Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki say ending Supernatural was a 'community decision'
Fans have been wondering for years just how long they’ll get to watch Sam and Dean save people and hunt things on their television screens. And on March 22, they got an answer when Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins posted a video revealing that season 15 — which will air in the 2019-2020 television season — will be the show’s last.
Following the announcement, a number of #SPNFamily members shared their reactions, including Collins writing a heartfelt letter to the fandom. And on Sunday, Ackles and Padalecki took the stage at a Supernatural convention in Las Vegas, where they addressed the decision. “This was a community decision,” Padalecki said, pointing out that neither the network nor the studio asked them to end things.
Ackles followed that up by 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. 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.'”
See what they had to say at the 29:23 mark on the video above.
Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki star as the Winchester brothers, hellbent on battling the paranormal forces of evil.