Supernatural is a highly-rated television series, which debuted in 2005 on the Warner Brothers network in the US. Creator Eric Kripke envisaged the story as a mythic road trip across America, with two brothers travelling through small-town America, fighting evil and righting wrongs. Although the brothers' iconic car (a 1967 Chevy Impala) and the road genre template - Sam and Dean are named after Sal and Dean, from Jack Kerouac's 1957 novel On the Road - establish Supernatural as a distinctly American production, the thematic fight between good and evil has attracted a wide international audience. This article explores these themes and places them in the context of post-9/11 America.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Studies Today|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2013|
- Genre Television
- American Television
- Gothic Tradition