The actor opened up to EW about how he's watched his longtime co-star Jared Padalecki portray not just his onscreen brother, Sam, but also Lucifer, Gadreel, and other characters. Ackles, on the other hand, has only been Dean and the demon version of him. This "makes [his] job easier," he says, but he hinted that he has a new challenge ahead.
"That is all going to change soon," he told the publication of playing only Dean.
Ackles added that "something big's coming," seemingly hinting that he'll take on one or possibly even more new characters, too, in future episodes.
That, of course, raises more questions, but we'll have to wait for answers. In the meantime, Ackles has also had audio commentary recording duty. He shared a photo via Instagram Monday of himself in the studio alongside wife Danneel Ackles, who made her "Supernatural" debut as Sister Jo this season.
In addition to Ackles's commentary and whatever surprises Season 13 has for us, fans can look forward to the much-anticipated "Scooby-Doo" crossover episode, which debuts March 29.
"Supernatural" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.