While yesterday’s Comic-Con brought with it the announcement of some epic new flicks and TV shows, it also spelled the beginning of the end for beloved series Supernatural.
The cast and crew bid an emotional farewell to the show during its final Comic-Con panel at the annual fan convention.
Series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Alexander Calvert were joined by executive producers Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Bob Berens and Brad Buckner where they teased the final season after 14 years.
It kicked off with lead bois Jared and Jensen saying goodbye to the series and both stars struggled to hold back the tears and same, babes.
“That’s so mean to start with us. I’m trying not to cry…,” Padalecki said as his voice reportedly started welling up, according to Entertainment Tonight. Ackles admitted for the first time in 15 years coming back to Comic-Con, he was “nervous.”
“It really is hard to express the takeaway from the experience. Fourteen years and change is a long time,” Ackles said of his time on the show. “This guy was just in his early 20s… you were just born.”
Padalecki, Ackles and Collins in the hit series
“We hooked it up in Vancouver thinking that we’d put our lives on hold for maybe a season or maybe two. And then we would come back and press play and life would go on. It never got unpaused and I’m very thankful that it didn’t. It’s been quite a ride and it’s hard to express what we’re going to take from that,” he continued. “Life-long friends, experiences of a lifetime. It’s hard to put into words.”
“For me, Sam Winchester will never go away,” Padalecki said, after dabbing his eyes with a tissue.
“Looking back, I’m really proud of the work this team has done for so long. You see the 42 minutes that we release to the masses, but to get to those 42 minutes is really intense work.That’s just the filming of it… There’s a lot that goes in to give you guys the best thing we can make,” Ackles said.
“I’m really proud of that product. After this long on a show and still truly love what we do and hang my hat on at the end of the day, that’s the legacy that I’m proud of — knowing that we put it in the effort. I’m happy that you guys can be appreciative of that.”
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles fight back tears as they bid an emotional farewell to #Supernatural 😢 #SDCC #SPNFamily pic.twitter.com/yWzBrt0Kxh
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) July 21, 2019
ET reports that “the waterworks really started flowing at the end of the panel” as they thanked fans for supporting the fantasy series.
“Thanks for showing up,” Ackles said, fighting back his emotions. “Without you, we wouldn’t be here. It’s an amazing thing to see this many faces who appreciate what we do.”
“My cup floweth over. I’m going to miss you guys,” Padalecki said through tears and that’s just about done us.