Supernatural will wrap its fifteenth and final season later this year.
After going on an indefinite hiatus on March 23rd due to production shutdowns brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the long-running The CW series, starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles in the lead roles, is now set to air its final seven episodes this fall.
The news was announced during the network’s upfronts on Thursday. The announcement, however, didn’t specify a day of the week and an official date for when those remaining episodes would begin airing.
Also at the upfronts, The CW president Mark Pedowitz revealed that the plan was for Supernatural to finish production on the last two episodes of its final season as soon as it is safe to do so. Once filming is completed, Padalecki will then start working on his new series, Walker, a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger that is set to debut on The CW on Thursday nights in January.
“The plan is, we already have five episodes in the can for Supernatural,” Pedowitz said. “So Jared and Jensen will go as soon as they’re able to, to finish up the last two episodes and then he [Jared] will go off to work on Walker.”
Last March 23rd, Supernatural executive producer Andrew Dabb took to Twitter to clarify that they had already filmed 18 out of the 20 episodes of the final season before the production was shut down. But because the show’s visual and sound effects team also had to stop working due to the global health crisis, it’s not possible for The CW to air episodes 14-18 right after its March 23rd installment.
(And yes, we, the CW, and Warner Bros fully intend to return and finish the series. It's not a matter of "if", it's a matter of "when.")
— Andrew Dabb (@andrewdabb) March 23, 2020
In addition to Padelecki and Collins, Supernatural also stars Alexander Calvert as Jack Kline and Misha Collins as Castiel.