Throughout Supernatural's run, creator Eric Kripke has been saying he had a "five-year map" with plans for the CW series to go out with a bang at the end of this season. That would seem on par with the whole angels-vs.-demons-with-a-heaping-of-Lucifer-and-hell-on-Earth-thrown-in thing.
Well, now CW prez Dawn Ostroff thinks Kripke might just be considering the possibility of a season six. "I think he's in that state of mind," Ostroff told Entertainment Weekly. "I had lunch with Eric the other day, and he's really excited about the show right now. I think he feels this season has been really satisfying for him. He's certainly not running out of ideas by any stretch of the imagination."
While Kripke's contract ends this year, stars Jared Padalecki (Sam) and Jensen Ackles (Dean) have six-year contracts. So if the CW decides they want to renew Supernatural, and if they can make a deal with Kripke (which seems like their plan, since Ostroff is taking him to lunch and all), we could see another season of the apocalyptic demon-hunting series.
There's no denying Supernatural has been doing well in the ratings and is highly compatible with the CW hit The Vampire Diaries. The vamp series has led more young women than ever before to tune in for the adventures of the hunky brothers. "There aren't a lot of shows that you can say are doing better in their fifth year," said Ostroff.
To which we say, awesome! One of the best, most underappreciated shows on the air. Are you with us?
Supernatural returns with new episodes on Jan. 21 in its regular 9 p.m. Thursday timeslot.