The John Wick prequel is switching up its rollout plan.
Initially destined for Starz, the collection will now debut on Peacock.
Peacock and Lionsgate as we speak introduced a multi-year deal for The Continental, the extremely anticipated three-part particular occasion primarily based on the blockbuster motion franchise, John Wick.
Premiering solely on Peacock in 2023, The Continental will discover the origin story and inside workings of the unique Continental Lodge, a centerpiece of the John Wick Universe which serves as a refuge for assassins.
“The John Wick movies have change into a worldwide phenomenon, are among the many most watched titles on Peacock and we’re thrilled and honored to accomplice with Lionsgate to increase this unbelievable franchise,” mentioned Kelly Campbell, President, Peacock and Direct-to-Shopper.
“We perceive the worth of a worldwide franchise and Val Boreland and staff knew that by bringing this particular occasion collection to Peacock and placing the total energy of NBCUniversal behind it, the premiere of The Continental would be the streaming occasion of the 12 months.”
“John Wick has change into a part of the cultural zeitgeist with a large, passionately engaged fan base all over the world,” mentioned Lionsgate Tv Group Chair Kevin Beggs.
“We’re delighted to accomplice with Peacock to proceed increasing the John Wick Universe.
“This settlement displays the collaboration of our Movement Image Group, which has grown the franchise from the start and was excited by the chance to deliver it to the following degree, Jim Packer and his Worldwide Tv Distribution staff, which discovered the right house for The Continental, and the Lionsgate Tv inventive group, which created an excellent and enduring property that is among the most highly-anticipated streaming occasions of 2023.”
Informed from the angle of the lodge supervisor, a younger Winston Scott (Colin Woodell, primarily based on Ian McShane’s character within the movies), is dragged via 1975 New York to face a previous he thought he’d left behind.
In an try to seize management of the long-lasting lodge, which serves as a gathering level for the world’s most harmful criminals, Winston charts a lethal course via the mysterious underworld of New York Metropolis.
Woodell is joined by Ayomide Adegun, who will painting a younger Charon (primarily based on Lance Reddick’s character); Peter Greene, who dons the fedora of Uncle Charlie (primarily based on the tight-lipped physique disposal skilled); Mel Gibson, as Cormac; Ben Robson as Frankie; Hubert Level-Du Jour as Miles; Jessica Allain as Lou; Mishel Prada as KD; and Nhung Kate as Yen.
Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward function writers and showrunners on The Continental, and govt produce alongside Albert Hughes, Thunder Highway Footage’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese and Marshall Persinger.
Albert Hughes directs the primary and third nights and Charlotte Brandstrom directs the second night time.
The John Wick films have been big on the field workplace, with the fourth set for a March 2023 launch.
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