The report suggests Ackles "will be directing the first episode being filmed this season, which will air as Episode 4."
With Supernatural as yet being months away from its final season premiere, there's no telling exactly what Ackles' last directing gig on the series will come. The actor previously helmed five episodes of Supernatural, starting with 2010's "Weekend at Bobby's".
The last season of the long-running CW series certainly surprised fans when it was declared earlier this year.
"The conversation's been going on about when, when is the time?" Ackles informed in a recent interview. "I think he and I always wanted to never see the show fizzle, never run out of gas.We wanted to go out strong, we wanted to go out while we were still able to give the quality of the product that we've been giving for the last 15 years,” said the 41-year-old actor.
‘Whatever it is, it's got to be the brothers together.’ Ackles said of the series' finale. He said that's been the core of the show since the beginning and it's really what the fans would want to see. Ackels thinks regardless of who comes knocking, whatever is done will be about these two brothers and their journey. The actor likewise thinks that's really where the heart of the show should reside.
"It wasn't an easy decision," Ackles previously described during a convention appearance which happened at the beginning of this year.
Ackles revealed it was months and months, if not years, of discussion between him and Jared Padalecki, between the rest of the cast, between the crew, between the writers, between the producers, between the studio, between the network. He addressed nobody wanted to see the show fizzle out. He perceives it was everyone wanting to do the biggest service to the show that they could be going out strong.
Jason stressed the writing was kind of on the wall and everybody kind of felt that it was coming soon, so it was simply taking that leap of faith of going like.