The Season 1 finale of The Winchesters opened up an entire multiverse (actually) of prospects that would maintain the world of Supernatural going. It’s been over two years for the reason that longest-running CW collection got here to an finish, however because of The Winchesters, Dean’s story was in a position to maintain going, in a method. However what does this imply for the way forward for Supernatural and The Winchesters?
The season finale of the Supernatural prequel lastly answered how and why Dean was within the Seventies, and it was resulting from him persevering with his drive after attending to Heaven and one way or the other crossing the multiverse. Showrunner Robbie Thompson tells TVLine that bringing within the multiverse – which was technically launched in Supernatural – was a way to increase Dean’s story whereas additionally nonetheless holding every thing intact and nonetheless holding the larger give attention to Mary, John, and the others:
When Dean initially confirmed up on The Winchesters, nobody knew how he was there, or if this was a unique model of him, or if he was nonetheless in Heaven, and so forth. That was all answered within the season finale, when he defined that he’s making an attempt to ensure that Sam continues dwelling a protracted, pleased life on Earth. It was undoubtedly emotional to see Dean this fashion, each witnessing a unique model of his younger mother and father and making an attempt to offer them that secure life that they by no means acquired. But it opens up storylines that arrange a potential second season or extra.
Since there nonetheless isn’t any information on a second season, and with The CW state of affairs stopping a again order of episodes, there wasn’t time to discover the multiverse extra and presumably dig into Dean’s story. Robbie Thompson shares his pleasure of nonetheless having the ability to inform Dean’s story and even embody Bobby, who made a shock look in The Winchesters finale:
When The Winchesters was introduced, the largest query was how it will join again to Supernatural since John and Mary’s story on the prequel is totally different than what followers know within the authentic collection. Jensen Ackles promised that it will combine canon with new mythology and warranted followers that whereas will probably be a tad totally different, the collection would nonetheless get from Level A to Level B. Exploring a multiverse is at all times a dangerous transfer, however hopefully, we get one other season to actually discover it.
All through the primary season of The Winchesters, loads of callbacks to Supernatural have been included, and we even acquired some acquainted faces within the prequel. Though we didn’t get to see Sam or Castiel (presumably due to Jared Padalecki’s Walker and Misha Collins’ Gotham Knights), we will at all times hope to see them included if there’s a Season 2 of The Winchesters.
Fingers crossed that The Winchesters continues to be a part of the 2023 TV schedule later this yr, however within the meantime, all 15 seasons of Supernatural are streaming with a Netflix subscription.