According to Entertainment Weekly, at the Television Critic's Association press tour Friday, the question of how long the CW series Supernatural will go on was posed to series stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles and executive producer Jeremy Carver as the show goes into it's 10th season. Each actor gave a similar answer:
Padalecki: "I'm 32 years old tomorrow and I spent 9 years of my life with him, and so I don't want him to be broken down and beaten down into something that I end up not respecting. I respect this character and this show and the writers and my fellow actors and actresses. I think we know the show enough, our characters enough, that if there's an end coming I think we'll all see it and we don't have to push it to the 'I Love LA' levels. I've got some kids now and a wife. I love my personal life very, very much and when it's time to hang up the Sam Winchester hat, I'll welcome that chapter."
Ackles: "I think we're all on the same page. We still get excited by it and I think that that hasn't tarnished in 10 years. And I remember getting the last script of season 9, the season finale, and I got all giddy about it. I was excited to see what happens in season 10. I think as long as there's that fulfillment, that enjoyment, that excitement, then, yeah, we will keep going, as long as people are hanging in with us and are still entertained. We love these stories."
As for how the show will end:
Carver: "I have to answer it per the usual — a little bit around the bend — just because I know that [creator] Eric Kripke always had an ending in mind [that] he hasn't yet shared with me. And I have an image … but I always want to keep room for happy accidents as well. The show is continuing beyond any of our wildest dreams so I don't think we want to limit ourselves. Just because I might have the perfect image in my head doesn't mean that one of these guys can't come up with something."
Supernatural season ten premieres Tues., Oct. 7 at 9 p.m on The CW.