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Supernatural creator apologises to Jared Padalecki following upset at spin-off show 

Jared played Sam Winchester on the hit show 

Emmy Griffiths

Supernatural creator Eric Kripke has apologised to Jared Padalecki after he revealed that the series’ spin-off show was announced without him being informed, despite playing a main character in the show’s 15-year run. 

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Eric tweeted an apology after saying he “loved” the idea of the show, which will be based around Sam and Dean’s parents, John and Mary Winchester. He tweeted: “Guys. When I wrote this, I assumed Jared knew. I was wrong. I already apologized to him & @jarpad & @JensenAckles worked it out. I love them both like brothers, both equally contributed to #SPN. Families have bumps, they overcome them, that's why they're family. #SPNFamily.” 

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Jared previously said that he was “gutted” after the show was announced without his knowledge and retweeted his on-screen brother, Jensen Ackles, adding: "Dude. Happy for you. Wish I heard about this some way other than Twitter. I'm excited to watch, but bummed that Sam Winchester had no involvement whatsoever.”

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Jared tweeted that he was 'gutted' about the news

Jared fired off a third tweet - which has since been deleted - at Supernatural co-executive producer Robbie Thompson who will be penning the new series. "Et tu brute? Wow. What a truly awful thing you've done. #Bravo you coward," it read.

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He later confirmed that he had spoken to Jensen and that all was well, asking fans not to send hate or threats. He wrote: "Things are good. The show is early in the process with miles to go. We've traveled a lot of roads together, and sometimes those damn roads have bumps. Bumps don't stop us.” Jensen added: "Love you @jarpad… Miss these talks. I forgot how much face time we always used to get. And I miss that too. I know you're busy... as am I, but you're still my brother."

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