When Does the Final Season of ‘Supernatural’ Premiere?

Get ready for Supernatural’s final season. Learn how the show’s managed to stay on the air for more than a decade.

Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester aka the Winchester brothers will be done going on what their dad, John Winchester, (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) referred to as “hunting trips” when his boys were young.

No longer will they get in Dean’s beloved car he affectionately calls “Baby” and hit the road in search of dangerous supernatural beings while eating junk food and listening to classic rock. 

Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles | Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Ahead, learn all there is to know about the end of Supernatural from when the final season premieres and how to watch previous seasons of the show to what the cast has said about the end of the long-running drama. 

When does the final season of ‘Supernatural’ premiere? 

The final season of Supernatural premieres Oct. 10, 2019, on The CW at 8 p.m. EST. According to a recent post on the show’s Instagram page, the premiere episode of Season 15 will be available to stream on The CW app the following day at no cost. 

How many episodes will be in Season 15? 

The 15th and final season will have 20 episodes, according to a Supernatural Wiki on Fandom.

To date, there have been a whopping 307 episodes of the series since it premiered on Sept. 13, 2005, (the same year Grey’s Anatomy premiered on ABC) when Ackles and Padalecki were 27 and 23 years old. Over the years, Sept. 13 has come to be known as Supernatural Day.

How to watch previous seasons of ‘Supernatural’

In the mood to binge-watch some TV? Look no further than Supernatural. Catch up on the series ahead of the premiere or watch the series for the first time before Season 15 premieres on Oct. 10.

Netflix users are in luck because every season of Supernatural is available to stream on Netflix. Yes, all 14 seasons

Unfortunately, without access to Netflix, ways of watching Supernatural get a little more tricky but not impossible. For those who might’ve missed a few episodes last season, turn to the network. More recent episodes — 5 total —  from Season 14 are available to watch on The CW’s website. Supernatural’s also available on Hulu with the Live TV option. It’s also available on Amazon Prime Video. 

Before settling in for a long binge-watching session, check out our list of the best seasons of Supernatural

Why Padalecki and Ackles say it’s time for ‘Supernatural’ to end

The actors who play Sam and Dean have made it clear they wanted to end the show in their own way. And the president of The CW, Mark Pedowitz, said years ago, that Ackles and Padalecki were responsible for deciding when the series would end meaning that the network wouldn’t cancel the show. 

But, as Padalecki said at VegasCon, it “was a community decision” to end the series with Season 15. At the same event, Ackles and Padalecki explained they wanted to end the show on a high note. They felt the timing was right for Season 15 to be the last season of Supernatural.

The actors also said they wanted to avoid pitfalls many other long-running TV shows have experienced where they ended on a slightly sour note because they had simply been on too long and the magic of the show had dwindled. 

Season 15 of Supernatural starts Oct. 10, 2019, at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.