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‘Supernatural’ Season 8 Definitely Not the Last, Says CW Boss

Supernatural Season 8
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Someone better send the Impala in for a tune up, because it looks like Sam and Dean Winchester won’t be retiring anytime soon.  While ‘Supernatural‘ was granted an early renewal for an eighth season and recently moved out of the ‘Friday Night Death Slot’ for a Wednesday time slot this fall, today’s The CW Upfront brings even more good news or fans of the long-running cult series!

According to comments made during the network’s presentation, The CW boss Mark Pedowitz seems to believe that the Winchester brothers’ adventures have far from ended even after the upcoming eighth season.  Speaking to the crowd, Pedowitz says “I’m not looking at season 8 as the final year in any way, shape or form.”

Originally, series creator Eric Kripke had always envisioned ‘Supernatural’ as a five-season series, departing after the fifth season, and leaving the show in the care of executive producer Sera Gamble, Recently, Gamble herself announced that she’d be stepping down as show-runner, returning former executive story editor and co-producer Jeremy Carver to take show-runner duties. Carver had previously left ‘Supernatural’ in 2010 to executive producer Syfy’s ‘Being Human‘ alongside his wife, Anna Fricke.

Check out The CW’s official press release on season 8:

The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues as SUPERNATURAL enters its eighth season. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have spent their lives on the road, battling every kind of supernatural threat. Over the years, after dozens of bloody adventures, they have faced everything from the yellow-eyed demon that killed their mother to vampires, ghosts, shapeshifters, angels and fallen gods. They even came face to face with Lucifer and the Four Horsemen in averting the Apocalypse. With the help of allies – both human and supernatural – they’ve discovered that every threat they vanquish opens a new door for evil to enter in.

In the show’s seventh season, their hunt for the dreaded Leviathans – monstrous creatures escaped from Purgatory – has cost them dearly. Claiming the life of their best friend and father-figure, Bobby Singer, and shattering their protector, the fallen angel Castiel, Sam and Dean’s battle to somehow defeat the age-old Leviathan threat will take everything they’ve got. As dawn arrives after their endless struggle and sacrifice to defeat the world’s evils, they know that, come nightfall, something otherworldly – something supernatural – will claw its way out of the shadows, demanding their attention.

Not bad, eh ‘Supernatural’ fans?  Are you happy to potentially have the show back for seasons beyond the eighth, or is it time we burn its bones?  Give us your thoughts in the comments!

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