The Continental Cast: Meet Colin Woodell and the New Stars of the John Wick Universe

Get to know the cast and characters of the John Wick spinoff series, The Continental.

Colin Woodell as Winston Scott in The Continental
Photo: Peacock/Amazon

The extremely successful John Wick universe is expanding! Brand-new TV prequel series The Continental lands on Peacock in the US and Prime Video in the UK this September with a mission to take the world of John Wick beyond the ultra-violent adventures of Mr. Wick himself, but they’ll still need guns – lots of guns.

Unfortunately, John Wick star Keanu Reeves does not appear in The Continental, but there are lots of new and familiar characters checking into both the notorious New York hotel and the intricate lore of the franchise in this big budget streaming TV series. If you need to know more about those characters and the actors behind the roles, we’re here to help.

Colin Woodell is Winston Scott

Winston Scott should be familiar to fans of the John Wick franchise, but even if you’ve only seen one of those movies before, you’ll have already met him as the cunning manager of The Continental hotel! In John Wick 1-4, Winston is played by Ian McShane, but as The Continental is set long before those films, a younger actor has been hired to play him during an era when he wasn’t yet the manager, and that’s Colin Woodell.

Woodell is indeed incredibly good at being a young Winston, with uncanny line delivery and the same wily air about him as McShane, and although Woodell is American and not British, he does a good job of balancing that tricky accent. The actor is best known for starring as Rick Betancourt in the TV series of The Purge and as Aiden in The Originals, but he has also fielded roles in Designated Survivor and Masters of Sex. No stranger to the horror genre, Woodell has also appeared in scary films like Unfriended: Dark Web and Unsane.


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