‘Supernatural’ Delayed, Jensen Ackles Joins ‘The Boys’ Season 3

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Everyone’s favorite ghost-hunter and demon slayer will be saying his final goodbyes before transitioning over to a new story.

Jensen Ackles recently announced that he is joining the cast of Amazon’s hit superhero-takedown series, The Boys. The actor will be playing “Soldier Boy,” an original superhero. According to the character summary, “After Soldier Boy fought in World War II, he became the first super celebrity, and a mainstay of American culture for decades.”

Ackles will team up again with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke as he is also the showrunner for The Boys. In the press release announcing the news, Kripke described Ackles career as the following: “When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream— to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment. I’m happy to say that dream has come true.”

The Boys was renewed for a third season ahead of Season 2, which will launch on September 4 on Amazon. The show is based on the best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Point Grey Pictures’ Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and James Weaver executive produce, along with Original Film’s Neal H. Moritz and Pavun Shetty, Phil Sgriccia, Craig Rosenberg, Rebecca Sonnenshine, Ken Levin and Jason Netter. Ennis and Robertson also co-executive produce along with Michael Saltzman.

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After halting production due to COVID-19, Supernatural will be back; the remaining five episodes of the 18-episode season have already been filmed, but the visual effects and sound departments have been closed due to the novel coronavirus.

The release of the final episodes in the fall will mark the end of Supernatural which ran for 15 seasons.

Ackles’ other acting credits include Devour, the big screen remake My Bloody Valentine and the independent rom-com Ten Inch Hero. His small screen credits include Smallville, Dark Angel, Dawson’s Creek and Days of our Lives.

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