The Winchesters S01E02 Overview Released; Meg Donnelly on Playing Mary

In less than a week, previously untold chapters from the "Supernatural" universe will begin being told when Robbie Thompson, Jensen Ackles & Danneel Ackles' spinoff prequel The Winchesters premieres. Narrated by Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), the series tells the untold love story between John (Drake Rodger) and Mary (Meg Donnelly) and how they put it all on the line to not only save their love… but the entire world. With Nida Khurshi, Jonathan "Jojo" Fleites, Demetria McKinney, Bianca Kajlich & Bridget Regan joining Jensen Ackles, Rodger, and Donnelly, we have a look at what the future has in store. And that comes in the form of the overview for S01E02 "Teach Your Children Well," as John gets used to his life as a hunter and Mary follows up on a lead from her father:

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The Winchesters — "Pilot" — Image Number: WHS101g_0459r.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Meg Donnelly as Mary and Drake Rodger as John — Photo: Matt Miller/The CW — © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

The Winchesters Season 1 Episode 2 "Teach Your Children Well": FAMILY MATTERS – John (Drake Rodger) and Millie (Bianca Kajlich) are on different pages about his new interest in hunting and Ada (Demetria McKinney) tries to bridge the gap. Mary (Meg Donnelly) follows a trail from her father that points to the disappearance of a teenage boy in Topeka. Meanwhile, Carlos (JoJo Fleites) has a heart to heart with Mary as Latika (Nida Khurshid) dives into her books to identify the monster. John Showalter directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson & David H. Goodman.

And in this mini-interview, Donnelly discusses what it was like bringing this aspect of Mary's life to life:

Now here's a look at the newest season trailer for The Winchesters, followed by a look at the series overview and profiles of Mary and John (with the series premiering on October 11th):

Before Sam and Dean, there were their parents, John and Mary. Told from the perspective of narrator Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles, "Supernatural"), THE WINCHESTERS is the epic, untold love story of how John Winchester (Drake Rodger, "The In Between") met Mary Campbell (Meg Donnelly, "American Housewife") and put it all on the line to not only save their love, but the entire world. 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 (Nida Khurshid, "Station 19") and easygoing hunter Carlos (Jonathan "Jojo" Fleites) to uncover the hidden truths about both their families. Their investigation leads them to a rare book emporium, whose owner Ada (Demetria McKinney, "Tyler Perry's House of Payne") takes an interest to the occult and could provide the missing pieces to their puzzle. But secrets run deep for both the Winchesters and Campbells, and despite the best efforts of John's mother Millie (Bianca Kajlich, "Legacies") to protect her son from pursuing a dangerous life of demon hunting, John and Mary are both determined to work together to uphold their families' legacies while beginning to form a family of their own.

The CW's The Winchesters is written and executive produced by Robbie Thompson. Jensen Ackles and Danneel Ackles executive produce via their Chaos Machine Productions. Glen Winter directed & executive produced the pilot. David H. Goodman joined the creative team as an executive producer for the series. McG serves as an executive producer. The series is from Chaos Machine Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Studios.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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