A very big shake-up is going on behind the scenes of Supernatural. At the end of the current season, co-showrunner Sera Gamble (who has run the show for the past two seasons since Eric Kripke stepped down with Robert Singer) is stepping down from the show.
If Supernatural gets renewed for an eighth season (which is basically a guarantee at this point), former writer and EP Jeremy Carver will return to run season 8 with Robert Singer.
This is a big change, but one I fully endorse. I’ve had a few complaints with the longer form arcs since Kripke left, and its entirely possible Gamble was to blame. Carver left the show after season 5 to run Syfy’s Being Human remake, bu this brings him back to the show that started his career. In case you’re a fan of Being Human, don’t worry, because that show will continue with Carver’s wife, Anna Fricke, running the show by herself.
Carver wrote a number of classic episodes, including the Trickster-centric “Mystery Spot” and “Changing Channels,” the flashback and time travel episodes “A Very Supernatural Christmas” and “In the Beginning,” and the 100th episode, “Point of No Return.”
He’s easily one of my favorite SPN writers ever (I’d put him third behind Edlund and Kripke) and I can’t wait to see what he could do with season 8.
What do you think of this change?