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.
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.
Supernatural Season 10 premieres tonight - Here is a few pics of Jensen Ackles and guest star Travis Aaron Wade shooting scene for an upcoming episode
THIS POST CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR AN EPISODE OF "SUPERNATURAL" FROM SEASON 10 - If you do not want to see possible spoilers prior to the episodes airing, DO NOT continue reading, or viewing the photos below.
Supernatural returns tonight with its season 10 premiere.
This season we will hopefully find out what has/will happen with Dean Winchester after Crowley awoke the sleeping hunter at the end of season 9 to the shock of fans, to reveal the fact he is now a demon.
The "Deanmon" story line I suspect will play out for awhile, after all it is a show that is not shy about beating a tired story to death long after its best before date. But HEY, maybe the writers will shock me for once and wrap this up well before the mid-season mark (HA!).
One thing IS certain about season 10... they have not been seen around much for filming. I have only come across the sets for the show twice this season. Once waaaayyy out in Surrey (a place I try to avoid...but to prove a point to a few psycho nutjobs... I went out there) and barely saw anything out there the day I was there. I managed 1 "ok" pic of Jensen and Jared there.
A few weeks later, after I returned from a trip I ran into their set only blocks from my house, in daylight. What a rare treat.
They were filming scenes for what I suspect was episode 7 (COULD be 6 or 8.. I never did find out which # it was for certain) with Jensen Ackles in an alley, gun drawn on a man that I was later told was Travis Aaron Wade who is playing a character named Cole, a hunter that is hunting Dean now that hes a demon.
Here are the pics I managed. Early on in their shoot we were allowed reasonably close to the set for a couple takes (at least close enough I was able to tell with my naked eye that Jensen was there) but were soon moved because we were "in the shot" to another entire block away. While they were technically right about it, where we moved to would also technically be "in shot" and the several people who were NOT extras just hanging out in the park that was in the background werent asked to move... just us watching.
Oh well, minor inconvenience. Still managed a few, less awesome shots of the scene still even from there. I also added 1 pic of Jensen and Jared Padalecki from the shoot in August.
Supernatural returns TONIGHT October 7, 2014 on The CW, it will follow another Vancouver shot series we cover "The Flash". You can see some pics of that show HERE if you want to see what thats going to be about.
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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.
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.
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