By Creative Media TimesSupernatural has been a staple at the annual fan convention at San Diego throughout its run, and on Sunday, the cast bid an emotional and bittersweet farewell ahead of their 15th and last season.
“I’m trying not to cry. Can we all just start crying so I don’t feel so weird?” said Jared Padalecki, one of the series’ co-lead.
“It really is hard to express the takeaway from the experience. 14 years and change is a long time,” Ackles said. “This guy was just in his early 20s, you were just born.”
Other cast-members Misha Collins Alexander, as well as executive producers Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Brad Buckner, and Bob Berens were also present, with co-stars Richard Speight Jr. and Rob Benedict co-moderating the panel.
Panel also clips from each of the 14 seasons, featuring some of the show’s most memorable scenes and catch-phrases which were greeted with cheers from fans in attendance. After the Q&A, the panel also gave away a replica of the 1967 Chevrolet Impala driven by the Winchester brothers in the series and which Dean Winchester refer to as “Baby.”
But it was towards the end of the panel that it hit everyone at Hall H that it really is ending. “Thanks for showing up,” Ackles said, “Without you, we wouldn’t be here. It’s an amazing thing to see this many faces who appreciate what we do.”
“I’m the luckiest man on the planet, my cup floweth over. Thank you guys very much, I’m going to miss you,” an emotional Padalecki said.
The longest-running American live-action fantasy TV series, the show has gained a big following throughout is record breaking run. Created by Eric Kripke, the show recently celebrated its 300th episode and will eventually have aired 327 episodes when all is said and done.
“Supernatural” fifteenth and final season is set to premiere on October 10, 2019.