John Wick spin-off TV show The Continental finally gets a premiere date
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If you can't get enough of John Wick and aren't sure what you'll do after you see the fourth film, then we have some fantastic news for you.
A spin-off television show set in the Wick universe, titled The Continental, finally has a premiere date.
It'll hit the small screen in September on Peacock in America and Prime Video internationally, so you won't have to wait too long to get your assassin fix.
Producer Erica Lee told Collider the show will take audiences back to New York in the 1970s.
Lee revealed that the show will tell the stories of a younger Winston and a youthful Charon.
"The show runners actually came, we heard a lot of pitches and we were debating whether or not we wanted to do a similar timeline of John Wick or an alternate timeline."
She added: "We felt like doing a prequel, doing an alternate timeline gave us a lot of flexibility just in running parallel tracks.
"But what I think people love so much about John Wick and the John Wick world is learning about the hotels and the Easter eggs."
Winston, the eponymous manager of the New York Continental Hotel and a close friend to John Wick, will be played by Colin Woodell.
Ayomide Adegun will play a younger Charon and will serve as Adegun's professional acting debut.
Lee revealed that fans have always been fascinated by the Continental Hotel and now we will finally get some answers to the questions that have eluded us for so long.
"We give so little about each character and about the hotel in each movie that I think people were really excited to learn more and dig deeper into The Continental like, what does the cleaner there look like? What is the staff like? How do you get into The Continental? How are the gold coins made?" Lee said.
"So, with this timeline and this setting, we're allowed to do a really deep dive into that and explore a lot of that stuff."
Well, we have to admit that sounds pretty neat.
The Continental is a hotel chain around the world that provides solace for figures in the underworld.
Whether that's criminals, assassins or just bad, bad people; they are allowed to enjoy the services of the hotel without the threat of being killed by a rival.
With the future of the John Wick franchise currently hanging in the balance, it makes sense that Lionsgate is looking at expanding the Wick world in other ways.
The show will consist of three 90-minute episodes that will be jam packed with the sort of action fans have come to know and love.
"I think in TV, generally, it's more character-based, but there is a lot of action in the shows. I mean, we open with the action sequence in [episode one]," she said.
"I think it's a good balance. [Episode] one and three have an enormous amount of action."
We can hardly wait for September.
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Topics: TV and Film, John Wick