John Wick Prequel Series Set for Prime Video Internationally


Prime Video is to launch The Continental, the event series based on the John Wick blockbuster action franchise, worldwide, excluding the U.S., Israel and the Middle East, in 2023.

Produced by Lionsgate Television, The Continental is told from the perspective of the hotel manager, portrayed by Ian McShane in the film franchise—a young Winston Scott, played by Colin Woodell (The Flight Attendant). Viewers will follow Winston through the underworld of ’70s New York.

“The John Wick films have created one of the most immersive, detailed and enjoyable universes we’ve seen on screen in the last decade,” said Chris Mansolillo, director of content acquisition for Prime Video. “We are extremely proud to play a part in continuing to build that universe, offering viewers an insight into the origins of the infamous Continental Hotel and its incredible characters.”

“We’re delighted to partner with Prime Video, which is always a world-class home for our properties,” said Lionsgate’s president of worldwide television distribution, Jim Packer. “The Continental promises to be one of the major streaming events of 2023, and it will be a perfect fit for Prime Video’s global audience as the John Wick franchise continues to grow. This deal wouldn’t have been possible without Agapy Kapouranis and Chase Brisbin and their talented counterparts at Prime Video, who crafted a multifaceted agreement that reflects today’s evolving marketplace.”