Jeremy Carver was our first interview of the session, which thrilled me since I didn't get to talk to him at all last year. He's always very adverse with spoilers, but he gave us some pretty good teases here. He certainly explained his theme for the season much better than what was in the TV Guide article. He also talks a bit about who we can expect to come back.
Just in case you think you're losing it, there is five seconds missing from Jeremy's first answer. Small camera blip! Just check the transcript below for what you're missing.
You seem to have opened up an incredible amount of storytelling with the introduction of the Men of Letters bunker. Do you plan on doing continued focus on that in the new season and can we expect to see new ghosts, new ghouls?
Yeah, we brought the Men of Letters into the story not just as a location but as one of the final pieces of the Winchester Family Tree. Understand it really, really for the writers opened up an enormous trove of possibilities. Yes, folks are always coming up with fantastic ways of looking at the Men of Letters. It’s become such a part of the show now that it doesn’t even necessarily have to be a Men of Letters specific episode to really use the richness of that.
Any tease for new monsters or creatures for the upcoming season, anything we can expect?
I think we have a lot of spins on some monsters we’ve seen before. To me it’s not so much the question of introducing new monsters as it is finding a fresh new way to get to the world of even monsters that we’ve seen. We’re doing a vampire or a werewolf again. I think it’s all about the character whose inhabiting them that gets me going. But there will be a few new ones that you’ll see. Not all monsters though.
Can you talk about the theme coming into season ten and how that differs from you guys as creators going into previous seasons.
For me, season nine was very much about each of our characters, this is including Crowley and Castiel. Each of them at a certain point in that season were presented with ‘Who do I want to be?’ Castiel started as a human, Sam was inhabited by Gadreel, and even Gadreel himself had this arc of ‘Okay, I chose the wrong way to find redemption.” Everyone faces that choice. I think this season the overall drama, and I’m giving you a roundabout answer, the overall mythology doesn’t totally hit you in the face in episode one in terms that this is going to be a quest. It’s really careful building blocks sort of centering around the idea of forcing our main characters to eventually come to a ‘You are who you are’ or ‘I am what I am.’ We talked a lot of paths between monsters and humans and friendships and you can you think of all the ways they’ve crossed and everything. People are going to be forced to make much more stark choices this year based on ‘Who I am?’ It’s not going to be only them making the decisions. It’s going to be very personal this year.
Any characters returning this season? Will be we Cain again?
You’re not going to see Cain in the first run of episodes. But he’s an absolutely wonderful character we’ve looked to find a way to bring back. For him (Tim Omundson) it’s actually a professional issue right now. He’s on another show right now. “Galavant,” is that the name? (Yes!) I know I’ve seen the teaser for that and he’s terrific, he’s ridiculous on that. Off the top of my head you will see Sheriff Mills, you’ll see her teamed up actually with another sheriff that we introduced last year, Donna Hanscum from “The Purge,” in what we think is a really fun, less emotional episode, average version of "The Heat." And we’ll see another character that I’d like to keep as a surprise right now.
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Any chance for Felicia Day to come back from Oz?
They’re working on a way to get her back. We absolutely adore her. I can say that we are actively working for a way to bring her back.
Any closure on the Kevin storyline?
Kevin is in a really weird spot right now. I just love that character and I was sad as anyone to kill him off. Any chance we can find to bring him back we will. I love Osric, I think he’s terrific.