Casting Goodness: Jensen Ackles Joins Amazon’s The Boys for Season 3
From demon hunter to anti-(super)hero. Supernatural‘s Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester) has finally announced where he’s headed once he’s done with his long-running CW drama.
He’s signed on to work with a familiar face — Eric Kripke — on Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys. According to a press release, he’ll play Soldier Boy, “the original Superhero. After Soldier Boy fought in World War II, he became the first super celebrity, and a mainstay of American culture for decades.”
Kripke, who created Supernatural and The Boys, couldn’t be more excited about the reunion. In fact, it sounds like it was inevitable.
“When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment,” the executive producer said in a statement. “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.”
This isn’t the first reunion Kripke’s engineered recently. A few of the showrunner’s alums enlisted to join him on The Boys includes:
–Jim Beaver (Bobby Singer, Supernatural) aka Secretary of Defense Robert A. Singer
–Giancarlo Esposito (Tom Neville, Revolution) aka Stan Edgar
–Malcolm Barrett (Rufus Carlin, Timeless) aka Seth Reed
–Goran Visnjic (Garcia Flynn, Timeless) aka Alistair Adana (coming in season two)
–Claudia Doumit (Jiya, Timeless) aka Victoria Neuman (coming in season two)
–Shantel VanSanten (guest star Kate Drummond, Timeless) aka Becca Butcher
Ackles announced the good news via his Instagram account this morning.
The actor and his Supernatural co-star Jared Padalecki are about to start production on the show’s final two episodes, which were delayed due to the pandemic.
Earlier this year, Padalecki announced he’ll stick around the CW for the foreseeable future. He’s the lead in a Walker, Texas Ranger reboot called Walker that will also star The 100‘s Lindsey Morgan.
While Ackles will be part of the third season of The Boys, the show’s second season premieres on Amazon September 4 with new episodes rolling out weekly until October 9.
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