showrunner, Greg Coolidge and executive Kirk Ward produced alongside Albert Hughes, Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee of Thunder Road Pictures, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese and Marshall Persinger. Albert Hughes directed the first and third installments and Charlotte Brandstrom directed the second. Despite the continent Currently it seems to be only a one-off story, the fact that Peacock and Lionsgate have entered into a “multi-year deal” makes me wonder if we could see more. Continental stories in the future rather than being a one-time deal.
Once Peacock sets a concrete release date for the continent, We will let you know. Until there, John Wick: Chapter 4 it will be released on March 24, 2023 and there is also a spin-off in the works called Dancerwhich will be directed by Ana de Armas.