Supernatural 13.16 ‘ScoobyNatural’ photos and promo
The wait is almost over for the episode Supernatural fans have been waiting for ever since the big announcement was made about a crossover with none other than Scooby-Doo. Entertainment Weekly released exclusive photos of the live-action turned animated episode, which you can view in the gallery below along with the promo for episode, titled “ScoobyNatural”:
“Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), and Castiel (Misha Collins) are transported into the animated world of Scooby Doo where they join forces with the Scooby gang to solve a ghostly mystery. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Jim Krieg & Jeremy Adams.”
Adams — who originally pitched the idea — and Krieg are screenwriters known for their work on a variety of action-adventure projects, including LEGO Scooby-Doo, Justice League Action, and LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash. Krieg, in particular, has a long history working in the Scooby-Doo realm. The pair teamed up with the Supernatural cast and crew alongside animation director Spike Brandt and Warner Bros. Animation to make this crossover a reality.
Padalecki expressed a lot of excitement over the episode, telling Entertainment Tonight last year that ScoobyNatural is “f**king awesome.” The star also spoke with Nerdist about the crossover, saying that as a huge fan of Scooby-Doo and growing up watching the show — he was even approached to try out for Shaggy in the movies but declined — he’s excited “for Scooby-Doo to be a part of the Supernatural lore,” but is even more excited “for the Supernatural lore to be a part of the Scooby-Doo canon.” He added: “That’s cool for me, you know, that there’s a footnote about Supernatural when people are talking about Scooby-Doo. It’s nerve-wracking to make when you’re such a fan of something, [because] you wanna do it justice.”
Many fans were left wondering if the archangel Gabriel (Richard Speight Jr.), who recently returned to the show, had a part to play in the Winchesters getting trapped in Scooby land. Co-showrunner Andrew Dabb confirmed with EW that the episode was actually written a year before they decided to bring Gabriel back. While there is a reference to the character in the episode, Gabriel is “not the cause of this specific adventure.”
It sounds like the mystery will actually start with a free TV that is offered up to the brothers by a grateful pawnshop owner after Sam and Dean work a case-of-the-week. In the promo, the Winchesters are zapped into the Scooby-Doo world through that same TV. Dabb and co-showrunner Robert Singer teased that the crossover “gets pretty dark,” and that “there are things you wouldn’t see in a regular Scooby-Doo cartoon.” Dabb explains that the boys “walk into an old episode of Scooby-Doo,” but it “may end up being a new episode of Supernatural,” so don’t expect the monster to be a man in a mask.
Supernatural’s ScoobyNatural episode will air on March 29 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.