The Winchesters guarantees audiences a myriad of monsters that by no means stepped out of the shadows on Supernatural.
Speaking to TVLine, The Winchesters executive producer and showrunner Robbie Thompson gave fans an idea of what to expect from the prequel in phrases of featured creatures. “We have been virtually seeking out some thing to differentiate from Supernatural,” Thompson said. “Something we hadn’t seen before.”
“Obviously, there is a few demons in the pilot, and we have got dealt a lot with demons on Supernatural,” Thomspon continued. “But we really were excited about attempting to find a new monster, a new Big Bad, or even within the course of episodes, trying to find a few new monsters for our heroes to be fighting. Honestly, a large a part of it become simply, how can we differentiate ourselves from the mothership, give our heroes some thing to combat towards that was extra personal to their tale and to this new organization outside of just Mary and John to tackle for the season?”
Thompson formerly spread out about The Winchesters’ early and predicted lean into the monster-of-the-week format. The showrunner explained, “A touch point for us become the ones early seasons of Supernatural. We will have a big bad for the season but we’re going to do some classic monsters of the week.” Supernatural alum Danneel Ackles noted, “That’s the scary stuff. And we’re gonna be scary.”
The Winchesters Revisits the Supernatural Universe
The Winchesters explores the early adventures of John Winchester (Drake Rodger) and Mary Campbell (Meg Donnelly), the parents of Supernatural’s Sam and Dean, portrayed through Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, respectively. Ackles reprises his function to behave because the narrator of The Winchesters. Donnelly commented on Ackles’ in addition involvement in the project, recalling that, “He was on set each single day of the pilot, similar to being super collaborative, giving us notes, telling us approximately the universe that we may not know about. So it was virtually good insight.”
Ackles has additionally mentioned how The Winchesters provides new layers to the series’ mythos with out diminishing Supernatural’s legacy. “A lot of humans are like, ‘Hang on, are you converting the lore? Is this like Back to the Future, in which Dean and Sam are going to begin to disappear in the picture?’ It’s not,” Ackles said. “We obviously do not need to change whatever that was skilled on what we lovingly name the mothership.”
The Winchesters premiered on The CW on Oct. 11. New episodes air each Tuesday night at 8 p.m. EST.