John and Mary Winchester have a classic love story. Boy meets girl. Then boy discovers Mary is a hunter and spends her time killing monsters. But another connection draws them together: they’re both looking for their fathers. In the first trailer for the Supernatural prequel spinoff The Winchesters, Jensen Ackles’ Dean Winchester takes us back in time to 1972. Dean explains his parents’ story has always been a mystery. He wants to know what brought John and Mary together.
The Winchesters’ first trailer takes us back to the night John met Mary. She was in the middle of taking down a demon. Mary’s persistent warnings to stay away don’t seem to have an effect on John. Plus, John thinks his dad is a hunter. (We know from Supernatural that Henry Winchester was part of the Men of Letters). The show’s synopsis says:
Mary is 19 years old and has 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 forces her to lead a new team.
John has recently returned from Vietnam. Selfless and clear headed, he 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.
It’s fitting. Supernatural kicked off with Dean and Sam Winchester searching for their missing father. Now further back along the timeline, Mary (Meg Donnelly) and John (Drake Rodger) want to do the same. And it looks like they will have some help along the way, from their families (maybe) and other hunters such as Carlos (Jojo Fleites) and Latika (Nida Khurshid).
The Winchesters will premiere on The CW in fall 2022.