Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Original Supernatural photo property of the CW
We at Geek World have been huge fans of Supernatural for a few years now and we've been pleasantly surprised how good Vampire Diaries (CW's highest rated show) has been in the midst of a cultural vampire overload!!!! So we're happy for the renewals, but what's going to happen with Supernatural? I remember reading an EW article a few months ago where show creator Eric Kripke said he had only planned out a 5 season story arc, and that he wasn't interested in doing the show after that, and at the same time both Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles were also not looking forward to another season!
We'll luckily for all the fans out there, the CW will not be repeating the ghosts of Angel past, and are in fact going to renew the show during it's 5th season when it's getting it's best ratings ever.
According to this Eric Kripke will be stepping down as show runner with Ex. Producer Sera Gamble taking over for the next season, but apparently Kripke isn't leaving the show all together, he will continue as an Executive Producer. Padalecki and Ackles are also on board, which is good because you can't just recast them, like when the Dukes of Hazzard were replaced.
I'm ok with Kripke going as long as his promise of "working closely with Sera" is a reality. I like to believe Kripke's mind for continuity and story telling is why the show is so good in a season when most shows are dwindling in ratings. Supernatural has some of the best writers on TV, non-dilusional people who realize you really can't go bigger than Lucifer and the Apocolypse, therefore season 6 will be smaller in scope, back to the basics of the brothers driving around killing monsters. Best of all, writer Ben Edlund (the Tick, Angel) can "be funny again."
It seems likely Smallville will get at least one more season considering how well it does on Fridays (2.5 million), and also the show sells big in syndication and foreign broadcasts, so it seems like the question isn't if it is coming back, but whether they want to announce the next season, their 10th season, as their last.
Erica Durance Photo Property of FHM
All I know is I'll watch anything with Erica Durance in it, that's right, even Butterfly Effect 2... I have no shame!!!