Supernatural Producer-Director Kim Manners Dies after Cancer Battle

Supernatural executive producer and director Kim Manners passed away Sunday night in Los Angeles, following a battle with cancer. “Everyone at Supernatural is walking around in a daze, shocked and absolutely devastated,” series creator Eric Kripke says in a statement. “Kim was a brilliant director; more than that, he was a mentor and friend. He was one of the patriarchs of the family, and we miss him desperately. He gave so much to Supernatural, and everything we do on the show, now and forever, is in memory of him.” Likewise, cast member Jim Beaver (who plays Bobby) remembers Manners as “one of the best friends and best directors” he has ever known. In addition to his work on the CW show, Manners produced and directed The X-Files (where he was part of a four-time Emmy-nominated directing staff) and directed episodes of series such as 21 Jump Street, Simon & Simon and Charlie’s Angels. On Supernatural, Manners most recently directed this season’s premiere, “Lazarus Rising,” as well as “Metamorphosis.”...

Supernatural Boss: “Dean Is Not a D**k”

Eric Kripke is listening, and has something to say to Supernatural fans who are hurling a certain four-letter word in Dean’s direction as a result of this week’s episode. Most simply said? “Dean is not a dick.” Kripke answered his fans by sending out the following statement to the press: “I’ve never before responded directly to the fandom’s comments about an episode, and I don’t plan to make a habit of it, but I couldn’t resist dropping in a thought about ‘Yellow Fever.’ Which is this: Dean is not a dick. None of the writers, or anyone on the creative team of Supernatural, think Dean’s ever been a dick, past, present, or future. He’s a hero. Dean did not contract the ghost sickness because he’s a dick. Victims contract the illness because they use “fear as a weapon.” Dean asks Lilith at the episode’s end, “Why did I get infected?” And she cryptically responds, “You know why. Listen to your heart.” We, as the writers, probably should have emphasized this mystery more, I take responsibility for that omission. But the point is: the reason he was infected is because of a secret he’s keeping. A dark secret that will be revealed in Episode 10. And not at all because of any dickishness, implied or otherwise. Thanks, gang.”...

Supernatural creator Eric Kripke reveals info on Dean’s dead body.

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Interview With Supernatural Creator

Not only did Supernatural creator Eric Kripke confirm that Dean Winchester is alive – though not too comfortably since he’s in hell – he spilled next season’s plans for the beleaguered Winchester brothers. TVGuide.com: You weren’t lying when you said you were hoping to make your fans really angry and full of anxiety all summer! Eric Kripke: [Laughs] It was a fun way to end the season. Dean meat-hooked in the center of what looks like a thousand mile spiderweb of rusty chains. Sort of M.C.Escher meets Hellraiser. TVGuide.com: Why did you send Dean to hell? Kripke: Everyone expected Dean to be safe! That’s reason enough to send him to hell. But also, in ways I can’t reveal, it’s a turning point for Dean. You need huge moves to happen that can cause radical shifts in the characters, that set them off in a new direction. So what happens to Dean in hell and how Dean gets out become primary concerns of Season 4. TVGuide.com: So you’ll have scene set in hell? Kripke: I can give this away. Dean spends a lot more time in hell than anyone’s probably thinking. Dean could spend – in human time – six months, maybe more. In hell time, who knows how many years or decades that might be. [Laughs] I won’t tell you how he gets out, but he will emerge to a different landscape. A lot has changed since he’s been away, and he has to readjust to his loved ones after being gone for so long. TVGuide.com: Is he still human or… part demon? Kripke: It takes hundreds of years to be burned away into a demon. Dean won’t be a demon, but there will be an ongoing mystery. When he gets out of hell, he’ll have little recollection of what happened to him down there. That’s one of the...

‘Supernatural’ creator talks season four

*SPOILERS* The creator of ITV2 sci-fi drama Supernatural has revealed what fans can expect from the fourth season. Eric Kripke said viewers will be treated to a “jaw-dropping” third season finale before meeting a “new species” of supernatural being in the next run. He told E Online!: “We’re gonna spend a little less time talking about giant movements and war and more time talking about the brothers’ relationship and how they react to that war. “I think we sort of have a new species of supernatural being that we’ll be introducing in season four that will take people by surprise. We have a few tricks up our sleeves.” Talking about the countdown towards Dean (Jensen Ackles) going down to hell in exchange for the life of brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) following his deal with the Crossroads Demon, Kripke said: “His soul is coming due, and the boys are getting more desperate, trying to find ways to stop it.” He added that the current season will see the end of the storyline involving Lauren Cohan’s character Bela, saying: “It’s not great news for her, and we show a couple of cards we’ve been holding onto all season, and we sort of reveal why she is, who she is and what kind of secrets she’s been holding, in a way that will surprise the audience and kind of tie her into the story. “We’ve already announced elsewhere that Lauren will not be coming back next year, so I think we kind of send her off in an appropriate and dramatic...

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