Supernatural Season 6 Renewal Spoilers!

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February 21, 2010

Another round of good news, bad news today. I’ll start with the good: We’ll be enjoying another year with our boys; the show has been renewed for a sixth season! But unfortunately there’s a caveat: Eric Kripke, creator and benevolent ruler, is stepping down as show runner (along with his co-runner Robert Singer).

What will this mean for the show? For starters, it means the wonderful executive producer and writer Sera Gamble will be taking over as show runner. Plus, insiders insist Kripke and Singer will remain hands-on executive producers:

“Eric and Bob will be working very closely with Sera,” says the source. “They are not abandoning the show.”

But what about the original and oft-discussed five-year plan for the show? That still remains in place, with a whole new round of stories to be told next year after the Apocalypse is wrapped up this season. Here’s what Kripke had to say:

“I’m looking at this season as the [last] chapter in this particular story…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.”

Robert Singer echoed that sentiment:

“Year six won’t have the scope that this season has had. It’s tough to top the Apocalypse.”

So what can we expect in Season 6? Less overarching mythology, more of Sam and Dean’s relationship, according to new show runner Gamble:

“You just turn left and go a whole other direction. The show has never really been about God and the angels and demons, it’s a show about Sam and Dean…There has always been a deep well to jump into in the boys’ relationship…We have the opportunity to go back from the epic to a more intimate story.”

What do you think? Are you looking forward to the back-to-basics approach, with more stand-alone episodes and less mythology? Are you worried about how Kripke’s departure will affect the show? And what does this new direction mean for characters like Castiel, who might not have a place in an Apocalypse-free universe? Be sure to tell your thoughts in the comments below.

Spoiler sources: Ausiello, BuddyTV

  • Samantha W

    okay for those who missed it, you all say Sam came back… but if you paid close attention the street light went out when he was under it.. just like it does a demon. Dont be so sure that Sam came back alone or the same as before. Dean told Sam that his hell was simple compared to what Sam was going to face. It was also said at some point that the amount of demon blood Sam would have to drink to kill the devil would change him more then ever. There are also many more day to day creatures that can be brought into the story to be killed. Also who ever it was that brought up the Greek gods, there are over 15 Greek gods, so really if the creators wanted to they could bring in Aphrodite, Hesphestice, Aries, and so many more.. although even though I LOVE Greek gods, I think bringing them into the story will throw it off track. Besides who of any of us don’t want to see Sam and Dean happy? They hate their life, so why not give them what they deserve, a home, family, friends, and a life they can be happy to live?

  • shorty

    This show is one of the best series i liked kripke and singer are great. But can’t jujdge nothing yet i always thought of the show as Sam and Dean. With a lil twist but u guess surprised me this far keep it coming

  • shorty

    This show is one of the best series i liked kripke and singer are great. But can’t jujdge nothing yet i always thought of the show as Sam and Dean. With a lil twist but u guess surprised me this far keep it coming

  • 21&sexy

    Me and my hubby fell in love with this show and I would be happy if they just did the whole ghosts, witches and vampire thing again. It was very interesting to me n and my hubby and we would love to see more of it!

  • 21&sexy

    Me and my hubby fell in love with this show and I would be happy if they just did the whole ghosts, witches and vampire thing again. It was very interesting to me n and my hubby and we would love to see more of it!

  • Free2Rhyme

    I think that a more intimate story would be great, but i also think that mythology shouldn’t just “go away” it’s what made this show better than others and characters like Castiel and the angels and the demons should still be a part of the show they’re the ones that make the show more interesting, because there are already to many shows about relationships, so bottom line, Supernatural really spices up things, don’t loose that!

  • Free2Rhyme

    I think that a more intimate story would be great, but i also think that mythology shouldn’t just “go away” it’s what made this show better than others and characters like Castiel and the angels and the demons should still be a part of the show they’re the ones that make the show more interesting, because there are already to many shows about relationships, so bottom line, Supernatural really spices up things, don’t loose that!

  • amanda

    I think its great to get back to basics. mini scary stories was the best part about the show. something new every time. I think its a great idea. go gettem boys ;D.. great show

  • amanda

    I think its great to get back to basics. mini scary stories was the best part about the show. something new every time. I think its a great idea. go gettem boys ;D.. great show

  • Queenie

    I am so glad Supernatural has a another year. I think shows about Sam and Dean’s relationship would be awesome. I think Castiel should pop in occasionally as well. We tape the reruns on TNT and watch them everyday. When do the new ones start?

  • Queenie

    I am so glad Supernatural has a another year. I think shows about Sam and Dean’s relationship would be awesome. I think Castiel should pop in occasionally as well. We tape the reruns on TNT and watch them everyday. When do the new ones start?

  • yolanda roque

    please keep this show going,, its one of my favorites,, and the whole demons and angels is great,, please keep them coming,, it is one of the best shows of all time,, my husband got me into to this program the first year it came out,, and has only got better,, thanks CW for a great series,, that keeps me intrique every episode,, cant wait for the new season to start,, thanks again,, and by the way,, is it still going to be after vampire diaries,, another one of my favorite shows,, please keep them two shows back to back,, makes thursday night exciting, thanks again, yolanda

  • yolanda roque

    please keep this show going,, its one of my favorites,, and the whole demons and angels is great,, please keep them coming,, it is one of the best shows of all time,, my husband got me into to this program the first year it came out,, and has only got better,, thanks CW for a great series,, that keeps me intrique every episode,, cant wait for the new season to start,, thanks again,, and by the way,, is it still going to be after vampire diaries,, another one of my favorite shows,, please keep them two shows back to back,, makes thursday night exciting, thanks again, yolanda

  • Mark

    I really hope that we get to see alot from the boy’s mothers side of the family. Remember people that the Winchester’s werent the hunters it was the Campbell’s. And that can open a whole new set of stories and really see the roots of where Sam and Dean came from. This is really a new chapter and we hopefully can get a few more seasons. I hope Supernatural goes on forever. I am so addicted to this show and I hear that my favorite character Crowley will be back as well as Castiel. I have no idea about Bobby and I havent heard a whisper of him so I hope that he returns too. Supernatural Forever!

  • Mark

    I really hope that we get to see alot from the boy’s mothers side of the family. Remember people that the Winchester’s werent the hunters it was the Campbell’s. And that can open a whole new set of stories and really see the roots of where Sam and Dean came from. This is really a new chapter and we hopefully can get a few more seasons. I hope Supernatural goes on forever. I am so addicted to this show and I hear that my favorite character Crowley will be back as well as Castiel. I have no idea about Bobby and I havent heard a whisper of him so I hope that he returns too. Supernatural Forever!

  • Danielle

    This show is my heroin!!!!! I really enjoyed the whole story of the apocalypse, but I went back and watched seasons 1 and 2 over the summer and those were by far the best episodes. I miss the relationship the boys had in the beginning. I hope that by going back to their roots, they’ll get that chemistry back. It’s the reason I fell in love with the show. I want the brothers again, not just the boys. I love that Castiel will be back and I HAVE read that Bobby WILL be back!!! (Yay!) Looking forward to another amazing season!!!!

  • Danielle

    This show is my heroin!!!!! I really enjoyed the whole story of the apocalypse, but I went back and watched seasons 1 and 2 over the summer and those were by far the best episodes. I miss the relationship the boys had in the beginning. I hope that by going back to their roots, they’ll get that chemistry back. It’s the reason I fell in love with the show. I want the brothers again, not just the boys. I love that Castiel will be back and I HAVE read that Bobby WILL be back!!! (Yay!) Looking forward to another amazing season!!!!

  • Tommy

    I prefer the episodes with ghosts, ghouls, vampires, werewolves and that kind of stuff! I hope they do it for the new season!

  • Tommy

    I prefer the episodes with ghosts, ghouls, vampires, werewolves and that kind of stuff! I hope they do it for the new season!

  • i´m a fan

    i think that supernatural is the best thing that could have happened to me. i love dean, jensen is just a hell of an actor and without sam the show wouldn´t be the same. i hope castiel is coming back because i loved him as much as dean. he was so funny and looking at the whole thing he made supernatural season 5 worth being seen. i hope the whole angel against demons thing doesn´t stop in season 6. It made Supernatural better than other shows in tv. i think that i can´t be even compared to others. it would be disapointing if they just would repeat the first season just to show us the realation between the two brothers. i can´t imagine how they are going to top the apocalyps, but i am so excited and can´t wait so see season 6.

  • i´m a fan

    i think that supernatural is the best thing that could have happened to me. i love dean, jensen is just a hell of an actor and without sam the show wouldn´t be the same. i hope castiel is coming back because i loved him as much as dean. he was so funny and looking at the whole thing he made supernatural season 5 worth being seen. i hope the whole angel against demons thing doesn´t stop in season 6. It made Supernatural better than other shows in tv. i think that i can´t be even compared to others. it would be disapointing if they just would repeat the first season just to show us the realation between the two brothers. i can´t imagine how they are going to top the apocalyps, but i am so excited and can´t wait so see season 6.

  • i´m a fan

    oh yeah..i nearly forget… on youtube i have seen a spoiler about crowley and bobby…how bobby trys to get his soul back. it´s good that crowley has his part in season 6 as well.. i would have missed him^^
    oh yeah..im from germany so my english is really bad…im sorry XD

  • i´m a fan

    oh yeah..i nearly forget… on youtube i have seen a spoiler about crowley and bobby…how bobby trys to get his soul back. it´s good that crowley has his part in season 6 as well.. i would have missed him^^
    oh yeah..im from germany so my english is really bad…im sorry XD

  • Marina

    I totally agree, i’m a fan, I loved seasons 4 and 5 and how they show all the real stuff from the real news and relate it to the apocalypse books, very believable. And plus to Crowley I’d love Gabriel back as well, the actor is just too good to let him go and he is funny and sexsy :)

    I’m a bit surprised at the people who says that it was just vampires and ghouls in the first seasons, the Winchesters were hunting a demon, who killed their mom to begin with, and where there is a demon – there is an angel, i’d say. So I think that people who were watching “kill a vampire” series just kind of missed the elephant in the series from the start.

    I live in The Netherlands, so my English is sorta suck as well :)

  • Marina

    I totally agree, i’m a fan, I loved seasons 4 and 5 and how they show all the real stuff from the real news and relate it to the apocalypse books, very believable. And plus to Crowley I’d love Gabriel back as well, the actor is just too good to let him go and he is funny and sexsy :)

    I’m a bit surprised at the people who says that it was just vampires and ghouls in the first seasons, the Winchesters were hunting a demon, who killed their mom to begin with, and where there is a demon – there is an angel, i’d say. So I think that people who were watching “kill a vampire” series just kind of missed the elephant in the series from the start.

    I live in The Netherlands, so my English is sorta suck as well :)

  • Sugar Lump

    Supernatural is just too awesome for words.. I really love this series. It would be nice too see Sam and Dean have the relationship they had in the beginning.. But like most people said, the angels and demons, spirits and ghosts, are all what puts the show together..

    So yeah I think there should be more of that as well in the upcoming series. This season rocks, seriously. Lets hope there are lots and lots of seasons to come. I can’t even begin to imagine a series finalé!! That would just be too too depressing..

  • Sugar Lump

    Supernatural is just too awesome for words.. I really love this series. It would be nice too see Sam and Dean have the relationship they had in the beginning.. But like most people said, the angels and demons, spirits and ghosts, are all what puts the show together..

    So yeah I think there should be more of that as well in the upcoming series. This season rocks, seriously. Lets hope there are lots and lots of seasons to come. I can’t even begin to imagine a series finalé!! That would just be too too depressing..

  • jess & marcy

    alright me and my wife have basically one thing to say all good things must come to an end and wow did the season premier ever suck. lets face it krypt and singer made that show out of clay and made it good but the 5th graders are in charge now and it completely lacked direction and or any semblance of what made the show great
    now we got people trying to step into shoes to big for them and they are trying to step it up make it bigger and more grand and lets face it for starters they should of given each episode some direction and this first episode had nothing
    it was a complete let down after how many months of waiting to see what was going to happen next there was absolutely no explanation but we are hoping that it get better

  • jess & marcy

    alright me and my wife have basically one thing to say all good things must come to an end and wow did the season premier ever suck. lets face it krypt and singer made that show out of clay and made it good but the 5th graders are in charge now and it completely lacked direction and or any semblance of what made the show great
    now we got people trying to step into shoes to big for them and they are trying to step it up make it bigger and more grand and lets face it for starters they should of given each episode some direction and this first episode had nothing
    it was a complete let down after how many months of waiting to see what was going to happen next there was absolutely no explanation but we are hoping that it get better

  • ektemc

    Everything we have seen in these 5 season is connected very well because of angels,demons,god,devi,apocalypse and all those stuffs.If you erase them then the show is nothing.I mean this series it’s called SUPERNATURAL so it has to shows things like mythology,demons,angels….This series it’s about creepy things not about the releathionship of Dean and Sam.If i wanted to watch a show with realathionships i would watch Ugly Bety or something like that.My point is that SUPERNATURAL without mythology,demons angels,ghosts….is not SUPERNATURAL is an other boring series for loosers.

  • ektemc

    Everything we have seen in these 5 season is connected very well because of angels,demons,god,devi,apocalypse and all those stuffs.If you erase them then the show is nothing.I mean this series it’s called SUPERNATURAL so it has to shows things like mythology,demons,angels….This series it’s about creepy things not about the releathionship of Dean and Sam.If i wanted to watch a show with realathionships i would watch Ugly Bety or something like that.My point is that SUPERNATURAL without mythology,demons angels,ghosts….is not SUPERNATURAL is an other boring series for loosers.

  • Matheus

    Ektemc, I guess what he meant is to get back to the serie’s initial ‘scope’. Like… creatures, ghosts, etc. And stop a little bit with that demon/angel crap…
    I personally think that the best seasons were 1st and 2nd. They recreated urban legends, folklore, myths, etc. I wish the 6th season would give a step towards the beginning. And if you have already watched the first episode from season 6 I can tell: I guess they did :)

  • Matheus

    Ektemc, I guess what he meant is to get back to the serie’s initial ‘scope’. Like… creatures, ghosts, etc. And stop a little bit with that demon/angel crap…
    I personally think that the best seasons were 1st and 2nd. They recreated urban legends, folklore, myths, etc. I wish the 6th season would give a step towards the beginning. And if you have already watched the first episode from season 6 I can tell: I guess they did :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Benjamin-Perez/100001566590210 Benjamin Perez

    religion is fake just like Hollywood so it goods hand in hand hahahaha

  • Patrickmenzel

    does anyone have any idea where this season of Supernatural is going?? With the shattered glass in the openning, sam, their grandfather, and everyone else one their mother’s side of the family coming back to life. Their grandfather selling these creatures. Them always fighting Kings now. Like what the hell…

  • sparky

    omg season 6!! i really cant wait…. im so hooked.. and it really doesnt feel like its finished yet.. still some loose ends to tie up, and the boys friendship to grow..
    and btw.. CASTIEL HAS to be in this season, or we will be losing a great character that made the last seasons.. he is the best!
    what happens in the next season? i have a few ideas, but im a fan and ill still watch it no matter, but i know it will be great..!

  • Natashataylor89

    Keep Cass in. He’s one of the best characters besides sam, dean and bobby. Seriously would be a great loss if they didn’t bring him back!

  • LuciferRising

    I Think All The People That Were In It From The 1st to The 6th season Should Stay Because They Made It So Great It Be Messed Up If Some Of The People Left Cause There All Great For This Show The Seasons are The Best Shows I’ve Ever Seen I Have All Of The Seasons and It Be A Wast To Not Have All The Same People From The 1st to The 6th Season I’m The Season Is Almost Over With It Be Stupid To Back Out Now When It’s Going Great

  • April

    OMG!!
    I love supernatural the characters are amazing and i love the storyline and the story itself it so awesome just can’t get enough of it. I never get sick of it

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