Now that The CW’s “Supernatural” is in its seventh season, one might expect the cast and crew to be feeling fatigued and simply focusing on the paycheck (the writers even turned the show’s longevity into a running joke in last season’s deliciously meta installment, “The French Mistake.”) But thankfully, the passion and dedication of all involved seems to be just as pronounced now as it was in earlier seasons as HuffPost TV learned last week during a visit to the set of the cult hit.
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles sat down with HuffPost TV for an in-depth discussion about their characters and the progression of this season’s narrative, illustrating how engaged they are with the material by speculating about possible storylines, and taking time to thank their dedicated fanbase for their ongoing support.
Since the pair has a tendency toward being misquoted in interviews, I’ve tried to present their answers in their entirety. I also had the opportunity to chat to executive producer Sera Gamble via phone to add a little context — although this close to the season finale, the show’s secrets are being closely guarded. We’ll have more from Ackles, Padalecki and Gamble over the next couple of weeks, but this should whet your appetite for the March 16 episode (9 p.m. ET on The CW) and the character arcs to come.
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