Michael Ausiello of Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Supernatural executive producer/creator Eric Kripke will be steeping down as showrunner next season. Executive producer Sera Gamble will take over as co-showrunner. Gamble has been with the show since its first season.
But, and this is a big but, Kripke will remain actively involved in the show — and not just in name only. Although CW and Warner Bros. reps declined to comment, a Supernatural insider assures me that Kripke and his current co-showrunner, Robert Singer, will continue to function as hands-on executive producers.
“Eric and Bob will be working very closely with Sera,” says the source. “They are not abandoning the show.”