Who could play Supernatural’s John and Mary Winchester in upcoming prequel spinoff, The Winchesters? With its many beheadings and horror leanings, Supernatural is not a “family show.” It is, however, a show very much about family. At Supernatural’s core is the unbreakable brotherly bond between Sam and Dean Winchester – a sibling love so strong, it threatened to destroy the world on multiple occasions – but equally as important to Supernatural’s DNA is Sam and Dean’s connection to parents, John and Mary.

Acknowledging the reverence with which John and Mary Winchester are held by the Supernatural history books, Jensen and Danneel Ackles are producing a prequel in which Dean narrates the past exploits of his parents. The most familiar versions of John and Mary are portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Samantha Smith, but thanks to the wonders of time travel, young Winchester parents already featured in Supernatural, played by Matt Cohen and Amy Gumenick.

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