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As season 13 comes to a close, Supernatural stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki have come to learn that not everything is as it seems when it comes to the show. With season 14 looming near, it looks like one Winchester brother will finally get the opportunity to play someone other than himself. 

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Over the years, fans have been able to see Sam and Dean Winchester as they die, come back from the dead and fight every demon and monster known to man. We've seen the brothers do almost everything we can think of, and yet, we've only seen one of the brothers actually play a character other than himself. 

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean Winchester in the series, revealed that he'll be taking on a new character in the forthcoming season, saying: 

“Over the years I’ve only ever had to just play Dean, whereas Jared has had to be Lucifer and Gadreel and all these different actual characters other than Sam,” Ackles tells EW. “That is all going to change soon. Something big’s coming.”

Details of the new character is still pretty quiet, but according to the show's co-showrunner Andrew Dabb, the new character is not only going to be unexpected, but expected as well? 

“The fun about Apocalypse world and these stories we’re telling is that sometimes the actors embrace other performances that maybe aren’t what they’re used to doing,” Dabb tells EW. “Obviously after 13 years, Jensen’s very used to playing Dean and is amazing at it. In terms of who the [new] character is, I will say that it’s a character that will be both unexpected and kind of a long time coming.”

While we're not exactly sure what this means for Ackles, we're pretty stoked to see him play a new character in the show. The actor even took to Instagram to tease his new look. 

The post isn't much to go on, but we're seriously excited for season 14. 

What do you think of Ackles playing a new character? Sound off in the comments below! 

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