The Continental: John Wick Prequel to Stream on Prime Video Internationally

Lionsgate Television has partnered up with Amazon for the international release of its upcoming John Wick prequel, The Continental. Set to make its debut in 2023, the three-part special event will be available for streaming outside of the U.S. on Prime Video.

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“The John Wick films have created one of the most immersive, detailed, and enjoyable universes we’ve seen on screen in the last decade,” said Chris Mansolillo, Director of Content Acquisition at Prime Video (via Deadline). “We are extremely proud to play a part in continuing to build that universe, offering viewers an insight into the origins of the infamous Continental Hotel and its incredible characters.”

The Continental will star Colin Woodell as the young Winston, newcomer Ayomide Adegun as the young Charon, Mel Gibson as Cormac, Hubert Point-Du Jour as Miles, Jessica Allain as Lou, Mishel Prada as KD, Nhung Kate as Yen, Ben Robson as Frankie, Peter Greene as Uncle Charlie, Jeremy Bobb as Mayhew, Ray McKinnon as Jenkins, Adam Shapiro as Lemmy, Mark Musashi as Hansel, Marina Mazepa as Gretel, and Katie McGrath as The Adjudicator.

“Set 40 years before the events of the films, the upcoming prequel spinoff 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 titular hotel was introduced in the first installment of the John Wick films as a safe haven for assassins and has been a primary location in the franchise. Each installment of the event series is expected to be 90-minutes long and will premiere over the course of three consecutive nights.

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The Continental was first announced in 2017 by franchise creators Chad Stahelski and Derek Kolstad. It is being executive produced by Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward, who are serving as showrunners. Executive producers are Kolstad, Stahelski, Basil Iwanyk, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese, and Erica Lee.


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