Fifteen years. Two brothers. Angels and demons. A story like no other. And one of the most passionate fan bases of all time.
When a show you love ends after changing your life in countless ways, saying goodbye is hard. When characters are as richly written as Sam and Dean and Castiel and so many others, they become as real to us as our own family. When the actors who portray them are as inspiring as the characters they play and surprisingly accessible, they also become important parts of our lives. And finally, when you find a group of people who share your passion for something – and then discover you share all sorts of other things too – you build a community that supports you through the toughest times. All that, from a little television show on the CW.
We’ve cherished having all this for fifteen years, and that makes it difficult to know we’ll be saying goodbye to the show itself in a few short months. At the same time, I think we all feel indescribably grateful to have had these wonderful things for so long — these characters, this cast, this SPNFamily. It’s been lightning in a bottle since day one, and I honestly don’t think there will ever be another show and family like this.
There’ll Be Peace When You Are Done: Actors and Fans Celebrate the Legacy of Supernatural is an emotional look back at the television show Supernatural as it wraps up its final season after fifteen unprecedented years on air.
We’ve put this book together so we can all remember how special Supernatural is, forever. So we can celebrate the way the show has evolved in terms of diversity and representation, and the way the characters have inspired us, with chapters by actors and fans who are themselves representative of the kind of diversity we all look for in the media we love. So we have something to hang onto and revisit every time we want to immerse ourselves in all things Supernatural once again, with heartfelt words and breathtaking pictures and art. The actors who contributed chapters are every bit as emotional about the importance of the show and the legacy it leaves behind as the fans who contributed chapters are.
Supernatural has changed all of us, and made us all SPNFamily. #SPNFamilyForever.
Both a celebration of Supernatural and a way of remembering what made it so special, this book is a permanent reminder of the legacy the show leaves behind and a reminder to the SPN Family to, like the series’ unofficial theme song says, “carry on.”
The book includes very personal chapters written by actors Hugo Ateo, Andrea Drepaul, Adam Fergus, Carrie Genzel, David Haydn-Jones, Chad Lindberg, Lee Majdoub, Julie McNiven, Tahmoh Penikett, Lee Rumohr, Richard Speight Jr., Todd Stashwick, Shoshannah Stern, Brendan Taylor, Gabe Tigerman, Lauren Tom, and Rick Worthy. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles’ chapters pull together some of the most heartfelt things they’ve said already over the past year about the show and its ending, plus some new thoughts about Sam and Dean’s legacy. Misha Collins contributed a short but heartfelt message that provides a hopeful end to the book.
There’ll Be Peace When You Are Done is the ultimate send-off for this iconic show that has touched and changed the lives of so many fans across all walks of life. Every copy benefits the important work of non-profits Random Acts and SPNSurvivors, and we hope it will help you always remember why this little show has been, and will always be, so special. On sale now wherever books are sold – click the link below to order –
19 thoughts on “There’ll Be Peace When You Are Done”
Will this be available in the UK, I can get it via Amazon in the US but shipping is rather expensive.
Yes, we have an international distributor!
What was the most fun part of the project? What was the hardest part? Should we have tissues ready?
Will I also get the bonus content when I preorder at Amazon Germany ?
I ordered the book on Amazon. I’m so excited!
Yes! Just enter your proof of preorder on the peacehwhenyouaredone.com website!
Thanks so much for organising this Lynn, it will be a wonderful tribute
It’s pretty emotional, that’s for sure!
Thanks it’s on order and I thoroughly enjoyed the extra content download.
How many fandoms have creative teams that connect enough with their fans, and fans who create high-enough quality products, for a book like this to even be possible? I’m not sure if SPN, the show, is as irreplaceable as it feels right now, or if it’s just that no one else has really tried to fill the same niche. But many, many shows/networks/creators have tried to create passionate communities, and they haven’t yet come up with a replacement for the SPN family.
Preordered your newest book from amazon,and while I was at it I ordered fantasy and fan phenomena. Thanks for the effort you put in to.make this happen
It’s been a labor of love, truly. For everyone involved.
I think this truly has been, as they say, ‘lightning in a bottle.’ The show came along at the right time and its message spoke to fans so strongly that an amazing cohesive community formed around the show and these characters – and then they cast actors who related to the fandom in such a unique way. I don’t know if it will ever happen quite like this again!
Already ordered from Amazon.
I got a notice from Amazon and I ordered it on February 11th. I can’t wait. Thanks for making this possible.
It has been a labor of love – for everyone. Happy reading!
Looking forward to a good cry while reading. This will be a great souvenir of a huge part of my life. Thank you!
You should probably have tissues at the ready, but it should be the good kind of inspiring sort of cry 🙂