Jensen Ackles (L) and Jared Padelecki of the show "Supernatural"
U.S. actors Jensen Ackles (L) and Jared Padelecki of the show "Supernatural" arrive for The WB's All Star Party at the Cabana Club in Hollywood July 22, 2005 as part of the 2005 Television Critics Association Summer press tour. Reuters/Lee Celano

“Supernatural” season 12 will not see Jensen Ackles sitting on the director’s chair, the actor himself said. As for co-star Jared Padalecki, he is hoping there will be more Sam-Castiel (Samstiel) scenes included in the upcoming season because he loves Misha Collins.

It’s been a tradition in the “Supernatural” family that Ackles, who plays Dean Winchester, gets to direct one episode per season. For the next one, though, the 38-year-old actor has decided to take a break from helming an episode.

“I just decided to take the first part of the season easy,” he was quoted by TV Line as saying. “Twenty-three episodes [per season] is a long, long shoot, and I usually would direct the first episode that we would film… so it’s basically like sprinting the first several miles of a marathon, which doesn’t really work if you’re a good runner. You want to pace yourself, so I’m going to pace myself this year.”

Spoilers ahead! “Supernatural” Season 11 ended in May with God (Rob Benedict) and Amara (Emily Swallow) patching things up and basically entrusting mankind to the Winchester brothers. Unfortunately, there was a new maybe-villain introduced in the last episode in the form of Lady Antonia Bevell (Elizabeth Blackmore), a representative from the UK edition of the Men of Letters. There’s also the return of the Winchester matriarch, Mary (Samantha Smith), who died in the very first episode of the show.

Read more: ‘Supernatural’ season 11 finale: The best and worst of ‘Alpha and Omega’ [PHOTOS]

If Ackles is asked, though, he would like to return to show’s first setup. “I’d also like to see more of a hunter network,” he told TV Line. “I’m a big fan of the original format of the show, the monster-of-the-week kind of thing. [But] I don’t know how we necessarily get back to that with everything that’s happened.”

He liked the “really cool” expansion of the Men of Letters mythology, though, and would like to revisit the purgatory storyline.

Padalecki, who plays Dean’s brother Sam, would want more scenes of Sam and Castiel (Collins) together. His reason for that is simple: “I love Misha. I get a lot of Sam/Dean scenes, and I love Jensen, but I love exploring the Sam/Castiel relationship (too).”

The 33-year-old actor is right, though. There are a lot of bromance going on with Dean and Castiel, with some fans even “shipping” the two characters romantically together, but there are only a handful of Sam and Castiel scenes together. As it has been established in the past, Castiel is equally protective of Sam as he is of Dean, and Sam is just as fond of the fallen angel. More scenes of the two together certainly won’t hurt.

Meanwhile, “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke said as long as Ackles and Padalecki are “up for it,” the show will go on. He told Collider there are thousands of ghost stories the Winchesters have yet to tackle, so “as long as everyone is having fun and Jared and Jensen want to do it, they’ll keep doing it.”

Kripke isn’t running the show anymore, though he said he is happy to help if the show needs him again.

“Supernatural” season 12 will premiere on Oct. 13 in the US. Australian airdate is expected to follow a few dates after.