In 2004, Kripke was new off the abrogation of his brief Tarzan arrangement when Warner Bros. chief Susan Rovner approached him for a pitch for another show. “I thought of a thought regarding a columnist who went around in a van expounding on metropolitan legends.
It was essentially an awful remove from [Kolchak: The] Night Stalker,” Kripke disclosed to TV Guide Magazine. Rovner wasn’t into it and inquired as to whether Kripke had whatever else. Peruser, Kripke didn’t have whatever else—however he faked it until he, um, maked it.
He reviewed, after 16 years: “I stated, ‘I have another rendition around two people cruising the nation, making a plunge and out of these legends.’ Then, on the spot, I made up ‘… and they’re siblings.’ I disclosed to her every one of my notes were at home and gone through seven days composing what turned into the pitch for Supernatural.”
However, Supernatural was still not in its ideal structure. In its unique arrangement, as indicated by a meeting Kripke did with EW, the siblings’ backstory was marginally extraordinary: while Dean grew up thinking about beasts, Sam didn’t. In this draft of the pilot, “Senior member was consistently the pained child who went out and found and is presently bringing Sam back in it,” Kripke told EW.
As per Kripke, the content was “idiotically muddled” and “super-dull” and Warner Bros. decided not to take the pilot to The WB… but rather they allowed Kripke to improve. He spent the Christmas occasion composing and, after three weeks, had a second, clearly better draft.