'Supernatural' Season 7: Colin Ford to return as young Sam, directed by Jensen Ackles

brock-kelly-colin-ford-spn.jpgWe always love a peek into our favorite characters' pasts, so we're going to just go ahead and call this excellent news.

"Supernatural"
begins production on Season 7 in Vancouver in early July -- and reps confirm to Zap2it exclusively that Colin Ford, one of our favorite recurring guest stars, will be returning as young Sam Winchester for the third episode, tentatively titled "The Girl Next Door."

Brock Kelly, who played opposite Ford as young Dean Winchester, is on deck to return for Season 7 as well. Though contracts have not been officially signed, Kelly's reps confirm to Zap2it, "There is a strong possibility that he will return."

UPDATE: Warner Bros. tells Zap2it that Kelly will not be appearing in episode 703. Reps for Kelly tell us that he is in discussions for future episodes.

We're told that the episode involves Sam ( Jared Padalecki) having flashbacks to when he was 15 years old, when a girl named Amy saved his life and tried to convince him to run away with her.

In the present day, Sam and Amy meet again, and he finds that she's settled into a "normal" life with a son and a steady job.

The episode, expected to air on October 7, is to be directed by series star Jensen Ackles. It will be the first episode of Season 7 filmed, in order for Ackles to have sufficient prep time. Ackles previously directed fan favorite episode "Weekend at Bobby's" in Season 6.

Ford first appeared as young Sam in Season 3's "A Very Supernatural Christmas." He returned in Season 4's "After School Special" and "When The Levee Breaks," and Season 5's "Dark Side of the Moon." The 14-year-old actor has an impressive resume which includes roles on "Hawaii Five-0," "CSI: Miami," and "Family Guy."
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