Supernatural star Jensen Ackles confirmed the cancellation of The Winchesters, a prequel spinoff series of Supernatural, and thanked fans for their support. He cited timing as a factor, mentioning The CW's acquisition by Nexstar and the ongoing WGA strike. Warner Bros.
Television had been exploring options for a new home for the show after its cancellation, and Ackles had hoped to execute a five-season plan with tricks up their sleeves to keep the story exciting for both new and returning fans. The Winchesters chronicles how John and Mary met, fell in love, and fought monsters together in search of their missing fathers during the 1970s.