In a rather surprise announcement yesterday, Sera Gamble, who has been working on the veteran drama series Supernatural over on The CW since the beginning of the series and has been co-showrunner with Robert Singer for the past two seasons, will be stepping down.
According to Deadline, Sera has chosen not to renew her contract in order to focus on development. This would normally make sense given that the series has yet to be announced as officially being picked up for another season; but Jeremy Carver, who is executive producer and co-showrunner of the Syfy series Being Human’ will come on board to executive producer and co-run the series with Robert next season. Yes, you read that right – NEXT SEASON.
If this news is to be further pondered, then that means The CW is planning on bringing ‘Supernatural’ back for an eighth season. It is, after all, one of the network’s stronger performers in ratings and is expected to return for the 2012-2013 TV season.
It should also be noted that Carver is no stranger to ‘Supernatural’ as he worked as a co-producer on the series during the 2009-2010 TV season; and he will maintain his executive producer credit on ‘Being Human’ while his wife – Anna Fricke – will continue to run that series solo.
The next new episode of ‘Supernatural’ will air on Friday, April 20 on The CW at 9/8c.