The pandemic halted production during the final season of “Supernatural”
As Refinery 29 notes, the final season of Supernatural started airing a year ago and was scheduled to end in the spring. But after filming episode 18, the pandemic forced them to stop production.
The CW turned the episode that aired on March 23 into a midseason finale, and they planned to end as soon as possible. The cast and crew were only able to return to work in August to complete the final seven episodes.
On September 10, the prominent trio of Padalecki, Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) and Misha Collins (Castiel) took to social media to let fans know they had reached their last day of filming.
“Today is the last day of a 15-year journey. One that changed my life forever, ”Ackles wrote. “To those I worked with on this trip and to those who watched and supported… you will never understand my great gratitude to you. I am so grateful for these memories that I will keep with me forever. What a race it has been. And what a race.
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles developed an unspoken shortcut while working together for 15 years
Supernatural Fans are keenly aware of how close Padalecki and Ackles have been over the years while working side by side. As Padalecki moves on to reboot the CW of Walker, Texas Ranger and Ackles move to Amazon season 3 The boys, the longtime co-stars say they feed off each other when filming scenes.
According to TV Line, Padalecki says acting against Ackles for 15 years has given him the confidence to push himself through.
“With Jensen, I know I can push as hard and harder as I can and that he will push back just as hard,” Padalecki explained.
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Ackles noted that there is a nuance that he and Padalecki were able to tap into with their characters and the relationship these characters have with each other.
“A lot of times those nuances aren’t written on the page, and that’s, I think, something we’re proud to be able to bring to the character, the story, and the show,” Ackles said. “And that’s something he and I don’t even really need to talk about. These are things that come to us, almost in the middle of a scene.
Jared Padalecki reveals his favorite ‘Supernatural’ episode is the series finale
During the last PaleyFest panel with Supernatural co-showrunners Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb and stars Padalecki, Ackles, Collins and Alexander Calvert, they couldn’t help but talk about the end of the show.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Padalecki says he “couldn’t be more pleased” with the way the last season has gone. When someone asked him about his favorite moment from the past 15 seasons of Supernatural, the cast replied, “The series finale is my favorite episode of all time.”
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Ackles agreed, saying it was a “fantastic way” for the show to end. He added that the more he thought about it, the more he thought about all the possibilities of what could have happened or maybe what should have happened.
“It’s interesting to think that I keep coming back to what finally happened,” Ackles said.
The last episode of Supernatural airs Thursday, November 19 on The CW.