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Mallena's Supernatural Musings: 10.05 "Fan Fiction"

Supernatural Con First Timer - Vancouver Part 3

Fan Video of the Week: Supernatural Reflections "The British Invasion”

Supernatural Bits & Pieces September 17, 2017

Supernatural Con First Timer - Vancouver Part 2

Mallena's Supernatural Musings: 3.11 "Mystery Spot"

Check out all our San Diego Comic Con coverage, including on scene reports from Nightsky!  

 

Latest Supernatural News and Spoilers

Sep 21 2017

We have an extended version of the trailer!

Sep 18 2017

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hillary Burton showed off her baby bump at last night's Emmy Awards ceremony

Sep 18 2017

The actor, who once played Gordon Walker, won an Emmy last night for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Dra

Sep 17 2017

We have a copy of the EW preview for Supernatural and BTS pictures of episode 6.

Sep 13 2017

We're getting close. The CW released a short promo.

Sep 12 2017

EW just published a big spoiler for season 13. TVLine Spoilers added!

Sep 12 2017

September 13 is Supernatural Day!

Sep 08 2017

TVLine released it's fall preview and had this to say about Supernatural

Sep 06 2017

With the DVD for season 12 hitting the shelves yesterday, several oulets have posted deleted scenes

Sep 04 2017

Misha Collins made the announcement today.

Sep 01 2017

Stories continue to come out on Jensen Ackles fundraiser to help Texas after the devastation of Hurr

Aug 31 2017

The Supernatural Family's work to aid in disaster rescue and recovery efforts has even been noticed

Aug 30 2017

Buddy TV posted a new deleted scene from last season.

Aug 28 2017

Jensen and Danneel Ackles are spearheading an effort to help victims of Hurricane Harvey

Aug 24 2017

We have titles for episodes through 12.

Aug 23 2017

TV Line has some spoilers for this season.

Aug 23 2017

There are a lot of Behing-The-Scenes shots from episodes 3 of Supernatural season 13!

Aug 20 2017

The cast is wishing Misha a Happy Birthday!

Aug 18 2017

Christine Kilmer's latest vlog is up and it's seems rather timely given the latest events.  In

Aug 12 2017

Spoiler TV posted the titles for the first nine episodes and episode 16

Aug 12 2017

Recently, I had to shut down the site because of horrible, negative, disrespectful fighting in our c

Aug 09 2017

We have casting news for season 13.

Jul 24 2017

Nightsky posted her video of the Kansas performance at Comic Con.

Jul 23 2017

We may be getting several of these today.

Jul 23 2017

The cast for Wayward Sisters has been announced.

Jul 23 2017

The 2017 San Diego Comic Con "Supernatural" panel was one for the ages.  A surprise concert, a

Jul 23 2017

Today was a very special panel involving one of our prominent #SPNFAMILY members, Genevieve Padaleck

Jul 22 2017

The photos from Nightsky have been coming in slowly and we are keeping an archive of everything take

Jul 22 2017

The Tick has had a big presence at Comic Con.

Jul 22 2017

EW sat down with Jared, Jensen and Misha at Comic Con.

Jul 21 2017

The Facebook Live chat with Jared, Jensen and Misha is now available.

Jul 21 2017

Catching up with Supernatural Alumni at Comic Con.

Jul 21 2017

Today was the big Timeless panel at San Diego Comic Con.  Our master Eric Kripke was there to t

Jul 20 2017

The cast will appear live tomorrow, July 21, 2017 and will be seen on the Supernatural Facebook page

Jul 20 2017

The first clip from Jared and Jensen's appearance on Conan O'Brien

Jul 20 2017

The WB has released the poster for next season.

Jul 19 2017

The Conan O'Brien show has put out a teaser for tonight's appearance.

Jul 16 2017

Mark Pellegrino is in the running for a Tean Choice Award

Jul 16 2017

We have the first spoilers from this year's TV Guide article covering Comic Con.

Jul 15 2017

Warner Brothers is having a Gift Pack Giveaway.

Jul 14 2017

We have the images on the Comic Con bags for this year's Comic Con.

Jul 12 2017

Conan O'Brien is going to Comic Con and he's going to have Jared and Jensen on his show.

Jul 12 2017

Jensen and others are posting on social media from Vancouver. No Spoilers.

Jul 12 2017

San Diego Comic Con must be just around the corner!  Each year at this time we get some awesome

Jul 08 2017

Rogue Events, the company that hosted the Asylum conventions, is going out of business.

Jun 29 2017

IMDB has posted casting for episode 13.01

Jun 29 2017

It's official, Supernatural is coming to Comic Con this year.

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Sep 11 2017 | Karen

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Sep 06 2017 | LK

 

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Supernatural Match Game

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Out of all the interviews I did at Comic Con 2011, this one was my favorite.  We were fortunate enough to get almost 15 minutes with consulting producer Ben Edlund.  I’ve always wanted an extended opportunity to pick the brain of this wildly creative genius and man did he not disappoint.  We even got to see in action how his creative process happens when processing ideas and it’s fascinating.  I must honestly say, my life if complete now.

I'll give a mild spoiler warning, but Mr. Edlund didn't give away too much.  I do think Sera Gamble threatened harm.  :)


(Alice) So what’s this role of yours this year?  You’re consulting producer now?  
 
I’m consulting producer.  I haven’t noticed much of a difference yet.  It’s a job title.  I asked for that.  I’ve been on the show for a long time, I’m going to write probably the same number of scripts, I’m going to direct one, I’m involved in the breaking and stuff.  I wanted to start looking in another direction.  I just need a little portion of each week to start to think of something else, just for my own satisfaction.  
  
What might be next for Cas and a possible redemption arc?
 
The first piece for Cas is obviously he’s our new God.  His story is about stabilizing his God complex.  I can’t really talk too much about it because the cliffhanger is so about Cas and so about where his character is going to go and the ramifications of what he’s done.  In a sense I almost feel like the beginning of the season, the first episode of the next season, is almost the 23rd episode of last season.  It’s another crescendo thing .  So we can’t really talk about it because it’s other big set of shoes dropping.  There’s like 8 shoes dropping in that one.  I just have to be evasive.  Ha!
 
The world has really narrowed down for Sam and Dean and now Cas is off crazy.  Is there any chance that they’ll pick up a bit more help along the way?

Yes, I think so.  We need to repopulate so that we can kill more people (laughs).  We’ve talked about various possible characters.  We always want to have a ground of people for them to relate to.  Yeah, new characters will come.  They’re going to have a tough year, Sam and Dean, like they always do.  We’re really looking at, how have they been operating all these years, what have their tools been, what have their methods been, how can we take those things and make them difficult for them to use and they have to learn new tricks.  They have to evolve too.  This season is about challenging them as hunters.  Previous seasons have often been about challenging them as brothers or as humans or as men.  They’re going to have some professional difficulties because the world is going to try and eat them again.  Well that happens every season.
 
(Alice) Speaking of about directing, apparently you want to do it again.
 
I do.
 
(Alice) I thought “The Man Would Be King” was brilliant.  It’s one of the most amazing things I’ve seen. 
 
Really?  Thank you.  That’s neat.  
 
(Alice) What was that experience like for you? 
 
I found it awful, it was terrifying.  Really scary.  That was the second time I directed.  I directed on “Angel” many years before and (I’m like) ‘They all know how to do that’ and I didn’t.  I didn’t even know the words.  (laughs).  But I do know what I want.  But it was a scary, scary thing.  Our crew is amazing.  Usually this happens but it’s really intense with “Supernatural.”  Six years of this crew coalescing into this military unit that does really impossible work up in Vancouver.  They’re so amazing to work with.  There were days where I could hear the ball drop, I would just drop the ball. (makes crashing noise)  “I dropped the ball.”  “You know what, you didn’t.  We know you did but we’re going to say you didn’t.  Just keep moving.”  They were great.  That was the biggest challenge of my year, directing them. 
 
Last Comic Con you teased that fairies would be coming up.  Anything you can tease for this year?
 
I’ll tell you what I want.  I don’t that have that one yet that we’ve gone, ‘We’re definitely doing that,’ but I’d like to start one here so that people hear about it and then I go ‘Oh yeah, I started that I think we should do it.’  We’ve got to put them on a spaceship this year (everyone laughs).  Is there a way?  Remember when Buck Rogers went to the second part of Buck Rogers and they were on The Seeker with the hot guy.  Something like that.  Is there a way to get them on a spaceship?  That’s my question to you.
 
People have been suggesting a musical episode for years. 
 
Yes, that true.  That’s a tough one. 
 
It is.  You were kind of into it in “Smile Time.”
 
I like to write songs.  I’ve only written one song for “Supernatural” which was the Ghostfacers theme.  I think my voice is still on the track because I went and sang it for Chris on the soundtrack.  I feel like Joss Whedon took on one central conceit of  ‘How do you do that?’ and he did it great.  That’s great, magic makes people sing, you’re trashing the musical universe suddenly and I haven’t yet thought of another replacement for that.  By the way, he almost died doing that.  
 
We also talk about the possibility of animation.  We have yet to figure out how to work that.  It’s possible maybe that there’s the anime people setup we might be able to connect with that somehow.  I want to make sure we keep doing bizarre things.  The tentpole oddness that makes the show.  
 
Season five was supposed to be the end of the series and now that you guys have continued on is there and end game in mind for what you’re doing now?

There was every chance that season six would be the last season when we started it.  There was a built in sense, you run two possible end games.  One has a continuance.  You just really have to feel it out.  We have a general shape of an end but it can float forward and you can put more stuff in front of it.  But those things might change too.  We had a real plan through Eric up to five.  It’s almost a real lesson of life that plans don’t work.  You don’t know, you’re still alive.  I think that there’s something thematically sound in the fact that this story doesn’t end oddly enough.  These guys cannot die, they’ve died so many times, their torment is not terminable.  There’s something interesting about that.  (For) the end of this season we’re already discussing how we make it dovetail into an actual piece that ends.  That’s a good question, I don’t have a full answer.  Let’s talk later.   
 
(This is where we have the first awkward moment of silence).
 
How are you enjoying your con? 
 
It’s good.  I always find it very interesting but very strange.  This is the weirdest part of it.  These multiple tables where I go ‘Oh, I can’t say anything.  I’m not allowed to tell you anything.  Okay, that’s done.”  
 
In general Hell’s been more of the big bad and last season it was purgatory.  I got the impression that this year Heaven would be the big bad. 
 
In a way that’s perfectly valid.  One aspect of Heaven is a corrupt God so that’s kind of bad.  Heaven as the big bad was actually a big part of season four.  The fact that Heaven was corrupt and running both sides of the game in a sense, they were ultimately a kind of corporate big bad that we were playing with.  Again, more vision.  I promise there will be a big bad to achieve problems.  
 
Will we possibly see Heaven again?
 
Yes, in fact there are visits to Heaven already planned for us to tell various parts of the story.   And I imagine further into the season we’ll probably play more with it.  Because basically now we have these difference provinces to play with .  We have Heaven, we have Hell, Purgatory we carved out, we have the veil, which is where ghosts live, we have earth itself.  Technically we have the fairy dimension, I’m not sure how that wires in fully but I’m working on it.  Alternate timelines, we got a lot of territory we’ve got to play with.  All of those things we’re going to use all the way through.  We’re going to milk it.  
 
Can you talk about Cas’ mindset in the beginning of the season? 
 
Yeah, I think so.  His is one of those stories of absolute power and also you know one of those basic pivotal concepts in the bible which is fives, the issue of five.  He’s going to have that unfortunate five days.  (jokes) He’s on that show over there.  He’s so tall.  He has to go through all of those pieces.  I imagine redemption will be part of it but redemption on “Supernatural” is a difficult tarnished road.  So he starts right in the fall of five and then we’ll go from there.  
 
(Me) What do you think about the criticism that Supernatural has gotten a little too depressing? 
 
You know, I think it’s a pretty depressing show (laughs).  
 
(Me, joking) And you’re a pretty depressed person?
 
I’m melancholy, I’m not depressed.  Last season was actually a very dark season.  That was a ride that people had to go through.  Everyone had murky character shit going on.  I think it’s a description of someone’s preference in taste but I think it’s pretty sad sometimes.  They’ve had a horrible hard life.  I don’t know, I think that “Supernatural” is about catharsis and vicarious torment.  You watch them and there’s no happy time.  (lighthearted voice) ‘Oh God, you went to Hell, oh you sure feel bad about your brother, I’m sorry too.’  It’s a tough ride.  I think this season actually for people that think who felt last season was maybe too depressing, it’s going to be depressing also (laughs) but it’s not noir.  Last season was noir and that’s a whole commitment to a certain kind of mirth.  Very few noirs are uplifting.  That noir date movie that did so well last year (laughs).
 
(Time for awkward break number two.  We were given the signal to wrap up, which meant there would be no more questions, but then the escort left.  So Ben was still left at our table.  We weren’t going to stop there).  
 
(Me) I’m going to do something for a fan that’s been on my site for a few years now.  She has been campaigning for a zombie alligator and knows that you are the guy to do it. 
 
That’s probably true actually.  A zombie alligator.  I’ll give that thought. (pauses) I think about, no, we’ll do it.  
 
(Me) Where you do come up with a lot the creatures?  
 
I don’t know.  Often something comes into my head that seems so dumb that I almost shouldn’t say it and I get myself thinking.  I mean, I’m serious about spaceships. 
 
(Me) We’re serious about watching it.  
 
Zombie alligator good because we can do something with taxidermy which we haven’t really touched.  So we’ll start with alligator...(we can see the ideas churning in his head)...I’ll take it.  There are days I’ll be happy to take whatever so tell your fan thank you. 
 
(Me) Will do. 
 
(There’s still no escort to take him to the next table, so Ben tells us abruptly but humorously “I’m going to go.”  We all thank him while laughing and he goes on to share his wild ideas with another group).  
 

Coming up next, Jared Padalecki and Jim Beaver.