The writers' strike has been the primary cause of disruption in the television world, but Supernatural
scribe and producer Sera Gamble wants to assure viewers that her participation in the strike doesn't mean that she doesn't care for the show or its fans. She is even hoping that the strike will reach an end soon, so that she and her fellow writers can get back to work.
“I care about my TV show, I care about my job… but now that we're in strikeland, I hope that we just strike effectively and we come to a speedy resolution,” she told cwsource.tv. “I know that [fans are] thinking, "How can they do it so they can keep making the show that we love?....' we all want to keep making the show that they love, and in order to do that, we have to get through the strike, and we hope that the studios will cooperate and everyone will come to a resolution.”
Prior to the strike, Supernatural
writers were busy scrambling to get as many episodes done as possible. Should the strike continue on to the new year, it seems the show will last until at least next month.
Warning: mild spoilers ahead
One of the episodes that has already been written is the show's special Christmas edition. Creator Eric Kripke talked about the episode with Cult Times
, and Gamble expressed her own excitement over the episode, dubbed “A Very Supernatural Christmas.”
“We have a sort of anti-Claus. There's so much lore about a bad Santa that comes down your chimney and eats all your cookies; he doesn't just leave coal, he'll kill your parents,” she explained. “Jeremy Carver wrote that episode, he's the newest addition to the writing staff and he's just a fantastic writer. I just saw an early cut of it the other day and it's completely disgusting and it will ruin Christmas for anyone who watches it!”
Another episode for which a script has already been written involves a story that takes place inside nightmares. The episode dives more into the life of Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver), Dean (Jensen Ackles
) and Sam Winchester's (Jared Padalecki
) fellow demon hunter.
“It was an opportunity to get into Bobby's head, and an opportunity to get into the boys' heads a little bit, see what's floating around in their unconscious minds. It's definitely a trippy episode,” Gamble said. “It's a little bit of a departure for us that way, but that episode was fun to work on, because when the logic that you're moving in is dream logic, you can let your imagination run wild.”
Supernatural airs Thursday nights at 9/8c on The CW.
-Lisa Claustro, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image Courtesy of SeraGamble.com)