Supernatural season 13 spoilers: Alexander Calvert promoted to regular

Alexander CalvertWhen Supernatural season 13 premieres on The CW, you better be prepared to see more of Alexander Calvert than ever before!

As first reported by Entertainment Weekly, Calvert, following a brief appearance in the season 12 finale as Lucifer’s son Jack, is going to be a regular for the upcoming season. This brings the total up to four once more following the departure of Mark Sheppard earlier this year. (If you haven’t watched Supernatural recently, Calvert has a history on The CW after playing the role of Anarky on Arrow season 4.)

Per the aforementioned website, the character description gives you a good sense as to who Jack is as a character, and how he could be different than his father:

Born literally yesterday, Jack struggles to understand the world he’s brought into and the family that has taken him in (Sam and Dean Winchester) while he wrestles with his place in the world … Will he be good? Evil? Or something in between?”

The thing to remember about Jack is that he is part human, so it’s not as though he is just destined to do terrible things in the world. There are glimmers of hope for him, and he’s got two great influences in his life (for the most part, as they do have shenanigans) in the Winchester brothers. They aren’t going to send him down a path where he embraces more of his demonic ways.

Yet, there may always be that part of his mind where he’s on a knife’s edge and could teeter to the other side. This is what makes the character so fascinating, and there is something about the base premise of this that feels very different from much of what the show has done before. It’s basically like raising a baby, only in this sense it’s a grown baby with the ability to run around and cause trouble in the world. He doesn’t know right from wrong, and Sam and Dean have so many other priorities that it’s a little bit challenging for them to concentrate all that much time or energy into just making him the best person possible.

As Supernatural goes along, it probably is more important that the cast expands somewhat. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have worked tireless on the series over the past dozen years, and more cast members likely means more opportunities for them to catch a breather here and there. Just remember how many kids the two of them have in their actual lives, and it’s a further sign that they gotta sleep sometimes. The show premieres on The CW this fall, and we’ll certainly have some additional news before then!

For a little bit more of the latest…

Be sure to visit the link here for everything from character speculation to some of the details that came out about the series over at the TCA Summer Press Tour. (Photo: The CW.)

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