SUPERNATURAL Casts Sam Hennings as Samuel Colt

Sam Hennings

Well after hearing about the colt since season one (and watching it kill all kinds of demons, including ol’ Yellow Eyes himself), we’re finally going to get to meet the maker himself. According to, the CW’s SUPERNATURAL has cast the role of Samuel Colt.

Memphis Beat detective Sam Hennings will play the oft-referred-to-but-never-seen legendary hunter. The Winchester brothers are gonna come face-to-face with him when they travel back to the Old West in an episode that is probably one of the most highly anticipated of the series so far, judging by the chatter I’ve been seeing all over various and assorted Supernatural message boards.

Exec producer Sera Gamble had this to say about the news:

“He’s an iconic character for the show, and has been since season one. We’ll be meeting him later in his life, after many years of fighting demons and tinkering with magical weapons and Devil’s Gates and such. Time hasn’t been too kind to the guy – which is pretty par for the course, for a hunter.”

Personally I love Hennings’ work over on Memphis Beat (another one of my favorite shows) and I think he will be great as Samuel Colt. But is it just me or are there an awful lot of Samuels on this show? .. just sayin’.