While Supernatural fans celebrate the renewal of this CW drama for a sixth season, their enthusiasm must be tempered:
Series creator Eric Kripke will not remain in charge of the show's episode-to-episode operations next year. As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Sera Gamble will step into this role.
However: “Eric will be working very closely with Sera,” said a source. “[He is] not abandoning the show.”
Supernatural returns with new episodes on March 25 - and with a new season in the fall of 2010.
In an August interview, Kripke seemed to forecast his reduced role on Supernatural. He said:
“I’m looking at this season as the [last] chapter in this particular story. That doesn’t mean there can’t be a new story. Buffy did it. The X-Files did it. You close a chapter on a big mythology storyline and then you begin a new one.”
Such will be the case with Supernatural. We're excited to see what happens.