Ackles revealed the news on Instagram by sharing with his eight million plus followers a video of him catching a The Boys graphic novel. The clip ends with the tease The Boys Season 3.
The Boys’ creator Eric Kripke tweeted his excitement at having Ackles join the show. In a statement he revealed that Ackles will portray Soldier Boy.
“When I was a child, I had a crazy, impossible dream — to provide Jensen Ackles with gainful employment,” said Kripke. “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 humor, 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.”
Earlier this year Ackles’ Supernatural co-star Jared Padalecki joined the cast of The CW’s Texas Ranger reboot.