10 Things You Didn’t Know About Supernatural
8. More Than Expected
Originally, Eric Kripke only planned the series for three seasons, and with the enormous success expanded it to five, but the success never slowed down! At the 100th episode party, the cast and crew joked about how no one thought the show would make it as far as it already had and then said, “Maybe we’ll see you at the 200th,” assuming the show would be long over by then. However, on March 11, 2016 Supernatural was renewed for a 12th season! Even though many series suffer after the creator leaves, Supernatural has had continued success even after Kripke departed as the showrunner after season five following the conclusion of the main storyline he had planned out.
7. Han Solo
At first, the Winchester brothers were supposed to be the Harrison brothers in homage to iconic actor Harrison Ford and Kripke wanted Dean to have the “devil-may-care swagger of Han Solo,” which is of course Harrison Ford’s infamous Star Wars character. It didn’t work out though because there was a Sam Harrison living in Kansas, and the name couldn’t be used for legal reasons. In season 1, Kripke got in a Star Wars reference when he had Sam and Dean pose as FBI agents named Agent Ford and Agent Hamill, as Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill are the two stars of the original Star Wars series.