Update: Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki has urged fans not to send “hate or threats” over the announcement of a spin-off which he won’t be involved in.
The star took to Twitter on Friday (June 25) to write: “Hey world. Thank you for the love. Please PLEASE don’t send any hate or threats. I care deeply about everybody involved and would be in true misery if any of them were harmed or threatened.”
He also revealed that he and his former co-star Jensen Ackles had spoken about the whole furore.
“@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 travelled a lot of roads together, and sometimes those damn roads have bumps. Bumps don’t stop us,” he wrote in a follow-up tweet.
He signed off by adding, “Once brothers, always brothers” with the hashtag, “#spnfamily.”
Ackles then replied to Padalecki on Twitter, writing: “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.”
Original story: Supernatural star Jared Padalecki has said that he is “gutted” by the announcement of Jensen Ackles’ spin-off series.
Jensen revealed on Thursday (June 24) that he was developing a prequel show with co-star and real-life wife Danneel titled The Winchesters, centred on John and Mary Winchester.
The new series will be told from Dean’s perspective, with Jensen set to return as the narrator.
The news appeared to take Jared (who played Sam) by surprise, as he tweeted a few hours later that – despite being happy for his former castmate – he was “bummed” to have no involvement in the project.
“Dude. Happy for you,” he wrote, while quote-tweeting Jensen’s post. “Wish I heard about this some way other than Twitter.
“I’m excited to watch, but bummed that Sam Winchester had no involvement whatsoever.”
Some fans were speculating on whether the star was being serious or not.
When asked if his tweet was a joke, Jared replied: “No. It’s not. This is the first I’ve heard about it. I’m gutted.”
Deadline reports that The Winchesters has a script commitment with The CW at this stage.
Jensen said at the time of the announcement: “When Danneel and I formed Chaos Machine Productions, we knew the first story we wanted to tell was the story of John and Mary Winchester, or rather the Supernatural origin story.
“I always felt like my character, Dean, would have wanted to know more about his parents’ relationship and how it came to be. So I love the thought of having him take us on this journey.”