Long-running drama Supernatural to end after 15th season

It airs on E4 in the UK.

Long-running dark fantasy TV series Supernatural will end after its 15th season.

Stars of the show Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins broke the news to fans in an Instagram video on Friday.

Ackles, who plays monster hunter Dean Winchester in the programme, said:  “We just told the crew that even though we’re very excited to be moving into our fifteenth season, it will be our last.

“Fifteen years of a show that has certainly changed my life, I know it’s changed these two guys’ lives, and we just wanted you to hear from us that though we’re excited about next year, it will be the finale.”

Padalecki, who plays Dean’s brother Sam, added: “We’ve cried some tears and we’ll cry some more, but we’re grateful and we’re going to work all that emotion into next season.”

The final season of Supernatural, which airs on E4 in the UK, will consist of 20 episodes.

At the time of its series finale, the series will have aired 323 episodes.