The Continental first-look images welcome John Wick fans to the early days of the New York hotel for assassins.
The mythology of the John Wick franchise will expand exponentially when fans of the balls-to-the-wall action showcase check into The Continental. Peacock’s three-part series debuted a gallery of first-look images on Tuesday, giving us a fantastic look at the hotel for assassins and the lethal patrons that haunt its hallowed halls.
The Continental “follows Winston through the underworld of ’70s New York, where he will battle demons from his past as he attempts to seize control of the iconic hotel – a hotel that serves as a meeting point for the world’s most dangerous criminals.”
The Continental is often put through the wringer thanks to the antics of John Wick and those trying to collect the bounty for his head. The new series explores the New York location before the boogeyman riddles it with bullets, smashes its priceless antiquities, and flaunts the rules of the High Table. If you thought the world of assassins operated quietly before John Wick arrived on the scene, think again.
While The Continental does not feature Keanu Reeves’ John Wick, the series includes other beloved characters from the action franchise, including Colin Woodell as a young Winston, Ayomide Adegun as Charon, and the hotel’s manager, Cormac, played by Mel Gibson. Nhung Kate plays Yen, Ben Robson plays Frankie, and Jeremy Bobb plays Mayhew. Mishel Prada stars as KD, with Hubert Point-Du Jour as Miles and Jessica Allain as Lou.
Starz Entertainment shared a gallery of first-look images for The Continental. You can check them out below:
Colin Woodell as Winston Scott
Ayomide Adegun as Charon
Mel Gibson as Cormac
Nhung Kate as Yen and Ben Robson as Frankie
Hubert Point-Du Jour as Miles and Jessica Allain as Lou
Mishel Prada as KD
Jeremy Bobb as Mayhew
Colin Woodell as Winston Scott
During a one-on-one with Deadline, The Continental producer and director Albert Hughes spilled more than blood and bullets about the three-part series focusing on the Gotham-based hotel for assassins.
When asked about establishing connective tissue between the films and the prequel series, Hughes explains how inspiration comes from all corners of the Wick world.
“I just love what Chad Stahelski did with those movies, the way they looked. It’s not necessarily the kind of style I would do, but I love watching someone do that stuff,” Hughes explained to Deadline. “Noir, Greek mythology, and he’s very much influenced by Bob Fosse dance movies. He talked to me about his influences when I got asked to do this by the producers. I said, what do you guys want from this? Give me three things. One was to open up more of the mythology but keep it grounded. Chad was very supportive and said, do your own thing. Make it yours.”
“Then it became what do I have that’s mine, that I can bring like Chad brought to the movies, with all that gun-fu, stunt background and visual flair? I started with, I love ’70s music and got to explore the two sides of my culture. I grew up in a house with a white mother, and a black father. He’s playing James Brown and Parliament, and she’s playing Jimi Hendrix, Credence and Pink Floyd. I got a wonderfully done script and completely connected with Kirk Ward.”
What do you think about The Continental’s first-look images? Are you excited to learn more about the famous hotel and its shady dealings? You can check into The Continental this September on Peacock.
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