‘Supernatural’ Producers Talk Season 10, 200th Episode & Series Finale

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When Supernatural premiered on The WB way back in 2005, it’s hard to imagine that either the network or series creator Eric Kripke ever thought it would still be on the air nearly a decade later. Supernatural was by no means a huge hit during its inaugural season, and it remains a minor miracle that the show even survived the initial mass blood-letting that took place when UPN and The WB merged into The CW in 2006. Still, survive Supernatural did, amassing an ever-devoted tribe of followers that seems to grow every single year.

With Supernatural preparing to cross the monumental 200th episode mark this fall, the series’ cast and crew recently sat down to take questions about the upcoming tenth season during a TCA press event. Here are some of the highlights.

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Episode 200

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First off, showrunner Jeremy Carver made the announcement that the aforementioned 200th episode of Supernatural will be a musical. Well, sort of. Carver says the episode will not be entirely music-based, and stopped short of confirming whether Sam and Dean will actually sing. However, he did confirm that multiple musical numbers will take place during the episode, including both cover songs and original material. The actual plot is still being kept under wraps, but Carver insists that the episode will be one of their most meta comedies yet, and will serve as a love letter to the fans. It’s hard to imagine how one gets more meta than season six’s The French Mistake, but if any show can do it, it’s Supernatural.

Demon Dean

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On more serious topics, Carver confirmed that Dean’s big metamorphosis into a demon at the end of season nine will not be a storyline that gets wrapped up quickly. A good chunk of episodes will feature “demon Dean”, and a new character will be introduced that takes a vested interest in Dean’s future. Sam will spend the early part of the season searching for his brother (who presumably takes off with Crowley), while Castiel will have his hands full picking up the pieces left behind by Metatron’s aborted plot to take over heaven. The latter task won’t be easy, as Cas’ supply of angelic grace continues to dwindle.

Spinoffs

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One of the most widely disliked aspects of season nine was the ill-conceived spin-off episode Bloodlines, which seemed a lot more like Twilight in Chicago than anything related to the Supernatural universe we’ve come to know. Sadly (or happily, if you’re one of the few who like the idea), CW president Mark Pedowitz is still set on making a Supernatural spin-off work, despite his decision to not pick up Bloodlines to series. Pedowitz says that the impetus is now on Supernatural’s producers to come up with another idea good enough to be worth taking a shot at.

Series Finale

Sam Dean and Cas in Season 9 of Supernatural Supernatural Producers Talk Season 10, 200th Episode & Series Finale

Finally, the questioning arrived at the all-important issue of just when Supernatural will end, and whether the endgame is already planned out. Carver made mention of the well-known fact that Eric Kripke had an ending in mind for around the five season mark, which was obviously changed when the series ended up continuing. Carver said that Kripke has never shared what the original ending was intended to be, and while Carver has his own final image in mind, he remains open to any “happy accidents” along the way that might lead to a different and/or better finale.

As to when Sam and Dean will finally call it a career, all parties remained non-committal, with stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles being of the opinion that the cast, producers, and writers will all be able to tell when Supernatural has exhausted its creative potential. Carver echoed these sentiments, saying that “there’s so much story left to tell” and that “the show is continuing on beyond any of our wildest dreams and I don’t want to limit myself.”

Whether fans will end up agreeing with him is anyone’s guess, but that likely won’t stop them all from tuning in this October to take in the Winchesters’ next chapter.

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Supernatural season 10 premieres on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

Source: TCA

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  1. GOOD LUCK .NICE SINGING HOPE FOR MORE

  2. I’m a huge fan of the series and I don’t want ur to end. I agree that there is too much of the story left to be told. My daughter was 4 when supernatural started and now 13 and she is a new fan! On to the next generation and they love it too which says it can stand the test of time! Being in this long gives it time to tell the “Winchester’s” story and continue to entertain us along the way! Never end Supernatural! :-)

  3. Great show, great actors, great writers, directors and producers and excellent creator. Oh yeah, great fans!! What else needs to be said except that I hope it’s on for a few more seasons.

  4. I don’t even want to think this show will end I absolutely love it every season. A musical episode not really looking forward to it. It’s been done on a lot of series like Psych it was awful I couldn’t even bring myself to watch the whole thing, but good luck with it!

  5. honestly i thought for the most part the ending season 5 had was intended to be the ending for the series.

    i mean i have no proof to back this up this is all just my opinion/speculations but i think season 5s ending went EXACTLY how it was originally intended to up until sam showed up outside deans house, i honestly think that was the only alteration from the originally planned ending.

  6. Supernatural can take any concept and turn it into gold. They can fight the same monsters and legends over and over again and it’s not enough? I hope supernatural never ends. I have a brother, and Jared and Jensen act like real brothers. It’s amazing, and how they make fun of themselves in ” The French Mistake” hilarious? Like I said before supernatural is my s***.

  7. PLEASE don’t let Supernatural end any time soon! I love the show.

  8. I would like demon Meg to return in season 10 because she is a great part of the show! Why can’t she return afterall. She is a demon and demons can return or escape from hell and I loved how she helped the brothers and castiel defeat Dick Roman! I love the fact that she likes castiel and works with dean and Sam. Please bring her back to the show to help and or have a working relationship with Sam and Dean and especially Castiel!! I think it would be great surprise!!! Please. Break bring back Bobby somehow too!! I watch this show everyday for years. I love 3 episodes every morning and the new ones. I will never stop watching. I would truely love to see Demon Meg back!!!! Plus I am not the only one in my family who wants demon Meg back and somehow if u could ever work in Bobby working with his adopted sons Sam and Dean! Keep the show going please. Your doing a awesome job!! I am a fan for life!!!!

  9. This is my all time favorite show of all time. I finally had to stop watching on tv because I became so annoyed if someone came in and made me miss even one word! Now I watch online so I can pause and rewind. I have seen every episode several times. I don’t care if Jenson and Jared are old and grey and using walkers to help whoop the baddies, I will still want Supernatural on air and I will still watch every show!

  10. Guys I am a huge fan of Supernatural, one of my all time favorites but geez season 9 and 10 are just awful. Why is it awful? Mainly because of us and the tired writers, why us you ask? I want the show to go on forever too but then the more intelligent side realizes that continuing the same exact thing over and over gets tiring. If they would of ended in season 5 or by season 7 it would of been a 10/10 show. Now we have the most boring episodes of all time and it just looks like another cw melodrama. All good things must come to an end, how many good shows ended almost perfectly near their 10th season. Almost none Buffy the vampire slayer ended almost 7 perfect seasons but i could tell on the actors faces it was getting boring, same with supernatural. Like yeah guys never let it end so that when new watchers come in during season 10 and say wtf is that pile of shi*t, which ive heard. We need to be less selfish so that shows end amazingly and not dragged on because we cant let go..

  11. I love Supernatural didn’t much like 200th special addition, but still love the show. I hope to see 10 more seasons. It’s my favorite show ever, and I have loved to watch Jared and Jensen grow as actors and grow into men as well. I love all the new cast, and the crew does such a great job with Supernatural. I love it because of the relationship between the brothers, I love how they defend each other, and would give their lives for each other. I love how funny it is most of all. I love the excitement and drama, it has everything in it that I love in a show. I think it’s the best show on ever, and I would be sad, very sad if it ended.

  12. Little late coming in on all of the commentary but… I honestly would hate to see the show go. Makes my stomach hurt at the thought! I adore both Jared and Jensen (because gosh I love their characters) as well as Misha, Mark, etc. They’re all wonderful human beings all around and if I could vote or make a wish, the show would go on without going downhill forever.

    But I get what a lot of you are saying: let the show end while it’s on top. Unlike many other series nowadays. I would love to see any of these actors in other big screen or TV pictures–hopefully working together, of course. But then I also am fearful of what some of the others are saying up here: that some of these actors may never get picked up again and we won’t see their faces on any other screen. Ever.

    I apologize for being so wishy-washy….I came in late to this fandom but I adore and obsess over it with all my heart! All of the characters–ahem, Dean!–are near and dear to me. All of the actors and actresses act seamlessly, flawlessly, so believably it’s crazy! So much talent in one show! At least give us another year or so of great storyline, Supernatural peeps. Best TV show on air that’s been on there in ages!

  13. … I honestly would hate to see the show go. Makes my stomach hurt at the thought! I adore both Jared and Jensen (because gosh I love their characters) as well as Misha, Mark, etc. They’re all wonderful human beings all around and if I could vote or make a wish, the show would go on without going downhill forever.

    But I get what a lot of you are saying: let the show end while it’s on top. Unlike many other series nowadays. I would love to see any of these actors in other big screen or TV pictures–hopefully working together, of course. But then I also am fearful of what some of the others are saying up here: that some of these actors may never get picked up again and we won’t see their faces on any other screen. Ever.

    I apologize for being so wishy-washy….I came in late to this fandom but I adore and obsess over it with all my heart! All of the characters–ahem, Dean!–are near and dear to me. All of the actors and actresses act seamlessly, flawlessly, so believably it’s crazy! So much talent in one show! At least give us another year or so of great storyline, Supernatural peeps. Best TV show on air that’s been on there in ages!

  14. The 200th episode of Supernatural was BEAUTIFUL

  15. Supernatural is great beyond words we all want to go past season 10