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SUPERNATURAL 300: Sera Gamble Reflects on Her Run on the Show

February 6, 2019 by  

Supernatural 300 Sera Gamble

“Death’s Door” – (L-R): Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester and Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester in SUPERNATURAL on The CW.
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As SUPERNATURAL reaches 300 episodes on Thursday, February 7, Sera Gamble—who worked on nearly 150 hours of the series—credits the show with influencing how she has approached writing her more recent projects like THE MAGICIANS and YOU.

“I had never experienced writing that subject matter in such an irreverent way before,” Gamble says of her tenure on SUPERNATURAL. “Something I learned from [series creator] Eric Kripke is you can make something emotionally true and keep the stakes really high and serious, but at the same time, you can make jokes about your pie hole.”

“Now, I don’t ever want to see a faux Shakespeare version of the apocalypse,” she continues. “[I want to see] people cursing at each other in the car, who want to pull over because In-n-Out is the best burger. [Kripke] brought a lived-in comedy to this story. I think it’s obvious that it had a big influence on THE MAGICIANS. SUPERNATURAL is where I learned that.”

And though Gamble—who also had a stretch as showrunner—has been off the series for nearly seven years, she admits she still misses writing Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles).

“I wrote them for so long, I could just hear them in my head,” she says. “Once the story was broken, it was very easy to sit down and write that relationship and their roles in the scene. When you’ve inhabited a character deeply, which is something the writer shares with the actor, in a certain way.”

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One Response to “SUPERNATURAL 300: Sera Gamble Reflects on Her Run on the Show”

  1. Pamela Watson on February 6th, 2019 8:44 pm

    I really miss your writing on the show.. We lost an real asset in your talents. I’m happy for you and your continued success.