Supernatural Fans Have Mixed Feelings About New Prequel Series


The adventures of Dean and Sam may be over, but the story of the Winchester family will continue in a Supernatural prequel series that’s in the works at The CW. The Winchesters is set to focus on the brothers’ parents, John and Mary Winchester. What’s more, Jensen Ackles is set to reprise his role as Dean in the capacity of narrator. He’ll also exec produce alongside his wife, and Supernatural recurring guest star, Daneel Ackles.

As per a brief synopsis shared by Deadline, The Winchesters is “the epic, untold love story of how John met Mary and how they put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world.” The show, which has a script commitment, is set to have Supernatural alum Robbie Thompson serve as its showrunner.

As you’d expect, this shock news has sent the Supernatural fandom reeling, with social media flooding with reactions to The Winchesters. And, it has to be said, most of them seem to be in the negative. You might think that fans would love to have more SPN, but the choice of the subject matter for the show is not what a lot of folks would’ve chosen.

John and Mary Winchester were played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Samantha Smith in the original series. In Supernatural lore, Mary was killed by a demon when Sam (Jared Padalecki, who is not involved in this spinoff) was just a baby. This opened John’s eyes to the world of the paranormal and he became a hunter, eventually passing his skills and expertise onto his two sons. After appearing in season 1, John died in the season 2 premiere.

The CW will be hoping it’s third time’s the charm when it comes to producing a Supernatural spinoff, as the network has previously attempted to get two other offshoots off the ground but to no avail. First, there was werewolf-themed Bloodlines, developed in 2014, and then female-centric Wayward Sisters in 2018. Clearly, the network believed that sticking with the Winchester clan was the way to go, but fans feel differently.

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