It is the first time that the actor of Lethal Weapon has become the star of a TV series.
There won’t be Keanu Reeves, but there will still be some serious star power: Mel Gibson just signed to star The Continental, the series derived from the saga John wick developed by Starz.
Produced by Lionsgate Television, it will be a three-part television event, which will take us back to 1975 in New York City. We will discover a young criminal named Winston Scott, evolving in the slums of the city to try to take control of the Continental, the privileged meeting point for bandits of all kinds. It’s Ian McShane who plays old Winston, boss of the Continental, in the movies John wick. The actor who will play him in a young version, in this prequel, has not yet been chosen. Mel Gibson, him, will play a character named Cormac, about which one does not know much yet. Certainly it will have a direct link with the hotel (its creator? Founder? Director?).
John Wick “will not be involved at all” in the future series The Continental
In any case, the Oscar-winning actor and director will, in a way, make his first steps on the small screen with this role. Indeed, even if he appeared in a few series in Australia at the beginning of his career, and that he spent a head in the comedy The Savages in the early 2000s on the American channel ABC, The Continental will be her first real big role on television!
Scheduled to air on Starz, the series The Continental still does not have a release date. As for the franchise John wick, the release of the fourth film is scheduled for May 27, 2022.