Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, creators and executive producers of Smallville have decided to leave the show.
“We are incredibly proud of our work on this show. We achieved what we set out to do. We never compromised our vision. We leave knowing that â€œSmallvilleâ€ is the longest-running comic book based series of all-time.”
Without Gough and Millar, it would lead me to think Season 8 could very well be the last for Smallville. Although i suppose after 8 seasons, at some point they are going to have to reach a time where Clark has to turn into Superman.
UPDATED: The CW today announced the new showrunners for season 8.
“Al Gough and Miles Millar have been great partners and instrumental in the development and success of ‘Smallville,'” said the network. “While we are sad to see them go, we are very excited to announce that executive producers Darren Swimmer, Todd Slavkin, Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson will helm the show next season. [They] have been writing for the show for the past six seasons, and as producers for the last four years, they have played an integral role in the ongoing creative evolution of the series. As showrunners, they will continue to deliver the compelling storytelling that ‘Smallville’ fans have come to expect and love.”