Five Actors From Starz’s ‘John Wick’ Prequel Series – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: Katie McGrath (Supergirl), Ray McKinnon (Rectify) Adam Shapiro (I have never), Marc Musashi (Fear of the living dead) and Marina Mazepa (Clever) were cast alongside Colin Woodell and Mel Gibson in Starz’s The Continentalthe prequel to the Keanu Reeves film series John Wick. The Continental will be presented as a three-night television special, produced for Starz by Lionsgate Television.
In addition to Woodell and Gibson, the five join previously announced cast members Hubert Point-Du Jour, Jessica Allain, Mishel Prada, Nhung Kate and Ben Robson.
McGrath will play The Adjudicator; McKinnon portrays Jenkins; Shapiro is Lemmy; and Musahi and Mazepa will play High Table assassins Hansel & Gretel.
Executive producers Greg Coolidge (Wayne, ride) and Kirk Ward (wayne) write the series of events and serve as showrunners. Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese will also serve as executive producers.
McGrath recently wrapped filming the role of Lena Luther on The CWs Supergirl. Her other TV credits include Dracula and the BBC Merlin. On the cinema side, we saw her in jurassic world and in King Arthur: Legend of The Sword by Guy Ritchie. McGrath is replaced by A3 Artists Agency and Hamilton Hodell in the UK.
McKinnon is best known as the creator of the Peabody Award-winning series Rectify. As an actor, he appeared in FX’s Sons of Anarchy as Lincoln Potter, and in retaliation for the role in FX’s Mayans MC. He recently wrapped the Fox limited series Sick.
Shapiro’s credits include playing Mr. Shapiro in Mindy Kaling’s Netflix series I have never. On the cinema side, we saw it more recently in Man.
Musashi began his career as a member of the Tokyo-based AAC stunts. His TV credits include Fear of the living dead, Iron Fist and The last boat.
Mazepa’s film credits include Malignant and the godless and a recurring role in The girl in the woods, which airs on Peacock.