Ghostfacers is a webseries spin-off of Supernatural featuring the Ghostfacer team led by Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spangler as they tackle the supernatural, which ran for one season, 10 webisodes, starting on April 15th 2010.
"Ghostfacers" follows a team of fearless and sometimes comical "professional" ghost hunters who investigate other-worldly sightings and record their own adventures in documentary-style episodes. The Ghostfacers team investigates the haunting of a local theatre by the spirit of a young starlet – who, according to legend, was murdered in front of her dressing room mirror.
- A.J. Buckley as Ed Zeddmore (10/10 websodes)
- Travis Wester as Harry Spangler (10/10 websodes)
- Austin Basis as Kenny Spruce (10/10 websodes)
- Brittany Ishibashi as Maggie Zeddmore (10/10 websodes)
- Mircea Monroe as Ambyr (9/10 websodes)
Special Guest Star
Webisode List: 2010
The growing popularity of "amateur spook-hunters" Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spangler prompted Eric Kripke to consider a spin-off series for the characters. He discussed the idea of an online venture with actors A. J. Buckley and Travis Wester, and held a successful meeting with studio and network executives. Though Kripke announced their plans to produce "some new material, either webisodes, potentially cell phone content or basically an off-network Ghostfacers series" at the 2008 Comic-Con, the economic downturn delayed production until 2009.
Buckley and Wester, along with Patrick J. Doody and Chris Valenziano, penned the series. They found the format—ten three-minute segments—difficult to manage because each webisode has to work both individually and as part of the overall storyline. However, Wester noted, "We couldn't get too indulgent, we couldn't delve into long conversations. That helps not only with the storytelling but with the comedy... With drama, it takes time to establish an emotional connection with the characters. With comedy, you can jump right in."
Though an initial idea of Kripke's involved the cast searching real haunted houses, the first season instead features the Ghostfacers investigating a haunted theater. The series also stars Brittany Ishibashi as Maggie and Austin Basis as Spruce. Buckley shares a manager with Kelly Carlson, and she accepted the guest role of the ghostly actress Janet within half an hour of reading the script.
On October 23, 2011 A. J. Buckley posted on his Twitter account a link to a special webisode in which the Ghostfacers meet Castiel, first shown during the Hell Hounds 2009 Con.