The time has finally come for Sam and Dean Winchester to say goodbye. Supernatural just announced that the long running (15 seasons, to be exact) mega hit drama will be airing the show’s final seven episodes this fall on The CW. We knew the end was coming; we were just expecting to see it this spring. Still, we’ve been along for the ride so far and we’re not going anywhere before the end.
For anyone who’s been living under a rock for the last decade and a half, Supernatural follows the story of the Winchester brothers (played by Jensen Ackles and Jared Padelecki). They are monster hunters destined to save the world. And they often do so with the help of the angel Castiel (played by Misha Collins). It is the longest-running genre show in the history of American broadcast television.
Their final season has been an unusual one, however, due to COVID-19. Production halted filming due to the pandemic. In their last Entertainment Weekly cover story, Ackles talked about the strangeness of this being their final season. He said, “Obviously it’s a horribly unfortunate situation we’re in, but the silver lining is that it gives us an opportunity to recharge. We had just finished episode 18, we shot one day of episode 19, and I was reading these two monster scripts thinking, ‘It’s like we’re at the end of a marathon and they want us to sprint for the last two miles.’ I feel like this almost gives us an opportunity to refocus and go into the last two episodes and hit them with everything we got.”
The CW recently announced that most of its shows won’t be back until January 2021, so Supernatural‘s last seven episodes will be some of the only new content on the fall schedule. They still need to film two of those episodes. We can’t wait to see how the Winchester’s epic story comes to a close.
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