'Supernatural' Team Talk Season 14 Renewal & Why They've Stayed On The Show For 13 Seasons

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'Supernatural' Team Talk Season 14 Renewal & Why They've Stayed On The Show For 13 Seasons

The Supernatural cast and creatives took center stage at PaleyFest 2018, where fans flocked to see their favorite hunters and catch a special screening of the upcoming Supernatural/Scooby Doo crossover event, ScoobyNatural. Last time the CW series hit PaleyFest was in 2011, and now 7 years and 6 seasons later, the Supernatural cast has finally returned to spill some major details on what's coming next for Sam and Dean Winchester and to reflect on the past 13 years.

The Supernatural PaleyFest panel for 2018 included actors Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Misha Collins (Castiel), and Alexander Calvert (Jack), joined by showrunners Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb as well as executive producers Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner. Unfortunately, Mark Pellegrino (Lucifer) was unable to attend the event due to filming.

While people everywhere have been wondering whether or not Supernatural is renewed for season 14 and why the team has stayed on Supernatural for 13 seasons, the crowd at this year's PaleyFest said it all. The fans were hyped from the moment the PaleyFest ads for this year's lineup displayed clips from the hit series and through to the panel, where the crowd gripped onto every word, making their opinions clear on every aspect of what was being said. It is truly their dedication and love for this show that makes Supernatural a success. And, of course, good writing and a wonderful cast don't hurt much, either.

As for the ScoobyNatural special, which airs on March 29th? Stay tuned with us for more details! For now, I'll leave you with a quote from Sam and Dean in the episode: "It's beyond weird." But hey. It's kinda their thing.

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Is Supernatural Renewed For Season 14?

Wondering if Supernatural is coming back for season 14? Is Supernatural canceled or renewed for season 14? To be honest, we've been a little nervous about this for some time. The cast and creatives touched on this subject, but we're definitely a little relieved.

After discussing Misha Collins' accent in The Big Empty, the panel revealed that there might be more to come regarding this storyline. Perhaps Supernatural will revisit The Big Empty?

"We might visit it next year," Singer said. "We're talking about it."

That detail did not get past the crowd. Or Jared Padalecki.

"Next year?" Padalecki exclaimed as the crowd cheered.

"Not on this show," Singer joked.

While this all but confirms Supernatural season 14, it wouldn't be much of a surprise if the show were renewed for another season. The show has continued to be a success for the CW, a testament that not a lot of shows have after 13 seasons. (Ahem, Grey's.) Regardless, we can't deny the success of this show and hope that it continues for at least another season. So, why is Supernatural so special? Why have the cast and crew stayed on for so long?

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Supernatual Team Reveals Why They've Stayed On The Show For 13 Seasons

For many years now, Supernatural fans have been asked, "Is that show still on?" First of all, yes. Second of all, we're tired of hearing this question. But, it has us wondering and also amazed at how and why Supernatural has been able to continue airing new episodes for 13 years, despite, as Jason Ackles put it at the panel, "jumping the shark" a few times.

"For me, Jared and Jason said that they would kill me if I left, " Singer said.

"It's for self-preservation," Andrew Dabb added jokingly.

For Ackles, it appears a supportive and close cast and crew is the key to his loyalty to the show.

"There are many reasons that I still truly enjoy doing this show and working with these people has become something I never anticipated," Ackles said. "When I first started I was like, 'man this has got a real good shot at going a couple of seasons,' and that was huge...so to be up here on this stage talking to you after 13 years – I don't know what the recipe is but whatever it is, I'm happy to have found it. I had a birthday party...and the whole crew and cast, not only present but the past, showed up. It was those people that keep me fighting every day and doing what I love."

Padalecki echoed his co-star's love for his cast and crew, but added that he is also staying for the storyline.

"We get to tell a story I think we really care about, and I think as much as you guys love Supernatural and...Sam and Dean, we love Sam and Dean, too. I don't want to see Sam die any more than you don't want to see Sam die. I'm excited to keep telling the story."

So, let's hope that both Ackles and Padalecki are able to continue telling the story. We'll still be watching. Will you?