Supernatural Season 15 was confirmed by The CW back in January 2019, obviously to no one’s surprise. However, it turns out that the Winchesters aren’t going to live forever, since we would later learn that said fifteenth season will be the final one for the long-running genre series, set for a 20-episode run.
Believe it or not, Supernatural is the longest-running genre series in American broadcast television history. The series is also the last remaining vestige of The WB network, which merged with UPN in 2006 to create The CW network as we know it today.
The latest news? Supernatural Season 15 has gone on production hiatus, along with most if not all other TV show productions, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can read more about that here.
What’s next? “Destiny’s Child,” which airs on March 23rd. Check out the promo…
And here’s the synopsis:
A search for the one thing that may give the Winchesters an edge against God leads Sam and Dean to Jo’s door and to a secret that may have died with Ruby; Castiel asks Jack to do the unthinkable to help the brothers in their quest.
Here’s everything else we know about Supernatural Season 15!
Supernatural Season 15 Episode Guide
Click on the blue links below to read full reviews of the episodes.
Supernatural Season 15, Episode 1: Back and To the Future
“Picking up here we left off last season, Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) are left to defend the world after all the souls in hell have been released and are back on Earth and free to kill again.”
Original airdate: 10/10/19
Supernatural Season 15, Episode 2: Raising Hell
“Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel (Misha Collins) call on Rowena (Guest Star Ruth Connell) to help keep the evil souls at bay and get an unexpected assist from Ketch (Guest Star David Haydn-Jones).”
Original airdate: 10/17/19
Supernatural Season 15, Episode 3: The Rupture
“Sam, Dean and Rowena work tirelessly to keep all of hell from breaking loose; Castiel cannot forgive an arrogant betrayal.”
Original airdate: 10/24/19
“Sam and Dean’s routine case turns out to be anything but.”
Original airdate: 11/14/19
Supernatural Season 15, Episode 6: Golden Time
“Sam and Dean are visited by an old friend. Castiel investigates the disappearance of a local teen.”
Original airdate: 11/21/19
Supernatural Season 15, Episode 7: Last Call
“Dean (Jensen Ackles) goes off on his own to take on a case. Meanwhile, Castiel (Misha Collins) has an idea of how he can help Sam (Jared Padalecki) track down God.“
Original airdate: 12/5/19
Supernatural Season 15, Episode 8: Our Father, Who Aren’t in Heaven
“Sam, Dean and Castiel’s continued search for a way to defeat Chuck leads them to unexpected places and toward unlikely allies.“
Original airdate: 12/12/19
Supernatural Season 15, Episode 9: The Trap
“Sam and Eileen are faced with the brutal truth; Dean and Cas work together in the hopes of getting a step ahead of Chuck.“
Original airdate: 1/16/20
Supernatural Season 15, Episode 10: The Heroes’ Journey
“Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) hit the road to help an old friend, but it appears that their luck may have finally run out and they are the ones who may be in need of rescue.“
Original airdate: 1/23/20
Supernatural Season 15, Episode 11: The Gamblers
“Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) press their luck in a winner-takes-all game of pool. Meanwhile, Castiel (Misha Collins) hunts down a would-be murderer, but not for reasons one might think.“
Original airdate: 1/30/20
Supernatural Season 15, Episode 12: Galaxy Brain
“Sam and Dean respond to a frantic call and assist in an extraordinary and heartbreaking rescue; Billie surprises everyone with a visit to the bunker.”
Original airdate: 3/16/20
Supernatural Season 15, Episode 13: Destiny’s Child
“A search for the one thing that may give the Winchesters an edge against God leads Sam and Dean to Jo’s door and to a secret that may have died with Ruby; Castiel asks Jack to do the unthinkable to help the brothers in their quest.”
Original airdate: 3/23/20
Supernatural Season 15, Episode 14: Last Holiday
“Sam and Dean discover a wood nymph who is determined to protect her family at any cost.”
Original airdate: 3/30/20
Supernatural Season 15 Cast
Stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins released this video message to the fans following the big announcement of the show’s final season.
Jake Abel returned as Sam and Dean’s long-forgotten sibling, Adam Milligan (or, if you will, Adam Winchester), in Season 15, as showrunner Andrew Dabb confirmed in a post-Comic-Con panel presser. You can read more about Adam’s return right here.
Matt Cohen will reprise his role as Young John Winchester, as revealed via TV Line, during this past July’s San Diego Comic-Con festivities. No further details were disclosed about the return. Pertinently, news of a flashback episode for the back-half was recently confirmed.
Of course, Jensen Ackles (Dean) and Jared Padalecki (Sam) are back for the final run, as is Misha Collins (Castiel). But what about Jeffrey Dean Morgan, whose long-gone John Winchester returned for the series’ 300th episode?
There’s no word on whether we can count on one more apperance from Papa Winchester, but Morgan had this to say on Twitter about the final season being announced:
— Jeffrey Dean Morgan (@JDMorgan) March 26, 2019
Here’s to hoping we get to see him back on the show one more time.
Amongst the notable one-offs this season, Christian Kane fielded a guest role in Supernatural Season 15, Episode 7, “Last Call” as Leo Webb, a former hunter and a friend of Dean Winchester. However, the reunion did not end well. Kane, who’s best known to the Buffy fandom from his recurring role as Lindsey McDonald on 1999-2004 spinoff series Angel, has spent this past decade fielding long-term TV runs with TNT on 2008-2012’s Leverage and 2014-2018’s The Librarians.
Supernatural Season 15 Trailer
A new trailer for the collective back-half of Supernatural’s fifteenth and final season has arrived, previewing the ultimate endgame of the venerable CW staple. – On an interesting note, the song used in the clip is “Drowning” by Radio Company, which features co-star Jensen Ackles himself on vocals.
With December’s mid-season finale kick-starting Dean and Cass’s venture into Purgatory, we catch glimpses of that journey. Additionally, we see things like Chuck’s scheme to literally binge-watch the world’s woes, Cass once again weaponizing Borax (hinting of new scraps with the Leviathans), Jody mourning the death of someone clearly close to the family, Sam and (the freshly-resurrected) Eileen’s escalating romance, Dean seemingly set to reenact Trainspotting’s “worst toilet in Scotland” scene, the return of new Death embodiment Billie, more potentially crucial artifacts and weapons and LOADS of new monsters to hunt.
That trailer was preceded last fall by the one immediately above, appropriately titled “Last Ride,” which served as an overall preview for the front-half of Supernatural’s final season.
Supernatural Season 15 Plot
As executive producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb said of the final season (and its eventual resolution,) in a 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 colossal cliffhanger of Season 14 saw the angered Chuck/God’s (Rob Benedict) apparent heel turn, in which he – after Sam, Dean and Castiel refused – killed Jack before having a celestial tantrum that unleashed the literal gates of Hell, freeing an array of evil souls back to Earth. However, in an interview with EW, stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins tease ambiguous motivations for Chuck in Season 15. – After all, he is God, who, as the saying goes, works in mysterious ways.
“This is, as far as we know, the most powerful being in the universe, and he’s against us,” Collins says, with Padalecki adding, “But we’re also struggling with: Is Chuck evil, or is he just trying to objectively write a story that’s exciting which controls our lives?”
However, this storyline will also contain the added element of philosophical questions of free will vs. fate. As EP Andrew Dabb explains:
“God’s been pulling the strings behind the scenes, and now Sam and Dean are really trying to break free for the first time in their lives.”
Additionally, it seems that Chuck’s hellacious jailbreak will yield Season 15 a plethora of monstrous reunions. As Ackles teases:
“There’s specific characters that we’ve dealt with in the past that will reprise their role.” Adding, “That doesn’t necessarily mean that everybody’s walking out though. Even though the doors are unlocked and people are walking out of hell, not everybody is quite as eager to jump ship. That begs a question of ‘why’ and it begs a question of ‘when will they?’” As Ackles also cheekily teases of the unnamed returnees: “I guess they age the same in Hell [as] they do on Earth, because the actors look a little older.”
So, in the very least we should expect the return of Fredric Lehne as the show’s original big bad, Azazel, a.k.a. Yellow Eyes, right?
Of course, Supernatural has a lot of loose ends to tie up, and we’re not just talking about what happened in the Season 14 finale. With more than a decade of storytelling to conclude, how will showrunner Andrew Dabb go about it?
As Dabb previously told Entertainment Weekly:
“God was not kidding when he said it was the end of this story. And by the end of this story, it means the end of the world. The question of what that looks like, the question of how Sam and Dean deal with that, I think those are the big things that we’re going to explore going into season 15.”