It’s impossible to transcribe a Ben Edlund interview. Just watching him alone is pure entertainment. I’ll include some of the highlights, but it isn’t even close to capturing the true value of this interview. I suggest if you are at work, just set a reminder on your smart phone to watch the below video later.
Are there any “offbeat episodes” he’s working on? He's always liked dinosaurs. He’s always had this idea that Cass is there in the beginning of time and he’s in the beginning of time. He sees a brontosaurus, looks at it, and it’s head explodes. He decided to stop there since he has a lot of crazy ideas.
What is his first episode? It’s episode five, and it’s got vampires in it. There’s some debate about whether or not it’s vampires that boat. “Yes, they’re technically ‘Vampirates.’” It involves a new way for vampires to get the job done. He again boasts it was the first one he ever did on time. What about the Alpha? He said that will happen, but won’t confirm it’ll be his episode or not.
What was he told about the direction? Jeremy has this interest on the human relationship charged by the mythology underneath it all and it’s his job to hear what the showrunner wants to do and do what he can to get him there.
Any new monsters? He didn’t say, but there is a lot of hearts being ripped from their chests. “Probably by episode 12, maybe we can make a really funny joke about it. Rule of 3.”
Any more meta. He’s actually figured out a way to expand on “The French Mistake.” He’s not sure if it’ll work yet.
And with that Ben was off to amuse another table.