It is time to check back in to the elitest world of hitman hotels with The Continental.
A three-part John Wick prequel series is on the way, and will turn the clock back to New York in the 1970s during the sanitation strike, with the city literally flooded with rubbish.
The series will explore the hitman hotel, which is serving as a safe haven for the world’s elite assasins.
Executive producer Erica Lee said: “What’s interesting is that we didn’t shoot in New York. We shot the whole show in Budapest. I think, when people watch it, they’ll be really surprised about that because we really capture the look and the feel of seventies New York.”
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What is The Continental about?
The series will look at the world of hotel proprietor Winston Scott, previously played by actor Ian McShane and set to be played in this prequel by actor Colin Woodell.
Speaking in the show roundup, it says: “The three-part event will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centrepiece of the John Wick universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he’s dragged into the hellscape of 1970s New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through the hotel’s mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the hotel where he will eventually take his future throne.”
Who will star in The Continental?
Actor Colin Woodell stars in this prequel series as well as Mel Gibson, who will play Cormac, the main antagonist.
Director Albert Hughes took control of the first and third episodes, with Charlotte Brändström directing the middle episode.
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How can I watch The Continental?
The first episode of the three-part series will premiere on Peacock on September 22.
You can also stream The Continental on Peacock on your phone, computer, or tablet.