There’s no end in sight for Supernatural.
As the long-running drama heads into Season 12 this fall, stars “Jared [Padalecki] and Jensen [Ackles] seem very happy,” CW President Mark Pedowitz said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour on Thursday. “I’m thrilled with the creative direction of the show,” which next season will be helmed by new co-showrunners Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer.
“If the ratings hold, the show could outlast my tenure in this chair [as network head],” Pedowitz added (jokingly?).
As for getting a Supernatural spinoff on the network — “Bloodlines,” the show’s first and only attempt at a backdoor pilot in Season 9, was not picked up to series — “it’s still a priority,” Pedowitz said. “It just hasn’t happened. I leave it to the studio [Warner Bros. Television]. When they’re ready to do it, we’ll be glad to have it developed.”
Meanwhile, Season 12 will welcome guest star Rick Springfield as Lucifer’s new vessel, as well as the homecoming of Dean and Sam’s mother, Mary (played by Samantha Smith).
Supernatural returns on its new night, Thursday, Oct. 13 at 9/8c on The CW.