The Winchesters Season Trailer, Key Art: John's Family History Lesson

Not only are we inching closer to Halloween season, but we're also creeping & crawling our way (appropriately enough) to the series premiere of Robbie Thompson, Jensen Ackles & Danneel Ackles' The Winchesters. Told from the perspective of Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), The Winchesters is an epic, untold love story of how John (Drake Rodger) met Mary (Meg Donnelly) and how they put it all on the line to not only save their love… but the entire world. Now, we have not only new key art to pass along but also a new trailer as John gets ready to "Discover" a whole other world.

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The Winchesters — Image Number: WHS_S1_8x12.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Drake Rodger as John and Meg Donnelly as Mary — Photo: Sally Montana/The CW — © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Nida Khurshi, Jonathan "Jojo" Fleites, Demetria McKinney, Bianca Kajlich & Bridget Regan also star. Jensen & Danneel Ackles executive produce via Chaos Machine Productions, producing with Warner Bros. TV & CBS Studios (Glen Winter directed & executive produced the pilot). 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.

Donnelly is sharing some behind-the-scenes perspectives on just how involved Jensen Ackles was in the production of the pilot. That included being there to assist with how to approach certain scenes as well as serve as a vital source for Supernatural intel. "On the pilot, Jensen [Ackles] was on set every single day and has so much advice. I just remember on the first day, I was picking a lock to get in a door somewhere, and he was like, 'Oh, we've got to do it like this, so it's more convincing. Trust me, I've been doing it for a while.' And I was like, 'Oh, cool.' So it was little things like that," Donnelly shared during an exclusive interview with Screen Rant. And that included advice on how to work with a co-star who's taller than you, with Donnelly adding, "Drake [Rodger] is literally a foot taller than me and so [Jensen] was like, 'When I did scenes with Jared, I never sunk on my hip because then you're even shorter. So just make sure that you're standing on two feet because I've learned the hard way.' I was like, 'Oh!' Just like little tidbits like that. Or he would tell us details in the show because there are Easter eggs all the time. He would just kind of tell us about different monsters; different hunter terms. It's really helpful to have him on set."

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The Winchesters — Image Number: WHS101i_0315r1jpg — Pictured (L-R): Drake Rodger as John, Meg Donnelly as Mary, Nida Khurshid as Latika and Jojo Fleites as Carlos — Photo: Matt Miller/The CW — © 2022 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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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About Ray Flook

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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