There doesn't appear to be an end in sight for The CW's "Supernatural".
Actors Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, along with executive producer Jeremy Carver, appeared at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour today to talk about the show's upcoming tenth season.
Two years ago it was suggested that the tenth would be a potential final bow for the show. Now that it has come around, there are no such plans as they don't have an ending in mind, while creatively and popularity wise the show has seen a resurgence in recent years.
The series remains one of the network's top-rated scripted offerings and current CW president Mark Pedowitz remains bullish on the show's future. In fact, even though the backdoor pilot spin-off episode "Bloodlines" didn't work out this season, he's reportedly told the creators the network is "very open to doing another spinoff".
Carver says there are still stories to mine and won't put a timetable on when "Supernatural" could be closing up shop. When the end does come, those involved indicate they hope for a preplanned end date so there's plenty of time to wrap everything up at a comfortable pace.
As for what the ending might be? Carver says: "I know that [creator] Eric Kripke always had an ending in mind. He hasn't yet shared it with me. I have an image and the like, but I always want to keep room for… happy accidents as well."