Mel Gibson Enlists for the JOHN WICK Spin-Off Series THE CONTINENTAL!

By: John M Jerva

In a rather bit of shocking, but in a good way, casting news, Deadline is bringing word that Mel Gibson has officially been cast in the John Wick spin-off series The Continental. The Starz series will be a prequel and will be a three night event for the pay cable service and Gibson’s involvement makes this even sweeter if that was possible.

Per Deadline: “The Continental will explore the origin behind the hotel-for-assassins, which increasingly has become the centerpiece of the John Wick universe. This will be accomplished through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, who is dragged into the Hell-scape of a 1975 New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through the New York’s mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the iconic hotel, which serves as the meeting point for the world’s most dangerous criminals. No word yet on who’ll play Winston Scott (the hotel owner is played in the films by Ian McShane). Gibson will play a character named Cormac.”

Executive producers Greg Coolidge (Wayne, Ride Along) and Kirk Ward (Wayne) are writing the event series and serve as showrunners. Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, Stahelski, Kolstad, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will also serve as executive producers.

Gibson in a scene from his recent DTV actioner Force of Nature

Gibson is the first big name to be announced and shine Ian McShane won’t physically appear in the series, he still may do some voiceovers for it. It was speculated that franchise star Keanu Reeves might appear but this is unlikely although Reeves will most likely produce it.

A staple in films for decades, this is Gibson’s first foray into television although the scope of this series does feel cinematic.

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Source: Deadline

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