Supernatural series creator Eric Kripke has said since the beginning of the best show on television that he has always planned Supernatural to be a five-season series. It was written with that in mind, and that’s why certain things introduced in the very first episodes are just now paying off with the way season four ended (I’ll try not to ruin it for those still catching up). So, with the impending season five starting up, we’re all set to strap ourselves in for the finale of the tale of the brothers Winchester, right?
Well…maybe not so much.
I have heard the CW wants Supernatural to go on, but Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Eric Kripke want to leave after this season. And with Lucifer rising, it seems the show is near its end. Can you shed any light on things? – Morgan
MATT: Yes, CW boss Dawn Ostroff has indicated that she may “override” Kripke’s longtime plan to end Supernatural after five seasons. And while the series’ creator isn’t signed on beyond this season, its two leads are. In fact, Padalecki just told io9, “My best guess is that Supernatural will go beyond Season 5” -possibly sans Kripke. Inconceivable, you say? Smallville minus original bosses Al Gough and Miles Millar, I say.
Many shows continue on after the creator leaves, and I’m sure fans will be in an uproar about the very thought of this. I, myself, am not really happy at the idea of continuing the series after the planned finale. It’s practically begging for a “jump the shark” moment. However, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think that more Supernatural would be a good thing. I was just hoping for a feature film, instead of a tacked on sixth season.
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