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Smallville Star and Superman Actor Tom Welling Returns To The CW, Gets Cast in Crucial Role in Supernatural Prequel ‘The Winchesters’

Smallville Star and Superman Actor Tom Welling Returns To The CW, Gets Cast in Crucial Role in Supernatural Prequel 'The Winchesters'

The CW dark fantasy drama Supernatural aired for 15 seasons from 2005 to 2020. As the show concluded in 2020, the show-makers announced a prequel to the series, The Winchesters. Recent updates related to the show have confirmed that Tom Welling will also join the upcoming CW show. Supernatural not only became the longest-running series on the network but is also among its most popular shows. It follows the Winchesters brothers as they hunt supernatural beings. 

Tom Welling
Tom Welling

The Winchesters is a prequel to Supernatural and will follow the story of the Winchester family. The show would be based in 1972 and would mainly focus on the parents of the Winchester brothers, John Winchester and Mary Campbell, how they met, fell in love, and their journey ahead. 

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Tom Welling Joins The Cast of The Winchesters

Tom Welling, who appeared as Clark Kent in Smallville, has joined the cast of The Winchesters. Welling will appear as Sam and Dean’s grandfather. The producer and cast of the show announced the news at the New York Comic Con. 

Tom Welling joins the Cast of The Winchesters
Tom Welling joins the Cast of The Winchesters

The Professionals star also made a surprise appearance at the comic con. Tom Welling will be playing Samuel Campbell, Mary Campbell’s father. In Supernatural, Mitch Pileggi played the role, but he will not be returning for the prequel. Tom Welling will make his first appearance in the seventh episode.

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The executive producer and showrunner Robbie Thompson said that Tom Welling is a fantastic actor, and the moment he was mentioned, they knew he was perfect for the role. Tom Welling is known for the hit television series Smallville. With this television series, he also became the longest-running, live-action actor in history to play Superman. 

Tom Welling
Tom Welling

Other than The Winchesters, Tom Welling is also expected to appear in multiple projects in the future. He is also set to star in Deep Six, an action-thriller directed by Scott Windhauser. Some rumors also suggest that Welling would also appear in the upcoming DC film, The Flash

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‘The Winchesters’ is the First Official Spin-off of Supernatural 

The prequel to Supernatural was announced in 2021. The Winchesters is the first official spin-off to Supernatural. It will follow the story of Sam and Dean Winchester’s parents from the perspective of Dean Winchester. Jensen Ackles, who portrayed Dean Winchester in Supernatural, has also joined the prequel as an executive producer.

There are no updates if any other actor from Supernatural will also join the show, but Jensen Ackles is confirmed to be on The Winchesters“I think the fans will be cool if we bring an actor that played a certain famous character on the show to come and do something different,” Jensen said.

Drake Rodger and Meg Donnelly in The Winchesters
Drake Rodger and Meg Donnelly in The Winchesters

The Supernatural star will be doing the voice-over in The Winchesters. In one of his recent interviews, he also mentioned that viewers could also hear more voices from Supernatural in the upcoming show. The Winchesters will have a total of 13 episodes. Its cast includes Drake Rodger, Meg Donnelly, Nida Khurshid, Jojo Fleits, and Bianca Kajlich in the lead. 

The Winchesters will premiere on the CW on October 11, 2022. It will also be available on the official website of CW a day after its release. 

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Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.