Supernatural is Officially Part of The CW’s Arrowverse
There are six shows on The CW canonically in the network’s “Arrowverse” including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Batwoman, the upcoming Superman & Lois, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and now, thanks to the last on that list, we know we can add another CW show: Supernatural.
During an upcoming episode photo of Legends, Caity Lotz‘s Sara Lance is seen holding a flyer where it says “Supernatural filming in progress.” While initially the pic made the rounds as if it was an unintentional fluke — it turns out that the creators of Legends of Tomorrow really did want to wrap the Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki show into their storyline, even using a replica of the iconic Chevy Impala car that the Winchester brothers drive during the superhero episode.
“From the beginning, we knew that we wanted to set an episode in modern-day Vancouver, because directly following the crossover that was all we could afford… I’m kidding, sorta, not really,” showrunner Phil Klemmer said. “Anyway, we wanted to do a spooky, Predator-style skulk-around-the-woods episode and at the 11th hour decided to have the Legends intersect with the crew of Supernatural.”
Unfortunately, “In our world, Supernatural is a TV show, not a real thing. Sorry, Supernatural fans.” However, Supernatural canon also could tie into this idea — because there are episodes of the Jared/Jensen show in which Supernatural is *also* a show-within-a-show. During season six, things get pretty meta when Sam and Dean are transported to The CW’s Supernatural set and have to act like they’re the actors acting out the parts of Sam and Dean during a TV show called Supernatural. It’s not the only one where they interact with the idea of a TV show about what they’re doing on the show. If you haven’t watched, it’s pretty confusing — but it’s the meta episodes like these ones that’s kept Supernatural running for fifteen seasons.
“The [Supernatural] producers were incredibly gracious and enthusiastic about this tip of the hat,” the showrunner said about this easter egg-filled crossover episode. “They even let us borrow some of their musical score — listen closely! … Sam and Dean did not make the final cut, unfortunately. Or rather they were busy working on their own show.”
He continued, “From what I understand, the car wasn’t the one from the show, but from a super-fan who created his own ‘Baby.'” Fans are the best. We can’t wait to read the fan-fic that stems from this crossover!