Buckle up, fam. Supernatural’s 15th and remaining season has been delayed amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In mid-March 2020, Warner Bros. Television Group halted manufacturing on a number of tasks, together with the beloved CW sequence. Then on March 23, govt producer Andrew Dabb defined the influence of the shutdown regarding the remaining season. Now it appears the final episode of Supernatural will probably be pushed again, as the following new episode of the ultimate season won’t be launched “for a while.”
When was the unique ‘Supernatural’ Season 15 sequence finale air date?
In November 2019, The CW set the Supernatural sequence finale air date to Monday, May 18, 2020, with 20 episodes within the 15th season. But as talked about, Warner Bros. Television postponed manufacturing on March 13. According to Entertainment Weekly, the corporate launched the assertion:
With the quickly altering occasions associated to COVID-19, and out of an abundance of warning, Warner Bros. Television Group is halting manufacturing on a few of our 70+ sequence and pilots at present filming or about to start. There have been no confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 on any of our productions, however the well being and security of our workers, casts and crews stays our high precedence. During this time, we are going to proceed to comply with the steering of the Centers for Disease Control in addition to native officers and public well being professionals in every metropolis the place our productions are primarily based.
Meanwhile, Deadline reported Supernatural Season 15 was nearly carried out filming when the shutdown occurred, with solely “1.5-2 episodes” left to shoot.
Andrew Dabb explains why March 23 would be the final new episode of ‘Supernatural’ for some time
On March 23, Dabb opened up in regards to the standing of Supernatural Season 15 on Twitter. And regardless of filming 18 out of 20 episodes for the ultimate season, the manager producer informed followers the 13th episode — titled “Destiny’s Child” — would be the final new episode for a while.
“Due to the shutdown, this will be our last episode for awhile,” Dabb stated. “Stay well, stay safe, and we’ll see you on the other side.”
He later added, “Clarification: We have filmed through episode 18, nonetheless our visible results and sound departments have closed due to the outbreak. So, proper now, the episodes can’t be completed.”
Dabb then famous the Supernatural staff has “special treats coming along the way– to help us all get through this.”
Nevertheless, with seven extra episodes to go within the season, this implies the highly-anticipated Supernatural series finale may also be delayed previous the unique May 18 air date. But even so, Dabb promised followers they are going to correctly wrap up Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) story, regardless of how lengthy they’ve to attend.
“Yes, we, the CW, and Warner Bros fully intend to return and finish the series,” Dabb wrote. “It’s not a matter of ‘if’, it’s a matter of ‘when.’”
Clearly, everybody will simply have to attend and see what occurs subsequent. As of this level, nobody is aware of when Supernatural will return with season 15, episode 14 — a lot much less when the sequence finale air date will probably be. But relaxation assured, the CW sequence will get its ending and Dabb understands the significance of the final episode.
“You don’t want to leave people feeling hollow. You don’t want to leave people feeling cynical,” Dabb informed TVLine in July 2019. “That doesn’t mean the ending is always happy and everybody high-fiving, but it means that the journey was worth something and came to a place that makes everyone feel it was, again, worth kind of taking that trip.”
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