Deadline reveal that Supernatural is making a comeback on The CW with a prequel series titled The Winchesters officially in the works. The plan is to put the spotlight on Sam and Dean’s parents, John and Mary, but Jensen Ackles will return to his most iconic role to narrate the show (he’ll also produce alongside his wife and Supernatural recurring guest star Danneel)
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?'” Ackles said in a statement shared today. “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.”
The series has a script commitment at The CW, so it’s too soon to say whether the network will move forward with the project. Supernatural was a big draw on the network, though, and we’d be willing to be cameras actually roll on this spinoff.
Supernatural, created by Eric Kripke, originated on the WB and is the longest-running sci-fi/genre series in the history of American broadcast television. A favorite of fans — and the CW chairman Mark Pedwoitz — the show enjoyed loyal following and strong support at the network. The CW made two previous attempts to launch a Supernatural spinoff with Bloodlines and Wayward Sisters, both of which were introduced as backdoor pilots.
If The Winchesters goes forward, the CW will have both stars of Supernatural back in the fold, Padalecki is star/executive producer of Walker,which is headed to a second season.
On-screen, Jensen Ackles will next be seen in a high-profile new role as Soldier Boy on Season 3 of Amazon’s hit series The Boys. He and Danneel are repped by Gersh, Management 360 and Ziffren Brittenham.