Supernatural is entering its 15th and final season, but is it really the end of the road for the world of Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), and Castiel (Misha Collins)?
That’s what we gathered from yesterday’s Television Critics Association executive meeting.
CW president Mark Pedowitz was in attendance and speaking to the TCA said that despite previous attempts at spinoffs, there would not be an extended Supernatural universe according to Deadline.
So that’s that, right? I mean, sure, the CW is not exactly known for doing a one and done type series, especially one that has been as popular as Supernatural. Even now, they continue to expand the Arrow-verse, and lets not forget that The Vampire Diaries begat the The Originals and The Legacies.
Now admittedly those shows were adapted from the larger worlds of comics and YA literature, so they were essentially pre-packaged to grow, but it just seems that CW loves a good expansion pack and it’s curious that they wouldn’t want to do the same with Supernatural.
Part of this might spring from the fact that it’s hard to imagine a Supernatural series without Sam, Dean, and Castiel at this point.
At a panel for the series, Supernatural showrunners and stars discussed the possibility and they appeared more cautiously optimistic.
“I’m not ready to close doors or burn bridges — that would be foolish,” Ackles was quoted as saying. “Is something in the works? No. Am I open to having a conversation in the future? Why not?”
So, we don’t know if it will ever happen, but it certainly sounds like some of those involved are up for it.
With Supernatural‘s writers and executives aware well in advance that the approaching season would be its last, they’ve had ample time to plan and prep their finale, and executive producer Eugenie Ross-Leming assured everyone that each episode has been carefully plotted to bring the most satisfying ending to the show.
So, what do you think? Can/will the CW let this universe lie or should we be expecting a big announcement by the end of the season? Let us know in the comments and we’ll keep you posted on details, should they arise.