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Has Supernatural Prequel Caused A Feud Between Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles?

The recent news of Supernatural returning to the screens with a prequel starring Jensen Ackles has sparked a state of euphoria among fans. But more surprising is the fact that another star from the show was the last one to know about it.

The horror-thriller Supernatural, starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as the famous Winchester Brothers aired in 2005. It is one of the longest-running shows with 15 successful seasons and a loyal fan base. However, the series was originally envisioned for five seasons by Eric Kripke. After concluding the story he had intended to tell, Kripke made his departure as the showrunner. But the increasing viewership and popularity compelled the producers to extend it for 10 more seasons.

Now, the sci-fi is planning a comeback with a prequel The Winchesters, featuring Dean and Sam’s parents. As we all know, the series started with the brothers picking up from where their parents had left off, i.e., hunting supernatural entities. Now it’s time to take the fans through the adventures of John and Mary. The story of their epic love and bravery will be narrated by Dean Winchester, played by Jensen Ackles. Jensen and his wife, Danneel Ackles’ production house, Chaos Machine, will be executive producing this show in collaboration with Warner Bros. Television.

Jared Padalecki Was Not Informed

While fans from across the world, as well as Eric Kripke were pouring their congratulations and joy over Twitter, actor Jared Padalecki expressed a different emotion. Even though both Jensen and Jared were the hearts and faces of the show as the protagonists, it’s shocking that the latter had no idea about these plans. If we read his tweet, it seems like Padalecki was completely unaware of such a major decision. He took it to Twitter and wrote, “Dude. Happy for you. Wish I heard about this some way other than Twitter.”

Ouch! That must have hurt. In another deleted tweet, the actor even gave a piece of his mind to producer Robbie Thompson. Jared’s feelings are understandable considering that he worked with them for over 15 years. In fact, the two leading actors and onscreen brothers cultivated a strong friendship behind the scenes over the years. Not informing Jared before the announcement of the prequel has disappointed several fans as well. However, Kripke has tried to explain by stating that the actor was preoccupied with other projects and shoots.
Jared still shows his support to his former costar Ackles and says that he’ll watch the series. He has also thanked his fans for their love and asked them to refrain from sending hate messages or threats to the people involved with the upcoming project.

Written by Ipshita Barua