Jensen Ackles Rallies Fans to #SavetheWinchesters After New Prequel Series is Canceled

It feels like forever since we’ve seen the beloved Winchesters – Sam and Dean, that is. Their original show “Supernatural”

Jensen Ackles SavetheWinchesters

It feels like forever since we’ve seen the beloved Winchesters – Sam and Dean, that is.

Their original show “Supernatural” aired on CW between 2005 and 2020, with the final episode airing November 19, 2020. When that final credit scene ran, you could hear almost hear the world wailing.

After all, “Supernatural” was beloved. The 15-season show followed brothers Sam and Dean through an unimaginable list of challenges and trials – sometimes literally trials – through heartache, redemption, betrayal and victory.

But the show was never canceled, it was ended at the discretion of the cast and crew – they wanted the show to go out on a high note before it outlived its storytelling arc. Which is fair, because they were starting to recycle baddies.

The 15-year-long show had the cast and crew feeling like family. After all, you don’t spend that much time with people without bonding. And Jensen Ackles – aka Dean Winchester – said of the show’s ending, “I spent birthdays and we spent holidays and we — there was just — we went through so much together as a crew and a cast that by the end of it, it was a really sad goodbye, but something that we all felt like we really earned.”

‘The Winchesters’ Gets Axed After a Single Season

Since then, the CW has launched a prequel series known as “The Winchesters,” which follows Sam and Dean’s parents, Mary and John, through their adventures in the past.

Unfortunately, “The Winchesters” doesn’t seem to have the longevity that “Supernatural” enjoyed, because CW canceled it after just one season.

But Ackles isn’t giving up. As an executive producer on the new show, he has a vested interest in finding a new home for the axed series. And as a fan of the world, he has a personal motivation to bring it all back.

Ackles took to social media to plead with fans to help them #SavetheWinchesters.

He wrote, “Looks like we’ve got work to do #SavetheWinchesters #SPNFamily” on a link about the show’s cancellation.

Later, Ackles posted, “Let’s go!!!!! #SavetheWinchesters.”

And on Friday, Ackles posted “#savethewinchesters” alongside an article about the show’s search for a new home.

The stars of the show made their own plea for help, asking fans to post on social media with the hashtag #SavetheWinchesters in the hope that another network would offer to work with the show if they get enough traction online. It’s happened before – and it can happen again.

In the video, Meg Donnelly, Drake Rodger, Jojo Fleites and Nida Khurshid all make the case that the more coverage they receive, the better. Ackles appeared at the end of the video and added, “We’ve still got work to do.”

Will the team’s efforts to find the show a new home be enough? It’s hard to say, but the “Supernatural” fandom is a particularly close-knit and enduring one.

With enough effort from cast, crew, and fans, it’s possible to bring the show back and find it a new home.

All they need is a little luck. And if anyone’s good at coming back from the dead, it’s those Winchesters.