The Haunting Harmony: Supernatural's Unforgettable Ode to a 28-Year-Old Cinematic Masterpiece! 👻🎬✨
2024/01/02

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Supernatural, the popular TV series known for its horror elements and witty humor, nearly paid tribute to a beloved '90s children's movie. However, this intriguing concept was ultimately abandoned. Starting as a dark horror show, Supernatural followed the journey of brothers Dean and Sam Winchester as they battled various urban legends and supernatural creatures. Little did anyone know that the series would evolve into a 15-season epic, where the brothers faced off against angels, demons, and even God and The Devil themselves.

During a conversation with EW, executive producer Robert Singer discussed the show's craziest ideas and revealed that they once had plans for an episode inspired by

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Jumanji. In the 11th season, the script involved Dean and Sam getting trapped in a similar game, resulting in chaotic adventures. While they couldn't use the actual Jumanji due to rights issues, the team was enthusiastic about creating their own version of the game to unleash mayhem on the Winchester brothers.

Unfortunately, the Jumanji-inspired episode never materialized. Singer did not divulge many details about why it didn't work out, but he mentioned that they couldn't make the concept click during the scripting process.

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It was a rare instance in a decade-long run where the showrunners had to abandon an idea. It's possible that the episode's ambitious premise exceeded the show's budget or that they struggled to define the rules of the Jumanji-style game.

Although Supernatural missed the opportunity to create a Jumanji episode, it seems to have been for the best. The franchise experienced a revival with the release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle in the following year, starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. However, the show's creators never revisited their Jumanji idea, perhaps concerned that the execution wouldn't live up to their expectations. Supernatural concluded in 2020, while its prequel spinoff, The Winchesters, ran for only one season.

For fans who want to relive the supernatural adventures, every season of Supernatural is available for streaming on Netflix.

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