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‘John Wick’ prequel series ‘The Continental’ casts Mel, series lead Colin

Published : 23 Oct 2021 09:24 PM | Updated : 25 Oct 2021 11:19 AM

John Wick’ film franchise prequel series and hotel origin story ‘The Continental’ heats up at Starz with its lead and Mel Gibson announced for the cast. Climate change anthology series Extrapolations announces cast including, Meryl Streep, Kit Harington, Daveed Diggs, and Sienna Miller. Plus, a History of the World, Part I sequel series, ‘Red Notice trailer, and more of the biggest news in TV and streaming this week.

Not every ‘John Wick’ fan is happy about the casting of controversial Oscar winner Mel Gibson in Starz’ prequel series ‘The Continental’, but Deadline reports it’s a go for Gibson, who will play a new character in the series: ‘Cormac’, a mysterious figure about whom no further details are known

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The series revolves around the origins of the hotel for assassins featured in the Wick films, as told through the eyes of Winston Scott (played by Ian McShane in the Wick movies, and to be played by The Flight Attendant’s Colin Woodell in the series), in 1975 New York City, when a dangerous attempt is made to overtake the hotel. The series will unfold as a three-night event on Starz, though no premiere date has yet been set.

‘The Continental’ will be Gibson’s first regular TV role. He won a Best Director Oscar for the 1995 movie Braveheart, which also won the Best Picture Academy Award. But in recent years, after he made anti-Semitic and racist comments in multiple incidents, Gibson has worked only in smaller budget film projects.

‘The Continental’ is written and executive produced by Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward, who also serve as showrunners, while original Wick movie writer Derek Kolstad will also be an EP on the project.

The next Wick movie, ‘John Wick 4’, will star Keanu Reeves returning as Wick, as well as Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, Lance Reddick, Shamier Anderson, Donnie Yen, Rina Sawayama, Bill Skarsgård, Scott Adkins, and Clancy Brown. The movie is scheduled for release on May 27, 2022.   -We Got This Covered

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