I keep seeing this photo and people always comment that it looks like a casting for a British version of Supernatural. And I got to thinking that it would be a really difficult show to cross over.
Mainly because the whole concept of the show is rooted around the archetypal American road movie, and we just don’t have that. We’re freaking tiny compared to the States. You can theoretically drive from Land’s End to Inverness in 12 hours (if the roads were empty which is of course impossible). Sam and Dean wouldn’t have to stop at motels all the time, they could just go home for the night. Hell, we don’t even have motels in the UK. We have Holiday Inns and Travelodge. However there would be ample opportunities to stop at creepy looking B&Bs.
Also I think people have a very London-centric idea of what they’d imagine a British version to be like and that’s a possibility. But I would probably imagine UK Sam and Dean as being Northern, maybe even from the Midlands… I just think it would be kind of funny to have demon hunters from Leicester or Sheffield.
They would drive a 1966 Jaguar S Type or 420G and complain about how much petrol it guzzles.
Dean’s tape collection would probably expand a bit and include The Who, a fair few Stones albums, the Kinks, Queen, some Eric Clapton maybe even mixed up a bit with the occasional Glam Rock track like David Bowie and Mark Bolan, perhaps some early punk but nothing past 1977.
But on the plus side every other house in the UK has a ghost story, so there would be a lot to write about. Also pretty manor houses and castles.
So is it a good idea? I think in practice, probably not…
It would probably turn into Withnail and I but with demons…
Now the more I think about it, the more I kind of want to draw it….