Supernatural Whenever World News!
Fine, the title is still a WIP. But for today, it works! Let's just get on with the news.
First up, there was a big announcement this week for former "Supernatural" showrunner Jeremy Carver and former writer and producer Steve Yockey. They're doing a pilot together! They have a pilot order from HBO Max along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schehter, and David Madden for Dead Boy Detectives. It's about two DC characters created by Neil Gaiman, Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine, that decide not to enter the afterlife so they can stay on earth and investigate crimes.
Here's the announcement from Deadline: https://deadline.com/2021/09/dead-boy-detectives-series-steve-yockey-jeremy-carver-greg-berlanti-hbo-max-pilot-order-1234827071/
Here's the information from Variety: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/dead-boy-detectives-hbo-max-pilot-1235054740/
Oh, and as a side note, season three of Jeremy Carver's Doom Patrol drops on September 23rd on HBO Max.
There was a great interview in Vanity Fair with Eric Kripke a few weeks ago about not only The Boys but his take on genre television in general. It’s quite fascinating!
Speaking of The Boys, musical director (former SPN director) Christopher Lennertz has been getting quite a bit of attention this Emmy season. Here’s an article with some quotes from him about superhero stories finding their way into Emmy’s music categories:
Creation Cons still remain postponed until 2022, but in the meantime, several cast members are popping up at other events. There were a couple of big ones this past weekend, Dragon Con and Momento Con.
Dragon Con, back after being cancelled last year, had several former cast members attending. Samantha Smith, DJ Qualls, Emily Swallow, Ty Olsson, Mark Pellegrino, Felicia Day and Tahmoh Penikett.
Here's some tweets about the event, which was much smaller than years past, but still held in person. Everyone looked like they were having a great time!
Samantha Smith With Emily Swallow
A little more 🐲— Samantha Smith (@SamSmithTweets) September 6, 2021
This year might’ve been smaller & tamer but it had just as much love. 💚
Back in the world, safely, little by little!
PS masks were only off for two seconds for pix! pic.twitter.com/qcIdaFCnNU
Ready for DragonCon anyone?! pic.twitter.com/WgDn9UsIzI— Felicia Day🇺🇸 (@feliciaday) September 3, 2021
mark pellegrino’s dog is just hanging out in his lap during supernatural q&a 💀💀💀💀 pic.twitter.com/gq9GYUiFfn— side questress aly 🗡 (@side_questress) September 4, 2021
Momento Con was held September 4-5 at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Guests were Misha Collins, Rob Benedict, Mark Sheppard, Jim Beaver, Alania Huffman, Ruth Connell, Adam Fergus, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Curtis Armstrong, and David Haydn-Jones.
Here's a few tweets about this event from host Clare Kramer:
Fan @TheMomentoCon: How did you make the decision to tweet along with “The French Mistake?”@mishacollins: “I did that?”— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
Misha: “Oh, that’s really clever.” #Supernatural pic.twitter.com/ue6JhZ6yQE
“Some Things I Still Can’t Tell You,” @mishacollins’ poetry book drops Oct. 12. You can preorder it now, he’s reminding @TheMomentoCon crowd: “Please. … Pretty please?” https://t.co/4lzg01u1r0 pic.twitter.com/xwllS0jnd4— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
What’s @mishacollins’ favorite candy? “Almond Joy, I guess … it’s what my kids pick out of their Halloween bags to give me.” And then he said Raisinets, which horrified @TheMomentoCon crowd. #Supernatural pic.twitter.com/ibhaIL5U25— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
Fan @TheMomentoCon: “If you had to pick a song for Mick, what would it be?— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
David Haydn-Jones and @adamfergus, off the cuff, yet almost in unison:
“Shot in the head, and you’re to blame: You give Ketch a bad name.” Look for the full song at karaoke in the future. #Supernatural pic.twitter.com/9NFD8Xrwyn
David Haydn-Jones: “Do you think you’d still be mad at me in Heaven? Do you think Mick would still be mad?”@adamfergus: “We’d have to have a conversation. I’d be giving you the stink-eye for a while…” @TheMomentoCon #Supernatural pic.twitter.com/njIIfAHvmu— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
David Haydn-Jones on Arthur’s character shift. “Ketch had to get shot in the head … being dead humbles you.”@adamfergus: “Not coming back to life humbles you even further.” @TheMomentoCon #Supernatural pic.twitter.com/22DTXzBf1m— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
Fan @TheMomentoCon: “And I named one of my chickens ‘Hellhound…’”@Mark_Sheppard: “See, that’s completely wrong. The chicken won’t mind when you rename it: Fowley.” #Supernatural pic.twitter.com/785usr596p— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
“I’m proud of what we did, I’m proud of what we accomplished, together and separately. … I’m proud of all of [my castmates], and what I love is the #Supernatural family comes in behind all our causes and makes them a thousand times better.” @Mark_Sheppard @TheMomentoCon pic.twitter.com/4VdqnJ30E1— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
“This is a great convention, I’ve had nothing but fun here.” @Mark_Sheppard on how well run @TheMomentoCon is, and encouraging #Supernatural fans to return for #MomentoCon2022 pic.twitter.com/itnkAXBbbQ— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
Fan @TheMomentoCon: you played demons on #Supernatural. What else would you want to play?@AlainaHuffman: I think it would be fun to play a vampire.@JeffreyVParise: I was going to say that, too!— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
Alaina: You would make a great vampire!
Jeffrey: Thank you, you would, too! pic.twitter.com/SWdweZHEPQ
Fan @TheMomentoCon: How do you think your characters would have responded to 2020?@AlainaHuffman: “I think our characters were maybe responsible for 2020?” @JeffreyVParise @TheMomentoCon #Supernatural pic.twitter.com/IDon6GOYFS— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
Every time @JeffreyVParise mentions or heard the word @elfquest in panels here @TheMomentoCon this weekend, his face lights up. Catch him as Bearclaw in the upcoming #Elfquest audio movie. #Supernatural pic.twitter.com/zERiy1dbG1— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
Which scene would @jumblejim choose to go back and reshoot if given the chance? “You remember when Bobby kissed Jody? I think I could improve on that … although I did pretty well!” @TheMomentoCon #Supernatural pic.twitter.com/TV7UJwiaJS— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
What was @jumblejim’s reaction to getting the script for “Weekend at Bobby’s”? “I thought, ‘Yipee! They finally figured out what the focus of the show should be.’” #Supernatural @TheMomentoCon pic.twitter.com/t2zEaQT5fF— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
“Working with @twhiddleston was one of the great joys of my life. We spent 3 months talking Shakespeare, and I treasure every moment. I hear he plays some sort of villain on something, but he doesn’t have a villainous bone in his body.” @jumblejim on #CrimsonPeak @TheMomentoCon pic.twitter.com/k42MylI4P1— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 5, 2021
“I think it was there, but I think it was latent for a long time. And I think that that’s fine; Cass was in denial for a long time, and so was everyone else. I’m just glad that Cass’s arc ended the way it did.” @mishacollins on Castiel’s final scene #Supernatural @TheMomentoCon pic.twitter.com/tzJsdDplM3— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 4, 2021
“Blackmail was the main thing that I used. I had some information about Eric Kripke, and I used it to my advantage.” @mishacollins on how he turned 3 episodes on #Supernatural into 11 seasons @TheMomentoCon pic.twitter.com/QjZLexIHi0— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 4, 2021
Fan @TheMomentoCon: Which moment with @JensenAckles and @jarpad was your favorite?@jumblejim: Who? … My favorite moment … that’s like asking me which of the billions of M&Ms that I’ve eaten is my favorite.” #Supernatural pic.twitter.com/sS0A18kMp4— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 4, 2021
“First off, I was very happy to be there at all, and very disappointed that we were not able to put together the episode as originally planned. It was going to be a grand reunion of #Supernatural characters.” @jumblejim on the finale @TheMomentoCon pic.twitter.com/gRp5Zd9HVt— Clare Kramer (@ClareKramer) September 4, 2021
They were also able to announce some great news, Momento Con will be back at the David Lawrence Convention Center in 2022! It will be held on May 7 and May 8.
Jim Beaver and Mark Sheppard will be at the Lexington Comic and Toy Show next weekend, September 9-12.
Several Supernatural cast members will be at the Cross Roads 3 con in Birmingham, England September 24 - 26th. So far announced has been Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Rob Benedict, Richard Speight Jr., Alexander Calvert, Ty Olsson, DJ Qualls, Ruth Connell, Katherine Ramdeen, Lisa Berry, Julian Richings, Keith Szarabajka
All has been very quiet on the Jared and Jensen front or any news of the potential Supernatural prequel.
There is this from the mayor of Austin, TX though!
I'm sure I'm just hitting the tip of the iceberg here. Got any news to report that I missed here? Share the link in the comments.