We were beginning to think The CW’s Supernatural had supernatural properties of its own, but it turns out it’s mortal just like the rest of us (except for Mariska Hargitay). The show’s stars and producers announced this afternoon that the coming fifteenth season will be its last. Supernatural is currently on Season 14.
“We just told the crew that though we’re very, very excited about moving into our 15th season, it will be our last,” star Jensen Ackles said in a recorded video statement. “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.” Co-star Jared Padelecki added, “We’ve cried some tears, and we’ll cry some more.”
“For us, it has been an experience of a lifetime,” says executive producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb. “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 [Collins] 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.”
To give you an idea of just how old this show is, it premiered on The WB in September of 2005 right after a new episode of Gilmore Girls. MySpace was the most popular form of social media, iPods were everywhere, and not a single phone on Earth was smart. Also, The Simpsons was entering its sixteenth season.
Some fans are of the opinion that it should have ended at least five years ago, but Supernatural still remains one of The CW’s highest-rated shows and probably could have gone on even longer than this. The final season will be 20 episodes long.