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Loads of new details drop about John Wick TV series The Continental

March 27th, 2023 by Marc Comments

With John Wick Chapter 4 now in cinemas, it’s not a surprise that we’re getting loads of details on the franchise’s future and new info on the spinoffs, planned sequels and more.

Taking the franchise back to the 70s, the first of the John Wick spinoffs is set to be the highly anticipated The Continental series which will take us back to see how Winston Scott, played in the movies by Ian McShane, first becomes the manager of the now iconic New York hotel from the series. In the series Colin Woodell will play young Winston and Ayomide Adegun will play Charon, played in the movies by the late Lance Reddick.

So, we’ve learned that the series will be a three-night event on Peacock – Amazon in international regions – and each part will be an hour and a half long, giving us three mini-movies totaling a four-and-a-half-hour long adventure.

Producer Erica Lee has chatted about the series and what it will be about: “It’s young Winston and young Lance Reddick, young Charon,” she says.

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“The showrunners 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. We felt like doing a prequel, doing an alternate timeline gave us a lot of flexibility just in running parallel tracks. But also what I think people love so much about John Wick and the ‘John Wick’ world are learning about the hotels and the Easter eggs.

“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? 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.”

We all know that one of the things the John Wick movies is renowned for is the awesome fight and stunt choreography, but will the series have all that too?

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“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 One. I think it’s a good balance. One and Three have an enormous amount of action. Two is a little bit more story. That’s like how it breaks out structurally, but there’s plenty of action,” says Lee.

I have made no secret of my love of the Wick series but it’s the legacy and mythology that I love even more than the action, so I’m ok with The Continental not being s action-packed and an excited for more background on these characters and how that world works.

Consider me stoked for The Continental. What about you?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….