***Update: Check out video from the Supernatural Comic-con panel with Season 6 Sneak Peeks!***
Last night The CW aired the season 5 finale of their fantasy drama “Supernatural” and it was epic. It featured a major showdown between Sam and Dean and the big boss himself, Lucifer! It was the perfect battle to cap off a 5 year run of awesomeness. Once you go up against the ultimate evil (the Devil) who’s left? The CW already renewed the show for a 6th season but we’re confused as to where the story can go from here.
“Supernatural” creator/showrunner, Eric Kripke decided to step down after this season even though he’s been with the show since its inception. He’ll be replaced by executive producer Sera Gamble who will run the day to day operations from now on. Kripke will still give input when needed but his involvement won’t be as prominent. It’s been said that he only envisioned “Supernatural” to last for 5 seasons, yet he clarified that stance in the past by saying,
“I’m looking at this season as the [last] chapter in this particular story,” he told me. “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.” Asked whether he would be involved in a possible sixth season, Kripke hedged, “I don’t know. I’m going to cross that bridge when I get to it.”
Either way, he’s gone and we’re left in limbo wondering what’s next. We get nervous when showrunners leave because everything seems to go downhill after their departure. Look what happened to ABC’s “FlashForward”? When David S. Goyer left, so did their good writing and viewership, which is why the network canceled it!
“Supernatural” is a great show but season 6 has us worried. We don’t want this to turn into a “Smallville” situation do we?
What do you think could happen next season? Do you think the show should have ended last night?