A fresh trailer for “The Continental: From the World of John Wick” was unveiled by Peacock on Wednesday, introducing Mel Gibson’s inaugural appearance in the John Wick Universe. The prequel series is set to debut on September 22 and stars Gibson as Cormac, the manager of a hotel, alongside Colin Woodell portraying Winston Scott. In the trailer, Cormac dispatches Winston to retrieve a stolen item from the Continental, taken by Winston’s brother, Frankie. As the storyline deepens, Cormac characterizes the item as being of utmost significance to numerous dangerous individuals. This marks Gibson’s first television series role since his recurring part in the ABC comedy “Complete Savages.”
Set in the 1970s, the narrative delves into the most perilous layers of New York City’s criminal underworld, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The tale follows Winston’s pursuit of Frankie, aimed at aiding his escape from Cormac’s clutches. Along the way, they amass a team of criminals and fighters, embarking on a clash for control over the hotel.
The official movie synopsis elucidates, “The three-part event will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centerpiece of the John Wick universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he’s dragged into the Hell-scape of 1970s New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind.” The story propels Winston through the hotel’s enigmatic underworld, as he endeavors to secure the hotel and eventually ascend to his future throne. The series will be rolled out in three parts, with the first premiering on September 22, followed by the second on September 29, and the final installment on October 6, as detailed by The Hollywood Reporter.