The Winchesters

PLOT THE WINCHESTERS

The Winchesters is an American television series spin-off and prequel to the successful supernatural drama Supernatural. Created by veteran of Supernatural Robbie Thompson and produced by the star of the latter among others Jensen Acklesalso a guest star and narrator in the original version, the series tells the epic and in many ways unknown story of how John and Mary Winchester, the future parents of Dean and Sam, met and fell in love, and how they both put everything is at stake to save not only their feelings but the whole world.
When John (Drake Rodger) returns home from Vietnam, a mysterious encounter triggers a mission to retrace his father’s past. During his journey, John meets Mary (Meg Donnelly, American Housewife), a 19-year-old demon hunter, also looking for answers after her father’s disappearance. Together, the two join forces with young slayer-in-training Latika (Nida Khurshid, For the People) and easy-going hunter Carlos (Jonathan Fleites) to discover the hidden truths about their families.
The investigation leads them to a rare book store, whose owner, Ada Monroe (Demetria McKinney, Motherland: Fort Salem), is interested in the occult and could provide them with the missing pieces of the puzzle. But the secrets run very deep, for both the Winchesters and the Campbells, and despite the best efforts of John’s mother, Millie (Bianca Kajlich, The rules of love), to persuade his son from pursuing a dangerous life of hunting demons, he and Mary are determined to work together to sustain their families legacy as they begin to raise a family of their own.

CURIOSITIES ABOUT THE WINCHESTERS

The Winchesters is the third live-action spin-off from Supernatural and follows Bloodlines And Wayward Sisters, never gone beyond the pilot episode. Also a prequel, the series follows John Winchester and Mary Campbell, the future parents of Dean and Sam Winchester, around the time they first met in the 1970s. It is executive produced by the star of Supernatural Jensen Ackles, also narrator in the original version. Ackles himself occasionally reprises his role as Dean Winchester in the first episode. The production team also includes Danneel Ackles, wife of Jensen (appeared in Supernatural as Anael), and creator Robbie Thompson, who wrote numerous episodes of the main series.

The announcement of The Winchesters was accompanied by a controversy involving former co-star Jensen Ackles in Supernatural, Jared Padalecki, apparently not informed of the project. “I wish I knew differently than Twitterthe actor had written. The two later cleared up, with Padalecki telling al times: “I tweeted because I wanted to let people know that I wasn’t keeping a secret from them but that I was simply in the dark. But it’s hard to tweet with the specific tone of a message. I should be mature enough to know before I expect that people understand. If you write something online, people think ‘Hey, he doesn’t know. They’re going to kill each other! The world is ending!’. And I wish I hadn’t done that.”

Several actors of Supernatural appear in The Winchestersreprising their respective roles. In addition to Ackles, Gil McKinney (Henry Winchester) and Richard Speight Jr. (Loki) also starred in the series.

The series was filmed primarily in and around New Orleans.

The Winchesters – TV Series (2022)