Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki Returning To Supernatural?
Are Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki somehow returning to Supernatural?
Only one short year ago Supernatural left the airwaves for good. The show revolving around the monster hunting Winchester brothers ran for 15 seasons and ended on November 19th 2020. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki played the longest roles of their careers as Dean and Sam Winchester respectively. Their commitment to the show was evident, but it was time to say goodbye after a decade and a half. Controversy has sprung up around the final season, so it is surprising to hear that at least one person would love to have the boys returning to saving people and hunting things.
In an article for The Hollywood Reporter, CW CEO Mark Pedowitz has vocalized his support for the show. “If the boys want to come back, I’m always open to do some more,” Pedowitz told THR. Along with Supernatural, Pedowitz said the drama One Tree Hill was also incredibly popular and that it would also be welcome back on the network in some way or another.
While Pedowitz would love for the most successful show to return, that may be unlikely. In the wake of Supernatural’s finale, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki have said contradictory statements. Ackles may be too busy to return at the present. Currently he has been filming with Supernatural creator Erik Kripke on the Amazon Prime show, The Boys. Ackles has been cast as Soldier Boy, one of the original supes. His promotional photos as Soldier Boy are shaggy and unkempt, an exciting departure from Dean Winchester’s clean-cut look.
That isn’t to say that Jensen Ackles isn’t open to Supernatural content at all. Almost immediately after the conclusion of the show, Ackles went on record with a new idea. In June, Deadline reported that a Supernatural prequel is in the works with Ackles producing. The prequel will be titled The Winchesters, and be set around Dean and Sam’s parents, John and Mary Winchester. Ackles would lend his voice again for Dean Winchester who would reportedly be the narrator. His wife and producing partner Danneel Ackles is also in talks to guest star. Of course fans will welcome back any Supernatural content. But it is a shame that the previous spin-off was dead before it began. Wayward Sisters was a backdoor pilot in the 13th season of Supernatural and would have gone on to be a show in its own right. The show would have centered around recurring character Jody Mills and her own hunting endeavors.
Another kink in the narrative is the relationship between Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. After the announcement of the Supernatural prequel, Padalecki tweeted that he was devestated that Sam Winchester would have no involvement. Padalecki stated that he was hurt to hear the news over Twitter rather than in person. The actor has since gone on the record to say that it was a misunderstanding and there are no ill feelings between him and his onscreen brother. But Padalecki is amid the second season of the CW show Walker, Texas Ranger, so he is committed for the time being. As much as new Supernatural episodes would be a crowd pleaser, it seems for now fans just have to wait for the prequel.