Exploring the Expanded World of Assassins: A Preview of The Continental Spin-Off Series

News - 11 August 2023
After the immense success of the John Wick film series, the world of assassins and hitmen is expanding with the introduction of spin-offs that delve deeper into the mythology of the films. One such spin-off is the upcoming film Ballerina, featuring Ana de Armas in the lead role, set to be released in the coming year. Another spin-off is the highly anticipated series The Continental, which is set to premiere next month.

nnThe Continental series serves as a prequel to the John Wick films, taking viewers back to the 1970s and focusing on the origins of the infamous hotel chain that serves as a safe haven for assassins. In the films, Winston, played by Ian McShane, is the manager of The Continental in New York City. The series explores how Winston came to be in charge of the hotel and the challenges he faced along the way.

nnThe series follows a young Winston Scott, portrayed by Colin Woodell, as he navigates the dangerous landscape of 1970s New York City and confronts a past that he thought he had left behind. Winston embarks on a treacherous journey through the hotel's secretive underworld in a bid to claim his place as the future leader of The Continental. Along the way, he encounters familiar faces such as Charon, portrayed by Ayomide Adegun, and Uncle Charlie, played by Peter Greene.

nnThe cast of The Continental also includes renowned actors such as Mel Gibson as Cormac, Katie McGrath as The Adjudicator, and Sallay Garnett as The Concierge. The series promises to provide viewers with an in-depth look at the history of The Continental and the events that shaped the world of assassins that John Wick fans have come to love.nnThe full trailer for The Continental has been officially released, giving fans a glimpse of the intense and action-packed scenes that await them.

The series is set to premiere on Peacock in the United States on September 22, with viewers in the Netherlands being able to watch it on Prime Video on the same date.nnOverall, The Continental promises to be a thrilling addition to the John Wick universe, expanding on the rich mythology and providing fans with a deeper understanding of the world of assassins and hitmen. With a talented cast, gripping storyline, and stunning visuals, the series is sure to captivate audiences and keep them on the edge of their seats as they unravel the mysteries of The Continental and witness the rise of a young Winston Scott.