We speak with the actor about the show's upcoming return

While on the set of Platinum Dunes' upcoming remake of Friday the 13th, we got a chance to talk to one of Jason's latest victims, Jared Padalecki. And of course the conversation soon turned to the fourth season of Supernatural. Season three ended with Dean (Jensen Ackles) going to Hell. So, where does that leave Sam? Jared was quite eager to answer our questions:

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I know we're here on the set of Friday the 13th. But I have to ask some Supernatural questions. When do you guys go back to shooting again?

Jared Padalecki: As of right now, we are supposed to start in the first week of July. Of course the strike is a big issue. But they want to have us paired with Smallville. And Smallville is going to start shooting really early. So they want us to start shooting early, so they can air all of the episodes together.

Have you seen any scripts from the first couple of episodes?

Jared Padalecki: No, uh-uh. I haven't seen anything. Hat's off to Eric (Kripe). The only person I have talked with is Jensen. He and I keep in touch. But we haven't seen any scripts or read any of the scripts. We haven't even heard any of the ideas that they have.

You know that all of the fans are freaking out because they thought Jensen was off the show? But clearly not.

Jared Padalecki: I'm hoping clearly not. I think his plan is to be in Vancouver when I am in Vancouver. I pray to God that he comes back. Because that means every day, all day, there would be no one there to bear the burden except me. But, no, I'm sure that Jensen will be a huge part of the series. Just as he has always been. He's just in Hell this time out.

Barring the actors' strike, the fourth season of Supernatural should be here soon.