Actors of the Supernatural series announced the end of the series in 2020. How does he manage to keep viewers at the screens for so many years? Why did the creator leave the show? Why did Dean and Sam take on a well-known pseudonym? What kind of music is playing in Supernatural? Serial Supernatural for 15 years of existence itself has become a legend.
The series “Supernatural” was not born in one day. And it did not start as usual – with the pilot. The idea of the project creator of the series Eric Kripke developed a few years, according to rumors, more than ten. This is the most beloved child of Kripke, because as a child, and then a teenager, Eric was fond of urban horror stories. And when he had the opportunity to reflect all this on the screen, he immediately took advantage of his chance.
Of course, the main characters in the project Kripke initially looked quite different from what we used to see them. As planned by Kripke, it should have been two journalists who would investigate urban legends, or rather crimes committed in an unusual way, with the involvement of otherworldly forces. But the television station, to which Kripke carried his script, did not accept this idea, then Eric suddenly gave them a new one – about two brothers, and suddenly received approval.
This really happened with the original scenarios, and more than once. For example, the famous Dr. House, before becoming, in fact, a doctor, managed to visit the shoes of a teacher and even a plumber.
Casting in “Supernatural” also has its own characteristics. For example, anyone who has a Canadian passport, who has a specific appearance and can come to Vancouver for this purpose (there are main shootings there) can still play in the series. But what John Winchester (father of Dean and Sam) initially offered to play Keanu Reeves, very few people know. By the way, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who ultimately got the role of father, is actually only twelve years older than his eldest television screen son.
The project, which was created by Eric Kripke, was originally designed only for three seasons, and then, when popular love came to the show, for five. These five seasons are considered canonical, and at the end of the fifth, the main storyline is also completed.
But, as is often the case, with successful projects, the series was not closed, but decided to extend for the next season. The producers did not stop the fact that Kripke resigned from the post of the showrunner of the project. New show runners were appointed, and fans for another 10 years enjoyed the adventures of Dean and Sam Winchester. The series was decided to close only after fifteen seasons.
The fact that the Winchester brothers cut through the United States in a cool car was also a merit of Eric Kripke. He is a real fan of cars. When the question arose of which car Dean and Sam would drive, Kripke approached him seriously and chose for a long time. Initially, his choice was on the 1967 Ford Mustang.
But one of his friends persuaded Kripke to change the car. The choice then fell on the 1967 Chevrolet Impala. And indeed, she was the best fit for the Winchesters – black, quite masculine in character, and a person can easily fit in the trunk – a definite plus!
In the series there is a slight confusion with the age of actors and characters. Hardly anyone paid attention to it at once, but now everyone knows for sure – Sam Winchester is younger than Dean for four years. At the same time, in reality, actor Jared Padalecki is four years younger than his colleague Jensen Ackles.
Another feature of Supernatural is that rock songs are performed. This aspect can also be attributed. at the expense of Kripke. Rock in the series – his merit. He even threatened to leave “Supernatural” if he was not allowed to let the bells and drums of his favorite rock bands sound in the background. Some compositions he brought from his extensive collection. True, in the US there are rules for the use of music in movies and TV shows. Sometimes for this you have to pay large royalties. So, it turned out to be very expensive for producers to insert into the series the songs of the group Led Zeppelin in the series. But other rock giants, such as Bad Company, Rush, Boston, AC / DC, Stephen (Stevie) Ray, Blue Öyster Cult and Triumph, have been heard there more than once. Each of the last episodes of the season usually ends with the song Carry On Wayward Son of the Kansas rock band.
Another “Supernatural” is famous for all sorts of references to large cinema, actors and easter eggs. Dean Winchester sometimes with a grin speaks about another series on the paranormal theme – “The X-Files”. And by the way, three directors from The X-Files came to work on Supernatural.
The Winchester brothers – the whalers penetrate the closed objects, introduce themselves with other names. These names also arose not by chance. Often they belong to real people or heroes of famous films.
Somehow they called themselves Plant and Page – members of the Led Zeppelin group. In the episode “The Dead in the Water,” the brothers introduced themselves as agents of Ford and Hamill. Do not know? These are the names of Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill, who played Han Solo and Luke Skywalker in Star Wars! In another episode – “Nightmare Night” – Dean and Sam introduced themselves as fathers Simmons and Frehley – both names belong to the guitarists of the cult rock band Kiss. The brothers were introduced to other rockers – members of Metallica and AC / DC.
All Internet sites that are mentioned in the TV series “Supernatural” – exist in reality. They were created specially. Now they are also functioning, but there is a redirect to the website of the studio, which is responsible for shooting the TV series “Supernatural”. Also, Dean Winchester had a phone number in one of the episodes. This number is not a dummy! Anyone can really call him and hear the message left by Ackles, the same as in the film.