5 Things We Learned from the Supernatural Panel at Today’s CW Press Event:
The Demon Version of Dean Is Sticking Around in Season 10 (And So is Castiel)
…”but Dean won’t be what you expect,” teased Executive Producer Jeremy Carver. Plus, there will be a mysterious new character who will be hunting down Dean at the same time as Sam.
As for Cas, he’s “very much in the picture at the beginning of the season. We come back to him where we left off - his grace is fading and he’s in danger of dying if he doesn’t deal with it,” said Carver.
Jensen and Jared Really Do Love Each Other
There were so many feels in the room when the boys were asked what it was like growing up on TV together. “I’d be doing a disservice to try to put into words what I’ve learned from Jensen,” said Jared Padalecki (Sam). “We’ve more than grown up together - we went from single twenty-somethings to husbands and fathers.”
"We have spent more time with each other than any other human on the planet over the last 10 years," said Jensen Ackles (Dean). "He’s a brother on and off screen."
All That Stunt Work Takes a Toll
"We always knew it was going to be a physical show from the get-go," said Ackles, who loves the action. "Jared and I try to do as much of the physical stuff as possible - it kind of pisses the stunt guys off a little."
"But the bumps and bruises aren’t as easy as they were when I was 22," said Padalecki.
They’re Not Reading Your Fan Fic
But they might one day! Padalecki said, “I’d love to read fan fiction one day. I love that it inspires thought - that’s the point of art and music. But as an actor, I steer clear of it, simply because the stuff the writers give me about Sam is sacred to me.”
"We don’t pay a lot of attention to the fan fiction, and rightly so," agrees Ackles."We have to keep the character unsoiled in our heads. But listen, if fans are latching onto these characters and coming up with their own stuff, fantastic. We’re entertainment, and people can draw from that what they will."
Nobody Has Any Idea When Or How This Show Will End
Or if they do, they’re not telling. "We still get excited about it," said Ackles. "As long as there’s that fulfillment and excitement, we’ll keep going. As long as people are hanging in here with us, we’ll keep telling the story."
For Padalecki, the show would have to maintain its quality for him to continue. “I truly care about this show and about Sam,” he said. “I’ve spent 9 years of my life with him. We know the show enough and our characters well enough that if there’s an end coming, we won’t push it.”
Let’s hope that NEVER happens. Season 10 premieres October 7th!