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The end of Supernatural: we look back!

After 15 seasons and 327 episodes, the Winchester story comes to an end. We have the final of Supernatural taken as an opportunity to take a look back.

Pudding! Hi guys! Dean! Cas! Good Morning Vietnam! Balls!

Do you have scenes in your head and hear the distinctive voices in your ear? Granted, the last example came from the English original, where it's Bobby's verbal trademark, but I'm sure many of you have recognized that too. Every major franchise has these identifiers, and we are all familiar with most of them. Of course you can Supernatural not in the spheres of one Starwars lift, 15 years running time and a loyal fan base can definitely be seen. Now get up on Sunday Sky the grand finale in Germany too, a series era is coming to an end. Reason enough to take a look back.

John Winchester (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) has disappeared! After his son Dean (Jensen Ackles) is unable to track down his missing father on his own, he is looking for his younger brother Sam (Jared Padalecki) and asks them for help. From then on, the two of them go about the family business together: Hunt monsters and save people. It is the beginning of an adventurous journey ...

As the series first broadcast on US TV on September 13, 2005 nobody could have foreseen this unusual longevity. Supernatural was never a big hit or a crowd puller. But the series succeeded in something that even made great successes like the Walking Dead have to nibble on: Stable quotas for 15 years.

The series was initially designed by creator Eric Kripke with a self-contained plot for only five seasons. But even within this time, the series gathered a loyal fan base. Despite the planned finale, the series was extended by a 6th season. And then another and another. With its 11th season it was Supernatural to the longest-running US series in the field of sci-fi and fantasy of all time!

A total of 327 episodes and 15 years later, their story has been told to the end. On November 19, 2020, Sam and Dean went on their last hunt in the USA. In Germany the series first appeared on October 23, 2006 premiere broadcast and ran from October 15, 2007 on ProSieben on free TV. At that time you had to wait at least a year before the latest episodes from the USA could also be seen here. In case of Supernatural also like two years. Can you still imagine that today? And just to put it in perspective: The first global smartphone, the iPhone, was released in 2007. No Facebook, Twitter or Whatsapp. Supernatural is like a series from another time. Despite a continuous red thread in the story, it had a classic "Monster of the Week" concept and, with the exception of season 3, always at least 20 episodes per season. A concept that is rarely used today at Supernatural but worked for 15 years. What's the secret of this series?

Above all, you have to mention the two Winchester brothers here. From the first to the last episode, it's that excellent chemistry between Jared Padalecki and Jensen Acklesthat the series has worn for 15 years. In season 4, Misha Collins joined as Angel Castiel and turned the sympathetic duo into an extremely entertaining trio. With these three you always felt a bond in front of the camera, which was also carried over to the audience. If you work from morning to evening with the same people for many years over a number of months and then spend your vacation with them, that definitely speaks for a pretty good employment relationship.

Over the years a family developed that also extended to the fans: The SPN Family. The fact that all three do not shy away from contact with the fans and provide entertainment on a number of occasions and conventions outside the series and always demonstrate closeness to the fans has also contributed to creating this close relationship.

This relationship between fans and the series was also evident in 2015 when Jared Padalecki spoke publicly about his depression and launched the "Always Keep Fighting" campaign to raise awareness of mental problems and depression and to support organizations that deal with them Deal with problems. The campaign was pushed to a large extent by the fans and for many this was a point of contact in itself to talk about their problems or even thoughts of suicide and to seek help.

It has added to the popularity and strength of Supernatural contributed to the fact that over the years the series has also included such topics and even the fans themselves in the stories.