Why Supernatural’s Dean Narrates The Winchesters Prequel & Sam Would not

The CW is prepping a Supernatural prequel known as The Winchesters, however solely Dean Winchester is returning to relate the present, not his brother Sam.

The Supernatural prequel sequence The Winchesters is coming to The CW, however just one Winchester brother is narrating, and that is Dean, not Sam. In fall 2020, the beloved sequence Supernatural got here to an finish after 15 largely profitable seasons, cementing its place as one of many longest-running weekly dramas of all time. Whereas the ultimate episodes had been compromised a bit by COVID-19 issues, the present did at the very least get a correct ending, unlikely many applications within the pandemic period. Unsurprisingly, The CW does not need to let Supernatural‘s loyal fanbase go, resulting in the 2021 announcement {that a} prequel spinoff known as The Winchesters was on the best way.


The Winchesters will deal with youthful variations of fogeys John and Mary Winchester tangling with monsters, though it stays to be seen simply how a lot the established continuity should be bent to perform that. In spite of everything, the unique Supernatural timeline establishes that John did not change into a hunter of monsters till after Mary’s loss of life, and wasn’t even conscious of monsters till that time. To be honest, this is not the primary time Supernatural has retconned its timeline.

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To assist tie The Winchesters prequel on to Supernatural, Jensen Ackles is ready to reprise his function of Dean Winchester, offering narration for his mother and father’ adventures. That is a particular increase for The Winchesters‘ credibility as a by-product, but it surely additionally begs the query of why Jared Padalecki’s Sam is not collaborating as properly. So far as actual life goes, that is seemingly attributable to Ackles himself having helped spearhead The Winchesters mission, working behind the scenes as a producer. Padalecki famously did not know in regards to the Supernatural prequel till it was first reported by the media, resulting in a quick rift between the 2 longtime co-stars and finest associates.

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Fortunately, Ackles and Padalecki have lengthy since cleared the air and confirmed publicly that they are again on good phrases. Even realizing that although, it nonetheless is smart that Padalecki is not concerned with The Winchesters, as he is at the moment busy as each government producer and star of The CW’s Walker, a unfastened reboot of Chuck Norris’ Walker, Texas Ranger. Walker has been renewed for season 3, and a Walker prequel can also be on the best way with Padalecki once more an government producer. He seemingly simply does not have the time to return in and report voice over for The Winchesters attributable to his different commitments.

Other than real-life scheduling issues, a attainable in-universe rationalization for the Supernatural‘s continuously killed Dean flying solo on The Winchesters narration is that being the older brother, he was the one one to be round for a substantial interval of John and Mary’s time as a married couple. Mary was killed by Azazel when Sam was only a child, in any case. Plus, Dean was at all times the brother who actually revered and revered his father, spending most of Supernatural‘s run staunchly defending John from Sam’s complaints about how the 2 boys had been raised. Contemplating that each Dean and Sam are canonically useless and in Heaven following Supernatural‘s sequence finale, although, it will be attention-grabbing to see when within the Supernatural timeline Dean decides to go on a mission of discovery about his mother and father’ previous exploits.

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