Supernatural was renewed for a thirteenth season by The CW on January 8, 2017. The season will consist of 23 episodes and air on Thursdays at 8PM EST.

Preparation for the season began on June 26, 2017.[1] Filming began on July 12, 2017 and will end on April 19, 2018.[2]

The season is set to premiere on October 12, 2017 with Lost & Found.[3]

Season Summary


Season Cast

Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Stars


Episode List

Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate #
Lost & Found Writer: Andrew Dabb Director: Phil Sgriccia 10/12/2017 #265 1301

The Rising Sun Writer: Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Director: Thomas Wright 10/19/2017 #266 1302

Patience Writer: Robert Berens Director: Robert Singer 10/26/2017 #267 1303

The Big Empty Writer: Meredith Glynn Director: John Badham 11/2/2017 #268 1304

Advanced Thanatology Writer: Steve Yockey Director: TBA. 11/9/2017 #269 1305

Tombstone Writer: Davy Perez Director: Nina Lopez-Corrado 11/16/2017 #270 1306

War of the Worlds Writer: Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming Director: Richard Speight Jr. 11/30/2017 #271 1307

The Scorpion and The Frog Writer: Andrew Dabb Director: TBA. TBA. #272 1308

The Bad Place Writer: Robert Berens Director: TBA. TBA. #273 1309

Wayward Sisters Writer: Robert Berens and Andrew Dabb Director: TBA. 2018 #274 1310

ScoobyNatural Writer: Jeremy Adams and Jim Krieg Director: TBA. 2018 #280 1316

NOTE: Italicized information can still change.


  • Andrew Dabb hinted that since Season 12 was about "two grown men" accepting their mother, Season 13 will be about "two grown men" being parents, meaning Sam and Dean will be bonding with Jack.
  • Misha Collins has stated in Chicago Convention that a "Cas that is very challenging" is coming this season. He has also revealed that an "old friend" from an alternate reality will be back and become one of the season's Big Bad.
  • Many deceased characters from previous seasons are set to appear.


  • This is the second season to feature an animation in an episode with Season 8 being the first one.
  • This is the third season to feature a Nephilim with Season 8 and Season 12 being the first two.
  • The writers returned to work on May 15.
  • Whereas the previous seasons have 184 shooting days, this season will only have 179. This is due to ScoobyNatural, the animated episode, only requiring a few days of live shooting.
  • This is the first season to have an early renewal from The CW network.
  • Mark Sheppard will not return to the show as a series regular this season[4], and has stated that there are no plans for him to return to the show. He also tweeted he will still attend conventions except for Creation ones in 2018.[5]
    • It has been reported on August 10, 2017 that Alexander Calvert will be replacing him as a series regular.[6]
  • This is the second season to have 5 series regulars with Season 12 being the first one.
  • Richard Speight Jr. will return to direct two episodes, making this season his second where he directs multiple episodes in one season with Season 12 being the first one.
  • Jensen Ackles was supposed to direct an episode this season but due to the opening of his brewery Family Business Beer Co., he had to cancel.
  • The writing staff is the same as Season 12: Brad Buckner, Davy Perez, Eugenie Ross-Leming, John Bring, Meredith Glynn, Robert Berens and Steve Yockey.
  • This is the second season where Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer are the showrunners with Season 12 being the first one.
  • This is the second to feature a backdoor pilot for a planned spin-off with Season 9 being the first one. This season features the backdoor pilot for Wayward Sisters while the latter season featured the pilot for Bloodlines.


Behind the Scenes




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