Supernatural creator Eric Kripke insists his originally-planned ending for the show wouldn’t have gone down well with fans.
The U.S. TV programme came to an end after 15 seasons on Thursday night, with Jensen Ackles’ character Dean dying as he got impaled on a piece of steel while fighting a group of vampires.
Kripke developed the series for just three seasons and then expanded it to five, following the success of the show. He departed as showrunner after season five and the series continued for 10 more seasons.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, he revealed he had a long talk with series star Ackles and co-showrunners Andrew Dabb and Bob Singer about the ending, sharing they “pitched it to me and I went off to think about it for a couple days.”
“It was interesting… admittedly, me being me, I spent some time thinking, ‘Okay, is there any other ending I would pitch back that I think is better?’,” recalled Kripke.