Dean Winchester, played by Jensen Ackles, has been an iconic character in the paranormal series. Ackles also had a hand in directing a few episodes. However, this time in "Supernatural Season 12" it was said that he is not sitting in the director's chair anymore.
Actors have been known to be given the chance to direct some episodes in the television shows they are manning. It is also known that Jensen Ackles have been doing that same gig but why is he not planning on directing any "Supernatural season 12" episodes this time? According to reports, Ackles has both played Dean Winchester and directed some of the best episodes in the CW show's history.
His first directed episode was in season 5, titled: "Weekend at Bobby's." It was indicated, as HOF has it, that speculations stem from the return of Mary Winchester - Dean and Sam's mom. She has been dead since the first season. He opted to focus more in the acting aspect of his career this time around.
And if Ackles had a hand at directing, it is interesting to note that Jared Padalecki had a hand in writing episodes, too. Particularly, Mary Winchester's return. The story arc for season 8 will explore the relationship between the sons and the mother. Sam and Dean will have a lot of questions for their newly-resurrected mother. Both actors have already read the premiere episode's script and are privy on the details. But it was theorized that Dean will find out what happened to Sam - when he was supposedly shot.
Now, Sam and Dean Winchester will have to face the fact that their mother has been brought back from the dead after a divine resurrection in "Supernatural season 12" which is scheduled to air on The CW on October 13.