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John Wick Prequel Series Cast ‘Colin Woodell’ as best in The Continental

The Continental, Starz’s ‘John Wick‘ prequel series, has announced more members of its cast. Yesterday, it was reported that Mel Gibson would be joining the cast of this series under the direction of Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli). Now, Colin Woodell has been announced in the leading role of Winston Scott.

The John Wick franchise, which has grossed more than $600 million worldwide, tells the story of a retired assassin that is sucked back into the life of hired killings after a mob boss’ son kills his beloved dog given to Wick by his now deceased wife. The story of The Continental will take place years before John Wick’s story begins as we see a young Winston Scott pulled back into a life he thought was long gone in a 1975 New York City as he tries to take control of the famous hotel.

Hopefully, viewers will be treated to a lot of gun-fu in this prequel to the much-loved film franchise. There is no release date for the series quite yet, but we hope more information will become available soon.

Starz’s upcoming John Wick prequel series The Continental has found its lead star. It has just been announced that Colin Woodell (The Flight Attendant) has boarded the project in what will be the main role in the series. He’ll be playing a younger version of Winston Scott, the character previously portrayed by Ian McShane in the John Wick movies.

The series follows Colin Woodell as Winston, who is “dragged into the Hell-scape of a 1975 New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through New York’s mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the iconic hotel, which serves as the meeting point for the world’s most dangerous criminals.”

Produced by Lionsgate Television, The Continental is a three-night special-event TV series, essentially consisting of three separate 90-minute movies Jurassic World 3 streaming. Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli) is directing Night One and Night Three with Charlotte Brändström (The Lord of the Rings) directing Night Two. It is written by executive producers and showrunners Greg Coolidge and Kirk Ward. Also on board to executive produce are Thunder Road Pictures’ Basil Iwanyk and Erica Lee, Chad Stahelski, Derek Kolstad, David Leitch, Shawn Simmons, Paul Wernick, and Rhett Reese.

Colin Woodell is best known for co-starring with The Big Bang Theory alum Kaley Cuoco in the hit HBO Max series The Flight Attendant. After an acclaimed first season, that show has been renewed for season 2. He is also recognized for his roles in shows like The Purge, The Originals, Designated Survivor, and Masters of Sex. Woodell has also appeared in the movies John Wick 3 streaming Unsane, Unfriended: Dark Web, XOXO, and The Call of the Wild.

Meanwhile, the John Wick streaming franchise continues to thrive on the big screen. Keanu Reeves will return as the titular vigilante in John Wick: Chapter 4 streaming ita, which is due to arrive on May 27, 2022. Ian McShane will also return as Winston Scott in the sequel, with other returning franchise stars including Lance Reddick and Laurence Fishburne. Other stars include Rina Sawayama, Donnie Yen, Shamier Anderson, Bill Skargard, Hiroyuki Sanada, Scott Adkins, and Clancy Brown. Chad Stahelski directs the feature using a screenplay by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch.