Supernatural isn’t the first show to fictionalize certain biblical themes and characters, but I think it certainly has the largest fan base.
The series, based on urban legends all over America, was treated as a modern day western – the heroes ride in on their (steel) horse, save the day, kiss the girl, and ride off into the sunset. In the fourth season, though, they wanted to add “Christian Mythology” (what we here at New Stories, Old Book like to refer to as “biblical fanfic”) to their list of urban legends, and thus followed the introduction of Castiel.
Along with Cass came a (flock?) of angels, hordes of demons, and a full-on apocalypse to battle, and so began the show’s ascension.
Many rumors have followed this show around. It was only supposed to last for five seasons. Then eight – and yes, we are in the eighth season now. Now I hear that they have a solid story line to take it through to the end of a tenth season. Phew!
So, in honor of the show that was one of my biggest inspirations when writing Legacy, we are going to do a post every Sunday to discuss some aspect or character from the show. We’re planning some big interviews and other surprises, too, so stay tuned and don’t forget to follow the blog!
Meanwhile, if you have any suggestions or Supernatural related topics that you’d like to see or discuss – please comment and let us know!