Supernatural (American TV series)

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Created byEric Kripke
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons15
No. of episodes327 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
Production locationsBritish Columbia, Canada
Camera setupSingle-camera setup
Running time38–45 minutes
Production companies
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseSeptember 13, 2005 (2005-09-13) –
November 19, 2020 (2020-11-19)
Related showsSupernatural: Bloodlines
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Supernatural is an American television series created by Eric Kripke. It was first broadcast on September 13, 2005, on The WB, and subsequently became part of successor The CW's lineup. Starring Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, the series follows the two brothers as they hunt demons, ghosts, monsters, and other supernatural beings. The series was produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision. Along with Kripke, executive producers have been McG, Robert Singer, Phil Sgriccia, Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver, John Shiban, Ben Edlund and Adam Glass. Former executive producer and director Kim Manners died of lung cancer during production of the fourth season.[5]

The series was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, and surrounding areas and was in development for nearly ten years, as creator Kripke spent several years unsuccessfully pitching it. The pilot was viewed by an estimated 5.69 million viewers,[6] and the ratings of the first four episodes prompted The WB to pick up the series for a full season. Originally, Kripke planned the series for three seasons but later expanded it to five. The fifth season concluded the series' main storyline,[7] and Kripke departed the series as showrunner.[8] The series continued on for 10 more seasons with new showrunners, including Sera Gamble, Jeremy Carver, Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb.[9] With its eleventh season, Supernatural became the longest-running American live-action fantasy TV series.[10] The series was renewed for a fifteenth and final season which consisted of 20 episodes,[11][12] which premiered on October 10, 2019.[13] The series concluded on November 19, 2020, with 327 episodes aired.

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