Jensen Ackles — he of hunting monsters on the CW’s "Supernatural," opening Central Texas breweries and being spotted around Austin every now and then — has a new role fighting evil.

The actor will play Soldier Boy in Season 3 of Amazon Prime Video’s dark superhero show, "The Boys," according to a news release this week from the streaming platform. Soldier Boy is described as the original superhero in the show’s universe: "After Soldier Boy fought in World War II, he became the first super celebrity, and a mainstay of American culture for decades."

The third season of the show was announced at San Diego Comic-Con on July 23. The show’s Season 2 is set to premiere on Sept. 4.

Season 15 of "Supernatural" will be the show’s last, and production on the final episodes has reportedly resumed.


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