All good things must come to an end — so too must all long-running TV shows.
Now, after 15 seasons and a pandemic-prompted delay, Supernatural has finally arrived at its final day of shooting, with many of The CW series’ main cast marking the amazing milestone with posts on social media either looking back at their time on the show during its incredible run or documenting their emotions on set in the moment.
“I write this as I head to my last day of #Supernatural. My last day with #SamWinchester,” Jared Padalecki — who plays one half of the demon-hunting brotherly duo at the center of the show — posted on Instagram, along with a wet-eyed selfie of himself (below). “Obviously, my head is spinning and my emotions are stratospheric, but there’s still a bit of time left on the clock. Thank y’all SO MUCH for the incredible amount of love and support that’s been headed our way, in these final hours. It’s definitely been felt.”
He went on to add: “I’ll check in soon, but, for now, #WeHaveWorkToDo #spnfamily.”
His co-star and on-screen brother, Jensen Ackles, also documented his emotions on set with a post and an in-costume selfie of his own, taken in what will probably become his own personal ’76 Chevy Impala, seeing as the actor will be keeping it as a souvenir after shooting wraps.
“Woke up at 6am this morning. That alarm went off with a heavy tone,” posted Ackles, while including two other photos, one even featuring him and Padalecki together with the car. “Today is the final day of a 15 year journey. One that has changed my life forever. To those I have worked with on this journey and to those who have watched and supported…you will never understand my great appreciation for you. ‘Thank you’ doesn’t cover it. There just aren’t words. I’m so grateful for these memories that I will carry with me forever. What a ride it has been. And what a run. #spnfamilyforever”
The actor, who is set to appear on Season 3 of Amazon’s The Boys, went on to promise fans more photos from these last few final days on set, but added that seeing they’re shooting in the “middle of nowhere” with “zero service” it might not be likely at the moment, but asked that fans “stay tuned.”
Ackles recently stated that he doesn’t see the Season 15 finale as the end of the characters, but rather a “long goodbye,” with him being open to the possibility of returning to his character a few years from now, should there be some kind of Supernatural revival miniseries.
Among those saying goodbye to the series are Misha Collins (Stonehenge Apocalypse) who plays the angel Castiel; Jim Beaver (Crimson Peak) who plays the Winchester’s surrogate father figure Bobby; Felicia Day (Pooka Lives) who played fan-favorite Charlie; series creator Eric Kripke (The Boys); and Season 6-7 showrunner Sera Gamble (The Magicians). See their goodbyes below:
The second half of Supernatural‘s final season premieres Oct. 8 on The CW, with the series finale airing on Nov. 19.
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Rights to the project have been optioned by Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories and producer John Cameron, who will also direct the pilot. Adam Lash and Cori Uchida will write and executive produce. Lu is also attached as an executive producer.
No release date has been set for the series.
And finally, get ready for a nice dose of sci-fi-infused comedy, courtesy of the trailer for Save Yourselves!
The upcoming film, which screened at Sundance earlier this year, will be released in theaters Oct. 2, followed by a digital release Oct. 6.
The film revolves around young Brooklyn couple Jack and Su (Search Party’s John Reynolds and GLOW‘s Sunita Mani) who decide to take a break from their lives (and technology) and head to a friend’s cabin upstate. Unfortunately, while they’re up there on their social media cleanse, they miss the news that the planet is under attack from aliens.
However, as the trailer (below) reveals, once they do work out what’s happening, they’ll need to figure out how to make their way back to civilization (or what’s left of it), seeing as there probably isn’t a YouTube tutorial on this as of yet.
Written and directed by Alex H. Fischer and Eleanor Wilson, the film co-stars Ben Sinclair, John Early, Jo Firestone, Gary Richardson, Johanna Day, Zenobia Shroff, and Amy Sedaris.