Inspired by last night’s SUPERNATURAL RETROSPECTIVE on The CW commemorating the show’s remarkable ten season run, theTVaddict.com thought it might be fun to turn back the clock at take a closer look at our 2007 set visit. What follows is our story “theTVaddict Hunts Down the Winchester Brothers on the set of SUPERNATURAL” and 100 plus never-before-seen photos.
Spooky motel rooms, one really large graveyard and the kind of billowing smoke that one would expect a yellow-eyed demon to emerge from. Is it any wonder I can’t sleep?
It’s 5:30am in beautiful downtown Vancouver British Columbia and I’m wide awake after having spent the entire day on the set of The CW’s SUPERNATURAL. Perhaps not surprisingly, the place is a little weird, a whole lot creepy… and did I mention the graveyard?
Truth be told, the SUPERNATURAL set was everything a hunter (or obsessed fan of the series) could hope for… and more. Like any intrepid explorer, I approached each new turn with a mixture of excitement and dred, camera in hand so as to capture every moment. Each prop was scrutinized, the mountain of fan mail (each of which is read, and hundreds of which are mounted on a huge wall) catalogued. And I figured that while I was there, I might as well capture an image or two of those two demon-hunting guys everyone seems to love.
For the record — and I know you’ll be as glad to hear this as I am to report it — Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, aka the stars of the spooktacular spookfest — are not only two of the hardest working guys in the biz, but also the nicest. Despite their heavy schedule, they made time for an extended chat with the reporters invading their turf. As to what was said that day, you’ll just have to check back later in the week to read the interviews!
Under the watchful eye of the show’s publicist (and let’s take time here to thank the incredible Holly, since handling PR is so often a literally thankless job!), the on-screen brothers filled us in on the show’s fright-filled two-part season finale as well as their working relationship and just how much SUPERNATURAL — and its fans — means to them.
But wait! There’s more!
After getting to know the Winchester boys, we also got to hang with members of the prop department (bloody knife, anyone?), set designers (someone’s gotta dream up all those haunted houses!), fight co-ordinator and the special effects crew, whom Padalecki lovingly refers to as the “Super Nerds”.
Next, it was on to the big cheese himself, executive producer/director Kim Manners, who admitted that a third season seems likely, given how happy the network is with the direction the show has taken. Given the fact that ideas for the beast-battling boys next adventures are already being batted about (and Manners’ agent is negotiating an extension of his contract), the signs certainly seem pointed toward a renewal.
So keep your eyes open in the days to come as thetvaddict.com tiptoes through the graveyard to bring you all the gory details you know you’re dying for, including extensive interviews with both the stars and the executive producer, as well as exclusive photos to die for!