In case you missed it, Supernatural is coming to and end.
Sorry, if I just rekindled that emotional moment for you.
While I mourn the loss of one of my favorite shows, it had me wondering why the show is coming to an end after it’s success and now I know.
Was it the CW (the network) that decided it?
Was it the cast that wanted to move onto other projects?
Was the latest seasons not doing as well?
Sure, 15 seasons is quite impressive especially for something to remain as good as it was in the beginning (besides season 1 – that was a total drag).
But, it’s still hard when any good show comes to an end.
So, what is the real reason behind the show ending?
Well, the cast has finally shared the real reason as to why Supernatural is ending…
At this weekend’s Supernatural convention in Las Vegas, Jensen and Jared answered this question during a panel saying this:
” “We wanted to communicate to you guys that this was a community decision. The network and the studio didn’t say, ‘get out of here, you guys are done.”Jared Padalecki
After that, Jensen continued the answer 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.’”Jensen Ackles
So, there you have it – it was a mutually decision on all fronts and they didn’t want the show to fizzle out.
Honestly, I respect that.
We’ve seen shows time and time again be really good and then they get to a point where they run out material but still continue and it turns out to be a train wreck.
An example was Dexter. That last season was brutal. Actually, the last few seasons were bad.
While I am sad the show is coming to an end, I am happy they are ending it on good terms and letting the fans know they want to end it properly before things become a mess.
I cannot wait to see how the series will conclude.
You can watch the full response from Jensen and Jared below.