10 Things You Didn’t Know About Supernatural
The CW’s Supernatural has surprised everyone with its major success since first airing in September, 2005. With an extremely talented and cohesive cast, not to mention spectacular writing, the show has raked in a very large and very loyal fanbase, which has propelled it into television history. For almost eleven years, week after week, millions have tuned in for the adventures of the Winchester brothers, but there is still so much more to know about the show! Check it out!
10. Sam and Dean Winchester
Originally Jared Padalecki’s character’s name was Sal so that the main characters would be Sal and Dean in homage to Jack Kerouc’s novel On the Road, but creator Eric Kripke changed the name to Sam when he realized Sal wasn’t working for a main character name. Meanwhile Jensen Ackle’s character Dean was supposed to have lots of tattoos, but budget constraints on the first season wouldn’t allow for it. Ackles also first auditioned for the role of Sam, but was recast as the older brother after Jared Padalecki came in and read for Sam.
When Supernatural premiered its eleventh season on October 7, 2015, it officially became the longest-running North American science-fiction series, and now has 236 episodes, surpassing Smallville which ended with 218 episodes.