The news of the renewal of CW’s Supernatural season 13 hit the internet on January 8, 2017. The season has now been given a premier date. The first episode of the season will air on October 12, 2017 in the US.
Like the last five seasons, this season will also be airing its episodes every Thursday. However, fans in the UK will have to wait until Fall 2018 to watch the season premiere.
A total of 264 episodes have been produced ever since the show started in 2005. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have expressed their desire of reaching the milestone of 300 episodes.
If the ratings for the show remain up to par, the show will be renewed for more seasons in the future. However, the 300th episode will be completed only during season 14.
Rightfully so, CW president Mark Pedowitz described the show as ‘indestructible’ at the 2017 CW Upfront event.
CW had a massive renewal for some of its famous TV shows including Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Jane the Virgin, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in January.
Fans will be delighted to see the Winchester brothers back in action this season. However, Mark Sheppard confirmed on Instagram that he will not be returning as the supporting character ‘Crowley’.
In the season 12 finale, Crowley sacrificed his life by stabbing himself with an angel blade to seal the gap and trap Lucifer in an alternate reality.
Sheppard wrote on Instagram, “So to all my #spnfamily everywhere… my crew and my fellow storytellers… thanks for the ride. Time for something new. Even when I lose…” on May 24.
However, he is not the only character that was killed in the season finale. Fan favorite ‘Castiel’, played by Misha Collins, was also stabbed at the back by Lucifer using an angel blade.
After the season finale aired, Misha Collins tweeted that ‘Castiel has a future’. He also spoke to fans at a convention in Rome, Italy, “I think we will see Cas again, but the question is, what [does this death do] to him? That is, I think the one to wonder about.”
Castiel’s return was also accidentally mentioned by Jared Padalecki at the same convention. He confirmed that he, along with Jensen and Misha, had already recorded lines for season 13’s Scooby-Doo animated episode.
Meanwhile Mary Winchester and Lucifer, played by Samantha Smith and Mark Pellegrino, have neither confirmed nor denied their return this season. Both of their characters were trapped in the alternate reality in the season finale.
Until now, no trailer has been released for season 13. It will most likely be launched closer to the premier date.