Supernatural is Actually Coming to an End
The series some thought would never die, based around creatures who often refuse to die, is finally set to say goodbye.
We never thought we’d see the day.
But The CW announced on Friday afternoon that Supernatural will wrap its incredible run after its upcoming 15th season, which will consist of 20 episodes.
Beloved stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins confirmed the news in a video posted on Instagram late this week.
“Well, it’s official. One more round for the Winchester brothers. Though nothing ever really ends in Supernatural…does it?” Ackles wrote alongside this footage from the cast.
Supernatural will conclude after 327 episodes, making it the longest-running sci-fi/genre series in the history of American broadcast television.
Rather impressive, huh?
“We just told the crew that though we’re very, very excited about moving into our 15th season, it will be our last,” Ackles says in the video, adding:
“Fifteen years of a show that has certainly changed my life… And we just wanted you to hear from us that though we’re excited about next year, it will be the finale. The big, grand finale of an institution.
The actors were barely able to hold it together in this message to fans.
“We’ve cried some tears, and we’ll cry some more,” a very emotional Padalecki added. “[We’re] grateful, and we’ll work all the emotion into next season.”
Said executive producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb in a joint statement after the news went viral:
Firstly, we would like to thank all the people who have been involved with the show both in front of and behind the camera.
For us it has been an experience of a lifetime. The support we have had from both Warner Bros Television and The CW has been incredible.
We’d like to give special thanks to Jensen, Jared and Misha for making this journey so special. It is now most important to us to give these characters that we love the send off they deserve.
We’re not crying over here, okay?
YOU’RE the one who is crying.
The CW President Mark Pedowitz has often said at the Television Critics Association press tour that if the ratings held up, the show would go on as long as Ackles and Padalecki wanted to do it.
Elsewhere, series creator Eric Kripke said the following in a Tweet:
#SPNFamily please remember: shows end. But family is forever. That never changes & that’s what you’ve created here.
All my love & thanks to the cast & crew & most of all you, the family. #spn @cw_spn@jarpad @JensenAckles @mishacollins @andrewdabb @serathegamble @ben_edlund.
Are you glad to see Supernatural ending?
Is it about time?
Or do you wish it had run forever and ever?