"The Winchesters" -- Jojo Fleites and Nida Khurshid are Stoked for the Season Finale (Video)

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Just in time for tonight's season finale, we are joined by two of the stars of The Winchesters, Jojo Fleites and Nida Khurshid, for a look back on the year since the series pilot was filmed, how they've grown as actors and individuals throughout production, and the impact of being part of The CW's mission to increase diversity and representation. The series takes place in the post-Vietnam War 1970s, creating a perfect backdrop for a more diverse cast during that tumultuous decade of social change and progression

"Growing up, I always wanted to see people who look like me, sound like me, and who I can relate to," Khurshid explains. "To be able to reciprocate and be that for young Pakistani, Indian and Middle Eastern women has been so lovely and something I don't take for granted or take lightly at all. It's been the biggest blessing doing it for this platform, having Supernatural on our backs, carrying that honor. And I feel so lucky to have [Jojo] by my side doing this. We all support each other so much and highlight what each one of us is different in, and those differences are what makes us feel more alike and safer."

"When it comes to Pakistani women, and non-binary people like myself, we've always been around, we've always existed, we just haven't been put closer to the forefront in stories until the past couple of years," Fleites says. "I'm very grateful that this team really celebrated our existence and took what we know and contributed it to our characters. It's been a wonderful collaboration and great process."

When asked about tonight's season finale, Khurshid replies, "There are some things that happen in [the finale] that we're very curious about how people will react. (This comment prompts a wink from Fleites.) We're stoked!"

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