“We’re blessed with an audience that’s unexplainable to us.”
Paranormal beings of all kinds went into hiding this week when the Winchester boys rode into San Diego to attend SDCC 2017. Taking a break from hunting the bad guys and coming back from the dead, the cast and executive producers of Supernatural took time to sit in a panel discussion with fans. They answered questions about the shocking events in last season’s intense two-part finale, and previewed what’s in store for lucky season 13. Fans were treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights of your favorite guys from Kansas.
We had a chance to sit down with stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins as well as executive producers Bob Singer and Andrew Dabb to discuss the lasting power of the show so far, get clues to the next season, and find out where they think the brothers will be when the show finally ends.
Bob Singer came by and teased the Wayward Sisters spin-off, saying that it was
“A bit of a chicken and egg situation. We kind of floated it, not in a big way, and the fans kind of jumped on it, and the more response we got, the more we said this was a good idea…It’s really kind of female empowering, and it’s not something that’s really on TV right now.”
When Jensen sat down with us to talk about Dean, and the topic of how he imagined the character’s story arc ending came up. He commented that
“That’s a tough one. I kind of go back and forth on how I view the show coming to a close. Part of me thinks that it should be with the brothers finally dying and not having a way back, but I also feel like it would be good to leave it open in case there’s a film down the road.”
It seems the two actors playing brothers are in sync even in real life, as Jared answered the same question in these words:
“I really think Sam needs to die. I really do only because I feel, and I felt for many years, that the way Sam started, he was really the reluctant one, he was hesitant to get in, and he almost – it’s not that he’s dragged in against his will – but he’s had this internal struggle all along and he’s kind of resigned himself that this is life.”
We know that Jared has also been very open with his own mental health struggles and strongly advocates for his fans to seek help when needed. He states that
“I have the easy job. I just have to try to be honest with people and to help legitimately.”
Meanwhile, someone who has already suffered this fate is Misha’s character Castiel. He came by to visit with us and shared that in this coming season,
“We’re going to find me dead, and I’m going to stay dead for a little while. Which is really light lifting for an actor. I literally have a few episodes where I have one half day of shooting and it’s just hold your breath and don’t move…When we find Cas again, and we do see him again, he is going to be in another realm.”
We know all three of these actors are not just talented, but also philanthropic. Misha wanted to make sure the fans knew that
“My scavenger hunt GISHWHES – it’s the last GISHWHES ever – we’re buying an acre of habitat in Nepal for every person that signs up, so it’s also doing some good.”
Thankfully, the show is still going strong, and we’re expecting Supernatural to bring a whole new set of challenges and surprises for the brothers, angels, and demons alike. Are you going to be tuning in when the show starts its new season? What are you most looking forward to? Tell us in the comments!
WHILE THE BOYS ARE BUSY BUYING BABY CLOTHES FOR JACK, LET’S CHECK OUT WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON!We have such exciting coverage of all the best panels, offsite events, and parties for SDCC 2017, so don’t miss out! Stay tuned for all the geeky and nerdy fun!
SUPERNATURAL RETURNS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12TH AT 8/7C ON THE CW!
Want to know more? Check out the entire video interview below: