The ‘Winchesters,’ ‘Walker Independence’ Set For Short Freshman Runs, As CW’s Future Remains Unclear

CW Sets Fall 2022 Premiere Dates For ‘Supernatural’ Prequel ‘The Winchesters,’ ‘Walker: Independence’

Oct. 11 will see the premiere of The Winchesters, the highly anticipated Supernatural prequel that stars Meg Donnelly and Drake Rodger as demon hunters Mary and John, parents of original series leads Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki). Walker: Independence, a prequel of the CW series Walker starring Katherine McNamara, will premiere on the network on Oct. 6.

‘Supernatural,’ ‘Walker’ Prequels, ‘Gotham Knights’ Land CW Pilot Pickups

The CW is taking another swing at a Supernatural spinoff. The network’s first pilot orders of the 2022 cycle include The Winchesters, a Supernatural prequel following the parents of Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) in the long-running series that concluded in 2020. The network has also ordered a pilot for Walker: Independence, a prequel to Padalecki’s current series, and Gotham Knights, a DC Comics show from three Batwoman writers. Additionally, The CW has ordered six more scripts for a Zorro drama that counts Robert Rodriguez among its executive producers.

‘Supernatural’: The CW Attempting Third Spinoff

The CW CEO Mark Pedowitz will be the first to tell you that Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki were the secret to the success of former network juggernaut Supernatural. Now, he’s hoping that one of them — Ackles — will help reinvigorate the recently concluded franchise with The Winchesters, a prequel series as The CW makes its third attempt to launch an offshoot from the 15-season hit.