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‘John Wick’ Prequel Series ‘The Continental’ Moves From Starz to Peacock for 2023 Launch

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Joe Otterson TV ReporterThe “John Wick” prequel series “The Continental” will now air on Peacock rather than Starz.The series is expected to debut on the streaming service in 2023, with Peacock currently having all three of the “John Wick” films released to date.

The series hails from Lionsgate, which also produces the film franchise. The show was first announced as being in the works at Starz in 2018.As previously announced, the three-episode event series will explore the origin story and inner workings of the Continental Hotel, a centerpiece of the “John Wick” universe which serves as a refuge for assassins.

It is told from the perspective of a young Winston Scott (Colin Woodell), based on Ian McShane’s character in the films. Winston is dragged through 1975 New York to face a past he thought he’d left behind.

In an attempt to seize control of the iconic hotel, Winston charts a deadly course through the mysterious underworld of New York City. “The ‘John Wick’ films have become a global phenomenon, are among the most watched titles on Peacock and we are thrilled and honored to partner with Lionsgate to extend this incredible franchise,” said Kelly Campbell, president of Peacock and Direct-to-Consumer. “We understand the value of a global franchise and Val Boreland and team knew that by bringing this special event series to Peacock and putting the full power of NBCUniversal behind it, the premiere of ‘The Continental’ will be the streaming event of the year.”Negotiations for the series were led by Val Boreland, executive vice president and head of content acquisitions for NBCUniversal, and Jim Packer, president of worldwide television and digital distribution for Lionsgate.“’John Wick’ has become part of the cultural.

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