Out of seemingly nowhere, the trailer for The Winchesters has dropped today, allowing fans a look at what they can expect from the show, sans Sam and Dean. News had been thin on the ground from the upcoming show, with few details and no promotional material until now.
The prequel is due to be set years before the Winchester brothers took their fight against all things evil and supernatural, focusing instead on the story of their parents, John and Mary Winchester, and how they came to end up together.
Running for fifteen seasons, Supernatural starred Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester and Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester. The two sons started off looking for their father John, played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan after he’d disappeared on a hunting trip. From that first season involving case-of-the-week monsters to the fifteenth season where the two brothers fought God, the show was a resounding success, garnering a massive fan base.
Drawing inspiration from pretty much every mythological creation, religion from around the world, and urban legend, the show didn’t leave much on the table, and itself featured the parents of the two boys on more than a few occasions throughout its run.
Fifteen seasons is a long time for any show, and Supernatural came to an end at a time when some fans thought it should have ended long before. The show creator Eric Kripke who is now involved with The Boys had left the show after season five, admitting the story he wanted to tell had been told, and there was nothing more to be done for him. Quality dipped, but it regained its footing in the last few seasons, at least before that contentious, COVID-19-affected finale, anyway.
During its fifteen-season run, there were a couple of occasions the show attempted to get spin-offs off the ground whilst it was still on the air itself. One surrounded Chief Jody Mills and her adopted daughters, the other a mafia-family style, behind the public eye war set in Chicago, featuring five different monster families. Both of these soft pilots during the seasons were met with apprehension, and as such didn’t go any further.
However, we do have our first feature trailer for the upcoming prequel spin-off, starring Meg Donnelly as Mary Winchester and Drake Rodger as John Winchester. Plot details are sparse, and many die-hard fans will be wondering how this will work, with the two brothers having time-traveled a few times to see their parents at various stages of their lives.
— TheCWWinchesters (@WinchestersOnCW) August 25, 2022
Narrated and produced by Jensen Ackles, other stars of Supernatural expressed their interest in returning, with Ruth Connell who played Rowena mentioning her character would have been around at the time, and Misha Collins joking that his angel Castiel ‘is a time-traveling angel’.
One star who was less than enthused at the time this was announced is Jared Padalecki, who found out about the prequel like all of us, on Twitter. With his close relationship with Ackles, this came as a surprise to everyone, but it seems the two have since patched up any potential issues.
So, debuting on October 11th over on the CW, will you be watching the next installment of the Supernatural story?
Source: TheCWWinchesters Twitter