Supernatural may be coming back from the dead.

The CW officially gave a greenlight on Thursday (February 3) to a pilot for Jensen Ackles-produced prequel series The Winchesters, according to TVLine.

This doesn’t mean a full season of The Winchesters is moving forward yet, but CW bosses clearly want to see more of what Ackles, his wife Danneel and former Supernatural producer Robbie Thompson have in store for the project.

The official synopsis for The Winchesters promises the prequel will be “the epic, untold love story of how [Sam and Dean’s dad] John met Mary and how they put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world”.

In addition to producing, Ackles will reprise his Supernatural role as Dean Winchester to narrate the spinoff. We’d suggest fans keep their hopes at a manageable level because two previous Supernatural spin-off attempts – Supernatural: Bloodlines and Wayward Sisters – were short-lived in development.

The Winchesters caused controversy when it was first announced when Jared Padalecki publicly revealed he hadn’t been aware of the project before the news went public.

The two actors subsequently talked out the beef, with Padalecki telling the New York Times: “I should be old enough to know better than to put something out there and expect that people will understand.

“It’s hard to tweet a specific tone. If you write it online, it’s like, ‘Oh, he doesn’t know! They’re going to kill each other! The world is ending!’ And I’m like, ‘No, no, no’. [Laughs] I try to avoid social media as much as possible because of that.”

Padalecki also has his own spinoff project in the works for his new show Walker. The CW ordered a pilot for that prequel series on Thursday as well.

Supernatural originally aired on The CW in the UK and 4Music in the UK.


By Ivaylo Angelov

Ivaylo Angelov born in Bulgaria, Varna graduated School Geo Milev is Tvserieswelove's Soaps Editor and oversees all of the section's news, features, spoilers and interviews.