Category:The Winchesters (Season 1)
- 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?' 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.
As to how The Winchesters will tie-in with Supernatural, Jensen explained:
: That’s kind of the exciting thing, in my opinion, is that the waypoints or the tentpoles that were established on the mothership, as we lovingly call it, those will get touched on. But we’ll get to those waypoints in a way that we probably didn’t expect. And that’s what we’re really having fun with is, like, the story is coming together. It’s not the washed version. It’s not the sugar-coated version of how mom and dad met. This is like what really happened.
- But we do play into the moments that were discussed and that were talked about, just maybe in a slightly varied way that seems like, ‘Whoa, wait, we knew that happened, but I didn’t know that’s why it happened or that’s how it happened.
At Salute to Supernatural New Jersey 2022 a fan expressed concern about the prequel and Jensen said "Look I'm not some guy who hasn't been a part of Supernatural for 15 years. I'm not some random due that's coming in saying "I've got an idea". This story means a lot to me. There's also an entertainment value that's important to me and Robbie and everybody involved. So we want to service what has been established but we want to get creative in the way that we get there."
- 3 February 2022: The CW had ordered a pilot for the series. The Pilot started filming in April in New Orleans.
- Filming for Season One is scheduled for July 25 to October 17 2022. Note: this has now been extended. End date tbd
- 20 May 2022: Meg, Drake, Nida, Jojo and Demetria along with Jensen and Danneel appeared at The CW Upfronts in New York to promote the series and debuted a first look trailer.
- May 12, 2022 The CW ordered The Winchesters to series.
- November 1, 2022 The CW, under new owners Nextstar is not giving a backend pickup to The Winchesters meaning it will only have 13 episodes in Season 1. No news yet on a Season 2 renewal.
Unfortunately after the CW decided not to renew The Winchesters for a second season, no other home could be found for the show. Jensen posted on 3 June 2023 :
- To all of you who watched, followed, and supported this story, THANK YOU. And to all those who brought this show to life...I couldn’t be more proud of what we all did together. But as they say...timing is everything. With a massive Network shift coupled with an industry strike…welp…that’s some unfortunate timing. Sleep well dear
@WinchestersOnCW...until we meet again. Somewhere down the road. 🙏🏼
- On May 11, The CW announced it would not proceed with The Winchesters for a second season. Soon after, Executive Producer Jensen took to social media saying "We've got work to do" - a famous line from Supernatural, with the hashtags #SaveTheWinchesters #spnfamily. Deadline noted that Warner Brothers Television was said to be "aggressive in its efforts" to find a new home for the show.
- Jensen and the cast of The Winchesters talked about wanting to continue the story to EW. Jensen said "I do have this crazy optimism for this show and I think it largely resides in the energy that we found on set with this cast and this crew." He said that Robbie Thompson had a five year plan for the show, and that they were keen to bring back more characters from the Supernatural mothership in later seasons. Jensen said it could even a lead to a "possible return of Supernatural down the line" something he said he'd discussed with Jared.
- A video from the cast and Jensen and Danneel promoting #SaveTheWinchesters.
- Jensen launches #SaveTheWinchester campaign
- Shaving People Punting Things returns with some season 1 bloopers from The Winchesters set to Still Ramblin' a song from Vol 3. by Radio Company
- Meg Donnelly and Drake Rodger have been cast to play Mary Campbell and John Winchester. Mary is 19 and described as having "been fighting the forces of darkness since she was a child. After losing someone close to her, the hardened hunter considers quitting the family business — until her father’s disappearance and the arrival of newcomer John Winchester forces her to lead a new team." John has "recently returned from Vietnam, the selfless and clearheaded John Winchester finds a new mission back home, where traces of his father’s past lead him to a secret organization and a whole new war as a hunter."
- The first two series regulars have been cast on the Show. Nida Khurshid will play Latika Desai who is "fiercely intelligent and braver than she believes... a young hunter-in-training whose research and problem-solving skills help her face her fears in battling dark forces. Jojo Fleites will portray Carlos Cervantez an "easygoing and confident, Carlos is a natural when it comes to fighting demons and a boost of positivity for the team as it takes on more serious threats."
- Demetria McKinney has been cast to play Ava who is "a studious and sharp bookstore owner who also takes interest in the mysteries of the occult." Demetria most recently has played Anacostia Quartermain in Motherland: Fort Salem.
- Bianca Kajlich will play John's mother Millie Winchester. Bianca played Sheriff Machado on Legacies.
- Bridget Reagan, known for her roles as Posion Ivy in Batwoman and Rose Solano in Jane the Virgin, has joined The Winchesters in a recurring role as DJ Rockin' Roxy is described as broadcasting "a wicked new sound" and having "an electric charm and a rapidly growing fanbase" although apparently not all of her fans are "of the human variety".
- John Showalter is a producer and director
- Richard Speight will direct an episode in October.
- At Jus In Bello Italy August 2022 Jensen said he was hoping to direct an episode later in Season 1 if his other commitments allowed. He also said that John Showalter, who directed many Supernatural episodes, was their Producer on site in New Orleans.
|Title||Promos||Director/Writer||Air Date||Official Synopsis|
|1.01 Pilot (The Winchesters)||Synopsis and promo photos
|Director: Glen Winter
Writer: Robbie Thompson
|October 11 2022||Official Synopsis: When John returns home from fighting in Vietnam, a mysterious encounter sparks a new mission to trace his father’s past. In his journey, he crosses paths with 19-year-old demon hunter Mary, who is also searching for answers after the disappearance of her own father. Together, the two join forces with young hunter-in-training Latika and easygoing hunter Carlos to uncover the hidden truths about both their families. Their investigation leads them to a rare book emporium, whose owner Ada takes an interest to the occult and could provide the missing pieces to their puzzle.|
|1.02 Teach Your Children Well||Synopsis||Director: John Showalter
Writers: Robbie Thompson & David H. Goodman
|October 18, 2022||Official Synopsis: John and Millie are on different pages about his new interest in hunting and Ada tries to bridge the gap. Mary follows a trail from her father that points to the disappearance of a teenage boy in Topeka. Meanwhile, Carlos has a heart to heart with Mary as Latika dives into her books to identify the monster.|
|1.03 You're Lost Little Girl||Synopsis||Director: Claudia Yarmy
Writer: Gabriel Alejandro Garza
|October 25, 2022||Official Synopsis: When Mary’s next-door neighbor mysteriously goes missing, she and John start digging into the disappearance. During their investigation, John unexpectedly reunites with someone from his past. Carlos and Ada bond as they stakeout a potential lead for the demon’s partner. Meanwhile, Latika taps into old folklore passed down from her family in hopes it helps Mary and John.|
|1.04 Masters of War||Synopsis and photos||Director: Claudia Yarmy
Writer: Gabriel Alejandro Garza
|November 1, 2022||Official Synopsis: When Mary’s next-door neighbor mysteriously goes missing, she and John start digging into the disappearance. During their investigation, John unexpectedly reunites with someone from his past. Carlos and Ada bond as they stakeout a potential lead for the demon’s partner. Meanwhile, Latika taps into old folklore passed down from her family in hopes it helps Mary and John.|
|1.05 Legend of a Mind||Synopsis||Director: Lisa Soper
Writer: Sehaj Sethi
|November 15, 2022, 2021||Official Synopsis: When Mary’s next-door neighbor mysteriously goes missing, she and John start digging into the disappearance. During their investigation, John unexpectedly reunites with someone from his past. Carlos and Ada bond as they stakeout a potential lead for the demon’s partner. Meanwhile, Latika taps into old folklore passed down from her family in hopes it helps Mary and John.|
|1.06 Art of Dying||Synopsis||Director: Geary McLeod
Writer: Jess Kardos
|November 22, 2022||Official Synopsis: Mary gets a call from an old family friend who’s looking for some help but when the team arrives, they learn that some crucial details were left out. While Latika struggles with being a Hunter and questions her future with it, John’s eagerness, and commitment to the Hunt worries Mary. Carlos finds himself in a situation he’s never experienced before and doesn’t know what to do with himself.|
|1.07 Reflections||Synopsis and promo photos||Director: Richard Speight
Writer: David H. Goodman
|December 6, 2022||Official Synopsis: The Hunt heats up and Mary and John find trails that lead back to their fathers. Carlos helps Mary investigate where the Akrida might be hiding but they discover more than they bargained for. Meanwhile, Millie steps in to help Latika, Ada, and John to decipher notes left behind and they stumble upon a way to get some answers.|
|1.08 Hang On to Your Life||Synopsis and promo photos||Director: Amyn Kaderali
Writer: Nic Chatree Sridej
|January 24, 2023||Official Synopsis: With some intense emotions still lingering after their high stakes recovery mission, Mary and John stay close to home to watch over a newly-returned Samuel Campbell. When Latika and Carlos split off to investigate the death of a musician, Carlos is forced to face a part of his past he has been avoiding. Millie spends time helping Samuel recover from his injuries and learns a little more about the Men of Letters.|
|1.09 Cast Your Fate to the Wind||Synopsis||Director: Kristin Windell
Writer: Rachel Lynett
|January 31, 2023||Official Synopsis: When Vampires make their way into Lawrence, Carlos corrals the gang to find out why. Latika’s weeks of sorting through the Men of Letters clubhouse provides vital information when John gets a scary glimpse into the future and enlists Millie’s help with his plan. Meanwhile, Mary struggles with the tedious balance between feelings and action when it comes to John.|
|1.10 Suspicious Minds||Synopsis and promo photos||Director: Andi Armaganian
Writer: Gabriel Alejandro Garza
|February 7, 2023||Official Synopsis: While Carlos talks through a problem in his personal life, it gives Latika a new idea about how to find the Akrida Queen. Millie’s new security system for the Clubhouse proves helpful when Mary and John find an unexpected guest inside. Meanwhile, Latika’s idea brings her and Carlos face to face with an unexpected ally.|
|1.11 You've Got a Friend||Synopsis||Director: Lisa Soper
Writer: Nicole Desperito
|February 21, 2023||Official Synopsis: In the aftermath of the fight with Golem, Carlos, Mary and Latika are cleaning the clubhouse when they hear a noise from outside. They creep out to investigate and spot a figure but can’t quite make it out until it turns, and they are shocked to see John standing before them, covered in blood. Meanwhile, Carlos and Latika set out in search of something important.|
|1.12 The Tears of a Clown||Synopsis||Director: Menhaj Huda
Writer: David H. Goodman
|February 28, 2023||Official Synopsis: Mary and John’s tense discussion is interrupted when Carlos and Latika arrive to discuss a mystery involving a creepy clown. Meanwhile, Ada makes an interesting discovery.|
|1.13 Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye||Synopsis||Director: John Showalter
Writer: Robbie Thompson
|March 7, 2023||Official Synopsis: John receives a message from a mysterious stranger. Meanwhile, Carlos, Latika and Ada work together to find answers, but time is running out. Lastly, Mary and John have a warm but awkward reunion. There is a lot to unpack, but they realize this isn’t the time or place.|
Pre-broadcast interviews and articles
- New York Comic Con Video Interviews on "The Winchesters" Premiere with Stars and Producers by Nightsky at The Winchester Family Business, Oct. 2022
- Being in the Room at New York Comic Con for "The Winchesters" Premiere Behind the Scenes Observations from Nightsky at The Winchester Family Business, Nov. 2022.
- Drake Roger introduces John Winchester
- Meg Donnelly talks about Mary Campbell
- Jojo Fuentes introduces Carlos.
- Jensen Ackles on How The Winchesters Will Navigate Supernatural Mythology 'In a Way We Probably Didn't Expect' by TVLine
- ‘Supernatural’ Prequel ‘The Winchesters’ In Works At The CW From Jensen & Danneel Ackles
- Jensen and Danneel Ackles to EP ‘Supernatural’ prequel: What to expect from ‘The Winchesters’ by Hypable
- Supernatural Spinoff About Young John and Mary Winchester, From EPs Jensen and Danneel Ackles, Eyed at The CW by TVLine
- ‘The Winchesters’: What We Noticed in the New Trailer by Nerds and Beyond
- Interview with the cast by Nerds of Color.
- Interview with Drake Roger by KsiteTV
- The Pilot of The Winchesters will air at New York Comic Con on Sunday Oct 9, 2022 starting at 2pm . It will be followed by a panel with Meg Donnelly, Drake Rodger, Jensen and Danneel.
- The New York Times named The Winchesters as one of its 40 TV shows to watch this fall.
- Meg Donnelly on the advice she got from Jensen on set.
- Interview with the cast by Nerds of Color.
- Meg Donnelly talks about The Winchesters to People Magazine.
- Filming of Season One of The Winchesters starts in New Orleans on 25 July 2022.
- Jensen took his daughter JJ to the premiere of Zombies 3 starring Meg Donnelly as Addison. Her "The Winchesters" co-stars Drake Rodger and Nida Khurshid. Jensen posted a photo on Instagram and said "Proud papa moment. Took JJ to her first “Hollywood Premier”. She walked the carpet like a pro (a pro that held on tight to her dad). Thanks to @megdonnelly @disneyplus and the whole cast of @disneyzombies for a super fun night. I’ll never forget it…and neither will she."
- Jensen says he wants an episode featuring "all the Johns".
- TV Guide has an updated issue of their Supernatural collectors magazine which includes coverage of The Winchesters.
The Winchesters news and interviews
- Meg Donnelly interview and photoshoot
- Robbie Thompson teases what's next for Carlos and Latika
- The CW, under new owners Nextstar is not giving a backend pickup to The Winchesters meaning it will only have 13 episodes in Season 1. No news yet on a Season 2 renewal.
- Meg Donnelly Tells All on 'Supernatural' Prequel Series ‘The Winchesters’ by Parade
- Tom Welling talks about working on The Winchesters.
- See our New York Comic Con 2022 entry for all the coverage of The Winchesters including the panel.
- How a rainbow welcomed Jensen back to playing Dean
- Interview with Meg Donnelly by NY Post
- Tom Welling - star of Smallville - will play Samuel Campbell.
- Gil McKinney to return as Henry Winchester.
- Interview with Nida Khurshid by screenrant
- Pack of promotional goodies sent to media outlets
- Crewmember Who Was Struck by Lightning Sues Warner Bros. Over Set Safety by The Hollywood Reporter
- Jensen, Danneel and Robbie Thompson talk about the origins of the show and making The Winchesters with EW
- Meg and Drake talk about working with Jensens, and their excitement for the show from etalk
- TV Pulse posted about differences between the original pilot they viewed, and a new version which has been sent to reviewers.
- A positive review from "Nerds and Beyond", who said "From the brilliant casting to the gusto with which Thompson dives right into the story, the gamble has completely paid off. The Winchesters is a confident, entertaining prequel with something new to say, a loving tribute to a beloved series that marks its own territory and more than justifies its existence."
- A video review by CW Spiral raved about the show saying "The Winchesters could be the most enjoyable show on tv of the fall season, perhaps even of the whole season." They added that the show is "shaping up to be damn good television, and I don't mean modern damn good television. I mean damn good television from the early 2000s, and that's the best type of damn good television you could hope for" .
- Vought HQ says that "While the pilot feels different to its predecessor, fans will be able to enjoy the expansion on familiar characters" and "the pilot is a good start and it is clear the dynamic of the group will be what propels the show through the mystery and since they have good chemistry with each other, that promises to be a treat to explore."
- In their review TVPulse called the show "something entirely new but with loving callbacks to the original show" and that "Those tuning in for an hour of supernatural mystery solving and demon slaying will no doubt be satisfied by what they see."
- A review by the Cosmic Circus was generally positive although it expressed concerns about the relationship of the show to the canon of Supernatural.
Pages in category "The Winchesters (Season 1)"
The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total.
- 1.01 Pilot (The Winchesters)
- 1.02 Teach Your Children Well
- 1.03 You're Lost Little Girl
- 1.04 Masters of War
- 1.05 Legend of a Mind
- 1.06 Art of Dying
- 1.07 Reflections
- 1.08 Hang On to Your Life
- 1.09 Cast Your Fate to the Wind
- 1.10 Suspicious Minds
- 1.11 You've Got a Friend
- 1.12 The Tears of a Clown
- 1.13 Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
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