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The Continental release date, cast, trailer, and news

The John Wick prequel spin-off series will be coming to Peacock in the near future, and here's our prediction for The Continental release date.

Colin Woodell as Winston in The Continental

What is The Continental release date? A prequel to the John Wick movies, The Continental was announced in June 2017. Although it’s been a long process, and we’re still waiting for it to hit our screens more than five years later, a lot more progress has been made recently as we hurtle towards the series debut.

Co-showrunners of the series are Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward, while Chris Collins and Derek Kolstad, who both worked on the John Wick action movies, share writing credits for The Continental along with Ken Kristensen. Kolstad, Chad Stahelski, and Shawn Simmons will be serving as executive producers along with David Leitch, Paul Wernick, and Rhett Reese, with the latter three being known for their work on the Deadpool movies.

News for the TV series is coming thick and fast, but what everyone really wants to know about is The Continental release date, plot, cast, and more — so we at The Digital Fix will do our best to deliver!

The Continental release date

At a SDCC panel attended by The Digital Fix, it was revealed that the first The Continental ‘movie’ will be released on September 22, 2023. 

The episodes are called Night One, Night Two and Night Three. Night Two will be aired on September 29, and Night Three will be aired on October 6.

Peacock revealed that the show would be heading to the streaming service for an exclusive release in a press statement issued in August 2022.

The Continental will be released as three 90-minute episodes, basically mini-movies. The Digital Fix got to see exclusive footage from The Continental at SDCC and you should be very excited, as these ‘movies’ could easily be called John Wick 5, 6 and 7. The standard of action has been maintained from the movies, and the change of setting to the 1970s means that the production design and the music are both exquisite.

The Continental release date: Winston in the John Wick movie franchise

Who’s in The Continental cast?

Colin Woodell replaces Ian McShane as a young Winston Scott, and Ayomide Adegun will portray a young Charon.

The Continental cast list:

  • Colin Woodell as Winston
  • Ayomide Adegun as Charon
  • Peter Greene as Uncle Charlie
  • Katie McGrath as The Adjudicator
  • Mel Gibson as Cormac, the manager of The Continental
  • Nhung Kate as Yen
  • Jessica Allain as Lou
  • Adam Shapiro as Lemmy
  • Sally Garnett as The Concierge
  • Mishel Prada as KD
  • Ben Robson as Frankie
  • Hubert Point-Du Jour as Miles

Returning characters like Winston, Charon, and Uncle Charlie are all being played by alternate actors to portray their younger counterparts (Woodell, Adegun, and Peter Greene, respectively).

And sorry to disappoint, but there’s one character who won’t be returning: John Wick. Although Keanu Reeves will be playing a producer role behind the scenes, Beggs said that the backdrop of The Continental is “way back pre-John Wick and even pre-young John Wick”, and so “that character is not finding his way into the universe.”

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However, there are plenty of other exciting new casting choices and characters to keep you entertained, with Katie McGrath playing The Adjudicator and Mel Gibson playing the mysterious Cormac – the Hotel Manager.

Colin Woodell as Winston in The Continental

The Continental trailer

The Continental trailer dropped on April 12, and while it didn’t give much away, it looks pretty funky, although that may just be the use of Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’.

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On August 9, a new longer trailer came out, which shows way more action – including a stairwell fight and a roof-top fight. We also get to see a lot of the cool 1970s details that have been lovingly created for the series.

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What is The Continental plot?

The Continental will look at the backstory of the infamous hotel and delve into the past of Winston, who is played by Ian McShane in the John Wick movies.

According to the official synopsis, the series will explore the origin of the Continental Hotel —the iconic resting place for tired assassins looking for a bit of peace.  We’ll follow a young Winston Scott as he rises up the ranks of the underworld and seizes control of the hotel at the centre of the John Wick mythos. And that’s all we know about The Continental so far!

John Wick 4 was released in theatres on March 24, 2023, and you can read all about it in our John Wick 4 review. While we wait for The Continental, find out everyone who dies in John Wick 4 and who is Mr Nobody.