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The couple has formed a production company, Chaos Machine Productions, and signed an overall with the studio. The announcement comes on the day that the WB-produced Supernatural begins its final batch of episodes on The CW, concluding a 15-season run.
“Warner Bros. has been my home for the better part of two decades,” said Ackles. “The relationships I have acquired there are some of the finest and most supportive I could have hoped for in this industry. Danneel and I are thrilled for the opportunity to continue to grow as artists and now as a producers under the mentorship and guidance of Peter Roth and the whole WBTV team.”
WBTV’s multi-year deal with Chaos Machine will have the company develop TV programming for all platforms. The Ackleses have tapped former DC executive Renee Reiff as their head of development; she’ll oversee creative affairs at the company.
In addition to his long run on Supernatural, Ackles has appeared on the WB-produced Smallville and had a lead role in the DC animated movie Batman: Under the Red Hood. He’s next headed to Amazon’s The Boys — which Supernatural creator Eric Kripke runs — for that show’s third season.
Danneel Ackles, meanwhile, was a regular for several seasons on the studio’s One Tree Hill and has recurred on Supernatural. Reiff has worked in development and current programming at DC since 2016, helping shepherd shows including Netflix’s Sweet Tooth, The CW’s iZombie and Supergirl and Fox/Netflix’s Lucifer. She was also a board member of Warner Bros.’ OUT@WB business resource group, overseeing a number of philanthropy events for the studio.
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