The series “The Continental”, a spin-off of the “John Wick” franchise, continues to refine its cast. Among the new names, Katie McGrath is added to embody the new Adjudicator.
John Wicka growing franchise
Who would have thought that a film as “simple” as John Wick could start a whole franchise? Simple, because everything starts from a rather classic intrigue of revenge. A former killer, who lost his wife, will pull out his guns when a gang breaks into his house, steals his car, and kills his dog.
On paper, it would even be rather funny. However, with Keanu Reeves in great shape, David Leitch and Chad Stahelski were able to offer an effective action film. With a modest budget, they convinced enough people to launch a second film and a third. The fourth opus is scheduled for 2023. And besides, there is even a prequel series named The Continental who is getting ready!
The series will be set in 1970s New York and will center on the Continental Hotel which is home to the killers. The show will focus more particularly on Winston (Ian McShane in the films) and how he became the manager of the hotel. It is Colin Woodell who will interpret it in the series. Mel Gibson will also play a role.
A new Adjudicator for The Continental
According to Deadline actress Katie McGrath was hired to interpret in turn The Adjudicator (adjudicator or arbitrator in French). A character who was present in John Wick 3. It was she who was responsible for enforcing the decision of the Big Table, namely to eliminate Keanu Reeves by following the rules. Asia Kate Dillon played her in the film.
Katie McGrath will therefore find a role that should mark the spirits. The latter performed Lena Luthor in Supergirl since 2016 and until the end of the series in 2021. Before that, we had been able to discover it in The Tudors (2008) and in Morgane in Merlin (2008-2012). In the cinema, we could see her appear in Jurassic World (2015) as Bryce Dallas Howard’s assistant, and in King Arthur: The Legend of Excalibur (2017) alongside Jude Law.
The actress is not the only one to join the already well-trained team of The Continental. Always according to DeadlineRay McKinnon, Adam Shapiro, Mark Musashi, and Marina Mazepa have been signed on to appear on the show.