SUPERNATURAL Prequel Series Gets Pilot Order From The CW
The CW is jumping back into the Supernatural universe as the network announced a pilot order for the Supernatural prequel series titled The Winchesters. The series will be narrated by Supernatural star Jensen Ackles who played one half of the Winchester brothers alongside Jared Padelecki. The series will focus on John and Mary Winchester, the parents of the original series leads.
The series is set to cover how the couple met, which we saw glimpses of in the original series and their adventures in the demon-infested world, the family “job” and how they started their family that welcomed the Winchester brothers into the world. Ackles will also executive produce the series alongside his wife Daneel Ackles through their production company Chaos Machine Productions.
“When Danneel and I formed Chaos Machine Productions, we knew the first story we wanted to tell was the story of John and Mary Winchester, or rather the Supernatural origin story,” Jensen Ackles stated in an interview with Deadline last June. “I always felt like my character, Dean, would have wanted to know more about his parents’ relationship and how it came to be. So I love the thought of having him take us on this journey.”
Samantha Smith and Jeffrey Dean Morgan played the roles of John and Mary Winchester in the original series, but no confirmation has been made as to who will be cast, but given the series is a prequel, it may very well be a good guess that the series will bring in different stars to take the roles.
Supernatural ran for 15 seasons between 2005 and 2020 for a total of 327 episodes. It is one of the network’s most popular series and gathered an immense fandom that only grew as each season came. This is the first of many attempted spin-offs to receive a pilot order and while it doesn’t guarantee the series will get greenlit, it does show that the network has confidence in the series.
Former Supernatural writer and co-executive producer Robbie Thompson will once again serve as writer and executive producer for the prequel. Stay tuned for more news on the series.