‘Supernatural’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ Announce Schedule Changes Due To Virus Pandemic

If nothing else, the Coronavirus crisis is teaching people just how much goes into film and TV production. Today we found out, thanks to the good fellas at /Film, that both The Walking Dead and Supernatural have announced delays to the air schedule for the remainder of their seasons. While filming has wrapped on The Walking Dead and Supernatural has filmed 18 of it’s 20 episode final season, the pandemic has shut down post-production shops across the board, meaning no sound or visual effects can be completed and the final product can’t be edited for TV

The Walking Dead will “technically” have a season finale, just not the episode they intended. Announced via Insider.com the show will air it’s penultimate episode as this years season finale and will air the episode intended as the season finale later on in the year as a special event. Totally understandable but it seems strange that the final episode’s content is such that and can just be changed to a bonus episode down the road. I’m assuming that they are going the Game of Thrones route where the second to last episode is the real end with the final episode acting as an epilogue.

If you’ve been a reader of this site for a while, or spent any time listening to our podcast(s) you’ll know I’m a die-hard fan of Supernatural, something Travis has given me endless grief about. For the record, this show is one of the most fun, re-watchable, and downright entertaining shows ever created with chemistry to rival Friends or Seinfeld. Now that I’ve got that out of the way we can get to the details. The brothers Winchester are nearing the end of a 15 year long adventure that was originally to conclude in May, but now looks at a TBD to finish the run. Andrew Dabb, one of the writers on the show, announced via Twitter that last nights episode would be the last one to air until after people can get back to work. He was sure to say that the cast, crew, and The CW are all dedicated to finishing the series whenever that may be