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Eric Kripke: Why I Stepped Down, What's Coming Up Next on Supernatural

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Eric Kripke is no longer the man in charge of Supernatural.

The show's creator has given himself a demotion, but is still privy to plenty of show spoilers and secrets. In an interview with EW.com, he opens up about season six, while also explaining his reason for stepping down...

On his reduced role: I knew that we were closing this chapter and opening a new one. It felt like it was the right time to take a step back and focus on new projects, but still keep my grubby little mitts in the show... I really think after five years of all of my crap, to have someone who has a fresh perspective and a fresh energy on these characters and this universe is healthy for the show.

Should the show have ended after last season? The question is not should it have ended, the question is, Is the new story line compelling and interesting and is it an arena of this universe that we haven’t explored yet and is it putting Sam and Dean into new situations that we haven’t seen before? I think it does all of the above.

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On season six spoilers: 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?

** Supernatural moves to Fridays this fall and premieres on September 24.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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