I can only assume that with Cas declaring himself the new God, that The Almighty Himself has cocked an eyebrow and turned his mouth in a frown. With Cas’ revelation, I can only assume that next season we see the emergence of *the* one and only God to teach Cas what’s what. Is there any rumor or talk that God Himself will make an appearance next season on Supernatural? If so, potential actors (I think Ian McShane would fit the show’s version of the Lord)? — John
I’m almost sure this question will come up when the show heads to Comic-Con this month, and until then, the show is staying mum on details about the new season. But the same can’t be said for Alona Tal, who cryptically tweeted yesterday of her return to the show next season for an undetermined amount of episodes. (My guess? One.) As you’ll recall, Tal played Jo Harvelle until the character’s untimely death in season 5, and apparently she’s set for a return. When that’ll happen isn’t set in stone, but considering the show is filming episode 4 first (to give director Jensen Ackles more prep time), it probably won’t happen until episode 5 or later.
Source: ‘Spoiler Room‘ over at EW.Com
The CW’s ‘Supernatural’ has spent six years defying audience expectations and gleefully leaving us on the edge of our seats with every season finale, but last season’s climactic close proved to be one of the most shocking yet.
Fan-favorite character Castiel (Misha Collins) pulled a dirty double cross in the last few episodes, revealing an unholy alliance with the demon Crowley for dominion over purgatory … and let’s just say that the finale didn’t leave Cas and the Winchesters on the best of terms.
I recently had the privilege of traveling to Haiti with Collins and his charity, Random Acts, for a life-changing voluntary excursion (we’ll have an in-depth feature on the trip next week), but during our wide-ranging interview, I couldn’t resist slipping in a couple of questions about his status next season, and his response to the outpouring of fan support for his character.
There’s not much new information here, but proceed with caution, there are mild spoilers ahead.
When news broke of Collins’ change from series regular to recurring guest star for Season 7, many fans took to the web to make their outrage known, with responses ranging from writing letters to the showrunners and The CW (as well as creating a book of “Letters to Castiel” given to the actor at a recent convention, which Collins called “very sweet“) to filling message boards and comment sections with their opinions.
Those pleas didn’t fall on deaf ears, according to Collins. “I haven’t been keeping my finger on the pulse of [fan] campaigns, but I have gotten word from Warner Bros. that they were inundated with questions … or something,” he wryly confirmed. “I don’t really know what they were inundated with … maybe it was just a flood; it could have been a flood in Burbank.”
While we wouldn’t put it past ‘Supernatural’ fans to devise a deluge of biblical proportions, we’re hoping that the panic is premature.
Here’s what Collins could tell us for sure: “I am not going to be a series regular on ‘Supernatural’ next year. I don’t really know what my role on the show is going to be. I know that I’m going to be in the first two episodes at this point, but I don’t know beyond that what the season holds for me.”
Although Collins hadn’t yet read the script for the second episode at the time of our interview, he did express hope for “some redemption” for the beloved character. And since the original plan was for Castiel to die in season six before the producers revised their position, we’re cautiously optimistic that there’s a chance for Castiel to receive an arc worthy of the character Collins and the writers have created, when all is said and done.
In a recent interview with TV Line, executive producer Sera Gamble seemed to echo that sentiment. “We love Misha. We love and adore the character of Castiel,” she insisted. “His character developed to this extent and went in this unexpected direction because we were so inspired by him.”
Regardless of how often Castiel will appear in Season 7, Collins was emphatic in his admiration for ‘Supernatural’ and the team behind it, and it’s clear that there are no hard feelings over the progression of his storyline, with the actor reiterating that it’s “the best work environment I’ve ever had.”
In addition to spurring fans to speak out on the direction of ‘Supernatural’, Collins’ inspirational nature was also instrumental in the creation of Random Acts, a charitable organization dedicated to “changing the world, one random act of kindness at a time.”
Thanks to Collins and the Random Acts team, ‘Supernatural’ fans have so far raised more than $171,000 to fund charitable initiatives in Haiti, Japan and across the globe, and sent 22 volunteers to Jacmel earlier this month to help aid in the construction of a multipurpose community center and sustainable fish farm, to feed, shelter and educate Haiti’s homeless and disadvantaged children.
We always love a peek into our favorite characters’ pasts, so we’re going to just go ahead and call this excellent news.
“Supernatural” begins production on Season 7 in Vancouver in early July — and reps confirm to Zap2it exclusively that Colin Ford, one of our favorite recurring guest stars, will be returning as young Sam Winchester for the third episode, tentatively titled “The Girl Next Door.”
Brock Kelly, who played opposite Ford as young Dean Winchester, is on deck to return for Season 7 as well. Though contracts have not been officially signed, Kelly’s reps confirm to Zap2it, “There is a strong possibility that he will return.”
UPDATE: Warner Bros. tells Zap2it that Kelly will not be appearing in episode 703. Reps for Kelly tell us that he is in discussions for future episodes.
We’re told that the episode involves Sam (Jared Padalecki) having flashbacks to when he was 15 years old, when a girl named Amy saved his life and tried to convince him to run away with her.
In the present day, Sam and Amy meet again, and he finds that she’s settled into a “normal” life with a son and a steady job.
The episode, expected to air on October 7, is to be directed by series star Jensen Ackles. It will be the first episode of Season 7 filmed, in order for Ackles to have sufficient prep time. Ackles previously directed fan favorite episode “Weekend at Bobby’s” in Season 6.
Ford first appeared as young Sam in Season 3’s “A Very Supernatural Christmas.” He returned in Season 4’s “After School Special” and “When The Levee Breaks,” and Season 5’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” The 14-year-old actor has an impressive resume which includes roles on “Hawaii Five-0,” “CSI: Miami,” and “Family Guy.”
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Jared Padalecki has insisted that he has no plans to leave Supernatural to pursue a film career.
The actor told Next Movie that he will remain “loyal” to the CW drama until it concludes.
Padalecki said: “If it weren’t for Supernatural, I wouldn’t have a lot of the blessings that I have today, so I’m going to play it out. I’m going to give it my all.”
He added: “I’ll be with the cast and crew for the remainder [of the show’s run], as long as the fans want us on the air and the network obliges.”
However, Padalecki, who plays Sam Winchester, admitted that he would “love” to star in movies once Supernatural has come to an end.
“I’m still pretty young,” he said. “I’m not going to be 29 for another month, so if the show goes another year, I’m 30. If it goes for five years, I’m 34.”
“I think I’m hopefully in the dawn of my career, not in the dusk, so I think I’d be happier sticking it out with Supernatural.”
Padalecki previously starred in 2005 film House of Wax and also appeared in the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th.
Supernatural will return to Fridays at 9/8c in the fall on The CW.
Question: Do you know if there are any plans for Supernatural to do another meta-ish episode next season? Or was last season’s “The French Mistake” the last one? —Annie
Ausiello: Sounds like the fourth wall will come crumbling down yet again. “We have not put the kibosh on meta,” insists exec producer Sera Gamble. “It’s completely about somebody pitching a story that would work for us.” Gamble acknowledges that “The French Mistake” — in which Sam and Dean were transported to an alt-reality where they were “Jared Padalecki” and “Jensen Ackles,” the stars of a TV series called Supernatural — will be tough to top. “We set a pretty high bar,” she concedes. “But hey, I thought we were never going to be able to do meta again long before ‘The French Mistake.’ And then that got pitched, and we had to do it, of course. I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point in Season 7 or beyond, someone pitches something that enables us to do a fun episode like that again.”
Ack! Supernatural makes me both happy and crazy. Happy because I loved watching the Winchesters brothers reconnect and hope they stay like this for awhile. Crazy because of the season 6 cliffhanger. Any spoilers/info yet on season 7? There’s a chicken pot pie in it for you if you have anything to share! – Zora
Will a Spoiler Room exclusive on the season 6 DVD (official release date Sept. 13) do the trick? In addition to the features you might have already heard will be on the DVD set (like the Jensen Ackles: A Director’s Journey featurette, the Supernatural and the Quest for the Soul featurette, and two episodes of the anime series) I’m told EPs Robert Singer and Ben Edlund and showrunner Sera Gamble will do commentary on “Clap Your Hands If you Believe” and “The French Mistake.” I personally love commentary from the bosses because they’re the ones who know where everything is headed. You never know what they might reveal…
Question: Can you please interview Misha Collins about his reduced Supernatural role next season? My life may depend on it. —Marcia
Ausiello: We tried, but the dude’s not talking. Perhaps he wants to lay low until the storm passes — assuming it does, in fact, pass. “We have passionate fans,” acknowledges exec producer Sera Gamble. “We have fans that have strong opinions about a lot of things that happen on the show. People ask me if I’m worried about a fan backlash [in the wake of Collins’ demotion]. We just want to tell a good story and not be redundant and bring you interesting stories that are fresh. Going into Season 7, we have a new, interesting story that we want to tell to you. That’s what’s front of mind right now.”
Question: Now that Misha Collins is no longer a regular on Supernatural, any chance Jim Beaver will get a much-deserved promotion? —Joel
Ausiello: Doesn’t sound like it. “We have a fantastic relationship with Jim,” says Gamble. “We bring him in as the story demands it. He’s basically a fixture on the show as necessary.”
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Question: Will we ever see Adam again on Supernatural? There could be Smurf paraphernalia in it for you. —Donna
Ausiello: Showrunner Sera Gamble puts the chances of an Adam comeback at a “very strong maybe.” Gimme my presents!
SUPERNATURAL: Now, in season seven, the Winchesters will find themselves in an increasingly sinister, changing landscape, up against a new foe unlike anything they’ve ever fought. They’ll find their old tricks, weapons and hiding places all rendered useless. All they’ll have is each other. And the certainty that, like the last of the cowboy outlaws, whatever they face, they’re not going down without a fight.
Misha Collins will not be returning as a series regular next season.