With The CW‘s Supernatural about to wrap up its series’ run on the network after the current 15th season, fans have been throwing around a wide range of theories on what the series-ending season will mean for the Winchchesters – which is understandable, all things considered.
Then again, when you tick off a “certain all-powerful entity” so that He forces you into a position of having to relive 15 years worth of “greatest hits”? Let’s just say that Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are going to be presented with a sea of deadly, disturbing possibilities.
With the series’ run well undereay, there’s one more change ahead for fans: a new night. Starting March 16, 2020, Supernatural is moving to Mondays at 8 p.m., serving as a lead-in for Roswell, New Mexico.
But before we start looking to the new year, there’s still some final business in 2019 that Sam, Dean, and Castiel (Misha Collins) still need to take care of – as we’re about to see in the following promo, sneak preview, and images for “Our Father, Who Aren’t in Heaven”.
With Dean putting his issues with Lee Webb (Christian Kane) to rest and Sam learning Chuck (Rob Benedict) isn’t as “godly” as they first thought, the Winchester boys and Castiel look to go on the offense.
To do that, things are going to get a little awkward.
How awkward? Like “we know we left you in Hell but now we need your help” awkward – as Adam/Michael (Jake Abel) returns for a tense family reunion…
“Supernatural” season 15, episode 8 “Our Father, Who Aren’t in Heaven”: GOD BLESSES HIM WHO HELPS HIS BROTHER – Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Castiel’s (Misha Collins) continued search for a way to defeat Chuck (guest star Rob Benedict) leads them to unexpected places and toward unlikely allies. Richard Speight, Jr. directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner
Though news of the series’ was announced in March, fans of the long-running horror-drama series are still coming to terms with the decision and looking for answers. Padalecki and Ackles did their part to get viewers through the stages of the series-grieving process back in April, taking the stage at VegasCon 2019 to explain that the decision to end the series was a “community decision” and was not influenced by the network or the studio.
Check out the moment for yourselves in the video below, starting around the 28:35 mark:
“It wasn’t an easy decision. It was months and months, if not years, of discussion between he and I, between the rest of the cast, between the crew, between our writers, between our producers, between the studio, between the network. Nobody wanted to see this show fizzle out.
I think that it was everyone wanting to do the biggest service to the show that we could by going out strong. It just seemed like the writing was kind of on the wall as to when that was happening. Everybody kind of felt that it was coming soon, and so it was just taking that leap of faith of going like, ‘Well guys, let’s get out the paint and paint that finish line because what we’ve accomplished is unlike any other.’”
– Jensen Ackles
Here’s a look back at the original Instagram announcement from Padalecki, Ackles, and Misha Collins; followed by a personal post from Collins:
Supernatural executive producers Robert Singer and Dabb also shared their thoughts after the announcement was officially made:
“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 CW’s Supernatural stars Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Ackles as Dean Winchester, Collins as Castiel, Mark Pellegrino as Nick, and Calvert as Jack. Executive producers include Singer, Dabb, Phil Sgriccia, Jeremy Carver, Ross-Leming, Buckner, and Berens.