Not a lot of genre-related info came out of the recent Television Critics Association’s summer press tour, but new “Supernatural” showrunner Sera Gamble did drop a few choice tidbits about the series’ upcoming sixth season that weren’t discussed at Comic-Con. And speaking of Comic-Con (in what’s hopefully one of the last times we’ll mention the event), The CW has provided us with pretty cool video they compiled on “Supernatural” day.
First, here are some highlights of zap2it.com‘s chat with Gamble:
Will we ever see Dean’s amulet again? According to Sera “Maybe. I can say that you won’t be seeing the amulet any time soon, but I can’t necessarily say you’ll never see it again.”
What about Lisa (Cindy Sampson), with whom Dean has been living for the past year along with her son, Ben? If you’re expecting Lisa to die a fiery death in the season premiere as a throwback to the pilot, think again. “Lisa will be recurring in the first half of the season,” Sera confirms. “She’s not just a one-off thing.”
Have there been any other shake-ups besides Eric Kripke stepping down at the end of Season Five? Fan favorite Jeremy Carver is heading up the U.S. version of the BBC’s beloved “Being Human” so he’s no longer part of Gamble’s writing staff. She says, “We’ll miss him on our show, but we’re thrilled for him, and the door is always open so who knows what will happen. He could be contributing. He wrote some of our best episodes.”
Now that Kripke’s five-year plan is toast, is there an alternative ending in sight for “Supernatural”? “We know how we want the series to end,” Gamble says. “Right now we’re sort of doing something that not many shows have done in the past, which is to say we’ve closed out our first story, and we’re moving on to a second chapter. We’re not necessarily approaching it as our last season, but we are prepared for the eventuality. We’ve got an endgame, absolutely.”
For a bit more, including whether or not having a female at the helm means we’ll see more of the boys without their shirts on, hit up the above link.
And now dig on the Comic-Con footage, which includes Ackles and Padalecki talking about the fan turnout at the event, followed by someone we don’t see too often – Alexandra Patsavas, the Music Supervisor for the show – along with Sera and a few moments from the “Supernatural” panel.