Sera Gamble

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Sera Gamble
Sera Gamble by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Gamble in 2011
Born (1983-09-20) September 20, 1983 (age 35)
EducationRedlands High School, Redlands, California
OccupationTelevision writer, producer

Sera Gamble (born September 20, 1983) is an American television writer and producer, best known for her work on The CW series Supernatural, Syfy series The Magicians and the Netflix series You.

Early life[edit]

Sera Gamble graduated from the U.C.L.A. School of Theater, Film and Television.[citation needed]


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.[citation needed] 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. Gamble's current career in Hollywood began when she appeared as a finalist on the second season of Project Greenlight in 2003. She was hired as a writer on the short-lived ABC series Eyes. Following that series' cancellation, she was hired as a writer and story editor on the CW series Supernatural.

Gamble has published several works of literary short fiction, including stories published by the journal Washington Square, on, and anthologized in the 2006[1] and 2007[2] editions of The Best American Erotica and the "dark, gothic" collection Bitten.[3]

Gamble is Jewish, and formerly co-blogged "Very Hot Jews" with Simon Glickman.[4]

Sera Gamble was part of the writing team on Supernatural for its first seven seasons. 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.[5] 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.[6] She was replaced by Being Human executive producer Jeremy Carver, who worked on Supernatural from seasons 3 to 5.[6]

Gamble worked as a writer and executive producer for two seasons of the NBC period drama Aquarius.[7] 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.[8] With McNamara, she serves as the series' showrunner. The Magicians was renewed for a second season in 2016, a third season in 2017, and a fourth season in 2018, set to air January 23, 2019.[9]

Gamble and Greg Berlanti co-created and executive produce the television adaptation of Caroline Kepnes' bestselling novel You.[10] It was renewed for a second season before the first season aired.[11] The first season of You began airing on Lifetime Television Network in September 2018, garnering positive reviews from the New York Times, New Yorker, and Los Angeles Times.[12][13][14] 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.[15]

While working together on Aquarius, Gamble, John McNamara and Alexandra Cunningham formed a production company called Fabrication.[16] Fabrication's current development slate includes adaptations of The Lizard Kings and The Persuaders.


  1. ^ Susie Bright. "The Best American Erotica 2006". Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  2. ^ Susie Bright. The Best American Erotica 2007. ISBN 9780743289627. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  3. ^ Susie Bright. Bitten: Dark Erotic Stories. ISBN 9780811864251. Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  4. ^ Simon Glickman. "Very Hot Jews". Retrieved 2016-05-28.
  5. ^ "'Supernatural': Sera Gamble steps down as showrunner, Jeremy Carver returns". Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Supernatural Showrunner Shakeup: Sera Gamble Out, Jeremy Carver In". Retrieved 6 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Aquarius (TV Series 2015–2016)".
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (4 May 2015). "'The Magicians' Picked Up To Series By Syfy".
  9. ^ "'The Magicians' Renewed for Second Season at Syfy".
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  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (1 October 2015). "Marty Adelstein's Tomorrow Studios Inks Development Deal With Fabrication, Sets Slate With 'Persuaders' Remake, More".

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