Before you start panicking, let us first assure you that The CW’s “Supernatural” isn’t ending anytime soon. Well into its 11th season, both Sam and Dean are about to take on “the Darkness” and seal her back in her cage for eternity.
The TV series has just been renewed for its 12th season, making it the longest running show on the CW. This is rather impressive considering how creator, Eric Kripke, initially planned for the storyline to last only 3 seasons. Having said that, it doesn’t mean that actors Jared Padalecki (Sam) and Jensen Ackles (Dean) haven’t thought about how we would say goodbye to the Winchester brothers.
During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the series’ stars shared their thoughts on how the show should end have changed over the course of the show’s 230 episodes since its debut in 2005.
“If you’d asked me in season 1, I would’ve thought that it would’ve been the apocalypse. But then again, you can’t end the TV show with the worst thing happening. As we’ve evolved, I think that there’s different roads that the show could certainly go down that would be interesting. I think we’ve taken some really good turns,” Ackles said.
“It’s changed a lot over time,” Padalecki agreed before expressing his interest for an ambiguous ending. “Part of me, loving Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, always thought it’d be great to see the boys against insurmountable odds and to freeze-frame on them and just hear stuff in the background. You don’t know if they die, you don’t know if they live, but you know that they’re going to go out in a blaze of glory.”
Ackles on the other hand, has a different preference on how “Supernatural” should conclude. If the 38-year-old actor were to have his way, Dean Winchester will sacrifice his life in order for his brother Sam to go on living. However, we doubt this ending will sit well with many hardcore “Supernatural” fans.
“It’s either going to end tragic or it’s going to end not tragic, and I can kind of make an argument for both. I don’t really know where it’s going to go. I always thought Dean would make the ultimate sacrifice for his brother. I guess if I had to choose something, that’s probably what I would choose,” explained Ackles.
Ultimately, neither actors knows what’s going to happen to the Winchester siblings. And with so many more episodes to come, “Supernatural” isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
“Supernatural” airs on Fridays at 10.55pm on AXN (Astro Ch701) and AXN HD (Astro B.yond Ch721).