Jensen Ackles and Danneel Ackles Ink Overall Deal at Warner Bros. Television Group
Jensen Ackles, the "supernatural" star, and his wife and colleague Danneel Ackles have founded a new production company and signed an exclusive, multi-year contract with Warner Bros. Television Group, Variety has learned.
The duo have also hired former DC creative manager Renee Reiff to lead development for the company called Chaos Machine Productions.
Under this new contract, Chaos Machine will develop original television programming for broadcast, cable networks and streaming services.
“Warner Bros. has been my home for nearly two decades. The relationships I've built there are some of the best and most supportive I've hoped for in the industry. Danneel and I are very excited about the opportunity to continue growing as an artist and now as a producer under the guidance and direction of Peter Roth and the entire WBTV team, ”Jensen Ackles said in a statement.
Jensen Ackles has appeared in "Supernatural" since 2005. The Warner Bros.-produced drama was made on the WB network but is now airing on the CW. It will conclude its 15-year run this fall, and Ackles has already booked his next appearance as an actor: he has teamed up with Eric Kripke, the creator of "Supernatural", to perform in his superhero / vigilante drama " The Boys "from Amazon Prime Video. Ackles has also directed several episodes of "Supernatural" for Warner Bros. and voiced the role of Jason Todd aka Red Hood in the DC Universe animated film "Batman: Under the Red Hood". His previous small screen credits include "Smallville," "Dark Angel," "Dawson's Creek" and "Days of our Lives," while his earlier films include "Devour" and "My Bloody Valentine".
Danneel Ackles was last seen in "Supernatural", where she appeared as sister Jo alias the angel Anael. She was previously featured in WBTV's longtime teen drama "One Tree Hill". Her other on-screen roles include the "Harold and Kumar" franchise for the big screen and the sitcoms "Friends with Benefits", "Joey" and "Retired at 35" for the small screen.
Both actors appeared in the independent film "Ten Inch Hero".
Reiff has been with DC for the past four years, serving as a creative manager in television development and current programming. She has worked on series such as the upcoming "Sweet Tooth" for Netflix, "Lucifer" for Fox and Netflix, "iZombie" and "Supergirl" for CW and "Krypton" for Syfy. She was also an active board member of Warner Bros.'s OUT @ WB Business Resource Group, through which she ran multiple philanthropy events for the studio and hosted the first employee panel with multiple LGBTQIA + characters from the DC-on-CW range of executives Greg Berlanti producer.
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