It’s time to (re)meet the Winchesters. The CW has just cast Mary and John in the upcoming Supernatural prequel series.

The new show follows the parents of brothers Dean and Sam, who hunted down supernatural dangers in the long-running CW series. Told from Dean’s perspective, The Winchesters follows Mary and John’s love story and fight to save the world. Meg Donnelly will play Mary, and Drake Rodger will play John.

Donnelly’s Mary Campbell is 19, and has been fighting the forces of darkness for most of her life. After losing someone close to her, she considers quitting the family business — until her father’s disappearance and the arrival of newcomer John Winchester forces her to lead a new team. Her character is described as tough and sarcastic, with a healthy distrust of strangers.

Rodger’s John Winchester has recently returned from Vietnam. Bold, 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.

Jensen Ackles, who played Dean in Supernatural, will narrate The Winchesters pilot. He also serves as an executive producer on the series.

Donnelly previously starred as a series regular on ABC’s American Housewife. She also appeared in Disney Channel’s Zombies film franchise.

Rodger’s credits include The In Between and Murder RX, as well as the upcoming Quiet in My Town.    

Samantha Smith and Jeffrey Dean Morgan played Mary and John Winchester respectively in Supernatural.

In The Winchesters, incredible and brave individuals known as Hunter fight an unseen battle against darkness in order to protect humanity. In 1972, we meet a ragtag group of new and experienced Hunters that discover a deadly threat that their predecessors have been trying to prevent for years. Mary Campbell was raised to fight by her parents, and John Winchester, kept in the dark his whole life, team up to save the world while discovering their true legacy in the process.

The CW has greenlit The Winchesters for a pilot, with production beginning next month in New Orleans.

So, what do you think about the casting for Mary and John? For more details about who will appear in the pilot, check out our exclusive below.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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