Legends Of Tomorrow Showrunner Apologizes To Supernatural Fans For Upcoming Episode

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Legends of Tomorrow has been going supernatural with its stories for quite a while now, and now it's embracing the fellow CW show of the same name in "Zari, Not Zari." Supernatural will be referenced in the upcoming episode, though it won't be a full-fledged crossover fans of both franchises may have hoped for. Legends co-showrunner Phil Klemmer recently explained what the upcoming episode will involve in regards to Supernatural, and why the Legends are hanging around "Baby."

Phil Klemmer is well-aware that there are folks who wanted to see the two worlds collide, but that's not what this episode is about. Instead, the superhero team will happen upon the legendary Winchester vehicle while on a trip to modern-day Vancouver. It's here where the apologies come in for Klemmer, who notes the episode will confirm a bit of information audiences may rather not here.

From the beginning, we knew that we wanted to set an episode in modern-day Vancouver, because directly following the crossover that was all we could afford… I’m kidding, sorta, not really. Anyway, we wanted to do a spooky, Predator-style skulk-around-the-woods episode and at the 11th hour decided to have the Legends intersect with the crew of Supernatural. This was the inspired choice of our producing director Kevin Mock, I believe. In our world Supernatural is a TV show, not a real thing. Sorry, Supernatural fans.

Provided Legends Of Tomorrow is adventuring on Earth Prime, it appears Supernatural (which will end this year) is just a television show there. One has to wonder what all The CW is airing outside of that in primetime, but that aside, it may be a bit disappointing to learn that if there will ever be another chance for an official Supernatural reunion, it may not happen through the Arrow-verse.

If there's any upside to this news, Phil Klemmer told EW the Supernatural team was jazzed about the Legends of Tomorrow nod. Klemmer added there will be some added Easter eggs for fans to look out for, although the biggest thing they may be hoping to see just couldn't get done.

The [Supernatural] producers were incredibly gracious and enthusiastic about this tip of the hat, however. They even let us borrow some of their musical score — listen closely! Sam and Dean did not make the final cut, unfortunately. Or rather they were busy working on their own show.

On one hand, it's disappointing Legends Of Tomorrow couldn't do a proper Supernatural crossover. On the other, the Arrow-verse lore has gotten complicated enough post-Crisis, and I don't think suggesting the mythos of Supernatural fits within it all somewhere would've been the best idea to begin with. At least, not for a franchise that prefers its universe make sense across shows, but it would've been cool in other circumstances.

Legends of Tomorrow's Supernatural episode is set to air Tuesday, March 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Continue to stick with CinemaBlend for more on what's happening in the Arrow-verse, and for the latest news happening in television and movies.

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