Ben Edlund reveals lessons from Joss Whedon, Supernatural spoilers (video)

Ben Edlund, who gained fame as creator of the satirical comic The Tick, cut his television drama teeth on Joss Whedon’s series Firefly and ANGEL— the latter for which he wrote and directed the highly regarded episode “Smile Time.” Following the end of ANGEL, he went on to write for the short-lived Point Pleasant with fellow Mutant Enemy alum Marti Noxon. Edlund also had a hand in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, creating the characters of “Bad Horse” (originally for Angel) and Horrible’s henchman pal “Moist.”

Starting with its second season in 2006, Edlund has been staff writer and now executive producer for Supernatural, a series which has greatly benefited from his creativity and wit. We caught up with Ben during last week’s Comic-Con and posed the question to him: what did you learn from Joss that you’ve applied to writing for your current series?

See his answer below, along with some minor (and perhaps a major) revelation about the future of Supernatural:

About Simon

Simon Fleischmann founded the Whedonverse Network in 2010, an expansion of He has been involved in fandom since launching in February 2004.