Warning: This article contains spoilers for Supernatural.
Misha Collins had much to say on the coming premiere of Supernatural, a season that fans know will deal with The Darkness brought on from saving Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) from the Mark of Cain, but also ended with Castiel, played by Collins, being subdued under a spell cast by Rowena (Ruth Connell).
“We pick up season 11 with Castiel still being under Rowena’s spell. The time cut is negligible; we are really picking up right where we left off,” the Supernatural star said. “Castiel is dealing with the attack dog spell and The Darkness is just falling.”
Previously, Supernatural also left off with a divided friendship between Castiel and Dean, leaving off with Dean feeling betrayed by Castiel’s actions, even though those acts were intended to help Dean deal with the Mark. Misha suggests that the darkness will help them bond and reaffirm their friendship as Supernatural moves forward.
“We are going to see them put their differences aside and unite against that common enemy,” said Supernatural‘s Collins. “I think that they are aware that the presence of The Darkness is actually their fault and they have to clean up the mess that they have made.”
Speaking of Supernatural‘s friendships, Collins also revealed that the cast and crew of Supernatural often play jokes on one another and generally just have a fun time between takes, so that bonding carries into the show. Misha also said that the scenes in Supernatural are much more technical and calculated than it may seem to Supernatural fans.
“With fight scenes, which often seem like they are happening in real time and are really dynamic and fast, we will just pause to do the same punch a few times to get it right, and then move on to the next,” reveals Misha. “So while it seems often fluid and seamless in what you see on air, it’s actually broken up into tiny little pieces. It is very precise and very technical.”
On screen, Supernatural‘s Collins says that the coming new season will intermix some old themes of renewing bonds with new ideas of change.
“I think it is going to be a good season! We are changing what is happening on the show,” said Collins of the upcoming premiere of Supernatural. “This season is going to be about reuniting us against a big bad, which is something we have done before, but it is changing it up. It’s giving us a new focus and I think that is going to be great.”
About the darkness that represents the big bad for the 11th year of Supernatural, Collins suggests that it may be the worst thing the boys of Supernatural have had to face yet.
“It is a very, very big bad ominous force that angels only heard of as a scary bedtime story … Cas didn’t think that The Darkness was a real thing. So it’sthat old of a force.”
Supernatural returns for Season 11 on October 7 on the CW network.
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