SUPERNATURAL has become the longest-running scifi series in the U.S. at this point. Now in its twelfth year, the show has surpassed 250 episodes in terms of filming.
But how much longer can it go on? Quite a bit longer if stars Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) and Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester) have anything to say about it (and it looks like they do because CW President Mark Pedowitz has repeatedly said that the show will continue as long as Ackles and Padalecki want to keep doing it).
During a recent discussion with the SUPERNATURAL stars in Vancouver, Ackles and Padalecki talked about looking ahead to episode 300 and why even that might not be the end for the show.
In fact, fans should think about 300 episodes as “the next milestone,” Ackles explained. “We kind of have our eyes set on getting there. And then we’ll see….I mean, [Padalecki] keeps talking about another number that I don’t want to mention.”
“It used to be just one step at a time,” Padalecki explained. “Now we’re like just one, one and a half season stretch at a time. 45 more episodes at a time. Eric Kripke, way back in the day — I think in season 3 or 4 — he mentioned like 5 seasons or something. And everybody’s like ‘you’re going to end it after 5 seasons?’ And he was like ‘no, just taken out of context. I just think if we can at least get that far’. I think he legitimately was like ‘I’m just trying to like keep on pushing the ball so they keep on saying yes’. And there are a few numbers…I don’t think it’s going to be a number. I think we’ll all know it when we know it. It’s going to be hard to swallow.”
“I think that as long as they’re still staying true to the show and the characters are still being written in a way that we still get inspired to play them, then I don’t know that there is a number necessarily,” Ackles said.
“I think the number should be 666,” Misha Collins (Castiel) piped up.
“That’s in like 18 years!,” Padalecki pointed out.
“Alright, GUNSMOKE, you’re on,” Ackles challenged.
Don’t miss an all new episode of SUPERNATURAL tonight (November 17) at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.