Ken Kristensen (’08) wrote an episode of ‘Peacock’s The Continental: From the World of John Wick’

Joséphine Simonian
November 03, 2023

Film alumnus Ken Kristensen ’08 has written two episodes of Peacock’s The Continental: From the World of John Wick. The three-episode miniseries starring Mel Gibson, explores the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centerpiece of the John Wick universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he’s dragged into the Hell-scape of 1970’s New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through the hotel’s mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the hotel where he will eventually take his future throne. Kristensen wrote the teleplay for Episode 2, “Loyalty to the Master,” and both the story and teleplay for Episode 3, “Theater of Pain.” 

While still at the School of the Arts, Kristensen was selected to both the Sundance and IFP labs, and worked as an associate producer under Gary Winick (Charlottes Web) and Mark Waters (Mean Girls). After graduating, Ken won the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, and was a finalist for the Disney Feature Fellowship. Kristensen has served as writer-producer on multiple series including Shantaram (Apple TV+/Paramount), The Continental: From the World of John Wick (Peacock/Lionsgate TV), Echo (Disney+/Marvel), Spidey and his Amazing Friends (Disney Junior/Marvel), The Punisher (Netflix/Marvel) and Happy! (SyFy), and authored a comic book series published by Image Comics, IDW Publishing, and Dark Horse Comics.