Supernatural star Misha Collins took to social media to share his thoughts on the cancellation of The Winchesters. Despite the series being cancelled by The CW in May 2023, Collins remained optimistic and hopeful for the future.
Collins, who portrayed the beloved character Castiel on Supernatural, expressed his gratitude and admiration for the dedicated team behind The Winchesters. In a heartfelt tweet, he acknowledged the hard work and passion that had been poured into the show, emphasizing the determination and resilience of those involved.
The cancellation came as a blow to fans who had rallied behind the
The CW's new owners, Nexstar, had decided to shift their focus away from scripted original programming in favor of acquiring international shows and sports content. This strategy aimed to reduce costs and broaden the network's appeal to a wider demographic. Unfortunately, The Winchesters became one of the casualties of this decision.
Efforts were made to save the show, including consideration from streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon Studios. However, the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike for fair wages contributed to a lack of interest from these platforms. Streaming services were hesitant to announce new projects amidst the industry uncertainty caused by the strike.
Despite the setback, there is still a glimmer of hope for fans and cast members alike. Many believe that Supernatural will eventually be revived, especially once the industry uncertainty caused by the WGA strike is resolved. The resilience of the franchise, as well as the unwavering optimism of actors like Misha Collins, suggests that there may be a future resurrection of the beloved monster-hunting drama.
In the face of disappointment and uncertainty, the spirit of Supernatural lives on, reminding us that obstacles can be overcome and that the supernatural world is never truly dead.