Supernatural: 9 Behind The Scenes Secrets
For over 11 seasons now, Supernatural has dominated on TV. Since its premiere in 2005, the series has gained a very large and very loyal fanbase who love everything there is to do with the show, from the cast and crew to trivia facts and of course fan conventions and spin-off projects. With hugely popular shows, it is always interesting to dive behind the scenes and learn even more about on-set secrets and the filming process! Check out 9 behind the scene secrets from Supernatural:
9. Special Effects
Initially, showrunners hired companies such as Entity FX to work on Supernatural for its premiere episode, but after the show’s success, they created an entire special effects department specifically for the series. Due to the detailed level of special effects needed for the show, it is quite a lengthy process to get a show ready for air. The visual effects supervisor has to go through the script and look for areas where the effects are going to be needed, and then has to meet with writers, and then has to be present for the filming of every scene to ensure that it is being filmed in the best way for the effects to be added afterwards. The department is also tasked with being the ones who come up with rules and physics for each creature to appear on the show which then has to fit into the story.
8. The Music
Unlike a lot of other series, Supernatural employs two composers specifically for the series. Each composer takes turns scoring episodes so that they always have an additional week to work on the score for their specific episode. As well as the original music, Kripke made certain to incorporate classic rock into as many of the episodes as possible, and made sure to keep a line between the score from the composers and the rock songs used; however, the composers have had to provide 15-20 seconds of rock music because it was too costly to acquire rights to the songs they wanted.