Considering Sam and Dean Winchesters’ luck, it seems fitting that their Supernatural TV series would end with season 13. Stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles want to take it even further, though — to episode 300 — which would be 13 episodes into a 14th season! The CW show also stars Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard.
EW reports Ackles said, “In a marathon, I keep my sights on that next mile, wherever that might be, and 300’s a good number to work for.” To date, there have been 241 episodes of Supernatural. The drama’s 12th season premieres on its new (old) night, Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 9:00pm ET/PT, on The CW.
Episode 300 would take the show 13 episodes into season 14, or all the way through season 14 if they did a shortened season, something Ackles and executive producer Bob Singer have talked about as a potential option. “We talked about wanting to be able to know when our end was, and if it was to be, let’s say, 300 episodes, we could tell a 13-episode story,” Singer says. “I think it would be bad for this show to just ride off in the sunset without a finale. I think we’ve earned that. I don’t know what that finale is, but we’d certainly like to do one.”
Reportedly, CW President Mark Pedowitz is a Supernatural super-fan, and as has said as long as the ratings hold, they will make the show as long as Ackles and Padalecki want to. When the boss feels that way, and 12th season of a drama is about to premiere, 14 seasons sounds less far-fetched. EW reports:
However, Ackles and Padalecki don’t want to get too ahead of themselves. If Sam and Dean have taught them anything, it’s that Death can be lurking around every corner (and he’s usually eating pizza). “If we don’t make it to 300, I think Ackles and I will both be truly bummed,” Padalecki says. “When we get to 300, I think Ackles and I will think it might be time to say bye. There’s a chance that changes, but we certainly do not take it for granted that we’re going to make it to 300.”
Goal numbers aside, both actors are still quite engaged with their characters and the larger story. Padalecki told EW:
I feel I’ve learned a lot from my friend Sam. I’ve learned a lot from my friend Dean. I want to tell that story as well as possible as long as possible, but I don’t want it to get too long in the tooth.
I feel like if I ever show up to set and I feel like I don’t care, or if I feel like he doesn’t care, then that’s the canary leaving the mine. To this day, I have not really ever sensed that from myself or him… They’re paying us to bring that little bit of magic to what they wrote, and I still feel that magic today. The day that I don’t feel that magic will be a very sad day, and I hope that day never comes. I’d like to get to 300 before that day comes.
What do you think? Are you still watching the Supernatural TV series? How long do you imagine it will run on The CW? Can it make it to season 14?