Supernatural Spinoff The Winchesters Poster published by The CW

The world of Supernatural is finally back on The CW – and we’ve got our first look at what it will entail. At the network’s Upfronts presentation on Thursday, fans were treated to the first poster for the show’s upcoming spinoff series, The Winchesters. The Winchesters will tell the epic and untold love story of how John met Mary and how they put everything on the line not only to save their love, but the whole world. The series will star The in-betweenis Drake Rodger as John, and American housewifeIt’s Meg Donnelly as Mary. The cast will also include Legacy alum Bianca Kajlich as John’s mother, Mary, as well as Jensen Ackles, who returns to his Supernatural role of Dean Winchester as the series’ narrator, and also executive producer of the series.

The series delves into the origin story of John and Mary Winchester, in a story told by their adult son, Supernaturalby Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles). Ackles, who is also producing the series, recently spoke with TVLine what fans can expect, especially after John and Mary’s story was first explored in a Season 4 episode of Supernatural. As Ackles said, the series will allow connections to established supernatural lore in “much crazier ways.”

“To be honest, I was like, ‘I don’t know if we can do this,'” Ackles revealed, “and then it took [writer] Robbie [Thompson] and me sitting around saying, ‘Well, we know we have to do this, and we know we have to do that, but if we just connect those dots with a straight line, it’s no fun. It’s boring. It’s a simple story. If we connect these dots in a much crazier and wilder way Supernatural way, then we have a show. So that’s what we did.”

According to Ackles, the canon that has already been established with John and Mary – particularly their lineage as members of men of letters and a family of monster hunters – will be directed to a unique ability in The Winchesters.

“That’s kind of what’s exciting, in my opinion, is that the waypoints or tentpoles that have been established on the mothership, as we lovingly call it, will be addressed,” added Ackles. “But we’ll get to these waypoints in a way that we probably didn’t expect. And that’s what we’re really having fun with, it’s like the story is falling into place. It’s not It’s not the washed-out version. It’s not the sugar-coated version of how mom and dad met. It’s like what really happened.

“But we play in the moments that were discussed and talked about,” Ackles continues, “just maybe in a slightly varied way that’s like, ‘Whoa, wait, we knew this happened, but I didn’t know that was why it happened or that’s the way it is.'”

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