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[11/10/21 - 06:00 AM]
Starz Announces Peter Greene, Ayomide Adegun and Jeremy Bobb Added to "The Continental" Ensemble Cast
They join previously announced cast members Colin Woodell as the series lead Winston Scott the younger version of the iconic character from the "John Wick" film franchise, whose origin story is told through the event series.

[via press release from Starz]

STARZ ANNOUNCES PETER GREENE, AYOMIDE ADEGUN AND JEREMY BOBB ADDED TO "THE CONTINENTAL" ENSEMBLE CAST

Santa Monica, Calif. - November 10, 2021 - STARZ today announced Peter Greene (Training Day, For Life), Ayomide Adegun and Jeremy Bobb (Russian Doll, The Knick) will join the cast of the special event series "The Continental," an adaptation of the blockbuster Lionsgate film franchise John Wick, coming to STARZ in the U.S. and STARZPLAY across its complete footprint in Europe, Latin America, and Japan. The event series is produced for STARZ by Lionsgate Television.

Peter Greene has been cast in the role of "Uncle Charlie;" Ayomide Adegun has been cast in the role of "Charon;" Jeremy Bobb has been cast in the role of "Mayhew." Headshots and bios for all can be found here.

They join previously announced cast members Colin Woodell as the series lead "Winston Scott" the younger version of the iconic character from the John Wick film franchise, whose origin story is told through the event series; Hubert Point-Du Jour as "Miles," Jessica Allain as "Lou," Mishel Prada as "KD," Nhung Kate as "Yen," Mel Gibson as "Cormac," and Ben Robson as "Frankie."

"The Continental" will explore the origin behind the hotel-for-assassins, the centerpiece of the John Wick universe, 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.

Executive Producers Greg Coolidge ("Wayne," Ride Along) and Kirk Ward ("The Turkey Bowl," "Wayne") will write the event series and serve as showrunners. Executive Producer Albert Hughes ("The Good Lord Bird," The Book of Eli) will direct the first and third episodes while executive producing all three. Charlotte Brändström ("The Lord of the Rings," "The Witcher") will direct the second episode. Thunder Road Pictures' Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick, Rhett Reese and Marshall Persinger will also serve as executive producers.

Drawing upon the collaborative efforts of Lionsgate's film, television and Starz platforms, "The Continental" continues the growth of a franchise that has already generated three hit films that have grossed over $600 million at the worldwide box office and a successful virtual reality mobile game. John Wick: Chapter Four is currently shooting in Germany, France and Japan.

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading global media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly-rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ(R) service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. In 2018, STARZ launched its STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform to provide subscribers access to the "best of global SVOD." STARZPLAY, coupled with its STARZPLAY ARABIA joint venture, has expanded its global footprint into more than 55 countries throughout Europe and Latin America along with Canada, Japan, India and Indonesia. STARZ and STARZPLAY are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

About Lionsgate

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for the audiences it serves worldwide.





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