Even though John Wick: Chapter 4 has concluded the story of Keanu Reeves’s character in the Narrative Universe, the world of ruthless assassins and their adventures is far from over. Lionsgate has already announced two prequels – Ballerina, starring Ana de Armas, and John Wick’s Spin-Off, The Continental, a prequel series that explores the famous hotel of the assassins—in a recent interview with Collider; producer Erica Lee revealed the first plot details of The Continental.
Everything about John Wick’s Spin-Off Series, The Continental, Plot and Possible Release Date
The John Wick saga unveils new branches of the Continental Hotels across the globe in each successive chapter.
The central establishment is in New York, overseen by Winston Scott (Ian McShane) and his assistant concierge, Charon (played by Lance Reddick), And Continental Japan in the latest chapter of John Wick, controlled by Shimazu (played by Hiroyuki Sanada) and his assistant/ daughter Akira (played by Rina Sawayama).
But we need to find out the backstory of The Continental foundation, And these are the stories that will be explored in this prequel.
John Wick’s Spin-Off The Continental Plot
The prequel series will focus on a young Winston and a young Charon, played by Colin Woodell and Ayomide Adegun, respectively, in New York City in 1970. Lee and her team debated whether to make the series follow a John Wick-like or alternate timeline, ultimately deciding on the latter for more flexibility.
The Continental will delve deeper into the world of the hotel and the various characters who reside there. Lee believes people love John Wick and his world because of the attention to detail given to each character and location. Lee hopes that the show will answer questions about The Continental’s inner workings, including the cleaner, staff, and the creation of gold coins.
“It’s young Winston and young Lance Reddick, young Charon. 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.”
The Continental Possible Release Date
The Continental will consist of three 90-minute episodes, each a mini-movie of a single story. There will be no time jumps between chapters, and the series will stay rooted in 1970s New York City. The series will premiere in September and promises to be an exciting addition to the Narrative Universe.