Saturday, April 13, 2024

Lethal Liability? Mel Gibson’s Face and Name Appear Nowhere in Trailer for Peacock Limited Series, Actor’s First TV Show


This is pretty weird.

Of course, no one wants to be associated with Mel Gibson. So it should come as no surprise that neither Gibson’s face nor name appear in the teaser trailer for a new Peacock three part series called “The Continental.”

The show actually stars Colin Woodell. It’s set in the New York in the 70s where the only Continental was a gay bath house. It’s unlikely Mel is the proprietor. The Holocaust denying anti-Semite and racist doesn’t seem like he’d be doing that.

There’s plenty of gun play, as seen below, but no hint of Gibson, Hollywood’s most reviled Public Enemy Number 1. I can’t believe anyone agreed to work with him at all.
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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