When news broke out that Katie Cassidy and Lauren Cohan would be added to the cast of Supernatural, many of the show’s fans were quick to voice out their concerns regarding what the two actresses will do for the show. In response to the negative reactions, creator Eric Kripke urged fans to suspend their disbelief and trust in the show’s creative team.
“We have very, very passionate fans,” Kripke said in an interview at the TCA summer press tour on July 20. “I think they tend to worry when they don’t necessarily have to. The producers of Supernatural have not lost their minds… I just wish everyone would sort of settle down a little bit and enjoy the ride and wait to see what we do.”
Kripke also extinguished rumors that the two actresses will serve as love interests for the show’s stars, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.
“We always talked last season like, you know, if we were going to introduce female characters and do it right, they wouldn’t be friendly to the boys, they’d be a raging problem to the boys,” he said. “They’d be huge pains in the asses to the boys… They would make their lives much more difficult, not less so. And if that’s the way you introduce characters, as antagonists, then you don’t introduce them as love interests.”
To further assert the impossibility of anything romantic happening between the characters, Kripke told the reporters that the actresses will not appear in every episode. He also said that the upcoming season will retain its basic structure, with the two brothers continuing their road trip across supernatural America.
“I feel like season three’s going to be the best season yet,” Kripke said with confidence. “We’re at war. Dean’s got a year to live. We don’t have to service the ever-growing, complicated mythology of the yellow-eyed demon. Now it’s war and choose a side and pick up arms and time to fight. And it’s simple and it’s direct and it’s emotional… And it’s sort of like we’re back to kind of like the rollicking, red-blooded Supernatural, where it’s fun and it’s scary and it’s emotional. And the stakes are bigger. And I think we’re actually in a much cleaner, more exciting place than we were last year.”
The third season of Supernatural will premiere on October 4 at 9pm ET/PT on the CW.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: SCI-FI Wire
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