The Winchesters is a Supernatural spin-off, a prequel series that mainly revolves around the parents of Sam and Dean Winchester. It is the story of how John Winchester crosses path with Mary Campbell, together they join forces to discover their family’s legacy and save the world. The show started airing on 11 October 2022 and it concluded on 8 March 2023. The show has been created by Jensen Ackles and Daneel Harris who teamed up with Robbie Thompson. Jensen Ackles has not only reprised his role of Dean Winchester on the show, but also has served as the narrator of the show.
Interestingly, all the three creators of the show have been part of the Supernatural saga as both Jensen Ackles and Daneel Harris have played a role on the show while Robbie has worked as a writer on the show. Interestingly, the Winchesters start wasn’t free of the conflicts. When the show got announced on Twitter in 2021, Jared Padalecki who portrayed the main character of Sam Winchester on Supernatural felt left out as he wasn’t aware that a spin-off was in the works. He clearly expressed his annoyance over the Twitter. But Jensen cleared the air with him as the show wasn’t officially picked up then so he was waiting for the official news to come only before sharing it with everyone else.
So Take A Look At All The Supernatural Actors Who Have Appeared In The Winchesters
RICHARD SPEIGHT JR.
Richard Speight Jr. is best known for his role of archangel Gabriel in the Supernatural Universe. He took on the guise of Loki/Trickster for almost a millennia, tricking even the pagans to believe that he was the Loki. It was only later when Winchesters came to realize his true identity. Richard Speight Jr. appeared in Episode 8 ‘Hang On To Your Life’, playing the role of Loki. However, it’s uncertain whether it’s Gabriel who is pretending to be Loki or is it actually Loki.
Rob Benedict who played the role of Chuck Shurley AKA God in the Supernatural also made a cameo appearance in the same episode. Chuck was the big bad of the SPN Universe. He could be seen as one of the band members playing during the song. Did you manage to catch Rob Benedict in the scene?
The story starts when John who has returned back home after his time in ‘Nam. He sets off on a journey to uncover the past of his father Henry Winchester in which he crosses path with Mary Campbell who is a Supernatural hunter. Both of them join forces with two fellow hunters to find out the truth about their respective families. Although the Winchesters has aired only 13 episodes in its Season 1, but we were lucky enough to witness several familiar faces from Supernatural reprising their roles one more time in the spin-off.
Gil McKinney originally auditioned to play the role of Sam Winchester in Supernatural, but eventually ended up playing Henry Winchester in Season 8 & 9. He appeared in Winchesters’ episode 7 titled ‘Reflections’.
Ruth Connell first appeared as the witch Rowena in Season 10 of the Supernatural. Soon her character became a fan favorite and she was involved majorly in several story lines. The version of Rowena that appears in Winchesters is pretty different from the Rowena that we have been used to seeing. This Rowena’s magic is completely unbound, not limited by the limitations of Grand Coven. She is also able to teach Ada whereas the SPN version Rowena was forbidden from having students. In the episode ‘Tears of a Clown’, Rowena also makes a reference to ‘Crowley’ when she says that they have information about her ‘son’, implying Crowley also exists in the Winchesters Universe.
The finale episode of the Winchesters titled ‘Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye’, features several fan favorite characters from the Supernatural such as Dean Winchester, Bobby Singer, and Jack Kline. The finale episode also connects all the dots and make some surprising revelations. We learn about the true nature of the Akrida which were created by Chuck Shurley as a fail safe mechanism in case if the Winchesters managed to defeat him. When Dean learned about it, he decided to intervene as Akrida could have bought destruction across all the worlds and he wanted Sam to live a long happy life on earth.
JIM BEAVER & ALEXANDER CALVERT
Jim Beaver reprised his role as Bobby Singer and can be seen uttering his famous catchphrase ‘Idjit’, telling Dean not to meddle with the affairs of the Winchesters’ Universe. Alexander Calvert also appeared in the final moments of the episode as Jack. Jack tells Dean that he restored everything, he wanted the humans to carve their own fate and no higher power intervening or controlling the things.