Sera Gamble

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Sera Gamble
Gamble in 2011
EducationRedlands High School, Redlands, California
Occupation(s)Television writer, producer
Notable workYou, Supernatural and The Magicians

Sera Gamble is an American television writer and producer, best known for her work on the Lifetime/Netflix series You, the Syfy series The Magicians and The CW series Supernatural.

Early and personal life[edit]

Born in New York City, Gamble was briefly raised in Cincinnati before moving to Redlands, California.[1] She graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.[2]

Gamble is Jewish, and formerly co-blogged "Very Hot Jews" with Simon Glickman.[3]

Gamble is married to Eric Weiss. Their wedding took place in September 2019.[4] Currently, they reside in Los Angeles, California.[1]


Before turning to film and television, Gamble starred in stage productions of Will Strip for Food in Los Angeles and Dublin, Ireland. She produced and starred in a stage production of Eve of Paradise, written and directed by Raelle Tucker.[5] She also starred in a short film written and directed by Tucker, entitled The Clay Man; the film was based on a short story by Gamble.[6]

Gamble has published several works of literary short fiction, including stories published by the journal Washington Square, on, and anthologized in the 2006[7] and 2007[8] editions of The Best American Erotica and the "dark, gothic" collection Bitten.[9]


Gamble's career in Hollywood began when she appeared as a finalist on the second season of Project Greenlight in 2003.[1] She was hired as a writer on the short-lived ABC series Eyes.[1]

Following that series' cancellation, she was hired as a writer and story editor on the CW series Supernatural.[1] Gamble was part of the writing team on Supernatural for its first seven seasons.[10] She contributed some thirty scripts for the series and was made an executive producer in season five. At the end of the fifth season, creator Eric Kripke stepped down as head writer of the series and Gamble was chosen as his successor. She served as the series' showrunner beginning with the sixth season, and ending with the end of the seventh season.[11]

Gamble chose to step down from her post as showrunner and executive producer on Supernatural at the end of the seventh season in order to "focus on developing other material" for Warner Bros. Television, including pilots for ABC and The CW television networks.[12] She was replaced by Being Human executive producer Jeremy Carver, who worked on Supernatural from seasons 3 to 5.[12]

Gamble worked as a writer and executive producer for two seasons of the NBC period drama Aquarius.[13] She appears in a cameo role in episode 7 of season one. While working together on Aquarius, she and John McNamara co-created and executive produced the television adaptation of Lev Grossman's New York Times bestselling novel The Magicians for the Syfy network.[14] With McNamara, she serves as the series' showrunner. The Magicians was renewed for a second season in 2016, a third season in 2017, a fourth season in 2018 and a fifth season that premiered on January 15, 2020.[15][16][17][18][19] In March 2020, Syfy announced that the fifth season would be the series' final season.[20]

While working together on Aquarius, Gamble, John McNamara and Alexandra Cunningham formed the production company, Fabrication.[21] Fabrication's current development slate includes adaptations of The Lizard Kings and The Persuaders.[21]

Gamble and Greg Berlanti co-created and executive produce the television adaptation of Caroline Kepnes's bestselling novel You.[22] Currently, Gamble serves as the primary showrunner of the series.[23] You was initially renewed for a second season by Lifetime before the first season aired.[24] The first season of You began airing on Lifetime in September 2018, garnering positive reviews from the New York Times, New Yorker, and Los Angeles Times.[25][26][27] On December 3, 2018, it was announced that the series would move to Netflix as a "Netflix Original" title, ahead of the premiere of the second season, after Lifetime reneged on the renewal deal.[28][29] The second season was released exclusively on Netflix on December 26, 2019.[30][31] On January 14, 2020, You was renewed for a third season by Netflix.[32] The third season was released on October 15, 2021.[33][34][35] In October 2021, ahead of the third season premiere, the series was renewed for a fourth season.[36]

In January 2021, it was announced that Gamble and Berlanti would reunite to develop a television series based on the novel Providence by Kepnes for Peacock.[37]



Title Year Credited as Notes
The Clay Man 2004 Story
Who's Wagging Who? 2008 Yes


The numbers in writing credits refer to the number of episodes.

Denotes television programs that have not yet aired.
Title Year Credited as Network Notes
Creator Writer Executive
Eyes 2005 No Yes (2) No ABC
Supernatural 2005–12 No Yes (29) Yes The WB
The CW
Story editor (season 1), executive story editor (season 2), producer (season 3), supervising producer (season 4), executive producer (season 5–7)
Company Town 2013 Yes Yes Yes The CW Unsold pilot
Aquarius 2015–16 No Yes (5) Yes NBC
The Magicians 2015–20 Yes Yes (15) Yes Syfy
You 2018–present Developer Yes (7) Yes Lifetime
Physical 2021 No No Yes Apple TV+
Providence TBA Yes Yes Peacock


  1. ^ a b c d e "Sera Gamble | NBCUniversal Media Village". Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  2. ^ "Sera Gamble". Of Writers and Women. November 13, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  3. ^ Simon Glickman. "Very Hot Jews". Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  4. ^ Menza, Kaitlin (January 10, 2020). "How the You Showrunner Tied the Knot". The Cut. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Women Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Sera Gamble". Nice Girls TV. October 3, 2012. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "Women Behind the Scenes Spotlight: Sera Gamble". NiceGirlsTV. October 3, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  7. ^ Susie Bright. "The Best American Erotica 2006". Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  8. ^ Susie Bright (6 February 2007). The Best American Erotica 2007. ISBN 9780743289627. Retrieved 2016-05-28 – via
  9. ^ Susie Bright (29 July 2009). Bitten: Dark Erotic Stories. ISBN 9780811864251.
  10. ^ VanArendonk, Kathryn (January 24, 2019). "You and The Magicians Showrunner Sera Gamble Is Having One Hell of a Season". Vulture. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  11. ^ "'Supernatural': Sera Gamble steps down as showrunner, Jeremy Carver returns". Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  12. ^ a b "Supernatural Showrunner Shakeup: Sera Gamble Out, Jeremy Carver In". 5 April 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  13. ^ Moynihan, Rob (July 14, 2016). "Aquarius and Magicians Bosses John McNamara and Sera Gamble On Listening to Fans". TV Insider. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (4 May 2015). "'The Magicians' Picked Up To Series By Syfy".
  15. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 8, 2016). "'The Magicians' Renewed for Second Season at Syfy". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  16. ^ Liptak, Andrew (April 12, 2017). "Syfy has renewed The Magicians for a third season". The Verge. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  17. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (February 28, 2018). "'The Magicians' Renewed For Season 4 At Syfy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  18. ^ Gelman, Vlada (January 22, 2019). "The Magicians Renewed for Season 5". TVLine. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  19. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (December 2, 2019). "'The Magicians' Season 5 Trailer: Syfy Sets Premiere Date For Magical Drama". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  20. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 3, 2020). "'The Magicians' To End With Current Season 5 On Syfy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 3, 2020.
  21. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (October 1, 2015). "Marty Adelstein's Tomorrow Studios Inks Development Deal With Fabrication, Sets Slate With 'Persuaders' Remake, More". Deadline Hollywood.
  22. ^ Abrams, Natalie (April 20, 2017). "Lifetime orders Greg Berlanti's You straight to series". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
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  24. ^ Vick, Megan (2018-08-07). "You Renewed for Season 2 on Lifetime". TV Guide. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  25. ^ Lyons, Margaret (7 September 2018). "Review: Lifetime's 'You' Lets You Stalk the Stalker - The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  26. ^ "Meeting Cute on "YOU" and "Forever"". The New Yorker. October 2018. Retrieved 2019-03-12.
  27. ^ Ali, Lorraine (September 8, 2018). "Review: Lifetime's psychological thriller 'You' is a 21st-century take on an old stalking theme". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  28. ^ Lesley, Golberg (December 3, 2018). "Greg Berlanti's You Moves to Netflix as Lifetime Bails on Season 2". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  29. ^ Bailey, Jessica (March 29, 2019). "The Woman Behind "You"". Grazia. Retrieved September 3, 2019.
  30. ^ Pedersen, Erik (November 11, 2019). "'You' Season 2 Premiere Date Set As Penn Badgley Stalker Drama Moves To Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  31. ^ Low, Elaine (December 13, 2019). "Inside 'You' Season 2 on Netflix: We're Not in Manhattan (or Lifetime) Anymore". Variety. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  32. ^ Otterson, Joe (January 14, 2020). "'You' Renewed for Season 3 at Netflix". Variety. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  33. ^ Hailu, Selome (August 30, 2021). "'You' Season 3 to Premiere in October on Netflix". Variety. Retrieved August 30, 2021.
  34. ^ Swift, Andy (January 14, 2020). "YOU Renewed for Season 3 — Find Out Which Characters Are Returning in 2021". TVLine. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  35. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Petski, Denise (January 14, 2020). "'You' Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  36. ^ Petski, Denise (October 13, 2021). "'You' Renewed For Season 4 By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on October 13, 2021. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  37. ^ White, Peter (January 15, 2021). "'You' Creators Reunite To Adapt Caroline Kepnes' 'Providence' At Peacock". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2021.

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