Two of the most popular shows on the CW has shut down production for now, Supernatural and The 100 will both be taking a break due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis happening worldwide.
The 100 is an American post-apocalyptic sic-fi drama series loosely based on the Kass Morgan novel of the same name and developed by Jason Rothenberg for television. The 100 premiered way back in March of 2014 and is in its seventh and final season.
Deadline reported that the show only has a couple of days left of filming next week and that the showrunners are still attempting to try to finish the series before they send everyone home. This last season of The 100 will also include a backdoor pilot episode to a potential prequel show if audiences receive it positively.
Meanwhile, The CW’s longest-running and one of its most popular shows even before the network existed, Supernatural, is also on its final season. After a long and hard deliberation, people who are in charge of the show decided to postpone production on its fifteenth season for the safety and well-being of its cast and crew. With only less than a month left of filming, this will push Supernatural’s series finale back a few weeks.
This suspension of production will affect Supernatural star Jared Padalecki’s upcoming show, a reboot of Chuck Norris’s Walker: Texas Ranger simply titled ‘Walker’. Padalecki was supposed to smoothly transition into his new show after Supernatural’s final curtain call but it seems that will have to wait.
Supernatural has been on the air since 2005 and has remained the core of the CW’s roster of shows. The series has become a global phenomenon and has created arguably the best fandom that television pop culture has ever had. Last March, the stars of the show, Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins announced that while they were happy that the show was renewed for a fifteenth season, the three of them along with the entire cast and crew talked and decided that season 15 will be there last.
The show has been one of the CW’s best performing shows in the past fifteen years, and at the moment, Supernatural is the third best show of the network on the 18-49 demographic with a weekly viewer count of 1.136 million viewers tuning in every week. The two shows ahead of it is The Flash at number one, and the recently concluded Arrow coming in at second.