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Who will Tom Welling play in The Winchesters?

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Tom Welling has landed a role in the Supernatural prequel spin-off, The Winchesters. Who will he play on the new series?

For a long time there was a huge connection between Smallville* and Superntural. The two shows filmed on studio lots next to each other. In fact, Jensen Ackles was in Smallville for a season and became an enemy of Tom Welling’s Superman. It was only because of Supernatural* that Ackles came out of the series.

When Supernatural got to 10 seasons, there were more comparisons with the superhero series. After all, Smallville ended with 10 seasons. The Winchester brothers were able to surpass it with another five seasons.

Now we have a Supernatural prequel, and it turns out that there’s an extra special Smallville actor joining. Welling has landed a role, according to TVLine.

Who is Tom Welling in The Winchesters?

Welling has landed a special role in the series. He will play Samuel Campbell.

Samuel is Mary Campbell’s dad, who is currently missing on the series. He is Sam and Dean’s grandfather, and was famously played by Mitch Pileggi in the main series. Funnily enough, Pileggi has gone on to play Jared Padalecki’s father in Walker, also on The CW.

Welling will have a recurring role on the series, and will show up in the seventh episode. There are 13 episodes in the first season. He will show up to help Mary and her friends with the big case they need to solve to protect the world from demons. What will he think of John Winchester, though?

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The Winchesters airs Tuesdays on The CW in the U.S. and on CTV Sci-Fi in Canada.