Amazon Prime Video has announced that Jensen Ackles, star of Supernatural, will be joining the cast of the hit series The Boys for Season 3.
Ackles will portray Soldier Boy – the original Superhero. After Soldier Boy fought in World War II, he became the first super celebrity, and a mainstay of American culture for decades.
Eric Kripke, showrunner and Executive Producer of The Boys, commented: “When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment. I’m happy to say that dream has come true. Jensen is an amazing actor, an even better person, smells like warm chocolate chip cookies, and I consider him a brother. As Soldier Boy, the very first Superhero, he’ll bring so much humour, pathos, and danger to the role. I can’t wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of Supernatural to The Boys.”
The pick-up of Season 3 of The Boys was announced during their SDCC panel on July 23rd.
Season 2 will launch on September 4th with new episodes available weekly through to October 9th.