The CW has announced that Supernatural’s 15th season will be its last.
Supernatural, which premiered in 2005, tells the story of Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers who lost their mother when they were young and whose father raised them to go into the family business. That business? Saving people and hunting things. For years, Supernatural fans have watched Sam and Dean battle everything from the white woman that started it all to Death himself. Along the way, the series gained a loyal following that helped it to become the longest-running sci-fi/genre series in the history of American broadcast television.
Executive producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb released the following statement about the show ending: “Firstly, we would like to thank all the people who have been involved with the show both in front of and behind the camera. For us it has been an experience of a lifetime. The support we have had from both Warner Bros Television and The CW has been incredible. We’d like to give special thanks to Jensen, Jared and Misha for making this journey so special. It is now most important to us to give these characters that we love the send off they deserve.”
Additionally, stars Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins and Jensen Ackles came together to make the announcement in a video that they shared on social media.
“We have some big news that we wanted y’all to hear from us,” Padalecki starts things off with Ackles delivering the kicker: “We just told the crew that though we’re very, very excited about moving into our 15th season, it will be our last…We wanted you to hear from us that though we’re excited about net year, it will be the finale, the big grand finale of an institution.”
Collins chimed in to say that “This family is not going anywhere even though this show ill come to an end.”
And finally, Ackles shared some words from show creator Eric Kripke, saying, “In a show about family, it is amazing and it is the pride of his life that it became family, so thank you guys.”
Watch the full video below: