We’ve met a handful of Sam and Dean’s family, and now we can add one more to the list. Keep reading for the latest casting spoilers.
Gil McKinney (perhaps best known as the TA Julie Taylor dated in the final season of Friday Night Lights) has been cast as Henry Winchester, aka John Winchester’s dad.
He will pop up in the 12th episode of the season, “As Time Goes By.”
How, you may ask, can someone who’s younger than Jensen Ackles play Sam and Dean’s other grandpa? It involves time travel as Henry will be zapped into the present.
The show has revealed quite a bit about the maternal side of the Winchester family tree, but this is the first real glimpse at John’s family. From what we do know, John wasn’t aware of the whole Hunter lifestyle when he met Mary, so t should be interesting to see how Henry reacts to all of this.
The episode will air in late January.