Peacock's "The Continental" explores the history behind the hotel in the "John Wick" movies.
It follows a younger version of hotel manager Winston Scott, played by Ian McShane in the movies.
Will Keanu Reeves appear in the series? Here's what we know so far.
Peacock's "The Continental" series takes audiences into the world of the titular hotel in the "John Wick" franchise, and follows the release of "John Wick: Chapter 4," which arrived in theaters back in March.
"Chapter 4" was met with rave reviews from audiences worldwide, and also earned a 94% critics' score on Rotten Tomatoes, with many wondering what the future holds for Keanu Reeves' seemingly unstoppable assassin.
The next chapter in the world of "John Wick" is the new three-part series, "The Continental."
Here's what you need to know about the show, and whether Keanu Reeves might return.
What is 'The Continental' about?
"The Continental" follows a younger version of Ian McShane's hotel proprietor Winston Scott (Colin Woodell) in the 1970s. It tells the story of how Winston came to be the owner of the New York hotel that caters to assassins.
Winston isn't the only returning character from the "John Wick" movies, as Ayomide Adegun is playing a younger version of Charon, the desk manager portrayed by the late Lance Reddick.
"The Continental" is set firmly in the world of the movies, but Winston and Charon appear to be the only characters that are crossing over from the big screen.
Will Keanu Reeves appear in 'The Continental?'
Keanu Reeves is not listed among the show's cast, and given that the show is set in the 1970s — decades before the movies — it seems unlikely the actor will reprise his role as John Wick.
It wouldn't be impossible for a younger version of the character to show up in the series, but Peacock would probably keep that casting a secret so as not to spoil viewers.
For now, it seems like Reeves' days as Wick may be over.
"John Wick" and "The Continental" producer Basil Iwanyk told Collider this week that the actor wanted to give the character a definitive ending in "Chapter 4."
"After the second, third, and fourth movie, making these films is so exhausting and it destroys Keanu, physically and emotionally. By the end, he's always like, 'I can't do this again,' and we agree with him," said Iwanyk. "The guy is just a shell of himself because he just goes off and goes for it. He was like, 'I wanna be definitively killed at the end of this movie.' We were like, 'You know, we'll leave a 10% little opening.'"
"The Continental" premieres on Peacock on Friday.
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