'Supernatural' Star Jensen Ackles Joins 'The Boys' Season 3
By Philiana Ng
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The Boys is about to stage a mini Supernaturalreunion. Jensen Ackles will be joining the superhero series for the third season, reuniting him with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.
Ackles will portray Soldier Boy, the original Supe. "After Soldier Boy fought in World War II, he became the first super celebrity and a mainstay of American culture for decades," according to the official character description.
“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," showrunner and executive producer Kripke said in a statement. "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.”
The series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Laz Alonso, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Nathan Mitchell, Giancarlo Esposito and The Boys newcomers Aya Cash and Shawn Ashmore.
The Boys returns for season 2 on Friday, Sept. 4 on Amazon Prime Video.
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