The CW has released a new trailer for The Winchesters, the widely anticipated prequel to long-running hit Supernatural. Set in the 1970s and narrated by Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), the prequel charts the story of the famous Winchester brothers’ mother and father, Mary Campbell (Meg Donnelly) and John Winchester (Drake Rodger).
CW dropped the first trailer for The Winchesters in May and Supernatural fans have been watching for more details as the premiere draws near this fall. The show is set to offer greater detail on the monster and demon-fighting love story of the Winchesters, including information we already know from Supernatural and entirely new storylines and characters.
The new trailer for The Winchesters begins with a fight scene between young John Winchester and a burly demon set to the 1970s soundtrack fans can come to expect. Norman Greenbaum’s “Spirit in the Sky” plays over a scene that unravels quickly as he punches Mary, foreshadowing the humor Supernatural was known for in addition to its violence, bloodshed, and demon-slaying. In the trailer, we see the couple fighting side by side as they try to find Mary’s missing father, the patriarch of an entire family of monster hunters. John, an heir to Men of Letters, a top-secret demon-slaying organization established in the original series, struggles to find his own path.
The relationship between the Winchesters’ parents was covered in many popular episodes of the first series, including season 4’s “In the Beginning” and season 5’s “The Song Remains the Same.” The new show will no doubt add new texture and dimension to their story, as well as bring Supernatural‘s usual slate of monster-hunting, spookiness, and strange adventures. The new trailer does not just promise monsters, but also the love story of how these two came to be together to produce their legendary demon-fighting sons. The trailer and upcoming show hint that the same battles fought by the younger Winchesters will rear their heads in Mary and John’s story, including familiar threats like black-eyed demons, the shady machinations of the Men of Letters, as well as many great seasonal story arcs and monsters-of-the-week episodes.
The Supernatural fandom, which continued to gather strength even after the show ended in late 2020 after 15 seasons, has produced a gamut of adaptations in books, comics, and other media, as well as conferences and festivals devoted to celebrating the long-running show. The Winchesters will no doubt be a huge draw for the CW’s fall line-up and fulfill its promises of adventure and romance along with plenty of things that go bump in the night.
The Winchesters premieres on October 11th, 2022, on the CW.
Source: The CW