‘Supernatural’ season 9 spoilers: Misha Collins upped to series regular

Misha CollinsAfter not really having much to say when it comes to Misha Collins on “Supernatural” for several weeks, we are finding out quite a bit of good news all at one time.

First, we reported some scoop on what could happen with the tablets via series star Jared Padalecki, and now, Zap2It’s Carina MacKenzie is reporting that Collins has been officially upgraded to a series regular for “Supernatural” season 9. This is not necessarily a guarantee that he will appear in every episode, but you can probably bet on him being in at least half of them. It also guarantees that “Supernatural” basically has the ability to lock in him in case some other projects come up that could pose scheduling conflicts.

This is not the first time that Collins has been named a series regular for the show, as he only made a few guest appearances throughout the show’s controversial seventh season. He maintained a devoted following even in his time away from the show, and we probably get more requests for Castiel scoop than any other character on a network TV show. One of the reasons for this promotion may be the show’s higher ratings following “Arrow” on Wednesday nights, which could mean a larger budget.

MacKenzie also reports that Collins will direct an episode, which should be interesting to see from the standpoint of his vision. Collins, at least per our research, has never directed any episodic TV before now.

How thrilled are you to hear this news, and what sort of stories do you want to see for Castiel moving forward on “Supernatural” now? If you want to view even more news pertaining to the show, you can do so over at the link here.

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