It's official; Supernatural will come to a conclusion at the end of its fifth season, as creator Eric Kripke has often hinted... but that doesn't mean that the series itself will necessarily end. Confused? Kripke explains his plan.
Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Kripke said,
I did set out [to] tell a five-season storyline... Quite frankly, I never expected [the show] to make it to five years. But now that we're in our fifth year, I have every intention of ending the story with a bang and not drawing it out or watering it down... That having been said, I'm looking at this season as the last chapter in this particular story. That doesn't mean there can't be a new story. Buffy did it. The X-Files did it. You close a chapter on a big mythology storyline and then you begin a new one.
According to the creator, who says that he hasn't decided whether or not he'll return for a potential sixth season, he'd like to "answer a bunch of questions this season and then pose some new ones next season." Does no-one remember that the post-Mulder and Scully X-Files was no good?
'Supernatural' to 'end with a bang' in 2010 (but there's a catch) [Entertainment Weekly]