News | Supernatural exec promises back to basics eighth season

We’ve been feeling a little less than enthusiastic about returning CW series Supernatural – which has probably generated some of the best television, fantasy or otherwise, ever created – since it started meandering at the beginning of season six, but executive producer Robert Singer has waded in with some good news.

As we know, former producer Jeremy Carver will replace Sera Gamble as showrunner when it comes back, and Singer said this: “Jeremy gave us a couple of years on the show [between 2009 and 2010], so I do think this season will be a little less earnest. [It will be] a little more the kind of stuff we did in seasons two and three, before the weight of all the mythology got us.”

This sounds like brilliant news to us, and he added that the big bad next year will again involve angels and demons, with prophet Kevin Tran becoming “an integral part of the year” also.

“It’s not apocalyptic but [the episodes are] about who can gain control and keep demons in hell or angels in heaven. Every year we start with a theme – this is our Raiders of the Lost Ark year. This season-long story will be a quest. It’s about Kevin and the tablets and the Word of God.” [TV Guide]

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