Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins shocked fans last March with news that the upcoming 15th season of the beloved horror series would be its last. Now, hints from the head of The CW and a Supernatural cast member hint that the series might find life after death. Mark Pedowitz, who has been president of The CW since 2011, said that he would be open to the series returning in the future per a presentation at the Television Critics Association press tour. Pedowitz further revealed that he has spoken to the show’s cast and producers about his disappointment at the show ending, joking that perhaps reporters could convince the cast to return for another round of ghost hunting. Closing out his remarks, Pedowitz said that the series would always have a home at The CW.
Jensen Ackles, who has been Dean Winchester on Supernatural since 2005, also left the door open to a possible return to his beloved role. Like Pedowitz, Ackles was in attendance at the Television Critics Association press tour last weekend, where he told reporters that he feels that the journey of the Winchester Brothers would never be over. While clarifying that there are currently no plans for a revival, Ackles feels that it is important to leave the door open for new chances to return to the Supernatural universe. Nevertheless, Ackles feels that it is important to let the characters rest for a time before once again diving into new stories. One thing that fans of Supernatural can safely bet on is that there will be spinoff shows to the original series. Pedowitz made it clear that he feels that the essence of Supernatural is the relationship between the Winchester Brothers and that the network is not considering any new shows in the Supernatural universe. The series attempted to setup two different spinoffs with backdoor pilots, once in 2014 with the episode “Bloodlines” and again in 2018 with “Wayward Sisters.” Neither show was picked up to series by the network.
Ackles recently confirmed on his Instagram page that they had finished filming the season premiere. Ackles, who also directed the episode, showed a picture of himself as Dean looking bloodied and battered. The series premiere will begin where last season’s cliffhanger ended as Sam, Dean, and Castiel face-off against a horde of zombies unleashed by the now villainous Chuck.
Supernatural returns for its final season on October 10.