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The upcoming fifteenth season of ‘Supernatural’ will be the last.  And because of that, don’t look for any more miraculous returns from the dead, which have occurred fairly frequently on the series.  As co-showrunner Andrew Dabb expressed at the Television Critics Association press tour:

“We’re looking at this as a true ending. People can’t keep coming back over and over again… They’re going to be facing life or death…  This time it’s for real.”

According to co-star Misha Collins, who plays angel Castiel, the tone on-set is different this time around.

“It feels different going into this season because it is the end. Knowing that every day, we have a lot of lasts in front of us and it feels poignant and it feels meaningful.”

Headliner Jensen Ackles admitted “we just can’t” please everyone with the show’s last season (see: ‘Game of Thrones’), but he assured (via E!):

“I love these characters.  “It hasn’t grown old, that’s not why we’re entering the final season, but I certainly don’t want it to grow old….This is a very special thing to me and I wanted to end in a way that does justice to what we’ve built in the last 14 and a half years… I think the majority of the fans, the people that have been with us through this journey, this is certainly going to feel right and it’s going to feel good and it should for a lot of people.”

Ackles, Collins, and Jared Padalecki announced in March that their long-running hit would be ending with the upcoming fifteenth season.  Before that, Season 14 had been trimmed down from 23 to 20 episodes to allow the actors more time to spend with their families.  ‘Supernatural’ has always been a hit for The CW and even at this late stage is the #2 show on the network behind ‘The Flash’.  The new season kicks off on Thursday, October 10 at 8 pm EST.


Source: Entertainment Weekly