Prime Video reveals a first look at the characters and cast behind the brand-new prequel series The Continental: From the World of John Wick. The three-part event will debut on Friday, September 22nd the same time date as Peacock, followed by Part 2 airing September 29th and Part 3 on October 6th.
To celebrate this first look, award-winning illustrator Yuko Shimizu treats fan to a special piece of fan art. “I’m a huge John Wick fan so being approached by Prime Video to collaborate on this project was truly an exciting opportunity. The Continental Hotel is such a vital part of the John Wick franchise, and so with this art I really wanted to showcase it as the main character of the story, as the show does so brilliantly and to hint at what’s to come for audiences. There’s danger, there’s intrigue, there’s drama – all things waiting for viewers to discover as they cross through The Continental’s doors and watch Winston’s origin story unfold.” Yuko, Shimizu, illustrator.
The three-part series will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins, which is the centerpiece of the John Wick universe. The show will be seen through the eyes 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 throne. The Continental: From the World of John Wick will become an additional series included in the Prime membership. Prime members in Saudi Arabia can enjoy savings, convenience, and entertainment, all in a single membership, for just SAR 16/month or best value SAR 140/year.
Colin Woodell steps into Ian McShane’s shoes to play young Winston, while newcomer Ayomide Adegun takes up the mantle of Charon from the late Lance Reddick. The series also stars Mel Gibson, Mishel Prada, Jeremy Bobb, Ben Robson, Nhung Kate, Jessica Allain, and Hubert Point-Du Jour. Fans will love The Continental ‘because like the Wick films, it’s a wild, fun ride and it’s unique, it’s colorful, it’s bold, it’s sonic, it has a cast of characters that you’re not going to find in normal movies because of the world that we’re in.” Albert Hughes, director and executive producer.