He’ll now advise the series
As Supernatural enters its sixth season, Eric Kripke is stepping down from his position as showrunner and handing the reins to Sera Gamble. It’s one of the many things he discusses with Entertainment Weekly in a new interview. Don’t worry, it’s not a “doom and gloom” situation. Kripke will still be around and he’ll be writing and directing an episode for the upcoming season.
He also spilled the beans on what we can expect story-wise: One of the first things Sera and Bob talked to me about was that the angel thing is rightfully exhausted, so where do you go from there? Not to say that angels and demons wonât be a part of the story line, because they will. Castiel will be there. Crowley will be there. The beloved characters will be threading into the story. But the great undiscovered country of Supernatural is kind of right in front of our face: creatures and monsters. We have had so many creature episodes but we havenât actually explained where they came fromâ[similar] to the way we have explored angels and demons. How do they feel about the situations they are in? Are they from here? Where did the first ones come from? How did werewolves and vampires and shape-shifters all begin anyway? I thought that was a really smart notion on [Sera and Bob’s] part, just exploring the history of that, because that was something that we never investigated on the show.
We’ll be attending the Supernatural panel in our forthcoming Comic-Con coverage, so stay tuned!