According to Deadline, following a lengthy deliberation among all the parties involved, a decision was made Friday afternoon to suspend the production on the series in the interest of the safety of the cast and crew amid the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s not clear how long the break will be, but if the hiatus extends for weeks or months as the government tries to get the coronavirus outbreak under control, it’s very likely that the airing of the show’s final season will be interrupted before its last few episodes.
The delay in the production of Supernatural may also impact the start of the production of Walker, Texas Ranger, an upcoming The CW series that will star Supernatural actor Jared Padalecki. After Supernatural wraps up, Padelecki is supposed to start filming Walker, Texas Ranger. But given the current COVID-19 situation around the world, it won’t be surprising if the start of the production on the new series will eventually be pushed on a later date.
While production on Supernatural has already been halted, filming for its fellow The CW series, The 100, is still ongoing. The post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama is currently filming its series finale, and since it has just a couple of days left next week, the producers will reportedly try to finish everything before sending the cast and crew home. The seventh and final season of The 100 includes a backdoor pilot for a potential prequel series.
The final season of Supernatural airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. The 100 Season 7, meanwhile, is set to premiere on Wednesday, May 20th at 8 p.m. ET.