THE CONTINENTAL: The Prequel Series Casts Colin Woodell as the Young Winston Scott Plus More Casting Announcements

By: John M Jerva

After yesterday’s big reveal that Mel Gibson will be involved in the John Wick prequel series The Continental, Deadline is bringing word that the series has found it’s younger version of Winston Scott played masterfully by Ian McShane.

According to the site, Colin Woodell (The Flight Attendant) will play the role in the series which will see a special three night event on Starz.

The Continental will explore “the origin behind the hotel-for-assassins, a centerpiece of the John Wick universe, through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott (Woodell) 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 the 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.”

Other casting announcements have been made as well with Hubert Point-Du Jour (The Good Lord Bird), Jessica Allain (The Laundromat), Mishel Prada (Vida), Nhung Kate (The Housemaid), and Ben Robson (Animal Kingdom) have enlisted for the series as well in undisclosed roles.

Albert Hughes will helm parts one and three of the event mini-series with Charlotte Brändström (The Lord of the Rings) taking the director’s chair for the second.

“What we’re exploring in The Continental is the young Winston and how it came to be that he and his team of confederates found their way into this hotel which we have met for the first time in the movie franchise 40 years later,” Lionsgate TV’s Kevin Beggs said in an official statement. “That’s the arena. I won’t give away more than that, but Starz leaned into this take also, and they have been great collaborators. And how we’ve approached this first season is as three essentially 90-minute events which you could construe as a limited series or a limited event series.“

The exact role of Mel Gibson’s character in the John Wick prequel series isn’t known at this time but we do know that his name will be Cormac.

Source: Deadline

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