At a recent fan convention in Birmingham, UK, Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles told fans that a sixth season of Supernatural was looking more and more likely, despite the creator Eric Kripke saying previously that he was only interested in doing five seasons of the hit CW show.
“We find out around January time if the show is going to be picked up again for another season,” said Ackles to the Coventry Telegraph’s The Geek Files at Asylum 3. When asked if he would return to the show for one last hurrah, he replied: “I have to. I have a six-year contract.” Padalecki aired a similar sentiment to fans, when quizzed about what his plans were following the fifth and (then assumedly) final season of the show. “Supernatural Six. My best guess is that Supernatural will go beyond season five.”
Eric Kripke has said several times before that he wouldn’t want to continue the show past its fifth season, that the narrative was very carefully defined and that the stars were more amenable to the idea of a five year run due to the amount of work that they commit to on the show. “We sort of have this 5-year map. And Jared and Jensen like the idea of a 5-year map because we work them so hard,” he said at the Salute to Supernatural convention last yar. More importantly, although Padalecki and Ackles may have six-year contracts in place, Kripke does not. He has also previously said that he may leave enough open ended plot threads at the end of season five should the network wish to continue the show or spin it off, but that he would not be involved personally.
Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are two brothers who travel the United States, hunting demons and monsters. The show will return for its fifth, and possibly not-so-final season, in the autumn on The CW in the US.