It’s a question we’ve all been asking, how can “The Winchester’s” keep the established canon of supernatural, when John is now a hunter? The TV show made it clear that Jon knew nothing about hunting, monsters, men of letters or any of it UNTIL Mary was killed by a demon. But now this show’s initial trailer shows a young John Winchester as a hunter, he even says the famous “saving people, hunting things” line in the trailer.
Well, Variety spoke with Jensen Ackles who is the executive producer of the show, and will also be reprising his role as Dean Winchester in the series. And he made it clear, they will honor the established canon, make sure they hit all those points but add new layers to it.
“It is a great question and it’s a question I’ve been asking myself for the past two years, since my wife and I first came up with the idea,” “We were sitting around when COVID hit going, ‘You know what would be cool? If we went back in time and we actually saw the story of mom and dad and how they met — but do it in a way that skews the narrative so that we hit those waypoints that we established on ‘Supernatural,’ but get you from A to B, B to C, C to D in a way that is really unexpected.’ And then we found a way to continue that story in a way that might be surprising, but always keeping in our back pocket getting us back to the mythology that is established, which is not an easy task. It’s not an easy map to draw, but we’re doing our best.”
So, the show will be meeting all established events that happened in the show, but just won’t do it in a straight line, there will be things that happened to led to John not known, so it’s pretty clear the end of this series will have a major mind wipe for John and maybe even Mary.