A ‘Supernatural’ prequel was announced, and then all Hell broke loose

Adorable otters are curious about a popcorn maker … until it actually starts popping the corn. And I’m curious where these people got pet otters. Must investigate further.

Speaking of popcorn, you’re going to want to grab some, because there has been some DRAMAZ around Supernatural:

Yesterday evening some exciting news broke for Supernatural fans: The Winchesters, a prequel series about John and Mary Winchester was being developed by Jensen and Danneel Ackles’ production company, Chaos Machine Productions, and Jensen’s character, Dean, would narrate.

“After Supernatural wrapped its 15th season, we knew it wasn’t over. Because like we say in the show, ‘nothing ever really ends, does it?’” Jensen Ackles told Deadline. “When Danneel and I formed Chaos Machine Productions, we knew the first story we wanted to tell was the story of John and Mary Winchester, or rather the Supernatural origin story. I always felt like my character, Dean, would have wanted to know more about his parents’ relationship and how it came to be. So I love the thought of having him take us on this journey.”

Even Supernatural creator Eric Kripke gave his blessings:

Big, exciting news for fans who are missing the long-running series, and who have been clamoring for a spinoff for years now, right?

And that’s when all Hell broke out.

Apparently, Jared Padalecki, who played Sam Winchester (brother to Ackels’ Dean Winchester), learned about the series via Twitter, and he had some feelings about it.

Fans were certain this had to be some kind of bad joke, but apparently, it was not:


Padalecki was particularly pissed at Supernatural executive producer Robbie Thompson, which he expressed in a tweet that he later deleted:


Supernatural fans lost their minds, and some 12 hours later, Padalecki trying to call off the dogs:

And while I was writing all of this, it seems the Winchester brothers have talked shit out:

Meanwhile, Misha Collins doesn’t seem to be holding any grudges:


Variety has the whole ugly story of what, exactly happened to Chris Harrison, and it’s fascinating. For instance, it wasn’t just Michael Strahan’s public disappointment in Harrison that led to his firing. In fact, multiple cast members said they wouldn’t participate in the franchises if he was hosting, including this season’s Bachelorette, Katie. Harrison used a pit bull lawyer to fight ABC, while at the same time was calling people on the set of The Bachelorette asking them to put in a good word for him. And it was the news that he wasn’t going to be hosting Bachelor in Paradise that made Harrison realize he wasn’t coming back to the show at all. But hey, if ABC wants to pay me $10 million, I’ll go away, too.

Michael Fanone, the DC Metropolitan police officer who was stun-gunned several times and beaten with a flagpole during the January 6 insurrection, says that he would love to go on Fox News to discuss his experience and challenge the 21 congress members (all Republicans) who voted against the Gold Medal bill honoring the officers in the attack, but he hasn’t heard from anyone at the cable news network. This is my shocked face. I am shocked.

Dustin Rowles wonders why the networks, which still nearly three times as many viewers as the streamers, aren’t even trying to compete for good programming and have become so safe and lazy. And I think the answer is that they are safe and lazy.

Tony Hale’s parents don’t get Arrested Development: “My parents think ‘Arrested’ is dumb. To this day, they think it’s a stupid show,” Hale responded. “I’m not kidding. The only episode they thought was funny was when Martin Short was on. [My dad] was like, ‘Well he’s funny. That guy’s funny.’” They apparently also didn’t care for Veep, and thought it was “a little mean.” Well, yeah. That’s the point.

People really didn’t like Quibi.

As noted, Conan aired its finale last night, bringing Conan O’Brien’s broadcasting career to an end.

Homer Simpson stopped by to say goodbye to the former Simpsons writer.

Other late-night hosts paid tribute as well, including Jimmy Kimmel who got in a good dig at Jay Leno right at the one minute mark:

Stephen Colbert brought on Brian Stack, who came to The Late Show from Conan to dish on his former boss:

Seth Meyers, who now hosts the show that Conan got his start on, paid homage:

“Earlier tonight over on TBS, Conan O’Brien had the final episode of his talk show,” he said. “We are huge fans of Conan. Conan was the first person that showed Late Night was something that could continue with different guests after he did it post-David Letterman. We are huge beneficiaries of him. We wish him the best of luck, Andy the best of luck, everybody over on their crew the best of luck, and we want to thank him for everything he’s done over the years as one of the greatest talk show hosts you could ever hope to see.”

And Jimmy Fallon, who hosts The Tonight Show, where Conan hosted for less than a year before Jay Leno enacted a coup against him, did the bare fucking minimum:

Good luck at HBO Max, Conan! Hope it’s not a pyramid scheme!



In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • American Horror Story returns on FX on August 25.

  • Only Murders in the Building will debut on Hulu on August 31.
  • Never Have I Ever will return on Netflix on July 15.
  • Jellystone! will premiere on HBO Max on July 29.
  • Fin will premiere on Discovery+ on July 13.
  • The One and Only Dick Gregory will debut on Showtime on July 4.
  • The Hair Tales will debut on OWN and Hulu sometime in 2022.
  • Gone for Good will premiere on Netflix on August 13.
  • CODA will premiere on Apple TV+ and in some theaters on August 13.
  • Families of the Mafia returns on MTV on July 15.
  • Archibald’s Next Big Thing Is Here will premiere on Peacock Jr. on July 15.
  • Johnny Test will premiere on Netflix on July 16.
  • You Are My Spring will debut on Netflix on July 5.
  • Deep will premiere on Netflix on July 16.


Yoram Kahana, Israeli journalist and longtime member of the HFPA



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4 thoughts on “A ‘Supernatural’ prequel was announced, and then all Hell broke loose

  1. Ain’t no drama like Supernatural drama because Supernatural drama NEVER. FORKING. STOPS. I don’t know that anyone besides Jensen feels there’s a need to tell John and Mary’s origin story, but will I watch it? Obvi. The Dean narration feels like bizzaro The Wonder Years, but if anyone can make that work, it’s Robbie Thompson. And I think any concerns I might have about how they will reconcile new stories with existing canon about John and Mary’s life is allayed by my trust in Robbie. Robbie respects the story and the characters, UNLIKE SOME PEOPLE ANDREW DABB. And if this show goes maybe there’s finally a chance for Wayward Sisters to be revived. CARRY ON AND KEEP HOPE ALIVE.

    1. Yeah, I didn’t even get into the collective “OH BROTHER” the fandom was letting out over the choice to focus on John and Mary, but y’all seem real unhappy about that, too. LOL.


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