Mel Gibson in the John Wick Prequel Limited Series, The Continental

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The series will be Gibson’s first television work in over a decade and a half.


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The continental, Starz John wick prequel TV series, cast Mel Gibson as one of the main actors of the show, reports Deadline. Lionsgate Television will produce the three-night special, which will chronicle the history of the famous Assassins’ Hotel that served as the focal point of the film franchise, John wick.

So far, all we know about Gibson’s involvement is that he will be playing the role of a character named Cormac. The story will center on a younger version of Winston Scott, the owner of The Continental, as he attempts to make his way through the New York underworld to take over the operations of The Continental in 1975 in New York City. . The role of Winston Scott (played in the film franchise by Ian McShane) has not yet been announced.

Gibson, who is best known for his big screen performances in classics such as the Deadly weapon series and winner of the best film Brave Heart, hasn’t done much television in recent years. Although Gibson made his debut in the Australian TV series The Sullivans from 1976 to 1983, the actor always had his eyes riveted on the big screen. During his time on The Sullivans, Gibson landed roles in George Miller Mad Max and that of Peter Weir Gallipoli, Just to name a few.

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While it is a change for the actor to move from cinema to television, he will be in good hands as the John wick trilogy has grossed nearly $ 600 million worldwide with a fourth installment underway. The films tell the story of a retired assassin who is brought back into the game after the puppy his late wife gave him is killed by the son of a mob boss.

In a statement explaining why they decided to create the prequel, Lionsgate TV Kevin begs noted,

It’s such a successful franchise that it’s on its way to its fourth and fifth installments as a movie. He’s got such a great mythology and such an interesting style, and the gun fu approach to this incredibly poetic stunt aesthetic is just out of this world, which is why the movie starring Keanu Reeves – which is so amazing in everything. which he does but especially convincing as John Wick in our minds – he just screams to be something on TV. Just like the Marvel Universe and the DC Universe from a TV standpoint are incredible opportunities, and this is our superhero franchise in the family.

The continental does not yet have a release date.

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