JUSTICE SOCIETY: WORLD WAR II Co-Writer Jeremy Adams On Being Part Of SUPERNATURAL's Final Season (Exclusive)
Justice Society: World War II co-writer Jeremy Adams served as a Story Editor on the final season of Supernatural, so when we caught up with him, we made sure to ask what that experience was like for him.
Justice Society: World War II arrives on streaming platforms on April 27th, 2021, and hits 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray and Blu-Ray on May 11th, 2021. This next entry in the DC Animated Universe sees The Flash thrust into the midst of an epic battle between Golden Age DC Super Heroes the Justice Society and Nazis for an adventure that definitely doesn't play out the way you might be expecting.
Among those we spoke to ahead of the movie's release was co-writer Jeremy Adams. We'll bring you our full chat with him - and co-writer Meghan Fitzmartin - later this week, but while we had Jeremy on the phone, we had to ask about his work as a "Story Editor" on the final season of Supernatural.
Jeremy explained in great detail what his role behind the scenes entailed, and shared some of his contributions (including one scene many fans consider to be among the show's best).
"Well, it’s interesting. With Supernatural, in particular, it wasn’t a normal writing environment. There was no writer’s room. When I first got hired, Andrew Dabb, who’s a friend of mine and the showrunner, he told me what the ending was," Adams told us in our interview. "For my part of season fifteen, I would add or suggest little things here and there, but basically what happened was that Andrew and Robert Singer would come to my office and go, ‘Okay, Jeremy, we need some ideas for this scene.’ I’d throw it out to them, and was responsible for my little island with my episodes."
"Generally, I’d make some really bizarre pitches, and they’d get whittled down to an episode where Jensen [Ackles] sings the Dukes of Hazard theme song with Christian Kane [Laughs]. Overall, being able to be part of a show I was a huge fan of from the first episode, that’s the most surreal thing. That’s the thing that excites me. Seeing all the people who worked on it, they’re experts in this field, and just to be around them and see what they’re doing was really nice. I would make little suggestions here and there, and to Andrew, but was mostly left to my own devices for my episodes."
Jeremy did work on the series finale, but it sounds like plans for that were pretty much set in stone, even if the COVID-19 pandemic did go some way in changing those. Making the leap from Supernatural to the DC Animated Universe is a pretty sweet gig, regardless, and Adams should be worth keeping an eye on moving forward (he also penned Batman: Soul of the Dragon).
Keep checking back here, as we have plenty more to share about Justice Society: World War II!