Supernatural: Destined For 5 Seasons?


We already know that Supernatural will be back next fall for a 4th season. However, what about after that?


Creator Eric Kripke has stated that he sees the show as running for only one more season after that:

"But we sort of have this five-year map. And Jared and Jensen like the idea of a five-year map because we work them so hard. It's possible, but I don't know. But a lot of these issues are beyond my control at the corporate level with ratings, etc. But my personal feeling is that I still want to go out in year five. It's better to go out strong and on top than to be 8 or 9 years into a piece of sh*t. You want conclusions - you want to end it. It's an epic story and epic stories deserve a good ending."


So...probably only 2 more seasons of Supernatural to look forward to.


I, by the way, agree with the creator on this one. I think it's better for a show to go out on a creative high as opposed to fizzling out over time (*cough* Smallville *cough*).


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Source: BuddyTV

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May 7, 2008 6:58PM EDT

fizzling out over time (*cough* Smallville *cough*)its funny cause its true

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May 7, 2008 8:15PM EDT

hell i'm a smallville fan and i think it's a well deserved cough lol! some stuff have been too long and shoul've been rapped up already but i love supernatural and 5 seasons is a great idea... 2 more to look up 2

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May 8, 2008 5:00AM EDT

Yeah it's kind of a bittersweet sorrow, but I totally agree with Kripke. I'd rather see an epic ending than a random one after the CW kills the show.

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May 8, 2008 7:38AM EDT

Yeah, I think that's kind of a good idea, very true about Smallville. We'll just savour all the moments and just look forward for two more seasons. *sigh.

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May 8, 2008 11:24PM EDT

when staple characters start dying off/leaving you know the show's headed in a bad direction. i'd miss supernatural a lot though. it's a one of a kind show that's grown with me over time...

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May 9, 2008 11:40AM EDT

I agree.This is kind of exciting because I thought it would end after season 4.But it's still sad, I don't want it to ever end.And I totally agree about Smallville.It was good for two seasons. Then they kept going for like, ten more.I hope it goes to season five finale!

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May 9, 2008 1:02PM EDT

I have to agree about Smallville, the show is a good idea but they keep dragging it on with plot lines that we already know the conclusion to. Though I have to say the addition of the Justice League did spice things up for like a couple episodes.My only thing is I love Supernatural and am going to miss the smart ass quips the boys have. A great show deserves to go out with a bang rather than make its fans hate it.

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May 9, 2008 5:00PM EDT

i agree with kripke, but oh god, i'm going to miss this show soooooooooo much!! i guess five seasons is better than what a lot of other shows get. :( i wish it would just go on forever, forget the ratings.

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May 9, 2008 8:56PM EDT

i think five seasons is a great length for a show. Long enough, but not to the point where it's draggy :) I don't think a spin off would hurt though. (kind of like angel/buffy the vamp slayer)

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May 10, 2008 12:19AM EDT

This has been Kripkie's vision for a while now. I read an article last year where he said he had the story mapped out for a 5 season run and kudo's to him for sticking to it. It will be sad to see it end, but it will give them every opportunity to see out the series the way they want and not how the networks want.

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May 10, 2008 3:02AM EDT

I like the idea of having an actual ending that wraps up the story lines. I love to see a spin off though. Something like the next chapter in the story. New characters, new demons, new perspectives. A character like Jo definately holds the interest and potential to carry a show if given the right supporting actors. There's just enough about her history that we don't know to keep us guessing but enough to identify with her.Even Ruby holds interest.

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May 11, 2008 2:29AM EDT

I think a fifth series will deff be required. There are certain issues that need to be cleared up, such as what exactly happened to the father? Why did the mother recognise the demon as seen in "All Hell Breaks Loose" and lets see some futute for Ellen and Jo. Also we need a finale or some closure for Ruby and to find out what exactly happened with Bella. Ah, so many great characters and a great story line, I dont want it to go on forever but dont want it to end too soon. Is Six series too much to ask for?

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May 12, 2008 4:30AM EDT

2 more seasons is good...Yea I watch smallville too and it has lingered on.5 seasons will do supernatural good though :D

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May 12, 2008 6:26AM EDT

i agree.i love supernatural and in a way i want it to last forever, but even i know that dragging something on just makes it boring.

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May 12, 2008 10:33PM EDT

I love Supernatural and I always believe Quality Should be given priority over quantity and since the developer thinks that 5 seasons would be good then let it be for five seasons

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May 14, 2008 2:57AM EDT

johnod240, it is preety clear what happened to John and Bela. Both are in hell. Jo probably won't be back as the fans didn't like her character.

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May 14, 2008 5:43PM EDT

yeah it's better to end the season with an amazing ending than over doing it...even though it means the end of a WONDERFUL show :'''(
Imagen they do a movie after the final season of Supernatural?!?!?!?! that would be cool!!! ok i'll just keep on dreaming.......and i agree with the (cough Smallvile cough) and i am a hug fan of Smallville....

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May 15, 2008 3:37AM EDT

The master knows best ^_^
We as fans just have to help him get there by watching and supporting live, not coming here to watch it unless of course you've already seen it live then want to relieve the moment like me.

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May 15, 2008 7:26PM EDT

I think 5 years is a good enough amount of time for a show like this...I can say i will miss it once it is gone. Smallville on the other hand, is kinda lost some of its quality, i mean i am a HUGE superman geek so I am kinda disappointed in the way the show started dragging....

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May 16, 2008 4:58PM EDT

HELL YAH!!!! i love it its amazing theyd better not cancel it!! i just hope it doesnt start to suck

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May 17, 2008 3:01PM EDT

I love this show, and yes, the repeated references to "Mom" Are quite intriguing. She knew Azeal, and knew enough about poltergists to extinguish one by herself. Not ordinary housewive stuff. Looking forward to seeing her storyline revealed. Also, I'm really wondering how they plan to bring back Dean. Since its apparent from the above article that they don't plan to drop him from the show.

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May 19, 2008 7:44AM EDT

i'm sad that it only has 5 seasons...but it's better than dragging it. i can barely wait to se what happens next with the boys and what secrets will be revealed(i hope).

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May 22, 2008 9:32PM EDT

Best show in a looong time, but probably good to go out when they plan. But how about 5 and a HALF seasons to make up for the #$%@in' writers strike???

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May 26, 2008 1:27AM EDT

Supernatural absolutely has a great chance to have a fifth season especially with the thread of ideas and themes dealt with in every episode. This series is amazingly one of the very best... I really enjoy watching it ...

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May 30, 2008 6:02AM EDT

well looks like Dean will be back most probably showing what he's going through in hell maybe trying to find his dad

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Jun 9, 2008 10:25PM EDT

John isn't in hell anymore remember? He crawled out when the Devil's Gate opened in the season 2 finale. And yes I think that 5 seasons is a good idea, I'll miss it like crazy but it's a good idea.

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Jun 14, 2008 1:03AM EDT

I love Supernatural and even though I would be sad to see it go so soon because I have seen it since the beginning, I would like for it to end on a happy not instead of going to crap. It is a wise choice to end it soon. As for Smallville, which I have been a fan of for a long time, it is sad to say that the show is slowly and painfully fizzling away. I used to be so happy to see it but now its just getting annoying because of the drawn out plot. Some shows last too long for their own good which gets boring and irritating.

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Jun 14, 2008 1:12PM EDT

What would be really cool is to see a Jo and Bella Spin-off. I mean it's sad to see the original go, but It would be alot of fun to see two girls fight evil. And they are the obvious choices. Bella on a path for redemption and Jo following in her father footsteps

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Apr 16, 2009 1:18PM EDT

Ok so I feel like a geek writing on here....But please, please, please don't stop filming just yet. I love the programme and theres so much rubbish on TV at the moment why can't we keep one of the good ones just a few more seasons....Buffy stayed on for 7 seasons and though I was sad to say goodbye at the time, looking back they finished on top.
Ok well won't rant to much or i'll become one of them crazy people that rant on when they dont like what happened in a certain ep lol!!!
Bye all..Hugs

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