The premiere date for Peacock‘s upcoming John Wick spin-off/prequel series The Continental has been revealed.
While it has long been known that The Continental would bow in September, Deadline now brings word of a specific debut date. The first episode of the three-part series will arrive on Peacock on Friday, Sept. 22. Episode 2 will follow suit on Sept. 29. The third and final episode of The Continental will then hit Peacock on Oct. 6.
What is The Continental about?
Peacock’s The Continental focuses on the eponymous hotel, which serves as both a safe haven for assassins and the centerpiece of the John Wick franchise. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the 1970s, the series follows a young Winston Scott (Colin Woodell) as his past comes back to haunt him. (Ian McShane previously played an older Winston in the modern day-set John Wick films.)
“The four Wick films take place over a three-month span … John is either chasing, or being chased. There has been no time to take a breath, to allow the audience to dig deeper into the world and its denizens,” executive producer Basil Iwankyk said.
“In our show, The Continental, we finally have space to explore these characters, how they became who they are, and how The Continental became the epicenter of this world,” Iwankyk continued. “Combine that with introducing new characters that are as compelling as any in the John Wick universe. Action that’s crazy cool and inventive. Easter eggs that will excite the hardcore Wick fans. And what I love the most: a vision of ‘70s New York that embodies the sexiness, edginess, and visceral style that the franchise is known for. This show will look/sound/smell cooler than any show out there.”
The Continental: From the World of John Wick premieres Sept. 22 on Peacock.