Supernatural is about to enter its 12th season, but the show’s writers are still trying to make each season new and different. However, one constant of the show is its awesome music, with Dean and Sam loving their rock ‘n’ roll. It looks like the latest season will embrace the show’s musical elements more than ever before. And no, don’t expect a musical episode.
New showrunner Andrew Dabb spoke to EW about incorporating the rock ‘n’ roll theme and style of the show into the latest season.
“[It] seems like such a natural thing to do an episode based around rock ‘n’ roll. That is the tenor of the show. It’s something we’ve played with off and on, but it’s something that always felt a little bit bigger than one episode because it is such a big part of our show.”
As you probably know, real life rock star Rick Springfield was cast as Lucifer’s new vessel this season, and it is through him we will get to see the rock ‘n’ roll side of the Supernatural universe in a new way.
“When we made the decision to have Lucifer inhabit a rock star and live in that world for a number of episodes, that felt really fun and like a natural evolution for the show, something where we can have fun with the Spinal Tap of it all, the sleazy behind-the-scenes music business of it all. That was in the ether, and then it crystallized this season.”
Supernatural returns to the CW, with its usual rock ‘n’ roll, on Thursday October 13th.
“The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues as SUPERNATURAL enters its twelfth season. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have spent their lives on the road, battling every kind of supernatural threat. Over the years, after countless bloody adventures, they have faced everything from the yellow-eyed demon that killed their mother to vampires, ghosts, shapeshifters, angels and fallen gods. In the show’s eleventh season, the Winchesters found themselves battling an apocalyptic force: the Darkness. Now, rallying help from their allies – both human and supernatural – Sam and Dean are about to go toe-to-toe with the most destructive enemy they’ve ever seen. The question is, will they win? And at what price? SUPERNATURAL is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers Jeremy Carver (“Being Human”) and Phil Sgriccia, and executive consultant Robert Singer (“Midnight Caller”).”