I was tooling around looking at some TV news things to chat about and I had noticed a piece on the upcoming season of Supernatural and I noticed that Sera Gamble has been replaced as the showrunner. What? And then I started digging up some season 8 spoilers and some other tidbits.
It turns out that the woman who stepped in and took over for Erick Kripke, Sera Gamble, has stepped down as the co-showrunner of Supernatural. In her place, Jeremy Carver. he was executive story editor back in 2007, then stepped out to exec produce the American version of Being Human on Syfy. And now, he’s returned.
Apparently he’s put together some pretty popular episodes of Supernatural, so that’s a good thing.
In a recent interview, Carver said he had a two-season marathon viewing session of the previous seasons. What he took away was that there was a bit that could be improved on in the story telling, saying the show got buried under its own mythology and the plot, burdensome.
This year, we’ll be seeing how the two Winchester brothers have matured, on their own terms. This will be what viewers will be experiencing in this upcoming season. And from what appears to be a fan-favorite writer, makes the upcoming season of Supernatural look promising.
Dean will be getting out of purgatory pretty quickly.
Ty Olsson (Battlestar Galactica) is joining season 8 in the recurring role of Benny. Benny is a vampire and we’ll see how he helps Dean escape purgatory.
Benny is NOT a good guy.
We will be seeing much of Castiel. (8 episodes worth)
Bobby might return from the dead. Maybe.
Crowley will be a bigger thorn in the brother’s side.
Sam will have a love interest, in the form of Amelia, who will be played by Liane Balaban (Alphas, Covert Affairs)
Is Crowley really a demon or not? Mark Sheppard made an interesting note in a Comic-Con interview that Crowley’s eyes have never flashed. Huh.
IF the show is renewed for a ninth season, no fears. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have signed up for 2 more years beyond this season, if the show stays strong with ratings, they’re locked in.
Supernatural is returning to Wednesday nights, premiering on October 3rd.