Supernatural To End After 15 Seasons


by James White |
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Regular listeners to the Empire Podcast will know of the running, nipple-heavy gags about Helen O'Hara's beloved show Supernatural. Assuming she's on next week, expect there to be more of a funereal air (but probably still gags about missing shirts) as the show is coming to an end after 15 years.

Announced via an Instagram video (part one is here; part two here) featuring series stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins, the show will use its 15th season (kicking off this autumn) to wrap up the story in suitably apocalyptic fashion. It's a surprise, as the series has been a consistent performer for US network The CW (and its forebear, The WB), spawning a huge fanbase, solid merchandising sales and more twists on scary tales and battles between Heaven and Hell than anyone could have predicted when it started in 2005.

"Firstly, we would like to thank all the people who have been involved with the show both in front of and behind the camera," current showrunners Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb said in a statement. "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."

In the States, Supernatural will end its current 14th season on 25 April, with the 20 final episodes arriving later in the year.

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