Ok, we all love Supernatural right? I mean it is a very cool show with excellant writing and season five was "supposed" to be the final season with that story arc ending. CW and WB talked them into a season six and here's some early news for all the fans.
- First off is Mitch Pillegi will return as Sam and Dean's grandfather.
- Secondly the show will move to Friday nights where CW sent Smallville off to die but found more ratings! So could we see a ratings duo powerhouse from CW on Fridays for a change?
- Show runner Eric Kripke will not return and is passing the torch to Sera Gamble, she's got some big shoes to fill. Can she pull this off?
Here's what Kripke had to say in an interview with The Ausiello Files on EW.com;
"I think I will certainly be writing an episode this year. I am also slated to direct an episode in February."
He sees himself as;
"a safety net...making sure that the show falls in the broadest possible parameters... Sera and Bob [Singer] are pitching episode ideas to me. I’m in the room so far for every episode break. I pitch a couple of episode ideas, pitch a couple issues of how to fix some problems and some breaks. I’m giving some script notes."
Kripke gives some great news for season six saying;
"Castiel will be there. Crowley will be there. [YAY!] 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 haven’t actually explained where they came from—[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?"
Finally he hinted at Pillegi's role;
"He’s representative of the other side of this exploration, which is that Sam and Dean have a family of hunters that they never knew they had. Their grandfather is the head of that family. Remember, it’s not the Winchesters who are famous hunters, it’s the Campbells. And we are saying that the Campbells are part of a timeline of hunters that have been there since the country’s origins. As Sera put it, they were hacking heads off vampires on the Mayflower. For Sam and Dean to really tap into a family history, which they never knew they had and again never really investigated before, is pretty interesting to us."
It's great to see Supernatural return for another season and that Kripke is "passing the torch" but will still be around! Some old familiar faces will return, I wonder what surprises they have in store for us? Supernatural is back on September 24th on CW.
Be sure to check out the Supernatural panel at Comic-Con on Sunday, July 25th from 11:15-12:15 in ballroom 20. Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, and Jim Beaver, as well as Executive Producers Sera Gamble, Ben Edlund, and Eric Kripke are all scheduled to be there.