The ever-impressive 15 season run of Supernatural cut short after the COVID shutdown, but they started filming the final episodes. The series airs on the CW, but it is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Thanks to a deal WBTV made with local unions in Vancouver, British Columbia, production on the series resumed this week, according to a report. This comes as bittersweet news for fans of the show, known online as the #SPNFamily. They are finally able to see how the season and the story of the Winchester brothers comes to an end. However, it is definitively coming to an end. Some folks hoped that, with the shutdown, the fellas might decide they were wrong to pull the plug on the series and would continue hunting monsters, gods, ghouls, and ghosts until both of them hit their 50s.
Of course, this was never going to happen as series stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have already found their next gigs. Ackles will rejoin Supernatural series creator Eric Kripke in his hit series The Boys on Prime Video. He will play “Soldier Boy,” a kind of Captain America (but twisted in the way The Boys twists all their superhero figures) in the third season of the show. Padalecki, on the other hand, will step into another new franchise for The CW, a remake of the series Walker: Texas Ranger. Padalecki and Ackles both live in Texas, so the location shooting for this new series will be closer to home than their annual sojourn up to Vancouver each year.
As Supernatural starts filming its final episodes, the CW announced the series would return in October. They held back seven episodes, five of which completed shooting before work stopped.
What do you think? Are you happy or sad that Supernatural is finishing up filming its final two episodes after the COVID shutdown? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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