Supernatural films scenes for a season 12 episode 4 in Burnaby last month with Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
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Supernatural filmed scenes for season 12 episode 4 in Burnaby in mid-August with the shows 2 leads Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki on set. The episode has John Showalter directing it, his 16th episode hes directed for The CW's longest running show ever.
There wasn't a lot to the scene. It simply had Sam & Dean Winchester coming out of a building that was being passed off as a Child Services building for the episode with a box of documents before the pair head over to the Impala, chat for a bit, then get in.
They filmed more inside the building after that, but of course since it was inside I cant tell you much about it except Jensen & Jared also were in those scenes.
Supernatural returns to The CW for their network record 12th season on October 13, 2016. This episode SHOULD be in early/mid November.
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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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You can catch Supernatural back for its 11th season on The CW starting October 7, 2015
Supernatural start shooting season 11 - episode 3 with director Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and guest star Ruth Connell
Supernatural season 11 had a couple days of shooting in downtown Vancouver for its 1st episode (the 3rd episode of the season) to shoot this season.
With the shows star Jensen Ackles again directing an episode, the 3rd episode of the season was being shot prior to the 1st one to give the director & shows star enough time to do his job on it as he juggles to jobs. Donning a fairly un-Dean Winchester like Hawaiian shirt and beach hat, I assumed what I was looking at was "Director Jensen" and not him in "Dean Winchester" attire..... turns out, I was mistaken. When I saw his stunt double also wearing the same garb later, I realized.... Deans traded in the jackets & fed suits for some beach wear. When I tweeted a photo of it that day, a few fans replied with the "sand between our toes" line that Dean says last season to Sam. Perhaps Dean got to experience that.... guess we'll have to wait to see.
On this particular day, a few cast members were seen (some in unofficial capacities). Season 10 troublemaker Rowena, played by Ruth Connell was back, but with a little wardrobe change for the day..... as she was sporting blonde hair.
Crowleys mom appeared to be doing 2 scenes there, 1 with each of the Winchesters. Firstly with Dean (either Jensen or his stunt double, our angle never quite gave us a good look) where she seems to point her finger at him and he goes flying. A bit later, a scene with Sam as Jared Padalecki roughly drags Ruth as Rowena away by her arm.
A lot of the time on this shoot it was hard to tell when they might have been rolling and when they may have been in between takes. Other times however, they were clearly on a break. During 1 of their breaks, former Supernatural guest star Mitch Pileggi stopped by with his family and introduce his kids to Jensen & Jared. The trio chatted for awhile while they re-set the scene. Funny enough, I was unaware I had even seen him till well after the fact when I was going through my pics & saw him in some of them.
Eventually Jared wrapped and left. Shortly after Ruth left. Lastly Jensen left, as he not only wrapped that location but had to head to the next spot where the crew was already preparing the next scene.
After this shoot, the crew packed up & moved to another location a few blocks away for an interior shoot that had another random former guest star sighting, and a night shoot in an alley that I will have more on in another post.
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Supernatural will be back with their 11th season this fall on The CW starting October 7,2015
Supernatural shoots scenes for episoe 1015 with Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Travis Aaron Wade
Better late than never? Right? Lately I have fallen quite behind on posting my blogs. Like QUITE behind.
Perfect example, this post is for episode 1015 "The Things They Carried". The episode aired more than a month ago, so that gives you some idea how behind I am on some things.
Anyways, on this particular day they filmed scenes at a house (that I now know to be the house that the wife & baby of the army guy the boys & guest star Travis Aaron Wade were looking for in the ep)
Early in the day Jensen Ackles & Jared Padalecki shot scenes inside with the baby & the Michelle Morgan. Once those scenes were done, they waited for it to get dark and moved to doing exterior scenes with Jared, Jensen & Travis.
Those scenes of course include the one where we see Cole in the Impala with Sam & Dean. A scene I tweeted about at the time, which angered more than a couple Castiel fanaticals to say the least. In the scene they drop Cole off where his truck was parked in front of the soldiers house... which we know how that turned out now.
In typical SPN crew fashion (mainly you know who), efforts to try & block me from getting pics of things were made once the person in question was aware of my existence. But, as you can see, I still snagged a few here & there.
Supernatural is taking part again in this years May madness tournament, as a show, and several characters in the character tournament. You can vote on the current match ups HERE.
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Supernatural airs Wednesday nights on The CW, with the season finale scheduled for May 20th, 2015.
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 a scene for a season 9 episode with Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles in the Impala
Odd day this was... Till I saw the filming on this colder than usual February evening, I had gone 0 for 4 at seeing ANYTHING go on at sets that day, including the SPN set earlier in the day.
I found the crew filming at a place on Main Street, near 16th avenue that was made up to look like a licenced drug paraphenalia shop called "Ians Herbal Remedies".
The scene, still quite unclear to me. From the angle I had I never really got a good read on what it was about. It certainly started with Sam & Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles) sitting in the imapala. The scene seemingly took place all in the car, even though the filming notices in the area claimed they were going to get out of the car & have a talk.
Maybe the unexpected snow flurries that arrived almost exactly around the time they started filming made them opt to change the dynamic of the scene.
In any case, heres my set from this night. The episode they were filming at that time is unknown to me. Could be tongihts, could be next weeks. Timing suggests it would be an episode coming up soon.
A little side note to this night. The always overbearing "security" guard of the leads, Clif, shining lights at me while I was shooting, even while they were filming a rehearsal. Even funnier, had to be the minion "buddy" he had with him who gave me the finger right afterwards. Always full of stupid antics on this set. For a show that's dipped as low as 1.86M viewers this year for an episode, the crew, specifically Clif, doesn't seem too concerned about negative P.R. for the show. Wonder if The CW or Warner-Brothers does?
After 3 weeks off, Supernatural returns tonight on The CW with the 1st of their final 6 consecutive weekly episodes for season 9.
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