Familiar Faces Track The WB's 'Supernatural'
(Wednesday, February 16 10:57 AM)
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) The nice thing about being an attractive young actor on a WB drama is you know that the network will keep trying to find a way to make you a star. "Gilmore" guy Jared Padalecki and "Smallville" vet Jensen Ackles will topline the drama pilot "Supernatural," as the netlet tries to make them into the next Chad Michael Murray (and hopefully not the next Oliver Hudson).
The series, from McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision, is invariably described as "Route 66" meets "The X-Files." Ackles and Padalecki will play brothers who travel the country looking for supernatural forces.
Padalecki has been an on-again/off-again regular on "Gilmore Girls" as Dean. The "New York Minute" thespian led The WB's "Young MacGyver" pilot back in 2003. In addition to his current run as Jason Teague on "Smallville," Ackles is a familiar Face of The WB from a guest run on "Dawson's Creek," the teen soap that also proved a spawning ground for the careers of Murray and, to a much lesser degree, Hudson.
Ed Begley Jr. is less likely to appear on billboards, but the five-time Emmy nominee is also coming to The WB. The "St. Elsewhere" star, last spotted in a recurring role on FOX's "Arrested Development," has signed on for the Anne Heche comedy "True." The series, from Warner Bros. TV, stars Heche as a woman who moves back in with her parents after her boyfriend breaks up with her while she's in labor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Begley will play Heche's father.