The John Wick prequel series isn’t to far away, entitled ‘The Continental’, the first episode of the three-part series will arrive on Peacock on Friday, Sept. 22. Episode 2 will follow suit on Sept. 29. The third and final episode will arrive on Oct. 6.
According to a statement by executive producer Basil Iwanyk;
“The four Wick films take place over a 3 month span. John is either chasing, or being chased. There has been no time to take a breath, to allow the audience to dig deeper into the world and its denizens,” Iwanyk said. “In our show, The Continental, we finally have space to explore these characters, how they became who they are, and how The Continental became the epicenter of this world. Combine that with introducing new characters that are as compelling as any in the John Wick universe. Action that’s crazy cool and inventive. Easter eggs that will excite the hardcore Wick fans. And what I love the most: a vision of ‘70s New York that embodies the sexiness, edginess, and visceral style that the franchise is known for. This show will look/sound/smell cooler than any show out there.”
“Set 40 years before the events of the films, the upcoming prequel spin-off centers around a young man named Winston, who will one day grow up to be the character played by Ian McShane in the Wick movies,” reads the synopsis. “In the prequel set against the backdrop of 1970s New York, fans will find a young Winston as an up-and-coming hitman hotelier who, along with others, creates a haven for unsavory types.”
The Continental: From the World of John Wick premieres Sept. 22 on Peacock.