Only a few months after airing its series finale, the CW is planning a return to the world of Supernatural. The network is developing a prequel series titled The Winchesters, focusing on Sam and Dean Winchester’s parents, per Deadline.
Jensen Ackles will reprise his role as Dean Winchester to narrate The Winchesters. Jensen and his wife, recurring Supernatural guest star Danneel Ackles, will serve as executive producer. Supernatural co-executive producer Robbie Thompson will serve as writer and executive producer.
“After Supernatural wrapped its 15th season, we knew it wasn’t over. Because like we say in the show, ‘nothing ever really ends, does it?’” Jensen Ackles said. “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. 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.”
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Supernatural is the longest-running sci-fi series in the history of American broadcast television, originating on the WB before migrating to the CW. The show completed its 15-season run last November, completing the story of demon hunter brothers Dean and Sam Winchester. Their parents, John and Mary, were played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Samantha Smith.
In our review of the Supernatural series finale, IGN gave the episode a 9, saying the story “took its time, gracefully balancing reference and nostalgia with a hunt and endgame worthy of its legacy.”
J. Kim Murphy is a freelance entertainment writer.