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Supernatural Series Finale Uncertain Following Early Shutdown Over COVID-19

March 18, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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The final season of Supernatural finds itself in a dilemma as it shut down early amid the coronavirus pandemic, putting the series finale in question. Deadline reports that the shutdown of the show due to concerns around the coronavirus left the series with about an episode and a half to two still to film, making a dilemma for The CW.

Of course, Supernatural is far from the only show that is shutting down early; nearly every show and pilot were shut down. However, most of the other shows have future seasons in which to spread out unfinished episodes. Supernatural does not, and even if they stagger new episodes among those currently remaining there well may not be enough to last until they can begin production.

Fox’s Empire is also in its final season and is facing a similar issue. The CW’s The 100 is in its final season but was able to complete production on its last episode on Saturday.

One option for the series is to wait for the final episodes until filming can pick back up and then air them as “special events,” wrapping the series outside of the 2019 – 2020 season. At this time, it is not clear what the show’s producers intend to do.

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