As more and more television series begin to slowly ease their way back into production after several months of COVID-19 pandemic-related shutdown, The CW posted a video to make sure viewers know that network's got some quality programming heading their way this fall and beyond. Of course, as interested as we are in the "and beyond" part (with series such as Walker and Superman & Lois heading our way), we have our eyeballs focused on Fall 2020. In particular, the return of Supernatural for its remaining seven episodes as Sam (Jared Padalecki), Dean (Jensen Ackles), Castiel (Misha Collins), and Jack (Alexander Calvert) wage their final battle against God (Rob Benedict) for the sake of the world's very existence. With only two episodes left to film and the remaining five in post-production, the network is cautiously optimistic that the series can end its run by the end of the year. So much so that they feature prominently in the following promo video "We Are The CW" (visuals throughout but the Supernatural focus starts at the 0:33 mark):
Supernatural Cast Discusses Series Coming to An End
Though news of the series' was announced in March 2019 (via Instagram post, which you check out below), Ackles and Padalecki did their part to get viewers through the grieving process a month later, taking the stage at VegasCon 2019 to explain that the decision to end the series was a "community decision" and not influenced by the network or the studio. In the video below (starting at the 28:35 mark), Ackles wanted the crowd to know that the decision was one they had discussed for quite some time now, saying, "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."
For the Supernatural team, it was a matter of knowing when the right time to leave was. Ackles says it was important to find that right balance between not staying around too long and giving yourself enough time to tell the story that fans deserve: "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.'"