The Winchester brothers seem to have smoothed things out.
Just hours after calling his former onscreen brother Jensen Ackles to wouldn’t have told him about a current project Supernatural prequel project, Jared Padalecki let fans know on Friday that “things are going well” between the former co-stars.
“@JensenAckles and I had a great conversation, as we often do, and things are going well,” Padalecki written in a tweet. “The show is at the start of the process with miles to go. We’ve been on a lot of roads together, and sometimes those damn roads have bumps. Bumps don’t stop us. Brothers once, brothers always.
Shortly after the publication of Padalecki’s tweet, Ackles responded, “I love you @jarpad. Miss those discussions. I forgot how much face time we always used to have. And I miss that too. I know you’re busy… just like me, but you’re still my brother. I miss you, mate.
Padalecki made his disappointment public on Thursday evening, after it was announced that Ackles and his wife, Danneel, are behind a potential Supernatural spin-off that would focus on the younger versions of Sam and Dean’s parents, John and Mary Winchester. In addition to executive production, Ackles is also expected to narrate the project, which is currently in development at The CW.
“Dude. Happy for you. I would have liked to hear about it other than on Twitter, ”Padalecki told Ackles in a tweet. “Glad to watch, but I’m disappointed Sam Winchester didn’t have any involvement. Later, when a fan suggested that Padalecki’s post “MUST be a bad joke,” Padalecki tweeted his post and added, “No. It’s not. This is the first time I’ve heard of it. I’m empty. “
The actor also initiated a third tweet, which has since been deleted, to Robbie Thompson, the Supernatural co-executive producer who will write the prospective series. “And you bullies? Wow. What a really horrible thing you did, ”one reads. “#Bravo, coward. “
Harsh words towards Ackles (and, at one point, Thompson) have indeed been confirmed do not as a joke on Friday morning when Padalecki told fans, “PLEASE don’t send hate or threats” to Ackles or other members of the Supernatural community. “I care deeply about everyone involved and I would be in real misery if any of them were hurt or threatened,” he explained.
Announcing the prequel project, Ackles said in a statement, “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 story. Supernatural origin story. I always felt that my character, Dean, wanted to know more about his parents’ relationship and how it came about. So I like the idea that he takes us on this journey.
Supernatural Creator Eric Kripke himself defended the news, tweeting, “When @JensenAckles first told me this story, I loved it. Him & @DanneelHarris & @ rthompson1138 are the perfect people to do it. (The other perfect person is too busy with Texas Rangers.) Thanks for carrying the torch, guys, go kick his ass. Proud of you. “
Padalecki is currently on the front page of The CW’s Walker, currently in the middle of his first season, while Ackles will soon be seen on The boys‘third season as Soldier Boy, the very first superhero.