The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester Brothers continues with
SUPERNATURAL on The CW.
Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) and Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, “Watchmen”) raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America…and he taught them how to kill it.
Sam and Dean spent their lives on the road, cruising America’s highways in their 1967 Chevy Impala, battling every kind of supernatural threat. And over the years, after dozens of bloody adventures, they finally closed in on their dark destiny. Sam and Dean learned they were to be important and prophesied participants in the Apocalypse. Yes, that Apocalypse; the Biblical Apocalypse—Angels, Demons, the whole nine. Dean was meant to be the human vessel for the Archangel Michael; Sam was meant to be the vessel for Lucifer himself. And they were to meet on the final battlefield. Brother versus brother, winner take all. And so Sam and Dean spent most of last year battling Heaven and Hell, all to avoid that awful fate. And together with the help of their friends—father figure.
Bobby (Jim Beaver) and fallen Angel Castiel (Misha Collins)—they managed to defeat Michael and Lucifer; managed to defeat Destiny itself. But at a terrible cost. For Sam sacrificed himself…he was imprisoned in the same fiery pit that caged Michael and Lucifer. And Dean, heartbroken and alone, was forced to pick up the pieces of his life. He settled down, unsettled, with a woman – his old flame Lisa and tried to carry on without Sam, who was long gone—or was he?
And now, it’s a year later. And while time can’t actually heal all wounds, it can sometimes dull the pain. Dean finds himself in one of the strangest situations he’s ever seen (and he’s seen strange): suburbia. Wearing very different hats: a civilian; a construction worker; a good boyfriend to Lisa; a surrogate father to her son Ben. That is, until his past inevitably catches up to him—in the form of Sam, mysteriously freed from his cage in hell. And Sam needs his brother to rejoin the fight, because a new threat is rising in the dark corners and backwoods of America. Not demons or angels this time, but creatures. Vampires. Werewolves. Djinn. And a thousand other freaks. They’re growing in numbers. Breaking old patterns. And leaving a very thick and bloody trail in their wake.
And Sam isn’t alone. He introduces Dean to a world—a family—he never even knew existed: the Campbells, his mother’s family, lead by none other than their Grandfather Samuel (Mitch Pileggi). They’re a line of hunters that stretches back to the country’s gory start– they were hacking heads off vampires on the Mayflower. And they want Sam and Dean to carry on the family tradition. Though torn between his obligation to his blood and to his surrogate family, Dean is still a gunfighter at heart; and so of course he again picks up his guns. Hitting the road with Sam. No more Bibles, no more prophecies; just a lot of hunting and killing. That is, until the brothers realize that nothing is what it seems—not with the rising tide of carnivorous creatures, and certainly not with each other… From Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “The O.C.”), Eric Kripke (“Boogeyman”), Robert Singer (“Midnight Caller”), Sera Gamble, Ben Edlund, and Phil Sgriccia.
Format: This haunting series follows the Winchester brothers as they crisscross the lonely and mysterious back roads of the country in their ’67 Chevy Impala, searching desperately for their missing father — and hunting down every evil supernatural force they encounter along the way.
Sam Winchester in “Supernatural”
Jared Padalecki stars in The CW’s thriller “Supernatural” as Sam Winchester, the sweet reluctant hero who joins forces with his older brother Dean (Jensen Ackles) to battle demons. Padalecki starred in the remake of one of the most popular horror films of all time, “Friday the 13th.” He also starred alongside Peter O’Toole and Marcia Gay Harden as famed artist Thomas Kinkade in the biopic “The Christmas Cottage.” Based on the life of one of America’s most collected living artists, the film takes a look at the inspiration behind one of Kincade’s most famous paintings. In addition, Padalecki hosted MTV’s new show “Room 401,” from executive producers Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. The series took viewers on a mind blowing journey as some of the most talented, up-and-coming illusionists scare and deceive innocent bystanders. Previously, Padalecki starred in the horror film “House of Wax,” opposite Chad Michael Murray and Paris Hilton. He also had a leading role in “Cry Wolf,” in which he played a precocious boarding school student who had been drawn into an elaborate “liar’s club” hoax involving a serial killer. Other feature film roles include “Flight of the Phoenix,” opposite Dennis Quaid and Hugh Laurie, “New York Minute” and “Cheaper by the Dozen.” In addition to his role as Dean on “Gilmore Girls,” Padalecki starred in the television movie “Ring of Endless Light,” based on the novel by Madeline L’Engle. Padelecki currently resides in Los Angeles.
Jensen Ackles in “Supernatural
Dean Winchester plays the rugged bad boy who teams up with his younger brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) to battle evil supernatural forces on “Supernatural.” Ackles starred in the feature film “My Bloody Valentine 3D,” Patrick Lussier’s remake of the 1981 slasher film. Ackles played Tom, a principled man who returns to his home in Harmony, Missouri, 10 years after 22 people were murdered on Valentine’s night. Ackles also starred in David Winkler’s “Devour” for Sony Pictures and David Mackay’s romantic comedy “Ten Inch Hero,” a sexy, funny, romantic comedy about the tangled love lives of co-workers at a sub shop in Santa Cruz. Ackles’ previous television roles include playing Jason Teague on “Smallville,” Alec/X5-494 on “Dark Angel” and C.J. on “Dawson’s Creek.” Additionally, he starred in the miniseries “Blonde,” opposite Patrick Dempsey and Poppy Montgomery. Ackles began his acting career in 1997 as the critically acclaimed Eric Roman Brady on “Days of our Lives,” for which he received three Daytime Emmy nominations and won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Male Newcomer in 1998. Ackles was born in Dallas and was raised in Richardson, Texas. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Castiel in “Supernatural” Misha Collins stars as Castiel in The CW’s thriller “Supernatural.” Collins was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Before turning to acting, he worked as an intern at the White House during the Clinton Administration in the Office of Presidential Personnel. He then moved on to become a producer and copy writer for National Public Radio on a show called “Weekly Edition.” After graduation, Collins traveled the world for a year, spending several months in monastic seclusion in a monastery in Tibet. In addition to his role on “Supernatural,” Collins guest starred on “Nip/Tuck” as a prospective patient of McNamara/Troy. Other television appearances include recurring roles on “ER” and “24” and guest appearances on “CSI:NY,” “NCIS,” “Monk,” “Close to Home” and “NYPD Blue.” On the big screen, Collins is best known for his role as serial killer Paul Bernardo in the film “Karla.” Other film credits include “Par 6,” “Moving Alan,’ “Liberty Heights,” “Girl Interrupted” and “Finding Home.” In his down time, Collins can be found outdoors kayaking, biking, running or hiking in the mountains. He also enjoys back-country snowboarding and recently took a winter trip to the sierras where he built and slept in igloos. In addition, Collins is a published poet with works in “The Columbia Poetry Review,” “The California Quarterly” and other literary journals. Collins currently resides in Los Angeles in a house he built and designed himself.
Executive Producer of “Supernatural” Eric Kripke serves as writer and executive producer of The CW’s chilling drama “Supernatural.” Kripke is originally from Toledo, Ohio, and is a graduate of the USC School of Cinema-Television. He began his professional career in 1998, when two films that he wrote and directed while at USC were featured in the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals concurrently. This accomplishment led to a two-picture deal at Dreamworks SKG. Kripke was 23 at the time. In addition to his work on television, Kripke is also finding success in feature films. Kripke wrote and co-produced the Screen Gems feature film “Boogeyman,” which centers on a young man who returns home to face the demon that tormented his childhood. Produced by Sam Raimi (“Spider-Man”) and Rob Tapert (“The Grudge”), “Boogeyman” opened as the number one movie in America, grossed $50 million in five weeks. In 2003, Kripke wrote and executive produced The WB series “Tarzan,” produced by Warner Bros. Television and Laura Ziskin Productions.
Executive Producer of “Supernatural” Robert Singer began his career working for the legendary producer/director Dan Curtis. In 1978, Singer was hired by NBC as Vice President of Drama Development. Two years later, he partnered with Daniel Blatt to produce movies and television. Their credits include “V: The Final Battle” for television, and the feature films “Let’s Get Harry” and Stephen King’s “Cujo.” On his own, Singer has executive produced “Midnight Caller,” “Lois and Clark” and “Reasonable Doubts,” which he also created. In addition to both writing and directing for those shows, he has directed episodes of “The Fugitive” and The CW’s hit series “Smallville.”
Executive Producer of “Supernatural” Sera Gamble serves as executive producer on The CW’s thriller “Supernatural.” Gamble graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Her first pitch meeting was slightly unorthodox, in that it took place on national television– on the second season of HBO’s Project Greenlight, where she was a screenwriter finalist. Soon after, Gamble joined the writing staff of the short-lived but critically-aclaimed TV series Eyes. Gamble is also writing a screenplay based on the Miki Falls book series; Plan B is producing the film for Paramount.