The fantasy megahit “Supernatural” is over after 15 seasons, but the story of Sam and Dean will continue – or rather: their backstory. Because the spin-off “The Winchesters” is about the young parents of the demon hunters.
When a prequel series for “Supernatural” was announced in 2021, there was Zoff: Jensen Ackles will also be in this series again as Dean Winchester, but Jared Padalecki will not return as his brother Sam – and probably even knew it nothing from the project. This initially led to bad blood on Twitter, as Padalecki felt left out. But Padalecki and Ackles are not only screen brothers, but also friends, and so the dispute soon cleared up again – and the series project was quiet for the time being.
Until now, there is good news: Casting for the series is progressing and now the main cast of “The Winchesters”, as the prequel will be called, has been announced. Meg Donnelly (“American Housewife”) will play young Mary Winchester née Campbell, Drake Rodger (to be seen in a small role on Netflix’s “The In-Between” from April 8, 2022) John Winchester – and this is what Sam and Dean’s parents look like:
But what is Dean doing in the series about his parents’ young years if he wasn’t even born at the time of the action? He will act as the narrator of the series and look back on his parents’ (love) story. Jensen Ackles is also on board as executive producer on The Winchesters.
Mary and John form a demon hunter team
Mary Campbell, played by Meg Donnelly, is loud The Hollywood Reporters is 19 years old at the beginning of the series and has been fighting dark forces for most of her life. When she loses someone close, she considers exiting the family business – until her father disappears, forcing her to lead a new team that includes newcomer John Winchester…
John Winchester has just returned from the Vietnam War. Back home, the unselfish and sane young man investigates his father’s past. His search for clues leads him to a secret organization and in the middle of a whole new war as a hunter.
Of course, we already know Sam and Dean Winchester’s parents from “Supernatural” itself – there we saw Samantha Smith as Mary and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as John in the roles of the older parents.
By the way: The 15th and final season of “Supernatural” will soon be celebrating its free TV premiere. From April 4, 2022, you can watch the new episodes of season 15 every Monday on ProSieben MAXX. It starts at 10:05 p.m., double episodes will be shown – uncut thanks to the late hour.