Even though no TV show can last forever, secretly we all thought the CW's Supernatural would be the exception having lasted an impressive fourteen seasons with a fifteenth scheduled to start later this year. However, the beloved cult favorite will come to an end with the forthcoming season fifteen. Taking to Twitter in a heartfelt video from Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Jared Padalecki, Ackles said the words no Supernatural fan wanted to hear.
"We just told the crew that although we're very, very excited about moving into our 15th season, it will be our last. 15 years of a show that's changed my life. I know it's changed these two guys' lives. We just wanted you to hear it from us, that though we're excited about next year, it will be the finale. The big, grand finale of an institution."
Showrunners and executive producer Robert Singer & Andrew Dabb added in a shared statement;
“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."
The final season will follow the same reduced episode order as the previous run with 20 episodes which will take the show to a whopping 327 episodes. Remaining a cornerstone for The CW throughout its run, few TV shows have built the loyal following and dedicated fanbase as Supernatural. The CW had two attempts to launch a spin-off with Bloodlines, and Wayward Sisters (which deserves a second try), but neither series made it further than a backdoor pilot. Perhaps when the Winchesters ride off into the sunset, a spin-off of some kind might be a possibility, as Ackles said: "nothing ever really ends in Supernatural...does it."