Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki “gutted” after not being told about Jensen Ackles' new prequel series

25 June 2021, 12:25

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Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

Jensen and Danneel Ackles are developing a Supernatural prequel called The Winchesters, about Dean and Sam's parents John and Mary.

A new Supernatural prequel series is officially in the works thanks to Jensen Ackles, but it appears as though his co-star Jared Padalecki had no idea about it.

Deadline reports that Jensen Ackles and Danneel Ackles are currently developing a new Supernatural prequel, called The Winchesters, that will be about Sam and Dean Winchester's parents John and Mary. Jensen is also set to reprise his role as Dean Winchester, who will be the narrator of the new show.

After the news was shared on social media, fans reacted in their thousands. Some were here for it, some were skeptical and there was also one person who was confused: Jared Padalecki.

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Apparently, according to Jared, he had not been told about the show, and had only just found out that it was being developed by Ackles when the news broke on Twitter.

Following the news, he posted a couple of tweets expressing his feelings about it – but fans aren't quite sure if he's joking or not.

Jared Padalecki will apparently not be part of Supernatural prequel series The Winchesters
Jared Padalecki will apparently not be part of Supernatural prequel series The Winchesters. Picture: Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images, The CW

As one of the central members of the Supernatural family, and one of the Winchester brothers, you'd probably have expected Jared Padalecki to have known about a potential spin-off of the 15-season series. Apparently not, if Jared's tweets are anything to go by.

Retweeting Jensen's tweet, Jared wrote: “Dude. Happy for you. Wish I heard about this some way other than Twitter. I’m excited to watch, but bummed that Sam Winchester had no involvement whatsoever."

Jared also replied to a fan after many began speculating that Jared's tweet may have been sarcasm or a "bad joke". He wrote: "No. It’s not. This is the first I’ve heard about it. I’m gutted."

In a tweet on Friday (June 25), Jared responded to the reaction to his initial tweets on social media.

He wrote: "Hey world. Thank you for the love. Please PLEASE don’t send any hate or threats. I care deeply about everybody involved and would be in true misery if any of them were harmed or threatened."

He also added that he and Jensen had spoken and there's no bad blood between them: "@JensenAckles and I had a great talk, as we do often, and things are good. The show is early in the process with miles to go. We’ve travelled a lot of roads together, and sometimes those damn roads have bumps. Bumps don’t stop us. "Once brothers, always brothers.

Jensen also responded to Jared's tweet, writing: "Love you @jarpad … Miss these talks. I forgot how much face time we always used to get. And I miss that too. I know you’re busy…as am I, but you’re still my brother. I miss you, pal."

Misha Collins also quote tweeted Jensen's tweet and wrote: "Seems like this show would benefit from a time-traveling angel-in-a-trenchcoat character. Just saying..."

It's unclear if Misha's Castiel will be involved with the series.

In a statement to Deadline about the new spin-off series, Ackles said: "After Supernatural wrapped its 15th season, we knew it wasn’t over. Because like we say in the show, ‘nothing ever really ends, does it?'"

"When Danneel and I formed Chaos Machine Productions, we knew the first story we wanted to tell was the story of John and Mary Winchester, or rather the Supernatural origin story. I always felt like my character, Dean, would have wanted to know more about his parents’ relationship and how it came to be. So I love the thought of having him take us on this journey."

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