While the first teaser for the upcoming Peacock movie the mainland series it was pretty light on details, the latest trailer definitely makes it look like the john wick The prequel will live up to the movie’s action-packed reputation, or die trying.
Set in 1970s New York City, the mainland revolves around the younger versions of Winston Scott (Colin Woodell) and Charon (Ayomide Adegun) as the two become entangled in an intricate war of assassins that is destined to end with them rising to power at the series’ titular hotel. Though Winston is apparently no stranger to what kind of business goes on at the Continental, the new trailer establishes that it’s not until his brother Frankie (Ben Robson) comes into conflict with then-hotel manager Cormac (Mel Gibson), that really begins. be sucked into the world of well-dressed madness of his.
Instead of working squarely with Cormac to get back what Frankie stole, the mainlandWinston’s new trailer makes it seem like Winston could take matters into his own hands by allying with his brother and other outsiders, including Miles (Hubert Point-Du Jour), Lou (Jessica Allain), and Lemmy (Adam Shapiro). ), to destroy the hotel.
Of course, with a hotel like the Continental, full of eccentric professional assassins trying to relax, pulling off that kind of hostile takeover is easier said than done. The trailer makes it clear that each of Winston’s targets is going to put up an excellently choreographed fight before he can take them out, which is cool to see. But the trailer also makes it pretty clear that Gibson’s Cormac is going to be pretty central to the continentals plot, which is an incredibly underwhelming and bizarre choice by producer Lionsgate Television that will probably keep more than a few people from tuning in the mainland when I arrive at Peacock on September 22.