According to website Dark Horizons, Supernatural cast members Jared Padelecki and Jensen Ackles (Sam and Dean Winchester) appeared at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour with the show’s executive producer Jeremy Carver where he made an interesting comment on the show’s future.
While the show has yet to find a home for season 9 to air in the U.K. after being dropped by channel Sky Living, it is already confirmed to start its tenth season in the U.S. on October 7th 2014, a mile marker that few scripted shows can lay claim to (among them science fiction series Stargate SG-1 and network CW’s Superman prequel Smallville being notable exceptions). During the show’s ninth season, an episode titled “Bloodlines” was an attempt at a ‘back door’ pilot to launch a spin-off series set in the same universe, and though it was unsuccessful at earning a spin-off series, the episode prompted fan speculation that the end was near for Supernatural.
However on the tour, Carver commented that despite questions over how the series will end should season ten turn out to be its last, there is no plan in place for how it would end, speculating that show creator Eric Kripke (who stepped down as show runner after the seventh season) “always had an ending in mind” but that he hasn’t yet shared it with him.
The show was previously moved to Friday nights in the states for its eighth season – nicknamed the Friday death slot due to it often being the lowest rated night for scripted shows, resulting in their cancellation. But despite this the show went on to be amongst the networks most successful, and was moved to Tuesday nights for season nine, which is also where it will stay when season ten premiers.
Carver has reportedly stated that the CW is “very open to doing another spinoff”, which may mean that the CW – the network home of Supernatural – may be keeping it around just long enough to try out another back door pilot, so that something can take over the show’s slot once it ends.
U.K. fans looking to watch season 9 at present will not be able to view it on television, instead having to purchase the season boxset when it is released on DVD and Blu Ray on October 20th (date may be subject to change). Watch the opening “road so far” from season 9 below, but of course, be wary of spoilers for previous seasons, especially season 8.