Richard Speight Jr.

Richard Speight Jr. previews his Supernatural directorial debut

First, he was the trickster. Then, he was Gabriel. And now, he’s the director.

Richard Speight Jr. is returning to the Supernatural family for his directorial debut on the show. After he started really pursuing directing in 2012 and 2013, he began to send his work to Supernatural writer/producer Bob Singer. Eventually his efforts came to fruition when showrunner Jeremy Carver called him this summer to let him know that he was going to get an episode in season 11.  

Furthermore, it sounds like he got a pretty great episode. We talked with Speight about this week’s “quirky” hour:

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Supernatural stars create Kings of Con: Watch the opening scene

For Supernatural fans, Richard Speight Jr. and Rob Benedict are God-like … literally. As recurring characters on the show, Speight played the archangel Gabriel, while Benedict played a prophet who is believed to also be the big man upstairs. But here’s the thing: That was five years ago. Other than a cameo or two, both Speight and Benedict wrapped their storylines on the show in 2010. So how does their fame live on? Two words: Fan conventions.

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