The show was due to wrap up this spring after a 15-season run, but due to the ongoing pandemic, it had to be shut down. It will return in fall now.
Everyone's favorite modern-day spirit busters are back as we get to rejoin Sam and Dean on their last leg of adventure really soon. The Supernatural series had gone on an indefinite hiatus on March 23 due to production shutdowns amid pandemic. At the time, series executive producer Andrew Dabb confirmed that the March 23 episode would be the series' last for a while. However, now the show will return to air the remaining episodes of its final season this fall, E! Online reports.
The CW pushes return of its shows to 2021, except Supernatural https://t.co/1T6g7YYqCQ— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) May 14, 2020
The announcement came on Thursday where the show's producers revealed that they are going to air the remaining seven episodes later this year. There was no mention of an official date or day of the week for these new episodes though. The original plan was for Supernatural to finish production on their last two episodes of the final season as soon as it was safe to do so. This would also allow series lead Jared Padalecki to move on to work on his new series Walker for the CW network.
"We already have five episodes in the can for Supernatural," The CW president Mark Pedowitz said, according to Deadline."So Jared and Jensen will go as soon as they’re able to finish up the last two episodes and then he will go off to work on Walker. [We] all want to end 15 years the right way, so it is important that these two episodes that they are shooting be done the way they hoped to do them," Pedowitz said.
"So, we just wait it out. We are very much attached to this. Everybody, the studio, exec producers, Jared, Jensen, and Misha all want to end 15 years the right way. It is important that these two episodes they are shooting will be done the way they want to do them. We’ll just wait it out. We’re very much attached to this.” Pedowitz added.
On Twitter, announcing the shutdown, Executive Producer Dabb stated that the crew had completed filming all the way through episode 18 (the season has 20 episodes in total) but that visual and sound effects also had to stop which is why the season's 18th episode, "Destiny's Child" would temporarily be the last to air. We have filmed through episode 18, however, our visual effects and sound departments have closed because of the outbreak, Dabb wrote. So, right now, the episodes can't be finished. However, have some special treats coming along the way -- to help us all get through this.
Supernatural coming back this fall, and Walker starting in January. My Padalecki heart is full. pic.twitter.com/T5zYEPpZgs— Catt🤠 (@CattIsANerd) May 14, 2020
Fans all over the world were disappointed to hear that the show would be coming to an end after a 15-season run. "This was a community decision. The network and the studio did not say like, ‘Hey, guys, get outta here! You’re done,'" star Jared Padalecki said at a fan convention for the show in Las Vegas. His co-star Jensen Ackles added, "It wasn’t an easy decision. It was months and months, if not years, of discussion between [Jared] and I, between the rest of the cast, between the crew, between our writers, between our producers, between the studio, between the network."