Kripke and the producers spilled juicy teasers about Supernatural all over San Diego
by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 27th 2009 10:58AM
Creator Erik Kripke, and producers Ben Edlund and Sera Gamble talked a lot about Supernatural at Comic-Con on Sunday. The show is entering the fifth chapter in Kripke's five year vision. But check out this quote from the show's creator: "We're not going to stretch this one out past its expiration, we're not going to drag this one into a place it isn't. We're going to tell this one the way it's supposed to be told, and it's going to end, but another story can begin."
Imagine that. No pressure from the network to stretch it out and stall and add Nikki and Paulo to distract the audience for awhile. Letting a creator's vision play out as intended? How very ... modern of them. Less exciting is that Kripke was, well, cryptic as to whether or not he'd stay on for a sixth season should the show return; and it will.
But that's way off in the far, far future. Like next year. We've got this year to get through first, and as you can imagine it should be pretty intense stuff. After all, this is the end of Kripke's initial story arc for the Winchesters. At this point, we find Sam betrayed and addicted to some pretty dark crap, so he's going to have to work through those issues. Dean, meanwhile, has this horrible destiny that he's struggling with.
Upping the ante, we're told that both God and Satan will be characters in this season. That makes sense, but it's always a pretty risky move. Particularly for God. But to make it even more touchy for some people, God's gone missing when the season starts, so what do you do about that?
And really, it's his absence that's got the angels running the show and they're the ones kick-starting the apocalypse, because no one's really telling them not to. Which leads to some dark times for Castiel. Remember he's a regular cast member for season five, and he's essentially flipped off the heavens, taken his ball and said he's going home. But it's not that simple.
Satan should be played by Ray Wise. He can play it straight, but it would be a great nod to a sadly departed show. I'm just saying.
When asked about the tone of the show, surprisingly it looks like the apocalypse brings out the funny. The Four Horsemen are funny, apparently. And that means they'll be appearing. They say Lucifer is a nice guy; give 'em a big smile Ray Wise. Sure, they may have cast Mark Pellegrino as Satan, but it'll always be Ray to me.
Other returns for this climax? Meg, Sam's girlfriend Jessica, Ellen and Jo Harvelle, and Rufus. John Winchester? Yeah, they stayed a little cryptic about that, but I have a feeling we'll be seeing the elder Winchester before the season wraps.