THIS POST CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR EPISODE(S) OF SUPERNATURAL SEASON 11 (Probably around ep 5 or 6 or 7). If you have not yet seen these episodes and do not want to see or read any possible spoilers to them. Do not continue.
In late August and early September I caught up with Supernatural shooting a couple times. They COULD be for the same episode, or completely different episodes. I never spent enough time at either location to get a read on where they were in the filming schedules for the season.
The first location was in North Vancouver on a quiet side street. I know little about the shoot except for the face that Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester walks out of a drive way into the street where a couple of emergency vehicles are. I have been led to believe Jensen Ackles was also on set for the scene, but I never confirmed that (I thought I saw him at the wrap of the scene leaving, but it was too dark to be completely sure).
A short while later the crew moved a block down the street to a church that they had redesigned to look like the parking lot of a biker bar. When I heard no primary cast were going to be there for the scene, I took a couple pics of the signs they put up and left on the last bus out of there for the night to get home at a reasonable hour.
A week later, I caught them downtown. This time they were shooting in an alley just off of Granville Street and it involved Misha Collins as Castiel doing a scene where he was crouched over top of a man laying on the ground.
This night was pretty busy for me as I had 2 film sets I was working on. So I didn't get to stick around there long. But still long enough to run into Misha, along with a few lucky fans that were there as he went for a snack break.
Misha chatted with the fans there, and told us a "worst restaurant" story about 1 of the places they once filmed at in Chinatown. When I asked him the name of the place so I would know never to go there, he said "unfortunately I don't remember.....which has caused me to avoid the whole area all together". He then told me he would see me "next week" which I then told him I wouldn't be in town at that time and he said "well, I guess I wont then." and he was off to grab his snacks and go back to work.
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You can see season 11 of Supernatural starting October 7, 2015 every Wednesday night on The CW.
Supernatural shoots scenes for episode 3 with Misha Collins and guest stars with director Jensen Ackles calling the shots.
Supernatural started shooting season 11 in July with the 3rd episode of the season first.
On the 7th, I caught them out twice. First at a scene with Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki & Ruth Connell earlier in the day.
Later, they did interiors scenes in a more upscale bar than you usually find Supernatural filming in at the Bar next to the Granville Skytrain station.
The scene seemed to involve to unknown cast (maybe others as well? If anyone can ID the two actors, please let me know so I can credit them properly.) in a scene inside. Director Jensen Ackles was there, but unlike the scene earlier in the day I saw him at, he was dressed more casual than I would expect if he were in the scene. I feel he was there JUST in a directorial capacity. No other notable cast were at that shoot.
Although the crowd of fans got an unexpected surprise when former recurring star Ty Olsson (Benny) rolled by in a van & stopped to chat with the fans while waiting for the light to change. This actually was the 2nd guest star sighting at set that day, as earlier in the day Mitch Pileggi was at the set with his daughters to help them meet the boys.
Another unexpected arrival at set was when Danneel Ackles showed up with Jensens daughter J.J. shortly before the lunch break. Eventually the pair left with the boys driver and went to a restaurant to await Jensen for his lunch break.
When they went on lunch break, Jensen came out with the guest stars, chatted for a moment and then walked to his lunch. I caught up to him briefly around the corner, out of the way of the majority of the fans waiting there & asked him to sign. Of course, being able to get up to him, he willingly obliged & said "I'll just do 1 though, as my family is waiting for me" and I nodded in understanding & let him go on his way afterwards. This marked the 1st ever time I have got Jensen Ackles to sign while at set.
After the scene in the bar, the crew moved across the street to an alley.
Director Ackles made his way across the street after he was driven across the 2 lane street, instead of just walking 50 ft to the light & crossing across. I am sure that was more the idea of the driver than his own, but still I actually couldn't believe they did it.
Once over there, they put the final touches on the alley for a scene that only had1 cast member at it.
Misha Collins arrived to shoot a scene, and there was very little that could be taken from the scene. He seems to walk out of a space and into the alley. Perhaps more happened later? I don't know. I eventually packed up my day after Misha came over and greeted fans & signed for me.
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Supernatural shoots scenes for season 10 with Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard
Better late than never, right fans?
Here is some pics of SPN shooting scenes for an episode that already aired. I believe it was 1011. I sometimes forget sets till after they have aired then go "oh yeah, I have pics of that".. well, heres 1 of those times.
First up was pics from the alley behind a bar on Hastings street that they have used MANY times. In the scene was Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles & Mark Sheppard as Sam, Dean & Crowley.
The tight fit of the alley and the sightlines needed for the camera meant I was really unable to see much or any of the filming, but I got several pics of the group shortly before they called rolling or shortly after they called cut.
This is of course the same night Zachari Levi came to visit his buddy Jared on set.... unfortunately, this happened just shortly before I was there. I scanned the crew several times, but never saw him around....perhaps he was hiding deep in a tent somewhere staying warm since it was very cold & damp out.
After the alley scenes were shot, they moved out from of the bar to shoot scenes with Misha Collins as Castiel.
The scene was short and pretty simple with Cas walking to the Casmobile while talking on the phone.
The day before this shoot I happened to run into an SPN guest star at the airport. At the time I didn't know who it was...but after seeing the episodes she was in, I now know ti to be Kathryn Love Newton, aka - Jimmy Novak's (Cas's meatsuit) daughter Claire.
Supernatural airs Tuesday nights after The Flash on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV in Canada.
With spring in full stride, there is not a lot to report from Vancouver for Supernatural filming obviously.
The new season, their 10th, will begin in July. Till then, I have a few odds & ends left over from the past 2 years that I never used for whatever reason in the past.
A few from their fan conventions they have here yearly of Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, DJ Qualls & others.
Also, a few shots of Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles returning from Chicago after shooting the failed backdoor pilot for Bloodlines, which was episode 20 of this past season. Plus Misha Collins leaving town during a break.
Lastly some departing shots of Mark Sheppard and Jensen Ackles as they left Vancouver at the end of season 9.
So first up... a few old shots from past Convention weekends.
I cant be sure, but I think I have managed to see Misha Collins out & about almost every con weekend here. Some shots here from 2012, and 2013 of Castiel roaming the city during the weekend.
As well Jim Beaver stops to talk to some fans in the courtyard.
DJ Qualls grabs a snack in his downtime.
While I personally will never support these conventions, it is still cool for those of you with no other way to ever see these stars to have the chance I guess. Vancouver being the hometown of the show always seems to nab a pretty decent roster.
A few months ago I caught up with Misha Collins as he left town during Christmas break. Below are a few photos from that encounter.
As well, a few photos of Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles returning to Vancouver after filming episode 20 in Chicago. The episode, which was intended to be a backdoor pilot for a spin off that got axed needed a few shots of them in Chicago, so the pair left for 2 days of shooting.
Upon returning, I asked both of them how the filming for that went and they both had similar replies....cold. Apparently, the mild Vancouver winters had not prepared them properly for the real winters that Chicago can have, and both of them were less than excited with having to work in those condition.
When I joked that it probably made them appreciate Vancouver's weather a bit more, they both were pretty quick to agree.
Last batch of photos is of the post-season 9 departures of the cast.
First up was Mark Sheppard. The man who plays Crowley was in a good mood upon finishing his season 9 filming. When I told him I hoped he would be back for season 10, he played it coy & acted as if he didn't already know Crowley survived.
A little while later I caught up with Jensen Ackles for the final time of the season.
He was also in a great mood. The man who plays Dean Winchester seemed pretty happy to have some time off. Seemed excited to finally get some time to spend with his new daughter, Justice Jay whom he rarely saw for more than a weekend throughout most of the season.
He asked us if we got Jared leaving that morning. Both my buddy and I were disappointed to learn we picked the wrong flight to cover for him. But also thankful at least Jensen let us know so we didn't waste time waiting on him either. Just wish he had told us BEFORE he started signing.. I would have focused on solo items, instead of duo items that I now need to get Jared on eventually. Oh well.
So that's it for my SPN photo dump.
I MIGHT do a Season 9 review sometime soon. I've started doing reviews, episodic, seasonal or complete series ones. Although so far I only really have 1 review up (for the How I Met Your Mother series finale). But I have started writing an entire S9 review...perhaps I'll have it finished before they start filming season 10.
As always, you can check out my Supernatural autographs gallery for any of the signed items obtained over the past few seasons I still have.
See you soon season 10.
Supernatural films scenes for a season 9 episode with Misha, Jensen, Jared & a recurring guest star... oh, and Jared gets a new bike, sort of.
THIS BLOG POST MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR AN EPISODE OF SUPERNATURAL SEASON 9 (POSSIBLY EP 9 OR 10). If you do not wish to view or read spoilers about the show, do not continue reading or viewing the photos below.
Yesterday the cast & crew of the hit CW sci-fi/drama "Supernatural" were at work in a familiar location to them, the Astoria Hotel in East Vancouver. They have used this place more than once over the years & were back there filming a variety of scenes yesterday.
Early in the day they did interior scenes at the hotel that had Jared & Jensen in their typical FBI suits. What was unexpected was that they were also there with another show regular, Misha Collins....who also was suited up.
Has out fallen angel joined the group? Or was this a 1 off situation? Well, it will clearly take us a few weeks to find out. When I saw Misha leaving the set I was quite unprepared for it & thus, wasnt exactly ready for him & hastily tried to get a couple photos of the suit covered Castiel. When they left for lunch, I got a few better pics of him as he & Jensen left together. Absent from the carload was Jared, who I saw driving by me a couple minutes later with his wife (guess she came by to pick him up for lunch?) Genevieve.
I too left. I came back later to see scenes being prepped in an alley behind the Astoria. On the film notice it said "two actors..." and I just assumed Jensen & Jared would be there.
Instead, I got the surprise of Jared being there, but not with Jensen, but with Curtis Armstrong, aka... Metatron.
The body language of Jared in the scenes suggested to me this was a conversation between Metatron & Ezekiel, and not Sam.
Not much to report on the scene. The dialogue seemed to be lengthy, but I clearly had no clue what was being said as you can tell by my shot of how far away I was. Which is also the explanation for why many of the photos look terribly grainy since I was about a block & 1/2 away.
When filming was done, the boys driver drove down the alley, with Jared in the passengers seat. When they got to the end of the alley, the vehicle stopped about 15 feet short of the 3 girls, me and another very passionate fan who had a bike that I am sure some of you have seen. Jared got out of the truck, and came & met with the girls and got his photo on the mans bike. As he passed by me, he gave me a quick playful jab in the ribs & said "I thought you'd be sick of us by now" before he moved on to getting his photo taken with the girls.
Then he asked his driver to take his photo on the bike...which of course, any of you with twitter have since seen in this post.
After that, we congratulated him on his recent accomplishment of a million twitter followers, he said thanks, and was on his way.
THIS BLOG POST CONTAINS NOTABLE CHARACTER SPOILERS FOR A CHARACTER ON "SUPERNATURAL" IN SEASON 9. Do not read the article or view the photos if you don't want to see any spoilers for the 9th season.
With so many productions in Vancouver this year, it seems like I just don't spend much time on SPN this year, but its not true. They just simply havent been around as much where I am willing to go to.
But with the film notice I got a week earlier stating they were going to film about 200 feet from my door, I knew they would be in my area that day...and sure enough they were.
After finding the set the night before at our old Vancouver Police Department HQ & missing both the Winchesters & Castiel in different scenes, I caught them out the next day.
First up, I found Castiel (Misha Collins) looking quite un-Cas like. As some of you already know from reading a blog from another local set bloggers report, Castiel was recently seen sneaking into a Laundromat. He has shed his trademark trenchcoat (at the cleaners?) & is now adapting to being a human after last years finale which saw all the angels fall to earth.
This particular day I found Cas roaming the streets of a Michigan city Chinatown area. Two things that caught my interest in the scene.
1st - seems human Cas now notices girls. He does a double take in the scene of a busty actress who does a walk by before he continues on his walk.
The 2nd scene - one that I tweeted about & many of you loved enough to make it probably my most retweeted post ever (certainly in a long time) as 300+ retweets & 150+ Favorites in less than 48 hours, was a scene where he gives change to a woman sitting on the ground with a cup.
Even down & out and probably broke, the fallen Angel decides to give what little money he probably had to a stranger on the street. This could be an interesting plot twist to the fallen angel storyline, will they learn anything by being humans? We have seen in earlier seasons, some of the angels saw human beings as annoyances. Will they learn compasion or empathy for us now that they see what we have to endure daily?
Of course, we wont know if/when the Winchesters will cross paths with their friend, but for now, it seems Castiel is all by himself.
The day prior he did scenes that consisted of him looking in garbage (probably for food?) behind a restaurant, and hiding between two garbage cans in the rain. Looks like tough times for the man who used to get places by simply thinking about it.
I will have another set, this one of the Winchester boys doing their thing in a night scene soon.
This past weekend, the largest promotional event for TV, movies & animation happened in San Diego.
Comic-Con took place from Wednesday night thru Sunday evening, as thousands of people went to San Diego to see new promotional materials of their fave shows, movies & comic franchises. Of course, they also went for the stars. Comic-Con has become a promotional tool, and that means bringing your biggest stars to promote your product.
After an epicly horrid year last year for Vancouver shot shows (mainly because SDCC was earlier than years prior & a later than usual start for a couple shows) there was very little in the way of seeing the Vancouver based shows & movies going to, or returning from the big event.
This year however, it was the opposite. Every show, wit the exception of 2, that were at SDCC had some or all of their cast that attended go through Vancouver Airport to get to SDCC.
Supernatural sent off 4 of their most notable cast. Misha Collins, who plays angel Castiel, and Mark Sheppard who plays the king of hell Crowley, both went to the event. While we didnt see them going to or coming back, we did catch the shows 2 largest stars returning.
Jensen Ackles (aka - Dean Winchester) was the 1st to return, and took the unfamiliar route of coming down "the row" a long railed off area that most celebs take to get out of the airport. This was possibly the 1st time I can remember him going this way, and clearly if it werent for him having to find his driver that he gets on the Comic-Con dime he likely wouldnt have gone that way.
Jensen stopped to sign for everyone there & was in a really good mood. Certainly better mood than last time I saw him when he refused to sign for me because as he put it I was "on the bucket list" (yes, thats the list I was on apparently) for angering Jim Beaver by breaking his return scoop allegedly (I was contacted by someone from SPN about that blog post saying they were displeased with me posting it.). But new season & the responsiblity of being a dad now, all is forgotten on that 1 off encounter last year, as I expected would be the case. We said we heard about Jareds baby announcement and he replied "ah, oh, thats out there?". I congratulated him on his new child, he thanked us all for the congrats & went on his way.
About 5 minutes later (oh the joys of a camera that records the time the pics were shot eh?), Jared Padalecki (aka - Sam Winchester) strolled thru. Like Jensen, there was some baby news of his own to congratulate him on since the last time I saw him last season. His wife Genevieve & him had announced during SDCC they were expecting their 2nd child soon. I recall seeing Jared for the 1st time after his 1st child & he was pretty overjoyed at the whole thing. He glowed with that same excitement talking about the 2nd one. I also wished him a happy belated birthday & he thanked me for that too. He then went on his way to find his driver.
As he was leaving, he saw us getting autographs from Colton Haynes from Arrow & was peering over out shoulders to see who we were getting.
A little while later we also saw Lucifer coming into town...but that isn't because Mark Pellegrino is here to resurrect the role, he is on the Vancouver shot "Tomorrow People". As well, saw Jim Michaels returning
At Comic-Con several things were announced for the show. Most notably.
- Felicia Day will be back this season to play her character Charlie, the geeky lesbian "little sister" type the Winchesters have crossed paths with a few times the last couple seasons.
- Jim Beaver (this time without trying to sneak in & out for his work) will return this season, but apparently there will be something different about his return.
- A Supernatural spin-off is being discussed. Will it be Castiel? Or Garth? Or Charlie? Its really the only options I can see, unless they did a back story of Bobby?
Here are photos of Jensen & Jared returning from SDCC.
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