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The new drama mini-series spin-off to Keanu Reeves’ popular John Wick franchise has fans in a frenzy for being a tight, stylish thriller.
This three-parter called The Continental: From the World of John Wick is named after the hotel where assassins featured in the films gather; particularly around the imposing New York Hotel in the 1970s.
The edgy show explores the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centrepiece of the John Wick universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott (played by Colin Woodell)
“What we’re exploring in The Continental is the young Winston and how it came to be that he and his team of confederates found their way into this hotel,” shared Lionsgate TV chairman Kevin Beggs.
“The Continental is about a crumbling New York in the 1970s with a garbage strike that has piled up bags of garbage to the third floor of most brownstones.
“And, other things that are really real as an interesting backdrop to explore the origins of The Continental.”
Winston basically charts a deadly course through the hotel’s mysterious underworld in an attempt to seize it as his future throne.
The show has already made its debut on September 22 and is off to a good start with a cast including Mel Gibson as Cormac, Mishel Prada as KD, Ben Robson as Frankie, Hubert Point-Du Jour as Miles, Nhung Kate as Yen, Jessica Allain as Lou, Ayomide Adegun as Charon, Jeremy Bobb as Mayhew and Peter Greene as Uncle Charlie.