Did 'The Winchesters' Just Retcon 'Supernatural'?
The story of John and Mary Winchesters seems to be way too confusing, especially when it comes to continuity.
'The Winchesters ' new trailer happens to re-establish some things from 'Supernatural ' that fans thought to be canon, and it is unclear whether the confusion is an intentional decision to retcon the original story or just a plot hole.
For instance, many fans have immediately questioned the way John became a hunter. In 'Supernatural', he started hunting things after his wife Mary died horribly at the hands of Azazel. However, 'The Winchesters' tells an entirely different story: in fact, Mary was raised as a hunter and appeared to have dragged John into the supernatural drama.
Besides, Dean is seen in the trailer driving the Impala and digging into his parents' story without Sam – something that many fans also amounted to retconning.
The confusion that the trailer created appeared to have pushed some people away from the show before its release.
But others came up with a possible explanation.
There are also people who urge to wait until the show's premiere.
'The Winchesters' airs on The CW in the fall, with no exact release date scheduled yet.