‘Supernatural’ Prequel ‘The Winchesters’ Casts Sam And Dean’s Parents

It’s official: The supernatural prequel series The Winchesters has found his John and Mary.

The CW announced Monday that Drake Rodger (The In-between) is cast as John Winchester, the man who would eventually father Sam and Dean. Although a widower on the OG show, the upcoming series will feature a much younger version of the character. “Recently returned from Vietnam, the selfless and down-to-earth John Winchester finds a new mission at home, where traces of his father’s past lead him to a secret organization and an all-new war as a fighter,” the official description reads.

Meanwhile Meg Donnelly (american housewifeZOMBIEN) will play the boys’ eventual mother, Mary. At 19, Mary Campbell has been fighting the forces of darkness since childhood. After losing someone close to her, the hardened fighter considers quitting the family business — until her father’s disappearance and the arrival of newcomer John Winchester force her to lead a new team.”

on supernaturalMatt Cohen and Amy Gumenick played John and Mary as young adults, while Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Samantha Smith played the pair as adults.

Told from the perspective of their eldest son, Dean Winchester (as told by Jensen Ackles), The Winchesters promises theepic, untold love story about how John met Mary and how they risk everything to save not just their love, but the whole world.”

supernatural Robbie Thompson will write and run the future series. Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel Ackles will also serve as executive producers through their Chaos Machine shingle, as part of their overall deal with Warner Bros. television.

Glen Winter, who produced the Arrowverse shows ArrowThe flashDC’s Legends of Tomorrow and super girlwill lead the pilot.

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