March 24, 2012 | 8:48 a.m.
The death toll is mounting on “Supernatural,” but what do you expect on a show where the end of the world is just another day at the office? Some beloved characters, human and non-human alike, have been lost, but that doesn’t mean they can’t come back in one way or another. And, speaking of familiar faces, Friday’s episode of The CW show featured the return of Misha Collins, who played the angel Castiel starting in Season 4. Spoilers ahead if you haven’t watched Friday’s show. Collins has played a few different versions of the character, including the angel’s human vessel; a future carefree version of Cas in 2014; and a leviathan-possessed Castiel. Before Friday night, he was presumed drowned in the Season 7 premiere. In Friday’s episode, “The Born-Again Identity,” Collins was presented as Emmanuel, who has no memories of Castiel – but he does possess […]
March 05, 2012 | 2:54 p.m.
For most TV shows, the long days on set are where a lot of the bonding among actors happens, but for the CW show “Supernatural,” friends are made not just in Vancouver, Canada, where the series shoots, but all around the world at fan conventions. Most recently, the talent behind the horror show now in its seventh season (about two brothers who hunt ghosts, demons and all manner of beasties) got together at Creation Entertainment’s Salute to Supernatural convention, which took place Friday-Sunday in Burbank. Matt Cohen, who plays young John Winchester, the father of lead characters Sam and Dean, has never been in an episode with fellow guest stars Richard Speight Jr. (the Trickster) or Rob Benedict (Chuck). But they “now have become my buddies,” Cohen told the media during a roundtable interview at the convention. “We do Q&As together, and […]
Jan. 13, 2012 | 9:42 a.m.
The twists and turns of time travel are in the DNA of “Doctor Who,” “Quantum Leap” and “Star Trek.” But the CW’s “Supernatural” has also become a specialist in turn-back-the-clock television. In Friday’s episode “Supernatural” again goes to the past, this time 1944. “Supernatural’s” Dean and Sam Winchester have chased ghosts, demons and all manner of beasties since their childhood, but time travel wasn’t in the mix until the show’s fourth season, when the angel Castiel (Misha Collins) sent Dean (Jensen Ackles) back to 1973, where he meets his young parents. Since then, “Supernatural” has taken the brothers to the Old West (with “Back to the Future” references galore) and taken an angel to the decks of the Titanic in an episode titled (what else?) “My Heart Will Go On.” In this week’s episode, “Time After Time,” Dean meets Prohibition lawman Eliot Ness (Nicholas Lea, […]
Nov. 07, 2011 | 7:02 p.m.
J.J. Abrams’ “Lost” and Eric Kripke’s “Supernatural” were once competitors on Thursday night prime time. Now the geek gurus behind the popular series are joining forces for a new show, “Revolution.” Written by Kripke, the “Revolution” pilot is being produced by Abrams’ company, Bad Robot, and likely will begin shooting in early spring with Kripke and Abrams serving as executive producers, along with Bryan Burk. Perhaps not surprisingly, the secretive Abrams is staying tight-lipped about the concept of “Revolution” (all we know is it’s an “epic adventure thriller”), but he opened up about working with the creator of “Supernatural” when Hero Complex’s Emily Rome caught up with him backstage at the Hamilton Behind the Camera Awards. E.R.: What made you interested in collaborating with Kripke? J.J.A.: I’ve been a fan of “Supernatural.” I like him a lot. He’s a really […]
May 26, 2011 | 6:30 a.m.
Now that the networks have released the fall season’s television schedules, we’ve had a chance to watch trailers for all the new shows and cherry-pick the programs that tickle our curiosity. Here’s a comprehensive rundown of the sci-fi, fantasy and genre shows worth keeping an eye on: “The River” (ABC): When a wildlife expert and TV personality (Bruce Greenwood) vanishes in the Amazon, his family and crew embark on a rescue mission and discover something darkly supernatural lurking in the jungle. The pseudo-documentary format promises chills, which is no surprise considering the story is by Michael R. Perry, whose other writing credits include “Paranormal Activity 2” and “Stephen King’s Dead Zone.” Also writing is Michael Green (“Heroes,” “The Green Lantern“). Jaume Collet-Serra directs. “Once Upon A Time” (ABC): A fairy-tale world and modern-day New England collide when a woman who […]