Supernatural 13.16 ‘ScoobyNatural’ Photos and Promo

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.