With season 8 back in full swing, Head guy in charge over at “Supernatural” sat down to discuss the show, it’s history and the new book, “The Essential Supernatural: On The Road with Sam and Dean Winchester” (TV Equals, Jan. 23).
The book, a companion guide to the show is “all-inclusive collection of everything Supernatural.” Found inside the covers is a history of the show, memories from the beginning. Kripke says not only is the volume meant for fans but also those who are involved in bringing the story to life every week. He says: “a history of the show, both for the fans and frankly for the people who are making it. It’s nice for us to remember what the hell we've been doing all these years.”
Kripke says that while he no longer works on the show on a day to day basis, “Supernatural” will always be his “first baby.” Sounding like a proud papa, he goes on to say creating the book “offered me an opportunity to really look back at what the experience was. I look back emotionally, very much like how you would look back at old photos of your friends and family.”
As for Sam and Dean, even though the boys are in conflict much of the time, the show tends to be “more interesting” than when everything is butterflies and rainbows. “It’s a stressful position to be in to have one brother chosen by angels and the other chosen by demons and have them in the same family. The theme of the show has always been that family can overcome everything. If the show has had one message it’s that nothing is more important than the bonds of family, more important that even the bonds of heaven and hell.”
“We give them lots of obstacles but I believe at the end of the day, Sam and Dean will always come together.”
“Supernatural” airs Wednesdays on CW