The Boys and Supernatural Star Jensen Ackles Really, REALLY Wanted to Be on The Last Of Us

Jensen Ackles made a name for himself by starring in the hit CW series that aired for 15 years, Supernatural, and has been having a heck of a career since. Ackles has since starred in Amazon Prime Video's hit series The Boys and season 3 of Big Sky. He has also had a bunch of voice acting roles including starring in DC Comics' animated universe as Batman. Fans have even thrown around the idea of Ackles playing Batman in live-action for James Gunn and Peter Safran's new DC Universe, but it's up in the air if that is even possible. It seems that the actor also wanted to join another massive franchise but doesn't think he even had a shot at it. During a Supernatural fan event, Ackles revealed that he wanted to play Joel in HBO's live-action The Last of Us series, but the role ended up going to Pedro Pascal. 

"I was kind of really pushing hard for Pedro Pascal's role in The Last of Us," Ackles said. "I don't think I was really in the mix or even had a shot at it. I was like, oh, that was high up on my radar." 

The Boys was officially renewed for a fourth season weeks before the season finale aired. With the series ending on such a high note, fans are definitely excited to see what will happen next. Karl Urban, who plays Butcher in the series, recently revealed when filming for the fourth season of the series will begin, so we could wind up getting some new info sooner rather than later.

"From our first conversation with Eric Kripke and the creative team about Season 3 of The Boys, we knew the show was continuing to get even bolder-an impressive feat considering the wild success of the Emmy-nominated second season," Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios, shared in a statement. "The Boys continues to push boundaries in storytelling while also being relentlessly entertaining and threading the needle on social satire that feels all too real. This stylized world of the series has incredible global reach and the viewership for opening weekend is proof of that. We are immensely proud of the cast and crew that has spawned a franchise for Prime Video, but and we look forward to bringing more of The Boys to our customers."

"Speaking for the cast and crew, we're so grateful to Sony, Amazon, and most of all the fans for embracing the show and allowing us to make more," The Boys showrunner, added. "We're thrilled to continue Butcher and the Boys' fight against Homelander and the Seven, as well as comment on the insane world we're living in. Also, this is the first time in history that exploding genitalia has led to further success."

Jeff Frost, President, Sony Pictures Television and Jason Clodfelter, co-President, Sony Pictures Television said in a statements, "The Boys producers and cast have proven year after year that there is no bar they can't jump over. We are incredibly proud of this brilliant and subversive genre-bending series. Our relationship with Prime Video is much more than a partnership, it's more like extended family. Everyone here at Sony Pictures Television is thankful to join Prime Video and Eric Kripke for another successful season."

All episodes of The Boys are streaming exclusively on Prime Video now. Stay tuned for more details on Season 4.

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