Even the universe wants this fantasy show to last forever. Fans have been anticipating the Supernatural series finale since season 15 was confirmed as it’s last a year ago. However, it was just announced no new episodes will be aired “for a while” after last night’s installment.
Vancouver production of the CW series shutdown March 13 after concerns began to arise about the spread of COVID-19. Supernatural showrunner Andrew Dabb updated fans on Monday on what they can expect going forward.
He started with the disappointing news that this would be the final week with a new episode tweeting, “Due to the shutdown this will be our last episode for a while. Stay well, stay safe, and we’ll see you on the other side.”
Dabbs went on to admit that although they’ve filmed up until episode 18, this week’s episode 13 titled “Destiny’s Child” was their last due to the editing teams also being shut down. Season 15 is expected to have a total of 20 episodes.
He did reassure, however, that the CW and Warner Bros. “fully intend” on finishing the series when it’s safe to do so, “It’s not a matter of ‘if’, it’s a matter of ‘when’.”
(Due to the shutdown, this will be our last episode for awhile. Stay well, stay safe, and we'll see you on the other side.)— Andrew Dabb (@Andrew Dabb) 1584986448
(And yes, we, the CW, and Warner Bros fully intend to return and finish the series. It's not a matter of "if", it's a matter of "when.")— Andrew Dabb (@Andrew Dabb) 1584987328
Despite the news of an unscheduled hiatus, he did share with fans that there would be some “special treats” coming in order to get everyone through this.
This isn’t the first bump in the road for production on Supernatural’s season 15. Late last year star Jared Padalecki was forced to miss an entire week of filming after getting arrested at a Texas bar for assault. Luckily, the issue was cleared up fairly quickly without the need to pause production.
Supernatural is among many productions in Canada that have altered or cancelled filming amidst the pandemic. The Vancouver Riverdale set was also shut down last week while Big Brother Canada is currently filming live evictions without a studio audience.
There has been no news regarding when it will be possible for production on Supernatural to continue.