Supernatural has been a constant in the TV landscape for more than a decade. Currently making its ways through its 15th and final season toward what was supposed to be a 2020 series finale, a halt in production due to the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the plans for bringing this beloved series about two brothers fighting the forces of evil to an end. So, when will Supernatural Season 15 be back? And when will it get its series finale? Here’s what we know.
Thus far, The CW has aired 13 of Supernatural Season 15’s planned 20 episodes. The last episode to air was “Destiny’s Child” and it aired on March 25th. Sadly, unlike some other CW shows, Supernatural won’t be back for while. According to showrunner Andrew Dabb’s Twitter, the series had filmed through Episode 18 of the season, but, as the visual effects and sound departments have closed due to the outbreak, the already-shot episodes cannot be finished. This means there is currently no date for Supernatural Season 15’s return and no date for the show’s big series finale, which probably would have aired sometime in late April or early May, if everything had gone according to plan.
While the fate of Supernatural‘s series finale is unclear, Dabb did confirm that “we, the CW, and Warner Bros fully intend to return and finish the series,” adding “it’s not a matter of ‘if,’ it’s a matter of ‘when.'” A comforting commitment for fans.
In the mean time, Dabb did tease that Supernatural has “some special treats coming along the way– to help us all get through this.”
Recently, Dabb and the series stars talked to Entertainment Weekly about their conversations around the series finale.
“[Jared Padalecki] and I were always married to the fact that we never wanted to go out with a diet version of what we had,” Jensen Ackles told EW. “We wanted to have enough gas left in the tank to get us racing across the finish line. We didn’t want to limp across.”
“We were in the end zone,” Misha Collins said of the conversations, which began at the start of Season 12. “And Andrew gave the rationale of, ‘We can stretch this to two or three years or we could go out with one really great final season,’ and that sounded like a really good note to end on and I think that’s ultimately what Jared and Jensen rallied around.”
“You never want to be the last person at a party,” Padalecki said of the tough decision to bring the show to an end. “We just knew. That’s not to say there haven’t been vacillations, but we all trust the decision that was made.”
More news on Supernatural Season 15 when we hear it. In the mean time, you can check out our reviews here.