Jenson Ackles to Direct Jared Padalecki in ‘Walker’

The Winchester brothers reunite, even though they won’t share a screen

It’s almost a year after CW‘s Supernatural ended. Lead stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles haven’t collaborated on anything since then, but that will change now. Padalecki’s new series Walker will have an episode with Ackles behind the camera. That’s right, Ackles will direct episode 7 of the new CW show.

Ackles previously directed six episodes of Supernatural and this will be his first time 2019’s Supernatural episode, “Atomic Monsters.” We are not sure if Ackles will make a cameo in Walker.

Life after Supernatural

Still from Walker

The pair were together for fifteen season of the horror thriller series. Once they wrapped up, Ackles moved on to play Soldier Boy in Amazon‘s The Boys. He got to reunite with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke.

Padalecki stayed back at the CW with the rebooted version of ’90s Walker, Texas Ranger starring Chuck Norris. Padalecki finished 20 years under The CW, starting back in 2000 when it was still called “The WB.”

Recent drama


There was a slight miscommunication between the two actors recently, about the Supernatural prequel series. Ackles was announced to return as producer and narrator, but Padalecki’s name wasn’t mentioned. He reacted to this on social media after finding out on Twitter that he wasn’t part of it. He spoke about being “bummed” and “gutted” that Sam Winchester had no involvement. But he spoke it out with Ackles and smoothed things over.

He tweeted later that him and Jensen had a great talk as often, and things are good. Moreover, the show is still in early development so there’s still hope.

The prequel series will focus on Sam and Dean’s parents, with Ackles narrating from his character’s perspective. If the show picks off, it will be the first successful spin-off, since Supernatural: Bloodlines and Wayward Sisters failed.

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