The roster of The CW shows has been unveiled, and Supernatural’s final season is one of the only shows that will resume its final season in fall 2020.
The CW released its 2020/2021 schedule, and most of its seasonal release dates have been pushed to January 2021. One of the exceptions is Supernatural‘s final season, which is set to air its last seven episodes in fall 2020, as per Entertainment Weekly. The 15-year long series was in the midst of its swansong when the global pandemic shut down production.
The showrunners had revealed that they were two episodes shy of completing shooting for the last season. Post-production also came to a halt, leading to the show being placed on an indefinite hiatus after airing thirteen episodes. However, CW CEO and chairman Mark Pedowitz is hoping this new announcement will give producers and studios the time they need to get back up and running in time for the fall return.
These timelines are tentative at best since we are still unsure when countries will reopen and how safe the on-set environment will be. The showrunners will need to be flexible with the filming dates. They plan to film the last two Supernatural episodes later this summer or in the fall. This is a tight schedule for star Jared Padalecki – he has already been cast in his first post-Supernatural role as the lead in Walker. Padalecki will move on to that show as soon as his Supernatural duties are fulfilled.
The final season of this beloved horror has been nothing short of spectacular. The showrunners have pulled out all the stops with epic action, emotion, loss and resurrection. We’ve seen plenty of cameos and can only imagine there are several more to look forward to once Supernatural is back.
Having become such an intrinsic part of recent television history, it’s hard to imagine a television season without the Winchester brothers, Sam and Dean (played by Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, respectively), Castiel (Misha Collins) and the rest of the gang fighting gods and monsters.
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