Some very exciting news for all of us in the SPN verse today! The CW has picked up all three of its pilots, The Winchesters, Walker: Indepedence and Gotham Knights. All three have ties to Supernatural, making them all part of the ever growing SPN Universe. So let's run down what we know.
So, you want to see little quick snippets of Jensen as Soldier Boy in action? Then the newly dropped trailer of The Boys Season Three is for you!
Jensen Ackles joined series stars Karl Urban, Chace Crawford, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Karen Fukuhara and creator Eric Kripke for The Boys panel at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas this weekend. A trailer was dropped, some teasers were shared, and suddenly fans are wondering why isn't June 3rd here yet. Well, they were wondering a bit more than that. Things like 'How the f#$% did Billy Butcher get powers?"
First, here's the trailer. There's a lot of...dancing? Oh, and gory water balloon type explosions of people. The norm. Sera Gamble certainly noticed! Please note, the clip attached comes with a warning from the creators, it is definitely not safe for work!
So many people explode like meat balloons in this trailer that even if didn’t know what the show was, I’d be like: ya know, I bet @therealKripke made this.
News broke on Thursday, February 3rd that two pilots we had been eagerly anticipating had been ordered by The CW: The Winchesters and Walker: Independence! Jared and Jensen were quick to share their announcements and congratulate each other on social media.
Jensen Ackles posted a statement on Instagram today that I feel is imperative to mention. Halyna Hutchins, the director of photography killed on the set of Rust, a western that co-stars Jensen, left behind a husband and 9 year old son. Jensen and Danneel have donated to an AFI scholarship fund in her name and this post shares more information about that and how we all can donate.
On Friday, July 23, Comic-Con@Home treated fans to a conversation with the writer and cast from the movie, Batman: The Long Halloween Part 2! Of course this was a huge thrill for Batman fans, but Supernatural fans were overjoyed to hear Jensen Ackles gush about his ultimate dream of playing The Bat! Voicing the part of Batman and Bruce Wayne, Jensen revealed that he recorded his parts in 2018 and has had to wait 3 years for fans to see the finished product!
San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC was conducted virtually over 5-days due to the on-going pandemic) is noted for sharing exclusive releases, sneak-peek trailers and surprise announcements from the most popular pop culture offerings. The Long Halloween, Part 2 panel was timed to build excitement for the animated movie's July 27 release.
Friday, July 23 marks the beginning of Comic-Con@Home, San Diego Comic-Con's (SDCC) 5-day virtual event that brings pop culture's largest convention into fans' homes!
When it was airing in prime-time, Supernatural had a huge presence at SDCC. Each year, from the moment they stepped foot near San Diego's convention center, Jared, Jensen and Misha were paraded through high profile guest appearances at all the right party boats to non-stop interviews for major media outlets! Autograph lines and the main stage Supernatural Hall H panel (plus the "behind the curtain" press rooms), were so popular with fans, Sunday was nicknamed "Supernatural Sunday" in honor of the massive throng of people who waited overnight for a coveted chance to hear the show's producers and actors talk about upcoming seasons. The WFB brought these events to you for many years, including the emotional 2019 farewell Supernatural panel. This year, we're all watching our favorite panels on our tiny computer screens instead of the jumbo, surround-sound, AV systems at the convention center, but the show must go on, so I've scoured the massive 5 day schedule to find the line-up of past Supernatural producers and cast members plus Supernatural-adjacent panels at SDCC 2021!
Well, well, some former "Supernatural" producers and staff have certainly gotten somebody's attention today! The nominees for the 73rd annual Emmy Awards were announced today and Eric Kripke and company found themselves on one very prestigious list for their work on season two of "The Boys," Outstanding Drama Series! The show received five nominations in total. Other nominations included Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series ("What I Know" by Rebecca Sonnenshine), Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics ("Never Truly Vanish" co-written by former SPN music director Christopher Lennertz), Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series, and Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season or Movie.
Pinch me...I'm dreaming!! Seriously, did I read this exclusive from Deadline correctly? Be still my beating heart.
Per super TV sleuth Nellie Andreeva, Chaos Machine Productions, the company launched shortly before the end of "Supernatural" by Jensen and Danneel Ackles, has sparked the interest of The CW on a little pet project of Jensen's, the story of John and Mary Winchester. They have snared an all-star as Executive Producer/Writer to pen the series too, our WFB pal Robbie Thompson!