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Jensen Ackles Teases “Supernatural” Prequel, After Making Amends With Co-star Jared Padalecki

“Supernatural” remains one of the longest-running sci-fi/genre shows in American broadcast television history.

WASHINGTON — Hollywood star Jensen Ackles, after making amends with costar Jared Padalecki, teases his new “Supernatural” prequel, titled “The Winchesters.”

The star announced this sister show earlier this week. The prequel is set to follow John and Mary starting in 1972 (11 years before Mary’s death), and Ackles’ character, Dean, narrating his parents’ origin story. Of course, the original show also gave quite a few details about the Winchester family history.

“Canon? We got you. Figuring that out has been the fun stuff,” Ackles tweeted on June 26 in response to an article that speculated about how many established details would be embraced and erased.

Based on the “Smallville” alum’s tweet, it sounds like they’re relearning the details already sprinkled throughout the 15 seasons of “Supernatural.”

“The Winchesters” made headlines when “Supernatural” star Jared Padalecki, who played Sam on the original series, claimed that his onscreen brother hadn’t told him about the new series.

“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,” Padalecki tweeted on June 24, just after the new project was announced.

The “Walker” star even replied to a fan, promising he wasn’t joking. 

“No. It’s not a joke. This is the first I’ve heard about it. I’m gutted,” he said.

The following day, all was well with the Winchester brother actors. 

“@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 traveled a lot of roads together, and sometimes those damn roads have bumps. Bumps don’t stop us. Once brothers, always brothers. #spnfamily.” Padalecki tweeted on June 25.

Ackles responded to the “Gilmore Girls” alum. 

“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,” he wrote.

Along with playing brothers for 15 years, the two have been groomsmen at each other’s weddings and even have matching tattoos, which they got at their Supernatural dad Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s wedding.

Now that the two are back to their brotherly behavior, Ackles, who will star in the next season of “The Boys,” can focus on “The Winchesters.” He is developing the series with his wife, “One Tree Hill” alum Danneel Ackles, and their company Chaos Machine Productions. 

Chaos Machine Productions was launched last fall with an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. The studio has also produced “Supernatural” and will be behind “The Winchesters” jointly with Chaos Machine.

Eric Kripke’s creation “Supernatural” started on The WB and remains one of the longest-running sci-fi/genre shows in American broadcast television history.

(With inputs from ANI)

(Edited by Anindita Ghosh and Nikita Nikhil)

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