The time has finally come for Sam and Dean Winchester to say goodbye. The CW announced their 2020 fall schedule earlier in August (via The Hollywood Reporter). So we know that Supernatural, which has aired for 15 seasons, will take a bow on November 19. The final run of seven episodes will kick off on October 8. The CW will air a retrospective special titled Supernatural: The Long Road Home (yes, please!) ahead of the finale. 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.
Two new trailers for the final episodes have us experiencing emotions already. God is coming back, and that’s not really a good thing. This may be the end, full of tears and hardships, but luckily the Winchesters still find a laugh or two.
“My entire life you’ve protected me. It’s the only thing I’ve ever known that was true.” Why do you have to go there, Sam?
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 Padalecki). 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. We can’t wait to see how the Winchester’s epic story comes to a close.
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Originally published on May 15, 2020 and updated on August 19, 2020.