Supernatural Season 16: Release Date, Story, Will It Happen?

The general rule for TV revivals is “never say never,” especially given the recent returns of long-concluded TV shows like The X-Files and Twin Peaks. The CW president Mark Pedowitz said in 2016, “There’s an open pass [to continuing Supernatural indefinitely] if the boys keep wanting to do it,” which means that Ackles and Padalecki would likely be welcomed back with open arms if they ever got homesick for the Impala. As of the time of writing, however, there are no plans for Supernatural season 16 at The CW.

Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS ahead for Supernatural‘s series finale.

Sam and Dean have both died more than once in Supernatural‘s 15 years on air, but the series finale did everything it could to give them both a definitive ending. Dean is killed on a hunt and makes Sam promise not to bring him back, since that never ends well. A flash-forward reveals that Sam lived on to become an old man with a son of his own, and he dies a peaceful death in bed. He’s reunited with Dean (and the Impala) in Heaven, and Supernatural ends with the two brothers hugging it out.

While fans have expressed mixed emotions in response to the finale, it gives Sam and Dean a happy ending that it would be a shame to retcon away. Still there are other options for Supernatural to continue – for example, by following Sam’s son as he tries to live up to his father’s legacy (he has an anti-possession tattoo, indicating that he’s also a hunter), or with a spinoff set in some other corner of the expansive world of demons, angels and monsters that Supernatural has built up. In the meantime, fans can occupy themselves by rewatching 15 seasons of one of the best supernatural shows on TV.

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