Misha Collins celebrated his birthday on August 20. Quarantined in his apartment as he awaits his return to filming Supernatural, its cast, crew, the #SPNFamily (and so many more) sent out special messages of celebration to brighten his spirits and keep him company.


We gathered a few of the messages (there were so many!) here for you to see, in no particular order.

Also visit WFB's special birthday tribute with new art, poems, photo edits and birthday messages made by fans around the world. Happy Birthday Misha!

It's a big day for news! Supernatural will return for it's 15th and final season on October 8! The series' finale will then air on November 19th!

Entertainment Weekly was one of the first to break the news of the finale date: CW Announces Supernatural Return in October; Series Finale Set for November 
Amazon Prime Video has announced that Jensen Ackles will be joining the cast of the hit series The Boys for Season 3. Ackles made the announcement on his social media account, reading a copy of 'The Boys: The Big Ride'.


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Variety reported that Ackles joins the cast 'as The Original Superhero'. Kripke stated, "When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream – to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment. I'm happy to say that dream has come true. Jensen is an amazing actor, an even better person, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the very first Superhero, he'll bring so much humor, pathos, and danger to the role. I can't wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of Supernatural to The Boys."

The Ackles family joined in to congratulate Jensen on the big news via social media.



In an emotional nod to their brotherly bond on and off set, Jared joined in congratulating Jensen on the new role

Are you suddenly interested in The Boys and need a Quick Series Recap? 
Season 2 of The Boys finished filming and will premiere on Friday, September 4th on Amazon Video. New episodes will be available weekly through October 9th. 

Season 3 of The Boys was announced during The Boys SDCC panel on July 23rd. Nightsky's report on the panel includes a second season 2 trailer, and the producers' and cast's hints at what will be happening with their characters in season 3.
  

The Winchester Family Business will add details as more become available.

Misha Collins hosted a virtual conversation with Senator Cory Booker, senate candidate M J Hegar (TX), Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki on August 11, 2020.  This came just off the back of the StageIt panel last weekend with J2 , where they chatted to fans about quarantine and Supernatural. 

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Creation Entertainment hosted a StageIt virtual panel with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki this past weekend. Like most StageIts events, it was "pay what you can" so fans from across the world were able to participant via the live, virtual panel.

Jensen and Jared are currently holed up in their Vancouver apartments, with their dogs Icarus and Dakota "Koda", on a 14 day quarantine waiting to get back into filming the final episodes of Season 15 (which were halted due to COVID-19). They shared quarantine stories and answered questions from fans in what was a first virtual con panel for the boys. They expressed how different it was to not see fans' faces in a crowd, and not feel the same energy as an in-person convention.

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The Emmy nominations were announced last week with a few SPNFamily related nominations making the list.  


Eric Kripke's latest series, The Boys: - nominated for 'Outstanding Sound Editing For a Comedy Series'. 

Supernatural and Kansas fans were in for a real treat this week thanks to Misha Collins and GISH! 

A highlight of GISH virtual summer camp activities was an online campfire sing-along of Supernatural's adopted theme song "Carry On Wayward Son" with the band Kansas! A special Zoom get together with the band members, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Jared Padalecki warmed up everyone's vocal chords for the singing. 


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This I'm sure brought a smile to many Supernatural fans this morning, Jared and Jensen have been spotted arriving in Vancouver! 

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(Credit to Pursuit23 on Instagram)

This does not come as too much of a surprise as it has been mentioned by CW chief Mark Pedowitz and other Supernatural actors that shooting on the final two "Supernatural" episodes was set to resume in mid August.  Still, it's hard to believe the time is finally here.  Target filming dates per the BC Film Production list are August 18th through September 11th.  Given that Canada has a mandatory 14 day quarantine for anyone from the US arriving into Canada, actors were expected to begin arriving this week.  

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Still, we've been waiting so long for this day to come since production was suspended in March.  Fingers crossed all goes well with the shoot and everyone is happy and healthy during this final stay in Vancouver.  Welcome to Canada guys! 

Want to know what the CW plans for the Supernatural sendoff?  Check out this interview with CW President Mark Pedowitz for some details.
Fans were blessed with lock down live shots of Jensen Ackles and Jared Padelecki as they were interviewed by Alice O'Connell from Capsule, New Zealand. 

It was a short interview. Based on Capsules' 'How Are You Today' series, O'Connell asked how Jensen and Jared were doing during lock down, and what is has been like not to be filming. 

Some short take-away from the interview on how they are doing during lock down: