‘John Wick’ Starz Prequel ‘The Continental’ Series Adds Five To The Cast
Starz’s “John Wick” prequel series “The Continental” rounds out its main cast with five new additions.
Mishel Prada (“Vida”) will play KD; Hubert Point Du-Jour (“Blindspot”, “Madam Secretary”) will play Miles; Jessica Allain (“The Laundromat”, “Thriller”) was cast for the role of Lou; Nhung Kate (“Swapping Fate”, “The Better Man”) was chosen as Yen; and Ben Robson (“Animal Kingdom”, “Vikings”) was chosen to play Frankie.
The five join previously announced series frontman Colin Woodell as well as actor Mel Gibson.
“The Continental” will explore the origin of the titular assassin hotel through the eyes and actions of Winston Scott (Woodell), who is drawn into the hellish landscape of a 1975 New York City to face a past that he thought ‘d left behind. Winston plots a deadly journey through the mysterious underworld of New York City in a heartbreaking attempt to take over the iconic hotel, which serves as a meeting point for the world’s most dangerous criminals. In the movies, Scott is played by Ian McShane.
“The Continental”, which will air as a three-part event series, originates from writers and executive producers Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward, who also serve as showrunners. Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are all executive producers with Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee also executive producers.
Point Du-Jour is replaced by Buchwald and Kanner Entertainment Inc. Allain is replaced by UTA, Link Entertainment and Independent Talent Group. Prada is replaced by UTA. Nhung is replaced by Bowery Artists. Robson is replaced by Management 360 and Rogue Management.