I got to admit, I had a fan girl moment. I have never met Jeremy Carver before, and I have been a huge fan of his ever since season three. It was “Mystery Spot” that was the first ever review I did and what inspired me to get into “Supernatural” blogging. It’s amazing how far this has come for me (that conversation came up a few times among fellow bloggers at Comic-Con).
So when he sat down, I gushed over how excited I was to finally meet him and how much of a big fan I was. Everyone at the table was in agreement that we were so glad he was back.
Now, the questions.
Here's the video in it's entirety for those who would rather watch the whole interview. We had more time with Mr. Carver than anyone. The summary is below for those that can't play video due to various reasons.
I asked the first question, it’s one that has been bouncing around the site for a while. Who is the writing staff this year? It’s the same as last year actually. The list of names he went through were very familiar, the first writer being the only change.
Eugenie Ross Leming and Brad Buckner
Andrew Dabb and Daniel Loflin
What’s the overall arc?
“What you’re going to see is obviously the boys coming together after some time apart. That’s “to be determined” time right now. It’ll be through flashbacks exploring what each of them went through in the past. We’ll be spending a good amount of time with flashbacks, really informing us of how they are present day. We are really biting off on a slightly different structure for us. We’ve really gone whole hog with that, a story within a story.
You’re going to see the boys come together. How they come together in episode 1 could be interesting but they do come together. They’re going to come together in pursuit of one thing that’s very very personal for them. It harkens back to their earliest days. It signals the moment that these guys are really trying to play off as getting something that they really, really want. If there was a slightly cheesy sounding theme for the first half of the season it would be “This time it’s personal.” Put that on a poster, put that on a bumper sticker, there were go.
While they’re on this quest this together and we’re doing these flashbacks, I’m understanding that the two guys that are riding in that car are probably even more mature than they were at the end of last season.”
“A lot of the season is all about perception. You might think something will seems to be one way at the beginning, I think the fans hopefully will be pleased with that. It’s never quite how you think it is in a very raw emotional way.”
“You’re going to see some ancient Gods again, you’re going to see the boys have a much more contentious relationship with Crowley, you’re going to see Vampires (I couldn’t make it out, but I think he said “enjoy boating”), also we’ll encounter angels and demons.”Are comedy episodes coming? Yes, they’re trying to come up with a few. He credited Ben Edlund for handling those types of stories.
What are his goals now that he’s taking charge?
“I just feel like the boys have been together for eight years now and they’ve gone through so much, not that it wasn’t but even more so needs to be reflected growth in each guy. You’re a different a guy when your riding around in the car with someone when you’re 22 and when you’re however. He’s your buddy from high school, then at your ten year reunion there’s different kinds of implications. It’s a different way of talking to each other. It can be a little more upfront, a little bit more forward, a little less cagey. Because of the result of their time away from each other they’re sort of, and I think Jared said this in the panel, they’re re-examining who they are and what they want and they’re not afraid to express that with each other.“Is that a reason why you brought in a love interest from Sam?” Carver had a one word answer. “Yes.”
I asked him if he could tell us exactly how much of a time jump there is. “Not yet,” he answered.
And that was our time with Jeremy Carver. Up next, Ben Edlund. He has as usual some very interesting things to say.
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