It may be the dog days of August, but it’s never too early to starting planning for Halloween. And it looks like The CW has more treats than tricks in store for horror fans this year.
The CW this week announced October debut dates for the final seven episodes of the popular Supernatural series, as well as the network premiere of Swamp Thing, as reported by Deadline.
Supernatural–the longest-running American live-action fantasy TV series–will start the last seven episodes of its 15th and final season Oct. 8, leading to a series finale Nov. 19. An hour-long retrospective special–Supernatural: The Long Way Home–will precede the final episode.
This final season was cut short earlier this year by COVID-19, with three episodes left to film and post-production work to be done on four others. Production on the remaining episodes is expected to start later this month.
Supernatural–created by Eric Kripke and starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles–follows the compelling adventures of two brothers as they hunt down demons, ghosts and monsters.
In addition, The CW’s broadcast debut of Swamp Thing–the show picked up by the network following its cancellation by Warner Bros.’ DC Universe streaming platform–is slated for Oct. 6, with a 90-minute premiere .
Based on the DC Comics mainstay horror character created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the show follows Abigail Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small Louisiana town. But she soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets–including (of course) Swamp Thing (Derek Mears).
Fans hope a second season of Swamp Thing on its new network may be on the horizon, but The CW president Mark Pedowitz is hedging his bets on that subject. “At the moment,” he said during an interview earlier this year, “it’s just the one season. I do not know if it would come back. That would be a discussion for Warner Bros. and The CW.”
So, keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the final season of Supernatural, as well as the fate of Swamp Thing on The CW.