February 17th, 2010


Oh kripke you magnificent bastard you!

Still dancing the renewal dance along to this celebratory vid by the inimitable deirdre_c

Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune has confirmation that Kripke will be at the helm and Sera gave some insights into the season after Mo asked if we'd get "The Apocalypse 2: The Squeakquel" next season.

"No, you will not be getting Apocalypse, The Squeakquel in Season 6 (that's hilarious)," Gamble wrote. "We're climaxing that story this season. We've been working on the Season 6 storyline for quite some time, and we're very excited about it. We have lots of ideas, and are grateful for the chance to keep the show going.

"Please tell the fans that the writers say thank you! We so appreciate the We so appreciate the support."

Yes, I expect to be climaxing this season too Sera. I'm so excited because it means we have NO IDEA what to expect next season. And I may be more than a bit thrilled that this means I might get to see Kripke and co. at Comic Con.

eta: i reckon Kripke will EVISCERATE us with the finale this season.

oh eric!

So Kripke is staying on with Supernatural but Sera Gamble will step up to the Showrunner position, with Eric and Bob staying on board as Executive Producers, but starting also to work on their next project for the WB.

CW sources say Eric and Bob will still be actuively involved (as confirmed earlier by the Chicago Tribune)

“Eric and Bob will be working very closely with Sera,” says the source. “They are not abandoning the show.”


Of course it's impossible to know how this will change things but it's all good as far as I'm concerned. Although with Sera at the helm Jared better preapre for some more wall slammin' sex!

ETA: What a showrunner does
jensen hates you

i'm batman...or you know the other guy

Jensne on his role as Red Hood:

The other newcomer to animation acting is Jensen Ackles, who voices the villain of the piece, the Red Hood. Ackles, of course, is best known for his portrayal of Dean Winchester on the CW series, Supernatural.

“There really wasn’t any heavy acting choices to make,” says Ackles regarding Red Hood. “It pretty much just bounced off the page, and I just tried to do it justice. With working in this medium, once you get clear on all the specific pronunciations and how the tone of the voice needs to rise and fall, it was really about focusing on the more emotional elements of the script, especially in the intense moments and trying to envision the scene with the characters. And envisioning yourself in that scenario. A lot of times if you can do that, if you can put yourself there, I think the voice follows suit.”

Between his work on Supernatural and now the world of Batman, Ackles obviously has had some experience working in what has affectionately been called the “fan boy genre.”

“The positives of working in this genre are that the fans are extremely devoted,” he offers. “People really invest themselves in these stories and characters, and the mythology behind them. To be a part of something that so many people really get behind and want more of is extremely gratifying.”