Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki say the decision to end “Supernatural” was made by those who cared the most.
The leading actors opened up about the show’s final season at VegasCon 2019. “This was a community decision,” Padalecki promised, according to E! News. “The network and studio did not say like, hey guys, get outta here.”
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“It wasn’t an easy decision,” Ackles assured. “It was months and months if not years of discussion between he and I, between the rest of the cast, between crew, between our writers, between our producers, between the studio, between the network. Nobody wanted to see this show fizzle out.”
“It was everyone wanting to do the biggest service to this show that we could by going out strong,” he explained. “It just seemed like the writing was kind of on the wall as to when that was happening.”
Ackles got the sense that things were winding down and said it was important for the cast and crew to go out on their terms. “I think everybody kind of felt that it was coming soon,” he said. “So it was just taking that leap of faith and going like, well guys, let’s get out the paint and paint that finish line, and hold our heads high because what we’ve accomplished is unlike any other.”
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“If we’re driving the Impala and we’re headed down the road, it’s like left, you’re gonna hit a rap and go off a cliff, and it’s going to be epic, and right, you’re just going to run out of gas about 30 miles down the road in the middle of the desert with nothing around you,” Ackles explained. “I’m going left. I want to go out with like, pyrotechnics.”
“Supernatural” will conclude with season 15 set to air in the 2019-2020 television season.