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"Dad wants us to pick up where he left off. Saving people. Hunting things. The family business."
Dean Winchester

Supernatural was an American paranormal/horror show based around a Monster of the Week structure topped off with an over-reaching arc, while simultaneously retaining humor through various means of Leaning on the Fourth Wall. It follows Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki), two brothers who hunt creatures based on Urban Legends, Classical Mythology, and Abrahamic theology (including Heaven Versus Hell).

The first season featured the brothers searching for their missing father, but, for the most part, the series features them Walking the Earth as they travel from town to town in search of supernatural problems to solve. Though the Big Bads get bigger each season, it's more common that Dean and Sam already have their hands full with each other. It uses a diverse score of classic rock songs that feature heavily throughout, to encapsulate the gritty rock-and-roll life they lead, and features Dean's 1967 Chevy Impala as almost another character.


Famous for four main things:

  1. The Cast Full of Pretty Boys.
  2. The sheer amount of Mood Whiplash.
  3. How it raised torturing its two leads (emotionally and physically) to a fetishistic art-form. Not that it doesn't torture other characters on a regular basis.
  4. The fact that's it's been running for as long as it has.

It was announced that season fifteen would serve as the last season and, with a delay mid-season due to COVID-19, Supernatural ended its run on November 19th, 2020 after fifteen years and 327 episodes, becoming The CW's longest-running series; its first season premiered during The WB's final year on-air.

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Comic Books

  • Supernatural: Origins (2007): A prequel to the series released by DC Comics.
  • Supernatural: Rising Son (2008)
  • Supernatural: Beginning's End (2010)
  • Supernatural: Caledonia (2011-2012)


  • Supernatural: Nevermore (2007)
  • Supernatural: Die Dämonenjäger (2007) :Exclusive to Germany
  • Supernatural: Witch's Canyon (2007)
  • Supernatural: Bone Key (2008)
  • Supernatural: Heart of the Dragon (2010)
  • Supernatural: Unholy Cause (2010)
  • Supernatural: War Of The Sons (2010)
  • Supernatural: One Year Gone (2011)
  • Supernatural: Coyote's Kiss (2011)
  • Supernatural: Night Terror (2011)
  • Supernatural: Rite of Passage (2012)
  • Supernatural: Fresh Meat (2013)
  • Supernatural: Carved in Flesh (2013)
  • Supernatural: Cold Fire (2016)
  • Supernatural: Mythmaker (2016)
  • Supernatural: The Usual Sacrifices (2017)
  • Supernatural: Joyride (2018)
  • Supernatural: Children of Anubis (2019)

Live-Action Television

  • Supernatural: Bloodlines: A proposed spin-off show, entitled ' intended to explore both hunter and monster families in the show's universe, aired an extremely Poorly Disguised Pilot, "Bloodlines". It was not picked up by the CW for full production.
  • Another potential spin-off Supernatural: Wayward Sisters focusing on recurring women from the franchise aired a Poorly Disguised Pilot in the 13th season called "Wayward Sisters". It too was not picked up.

Tabletop Games

  • Supernatural Role Playing Game (2009): A Tabletop Role-Playing Game produced by by Margaret Weis Productions using the Cortex System.

Web Original

  • Ghostfacers: Centered around a pair of minor recurring characters, was launched during Season Five in conjunction with the show's 100th episode.

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