After a record-breaking run, The CW's Supernatural will come to a close with Season 15. Stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins announced the news in a video on Twitter.
"We have some big news that we wanted y'all to hear from us," Padalecki said.
"We just told the crew that, though we're very, very excited about moving into our 15th season, it will be our last," Ackles explained. "15 years of a show that has certainly changed my life. I know it's changed these two guys' life. We wanted you to hear from us that, though we're excited about next year, it will be the finale -- the big, grand finale of an institution."
Hey #SPNFamily here’s a little message from @JensenAckles @mishacollins and me. I’m so grateful for the family that’s been built because of the show. Excuse me while i go cry. pic.twitter.com/QDXDsAyIfK— Jared Padalecki (@jarpad) March 22, 2019
"We've cried some tears and we'll cry some more," Padalecki added with a laugh. "We'll work all the emotion into next season."
"We love you guys, and this family is not going anywhere, even though the show will come to an end," Collins assured.
"A little word from Mr. Eric Kripke, the creator of this world and these characters, that in a show about family, it is amazing and it is the pride of his life that it became family," Ackles concluded. "So thank you guys for that."
In a joint statement, executive producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb said, "Firstly, we would like to thank all the people who have been involved with the show both in front of and behind the camera. For us it has been an experience of a lifetime. The support we have had from both Warner Bros Television and The CW has been incredible. We'd like to give special thanks to Jensen, Jared and Misha for making this journey so special. It is now most important to us to give these characters that we love the send off they deserve."
Supernatural's 15th and final season will run for 20 episodes, bringing the series total up to 327. Debuting on The WB network on September 13, 2005, it is the longest-running sci-fi/genre series in the history of American broadcast television.
Airing Thursdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins and Alexander Calvert. The Season 14 finale airs on Thursday, April 25.