Hollywood star Mel Gibson has recently joined the cast of the John Wick spin-off prequel series, “The Continental”.
Gibson will play a new character called Cormac, though no further details are available about his character.
The new prequel series will explore the John Wick universe 40 years prior to where the movie franchise began.
The series marks Gibson’s first regular television role in his career. He previously appeared in the Australian series “The Sullivans” in the 1970s and has made occasional appearances on shows since.
It was originally ordered at Starz in 2018 as a three-night event series.
Set in 1970s New York City, the spin-off will focus on a younger version of Ian McShane’s Winston, the owner of the famous hotel for assassins, and how it came to be that he and his team of confederates found their way into the hotel.
As the series takes place 40 years before the films, which rule out an appearance from Keanu Reeves, however, Beggs did say the actor was in talks to executive produce.
It was last reported that Starz will not air “The Continental” until after the fourth “John Wick” movie which is set to be released on May 27, 2022.