How will The CW’s upcoming “Supernatural” prequel sequence discover a method to inform a brand new story about Sam and Dean’s dad and mom with out undoing 15 seasons’ value of backstory?
“It’s a nice query and it’s a query I’ve been asking myself for the previous two years, since my spouse and I first got here up with the thought,” Jensen Ackles informed Selection. “We had been sitting round when COVID hit going, ‘ what could be cool? If we went again in time and we really noticed the story of mother and pa and the way they met — however do it in a approach that skews the narrative in order that we hit these waypoints that we established on ‘Supernatural,’ however get you from A to B, B to C, C to D in a approach that’s actually sudden.’ After which we discovered a method to proceed that story in a approach that is likely to be stunning, however at all times preserving in our again pocket getting us again to the mythology that’s established, which isn’t a straightforward job. It’s not a straightforward map to attract, however we’re doing our greatest.”
Based mostly on the characters created by “Supernatural” mastermind Eric Kripke, “The Winchesters” takes place earlier than the start of the unique sequence’ heroes, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles). The prequel delves into how the boys’ dad and mom, John (Drake Rodger) and Mary (Meg Donnelly), met one another and the way they put all of it on the road to not solely save their love, however all the world.
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Robbie Thompson writes and govt produces “The Winchesters,”with Jensen Ackles and Danneel Ackles additionally govt producing. Glen Winter directed and govt produced the pilot. The Ackles are govt producing through Chaos Machine Productions. Warner Bros. Tv and CBS Studios produce. Chaos Machine is below an total cope with WBTV.
“The Winchesters” was ordered to sequence by the CW final week and added to the published community’s 2022-2023 schedule Thursday forward of its upfronts presentation to advertisers. “The Winchesters” will air Tuesdays at 8 this fall on the CW.
When Jensen Ackles, who’s now starring on the upcoming third season of Kripke’s “The Boys,” and Daneel got here up with the thought for the prequel, they first obtained Kripke’s blessing to take this route with the “Supernatural” lore earlier than transferring ahead with the challenge.
“Each legally and as a good friend, sure,” Jensen Ackles mentioned with fun. “We needed to get him to log off as a result of he created the characters, however I’ll say that he was very joyful to. He trusted me and trusts these characters with the stewardship that I’d have.”
Jensen Ackles and Padalecki starred on all 15 seasons of “Supernatural,” which started as a WB sequence earlier than it mixed with UPN to create The CW. The drama debuted in 2005 and concluded in November 2020 after greater than 300 episodes.