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Eric Kripke On Stepping Down From ‘Supernatural’

Eric Kripke On Stepping Down From ‘Supernatural’


Supernatural series creator Eric Kripke recently talked with EW about his decision to step down as the day-to-day showrunner and take on more of an advisory role with the series. However, Kripke’s role change isn’t the only major change facing the series for it’s 6th Season. The show is moving into a Friday night time-slot (which some would consider the slot that shows go to die in), and there will also be a change with the direction of the series.

“One of the first things Sera and Bob talked to me about was that the angel thing is rightfully exhausted, so where do you go from there? Not to say that angels and demons won’t be a part of the story line, because they will. Castiel will be there. Crowley will be there. 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.” Kripke said while describing the new story line, “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? I thought that was a really smart notion on [Sera and Bob’s] part, just exploring the history of that, because that was something that we never investigated on the show.”

Kripke also spoke briefly in response to the fans that said they felt the series should have ended with Season 5, “My answer to that is time will tell. I have high hopes for this season. I remember the same kind of concerns when we bumped off Yellow Eyes in season 2. We killed their Big Bad and where were we going to go now?”

“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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