Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, stars of the CW’s Supernatural, are no strangers to the spotlight, but neither is known in Hollywood for their musical talents. According to E! Online, executive producer Jeremy Carver has confirmed an upcoming Supernatural“musical-ish” episode.
Starring Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, and Padalecki as younger brother Sam, Supernatural follows the quest of two brothers to save the world and themselves from monsters, demons, and occasionally angels. The show is no ratings juggernaut, but its steady performance has been impressive enough for a potential spin-off. While the spin-off, Supernatural: Bloodlines, was not picked up to series, Supernatural shows no signs of slowing. When asked about a potential end date Ackles said, “I think as long as there’s that fulfillment, that enjoyment, that excitement, then yeah, we will keep going, as long as people are hanging in with us and are still entertained. We love these stories.”
Fans are still with Jensen. According to Tv By the Numbers, 2.28 million viewers tuned in to see Jensen and Jared in the ninth season finale, in which Ackle’s character Dean became a demon. Syndication on TNT and Netflix, has grown the show’s loyal fan base recent years. Fans often spend several hundred dollars to attend conventions where they can meet with Ackles, Padalecki and other actors from the show. Attendees claim Ackles has a wonderful singing voice, but he’s so far been reluctant to use it. Ackles and the cast of Supernatural love to give back to the fan through meta jokes. The most famous meta joke is the sixth season episode “The French Mistake” in which Dean and Sam took over the lives of Ackles and Padalecki.
While Jeremy Carver would not confirm if either Jared or Jensen will sing in the upcoming episode, he did confirm that there will be a mix of original and cover songs. Yes, more than one song. “I would just describe it as something of a love letter to our fans…” If Jensen does sing in the upcoming episode, there will be some complication. In the handful of times Dean sings in the series, Ackles plays the character as tone deaf. So diehard fans will likely have to keep waiting for the rest of the world discover Jensen’s true singing voice.
There’s more good news from the TCA Press Tour. CW president Mark Pedowitz is still open to the idea of a spin-off. No word yet on whether Jensen and Jared will appear in a backdoor pilot for the potential spin-off series.
See Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki as the Winchester brothers when Supernatural returns Tuesday, October 7 on the CW.