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Jensen Ackles has found his Supernatural follow-up.
The star of the long-running CW series will join the cast of Amazon’s The Boys for its third season. The casting reunites him with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, who’s the showrunner of The Boys.
Ackles — who announced the casting via Instagram (watch his post below) — will play Soldier Boy, the original superhero in the world of The Boys. After fighting in World War II, he became the first super celebrity and a mainstay of American culture for decades.
“When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment,” said Kripke. ” I’m happy to say that dream has come true. Jensen is an amazing actor, an even better person, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the very first superhero, he’ll bring so much humor, pathos, and danger to the role. I can’t wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of Supernatural to The Boys.”
Ackles has starred on Supernatural, The CW’s longest-running series, for 15 years. The show’s final season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic but plans to film its final episodes to air sometime in the coming months. Ackles’ co-star, Jared Padalecki, is moving to another CW series, Walker, in the 2020-21 season.
The second season of The Boys is set to premiere Sept. 4 on Amazon. The show earned an early third-season pickup in July.
Watch Ackles’ announcement below.
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