Reimagining “Supernatural”: Casting Choices for a Modern Reboot
The TV landscape has witnessed numerous reboots and spin-offs, often reviving stories and characters to suit modern tastes. With the immensely popular series “Supernatural” concluding its 15-season run as recently as 2020, it begs the question: Could the Winchester brothers’ saga see a reincarnation soon?
Although recent attempts like the short-lived “Gossip Girl” reboot and “The Winchesters” prequel series may have been less successful, there’s still hope that a refreshed “Supernatural” could appeal to a new audience. And while we’re at it, why not imagine a cast that could do justice to this modern retelling?
Journeying with the Winchesters
“Supernatural”, first aired in 2005, carved a niche for itself with its gripping tales of two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester (originally portrayed by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles). They traversed America to battle dark entities, keeping the legacy of their father alive. The core of the show revolved around their familial bond, which, despite the trials and tribulations, remained unbreakable.
Meet the New Faces of Supernatural
Benjamin Wadsworth as Sam Winchester
Given Wadsworth’s experience in roles laden with supernatural elements, such as Marcus in Deadly Class, he seems like a strong contender to don the shoes of the younger Winchester. His portrayal of a teen grappling with dark themes aligns well with Sam’s character dynamics.
Taylor Zakhar Perez as Dean Winchester
With the enigmatic charm he exuded in roles like Marco in the Kissing Booth franchise, Perez stands as the ideal choice for Dean. His past roles have demonstrated a depth of emotion, making him perfect for the role of the protective older brother.
Mark Consuelos as John Winchester
Riverdale’s Hiram Lodge, played by Consuelos, showcased a character fraught with secrets and complexities, making him apt for the role of John Winchester, the enigmatic father figure of the duo.
Billy Burke as Bobby Singer
Bobby’s multifaceted character would find a fitting portrayal in Burke, best known for his role as Bella’s father in Twilight. With Burke’s previous interactions with supernatural elements in films like Lights Out, the character of Bobby is right up his alley.
Aja Naomi King as Castiel
Taking on the role of Castiel, the powerful yet naïve angel, King, known for her stint as Michaela Pratt in How to Get Away with Murder, would bring a fresh and dynamic approach to the beloved character.
D.B. Woodside as Crowley
Drawing from his portrayal of Amenadiel in Lucifer, Woodside is the ideal choice for Crowley, bringing in a touch of suave charisma synonymous with the character.
Hong Chau as Lucifer
With a robust filmography featuring roles in The Night Agent and Asteroid City, Chau’s multifaceted acting skills make her a prime choice to play the powerful and enigmatic Lucifer.
Elizabeth Gillies as Ruby
Gillies, with her dark portrayal in series like Victorious and Dynasty, perfectly aligns with the demeanor of the demon Ruby.
Eamon Farren as Azazel
Known for his portrayal of Cahir in The Witcher, Farren’s familiarity with dark, supernatural plots makes him a strong contender for the demon Azazel.
A Ride to Remember
Lastly, no reimagining of “Supernatural” would be complete without the iconic Impala. However, for a modern twist, the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 might be the fresh update the series needs. Retaining the legacy while adding a sporty touch, the Camaro would indeed be a sight to behold on the open road.
In conclusion, while “Supernatural” remains a cherished memory for many, a modern reboot with a fresh cast might just be the adrenaline shot the franchise needs. Only time will tell if these dreams turn into reality!