After going on an indefinite hiatus on March 23rd due to production shutdowns resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, The CW's Supernatural will return to air its final episodes of its final season this fall on the network. The announcement came during The CW's upfronts scheduling call on Thursday, revealing that the series will air its remaining seven episode later this year, though a day of the week and an official date for when those new episodes would begin was not revealed at this time.
It was also confirmed that the plan was for Supernatural to finish production on the remaining two episodes of its final season as soon as it is safe to do so, a move that will allow series star Jared Padalecki to move on to work on his new series fo the network, Walker, a reboot of Walker, Texas Ranger that is set to debut on The CW on Thursday nights in January.
“The plan is, we already have five episodes in the can for Supernatural," The CW president Mark Pedowitz said. "So Jared and Jensen will go as soon as they’re able to to finish up the last two episodes and then he will go off to work on Walker.”
Back in March, production on the beloved series shut down along with the rest of the network's in-production series due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, series executive producer Andrew Dabb confirmed that the March 23rd episode would be the series' last for a while.
In a post to Twitter announcing the shutdown, Dabb explained that the series had filmed through episode 18 (the season has 20 episodes total) but that visual and sound effects also had to stop which is why the season's 13th episode, "Destiny's Child" would temporarily be the last to air.
"We have filmed through episode 18, however our visual effects and sound departments have closed because of the outbreak," Dabb wrote. "So, right now, the episodes can't be finished. However, have some special treats coming along the way -- to help us all get through this."2comments
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