It is a truth universally acknowledged that there is no end in sight for Supernatural. But one day, long after all other shows have perished, the long-running drama will have to wrap up. And whenever that time comes, stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki hope their former boss, creator Eric Kripke, will return to pen the series finale.
“I don’t like to say, ‘When the show ends,’ because the show’s not going to end,” Padalecki tells TVLine. “But when the show does start to wrap down, I would love to see Eric come back and give his opinion. Because he created us in the first place, so it would be an honor.”
Ackles echoes the sentiment, saying, “It would be a nice little bow on top of the whole thing [to] have Eric take us out.”
But is the busy producer, who departed as showrunner six years ago and is now behind the NBC drama Timeless, interested in revisiting his former stomping grounds when the CW series bids farewell?
“When I’m 90?” Kripke jokingly responds.
“I do fantasize that it would be great to at least come in and be a co-writer of the finale, whenever that would be,” Kripke adds. “But obviously that depends on what [executive producer] Bob Singer wants, what [co-showrunner] Andrew Dabb wants [and] what I’m doing at the time. But yes, the idea of it would be cool, if possible.”
Speaking of co-writers, Ackles has just one request: “As long as it’s not Jared, I’m OK with it.”
Supernatural fans, if someday, somehow, the show ever ends, do you hope Kripke will return to write another “Swan Song”?