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Sera Gamble

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Sera Gamble is a writer and executive story editor for Supernatural. In season three she also became a producer on the show. From season six to season seven she took over as the show runner from Eric Kripke. It was announced on April 4, 2012 that she was leaving Supernatural to work on developing her own series (Source). As of 2014, she is Executive producer and writer for a series caleld Aquarius slated to air on NBC in 2015.

Before Supernatural, she had worked as a writer for the series Eyes.

She once famously said that she referred to the show as The Epic Love Story of Sam and Dean to tease Eric Kripke.

On writing Dean:

Dean always has a great comeback line, so it's always fun to write him. Dean's introduction to us in the pilot was him hitting on his brother's girlfriend, specifically pointing out her boobs. It set a tone for him that's really fun for me. I think that somewhere inside, I'm a chick, and I've got my inner goth girl and my inner gay guy and then I have this beer-swilling, cowboy-boot-wearing guy all the way underneath that, and he gets to come out to write Dean (Source).

On the Sam/Ruby relationship:

I referenced Monster's Ball right in the script. We were asking ourselves, "Where's the lowest place Sam can go in a state of despair?" That's why calling it a love scene strikes me as hilarious. It's kind of like self-mutilating and calling it getting dressed for the prom (Source).

On Sam and Dean's tattoos:

Those matching tattoos are pretty cool. How long has that been planned?
SG: I remember talking about it with Ben Edlund last season, while Cat was writing "Born Under A Bad Sign." We agreed that if we were Sam, the first thing we'd do is take that anti-possession amulet and head for the nearest tattoo parlor. He reminded me of it while we were working on “Jus in Bello,” because breaking out the amulets was an important story point in that episode. So I stuck it in there, and it made for a nice moment. It’s like, of course Sam and Dean have matching tats. How could it be any other way? By the way, I'll be convinced we're truly a cult hit when a fan gets the same tattoo (Source).

On the Show's philosophy:

We've been careful to leave room for agnosticism when we talk about God. There's no direct line to answers about His existence— at least not in the first four seasons. And in my mind, there's been lots of room for atheists to stay on board. First of all, no one's trying to convince anyone of anything; we're just here to entertain you. Second— even some of the angels doubt God's around, so join the club.

I think at the end of the day, we're trying to tell a story about humanism. We come out suspicious of organized anything. We're for individuals with balls and a strong moral center telling bureaucrats from heaven and hell to fuck off. That's where the fun is.
On the Show's mytharc:
We just got in the room a couple weeks ago for season five, and of course all bets are off for everything I said. Lots of possible directions now, theologically — given the finale of season four, I doubt anyone will be surprised to hear that. Sometimes I just sit there listening to everyone debating about God and the devil and the true implications of free will as it relates to the hierarchy of angels and demons... and I think back to season one when I was like "well, maybe the dead boy in the water, like, wants revenge on the people who drowned him?" and I kind of can't believe how far the show has come.Source

On the parallels between Sam and Dean in season six:

I think that there's the literal soullessness and then there's the metaphorical soullessness.

There's what you give up to save people in this horrible way, because the job itself is hard and violent and disgusting. I mean, you just have blood in your mouth all day, every day. It's a terrible, terrible, terrible way to live. I mean, the more you actually think about what they have to do on a daily basis, the more it's like, "How much of himself did he have to turn off to be able to do that?"

On Fandom:

We love the fans. That’s the thing about writing on a genre show. I’m a genre fan. I will boldly admit to being a life-long Trekkie. I was born and bred on the cheesy rock [set] and William Shatner. So I am well aware of what it is to be part of a fandom. And fandom is defined by meticulous care and really giving a shit and having strong opinions and arguing. It’s a community with opinions. If they were in a room they’d be fist-fighting some of the time. You know, the Sam-girls and the Dean-girls would be like pulling each other’s hair, some of them! That goes with the territory, and it’s also immensely rewarding because they’re giving a shit and they’re paying attention.

6.15 The French Mistake

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Name Sera Gamble
Actor Unknown
Dates
Location Los Angeles, California
Occupation Executive Producer/Showrunner
Episode(s) 6.15 The French Mistake

Sera Gamble appears off-screen in this episode. Immediately following the disastrous attempt to film a scene with Sam, Dean, and Misha Collins. Bob Singer calls Sera Gamble and lets her know what's going on, she asks him what the "terror level" is and he tells her that Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki (actually Dean and Sam) seem to have lost whatever shred of talent they ever had.

Later, she is on a conference call with Bob, Jim Michaels, and Kevin Parks. They discuss the altercation with Virgil, and Bob tells her that the actors appear to be on an extended acid trip. Sera offers to fly up to Vancouver and talk to them, but Jim says that he's not sure Jared or Jensen know who Sera is, because "she's new." Bob then tells her that it would be better if Eric Kripke talked to them, since he created the show. Sera is angered by the suggestion, and tells them that Eric is in a cabin somewhere and busy writing his next pilot for a show called "Octocobra."

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Sera Gamble also writes erotic fiction. You can find some of it here.

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