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Cast members, executive producers Sera Gamble (Eyes) and Ben Edlund (Angel), and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke (Boogeyman) present an exclusive sneak peek at footage from the highly anticipated sixth season of Supernatural, which moves to a new day, Fridays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW this fall.
The panel will answer questions from the audience and also show a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season DVD and Blu-ray release, in stores September 7. Supernatural is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Panel continues after the break:
EW has an exclusive with Eric Kripke who handed the show over to the awesome Sera Gamble for S6, go read the whole thing!
Okay, what is the new story line?
KRIPKE: One of the first things Sera and Bob talked to me about was that the angel thing is rightfully exhausted, so where do you go from there? Not to say that angels and demons won’t be a part of the story line, because they will. Castiel will be there. Crowley will be there. The beloved characters will be threading into the story. But the great undiscovered country of Supernatural is kind of right in front of our face: creatures and monsters. We have had so many creature episodes but we haven’t actually explained where they came from—[similar] to the way we have explored angels and demons. How do they feel about the situations they are in? Are they from here? Where did the first ones come from? How did werewolves and vampires and shape-shifters all begin anyway? I thought that was a really smart notion on [Sera and Bob's] part, just exploring the history of that, because that was something that we never investigated on the show.
How does Grandpa [Mitch Pileggi] fit into this?
KRIPKE: He’s representative of the other side of this exploration, which is that Sam and Dean have a family of hunters that they never knew they had. Their grandfather is the head of that family. Remember, it’s not the Winchesters who are famous hunters, it’s the Campbells. And we are saying that the Campbells are part of a timeline of hunters that have been there since the country’s origins. As Sera put it, they were hacking heads off vampires on the Mayflower. For Sam and Dean to really tap into a family history, which they never knew they had and again never really investigated before, is pretty interesting to us.
Want more scoop on season 6? You should definitely check out the show’s Comic-Con panel on Sunday, July 25, at 11:15 a.m, starring Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, and Jim Beaver, as well as EPs Sera Gamble, Ben Edlund, and Eric Kripke.
I miss these shows already and it has been a week, sigh. Katy Perry just performed live at the CW upfronts for advertisers sounds like she got them on their feet!
…The big news is that Supernatural is moving to Friday nights at 9 p.m. ET, after Smallville in its 10th and final season at 8 p.m. This reunites the shows that once worked so well for The CW on Thursday nights.
The Vampire Diaries:
Next season, the appearance of the villainous Katherine in Mystic Falls throws a wrench into the love triangle between Stefan, Elena and Damon, and the other residents of Mystic Falls must choose sides as they fall victim to a new breed of danger. New and unexpected friendships will be forged, allies will become enemies, and hearts will be broken. Stefan and Damon will be forced to face a villain more evil and diabolical than they ever believed possible. And they’ll take their shirts off. Frequently.
Season six will be a season of mystery and shadow. Heaven and Hell have been left in complete disarray since the apocalyptic events of season five. And now, monsters, angels and demons roam across a lawless and chaotic landscape. And so Dean Winchester, who has retired from hunting and sworn never to return, finds himself being pulled back into his old life – pulled back by none other than Sam Winchester, who has escaped from Hell. The two reunite to beat back the rising tide of creatures and demon-spawn, but they quickly realize that neither are who they used to be, their relationship isn’t what it used to be, and that nothing is what it seems.
SciFiWire: CW confirms Smallville may get Season 10! and Supernatural looking good for “a long time”also!! Plus inside scoop on Season 5 of Supernatural from Castiel and Bobby…
CW is really shaping up to have a kick axx yr this year and I hope they keep Smallville for S10! and more Supernatural, oh yeah baby! So we have Vampire Diaries, Smallville (now on Friday), Supernatural..plus Medium is on CBS so two good alternatives for Fridays to stoopid FOX whom I am boycotting for killing TSCC , yeah I’m bitter and I’m clinging to the boyz on CW now
Notice CW Entertainment is run by a woman, yeah I know I’m a chauvinist ha! or maybe she is just in touch with WHAT THE FANS WANT! What a novel frakkin approach! so unlike, say…. FOX!
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Dawn Ostroff, president of entertainment for The CW, confirmed that the network’s not quite finished with Smallville, though it’s been reported that the upcoming ninth season might be its last.
“I hope it’s not the last season,” Ostroff told reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Pasadena, Calif., today. “I think the producers have done a great job coming up with really good storylines this year, but I do think the show still has a lot of life yet to it.”
Smallville moves to Fridays this fall, when Ostroff wants to use the long-running series to anchor a new night of programming (WWE Smackdown previously ruled The CW on Fridays). “This is the first year we’re actually migrating all of our viewers to Friday night,” Ostroff said. “We felt the best way to open up Friday night was with a big established hit like Smallville.”
Ostroff is also holding the door open for the return of Michael Rosenbaum, who played Lex Luthor for several seasons but recently left the show. “I wouldn’t rule it out, but I don’t know if it will happen this season,” she said. “I don’t know if we really actually had a conversation with Michael, but I think the idea was to keep the character alive and make his presence really felt.”
Supernatural, which was Smallville‘s companion series on Thursday nights, also continues to go strong. “We hope Supernatural will go on,” Ostroff said. “Eric Kripke’s done a great job with the show. Creatively, the show has gotten stronger every year. The cast is wonderful, so we’re hopeful it will stay on the air for a long time.”
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SciFiWire on inside scoop on Supernatural Season 5, go read the whole thing!!
The first thing I tuned in for was to see Dean from Gilmore Girls, lol. But the MUSIC and the CAR hooked me and then the great writing and the awesome fun of it all, with great acting by Jared and Jensen. The total package Eric Kripke and I clearly have the same CD collection. These guys are the guys I hung out with with Supernatural stuff thrown in, same cars, same tunes, same badaxx attitude. LOVES IT.
…Collins confirmed he will be a season regular for the fifth season and that the notoriously emotion-challenged Castiel will align himself with Team Winchester. “I think it’s safe to say that I am with them,” Collins admitted with a pause. “Well, it’s not that simple, really, because we are angry at each other. But I think we have the same end in mind, but maybe we have different ideas of how to get there.”
That end would be ultimately keeping the demons of hell and Lucifer at bay. Collins said he has no idea if that is even feasible. “Basically, at this point, Sam and Dean screwed up and triggered the apocalypse,” he said. “Now it’s a matter of trying to reverse the process or mitigate the damage. The apocalypse is unfurling, and now we are hunted by both angels and demons. I think last season felt like at least the angels were our allies to fall back on, and now we don’t have that. It’s just a handful of people fighting all of the most powerful beings in the universe.”…
And Bobby has some shocking new twists and turns that even Jim does not fully get yet, sounds radical! Continues after the break: