Say it ain't so! Supernatural is the longest-running American live-action TV series ever with 13 seasons, but fans fear their winning streak may soon come to an end. There are rumors that the show may get cancelled, and we're digging deep to find out how likely that is to be true.
Supernatural's fate seemed good at the beginning of 2017. The show was renewed early by The CW, along with all of the DC universe series, with network President Mark Pedowitz explaining to EW that “over the past several seasons, The CW has built a schedule of proven performers, from our lineup of DC superheroes, to critically acclaimed comedies, to sci-fi dramas. Early pickups of these seven series now allow our producers to plan ahead for next season, and gives us a solid base to build on for next season, with original scripted series to roll out all year long.” If Supernatural was one of The CW's strongest performers heading into its 13th season, it doesn't make sense that they would cancel it anytime soon.
However, after 12 years, some fans are starting to feel like the brothers (played by Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester) have done everything imaginable, and it's getting harder to find new directions for their story lines. One episode in Season 13 will actually be a backdoor pilot for a spin-off called Wayward Sisters, starring Kim Rhodes. There's a possibility that it could be somewhat of a replacement for the hit series if it does well.
Interestingly, in August, Jared and Jensen revealed how they think the series should end, which seems odd considering there is no announced finale date. “I feel like I do either want the boys both to die or for Sam to die," revealed Jared to EW. Jensen agreed, saying that he's dreamed of the perfect ending where he trades his Impala for a one-seat motorcycle "because I don’t need the extra seat anymore." The very idea was emotional for him, tearing up as he explained it.
Season 13 of the show premiered practically on-par with recent years, so clearly fans haven't lost interest and the actors aren't pushing to leave the series. If we had to bet, we would say that Supernatural will be sticking around for a while longer.