Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles mark the end of an era as show completes filming its last episode after 15 seasons
- Show began airing in 2005
- Production kicked back up in Vancouver last month amid the COVID-19 virus
- Last eight episodes of The CW stalwart begin airing next month
Supernatural’s cast and crew shared their emotional day on social media Thursday as cameras rolled on the series of the last time.
Stars Jared Padalecki, 37, and Jensen Ackles, 42, led the way in commemorating the occasion, each taking to Instagram with detailed posts about their feelings on the day.
Padalecki shared a selfie from his vehicle, giving fans a thumbs up in sending off the show, which the cast and crew had to quarantine for prior to production kicking back up in Vancouver last month amid the COVID-19 virus.
Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki, 37, and Jensen Ackles, 42, led the way in commemorating the occasion, each taking to Instagram with detailed posts about their feelings on the day
‘Well, here goes… I write this as I head to my last day of #Supernatural,’ he wrote of the series, which has spanned 15 seasons since 2015. ‘My last day with #SamWinchester.
‘Obviously, my head is spinning and my emotions are stratospheric, but there’s still a bit of time left on the clock.’
Padalecki sent gratitude to his fans for ‘the incredible amount of love and support that’s been headed our way, in these final hours,’ adding, ‘It’s definitely been felt.’
Ackles, in his post said his ‘alarm went off with a heavy tone’ when he woke up this morning ahead of the final filming.
Moving: Ackles, in his post said his ‘alarm went off with a heavy tone’ when he woke up this morning ahead of the final filming
Other stars on the show including Felicia Day, Misha Collins and Madison McGlaughlin paid homage to the end of the series
‘Today is the final day of a 15 year journey. One that has changed my life forever,’ he wrote. ‘To those I have worked with on this journey and to those who have watched and supported…you will never understand my great appreciation for you.
‘”Thank you” doesn’t cover it. There just aren’t words. I’m so grateful for these memories that I will carry with me forever. What a ride it has been. And what a run.’
A number of other cast and crew members took to Twitter to mark the day of the final filming.
Eric Kripke, who created the series, shared a GIF of the first scene in the show that aired back in 2005, paying memorial to producer Kim Manners, who passed away in 2009.
‘This was the first #Supernatural scene we shot. Today will be the last. I’m grateful & love you all beyond words,’ he wrote. ‘But it’s only over when you say it is, #SPNFamily. In the words of Kim Manners (RIP): Kick It In The A**.’
Cast members Briana Buckmaster and Matt Cohen shared social media posts on the sentimental occasion
Other stars on the show including Briana Buckmaster, Matt Cohen, Felicia Day, Misha Collins, Madison McGlaughlin and Jim Beaver paid homage to the end of the series.
Collins said the show ‘changed [his] life in so many ways and … changed the world for the better,’ while Beaver said he had ‘deep feelings’ of sentiment as the show was going off the air.
The last season of of Supernatural is slated to air on The CW from October 8 through the November 19 finale.