The CW’s upcoming Supernatural prequel series, The Winchesters, now has an official premiere date and will debut on October 11th.
The series will tell the story of how Sam and Dean’s parents John and Mary met, “and how they put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world.”
A synopsis for the series reads:
“Mary is 19 years old and has been fighting the forces of darkness since she was a child. After losing someone close to her, the hardened hunter considers quitting the family business — until her father’s disappearance and the arrival of newcomer John forces her to lead a new team. John has recently returned from Vietnam. Selfless and clear-headed, he finds a new mission back home, where traces of his father’s past lead him to a secret organization and a whole new war as a hunter.”
Supernatural enjoyed a mammoth 15-season run and spawned a huge fanbase along the way. Although anticipation for The Winchesters will likely be high, many fans have pointed out inconsistencies in the plot. The original series also told us a lot about John and Mary’s backstory, which has left even more questions about the new series.
Jensen Ackles, who returns to narrate The Winchesters, spoke about these issues and promised fans the show would respect the timeline established in Supernatural.
“We were sitting around when COVID hit going, ‘You know what would be cool? If we went back in time and we actually saw the story of mom and dad and how they met — but do it in a way that skews the narrative so that we hit those waypoints that we established on Supernatural but get you from A to B, B to C, C to D in a way that is really unexpected. And then we found a way to continue that story in a way that might be surprising, but always keeping in our back pocket getting us back to the mythology that is established, which is not an easy task. It’s not an easy map to draw, but we’re doing our best.”
The Winchesters will see Drake Rodger and Meg Donnelly star as a young John and Mary.
Longtime Supernatural writer and producer Robbie Thompson returns as showrunner/executive producer.