It has been a bittersweet moment for Supernatural fans since Season 15 of the long-running horror/fantasy series first began airing. The season has been advertised as the final season of the show, and so it’s become something of an important landmark for fans. Unfortunately, the whole Coronavirus ordeal has caused a negative impact and forced the show into a hiatus after production was stopped on March 13. Although the show did return on March 16, it looks like that will be the last episode for quite a bit.
Here’s what showrunner Andrew Dabb recently stated on Twitter, revealing the show’s unfortunate hiatus:
“(Due to the shutdown, this will be our last episode for awhile. Stay well, stay safe, and we’ll see you on the other side.)”
Luckily it doesn’t sound like the show is gone forever. It’s simply going to take some time for Supernatural to get back on track following this whole Coronavirus pandemic. Apparently they’re waiting for the Coronavirus issues to clear up before completing post production on the last few episodes, and once things are stable again, they’ll be able to finally film the last two episodes of Supernatural. Here’s what Dabb continued to explain on the subject:
“(Clarification: We have filmed through episode 18, however our visual effects and sound departments have closed because of the outbreak. 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.)”
(Clarification: We have filmed through episode 18, however our visual effects and sound departments have closed because of the outbreak. 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.)
— Andrew Dabb (@andrewdabb) March 23, 2020
It appears that since only the final two episodes of Supernatural are the last remaining episodes required to be filmed, and that post production will resume on the other episodes once the pandemic settles down, fans can expect the return of Sam and Dean Winchester much sooner rather than later. Especially assuming the Coronavirus issues hopefully subside within the next few months.