Considering that he’s always had a five-year plan for his Supernatural TV series, it’s not a real surprise that, hot on the heels of the announcement that the CW Network has renewed the show for another season, comes word that Eric Kripke will be stepping down as showrunner. Poised to take his place is Executive Producer Sera Gamble, who has been with the show since Season One.
EW’s The Ausiello Files got the early scoop on Gamble’s promotion and also reassured worried fans that Kripke will remain actively involved in the show — and not just in name only. Although CW and Warner Bros. reps declined to comment, a Supernatural insider [says] that Kripke and his current co-showrunner, Robert Singer, will continue to function as hands-on executive producers.
“Eric and Bob will be working very closely with Sera,” says the source. “They are not abandoning the show.”
Kripke is said to be finalizing a new deal with Warner Bros. that will feature a big development component. In other words, his diminished role on Supernatural will free him up to create another awesome show.
Sounds like a win-win to us! Keep it here for more developments as they come, and in the meantime check out this behind-the-scenes video the network has posted with the much beloved Jim Beaver.
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