The folks behind the CW’s Supernatural have turned cliffhangers into an art form, and the Season 6 finale was probably one of the best. Take Castiel’s turn to the dark side and combine that with the news that Misha Collins is no longer a series regular, and you get an audience that’s anxious to know what Season 7 will be tossing our way. Fortunately, AOL TV had a chance to talk with Collins to see if he could shed some light on the matter.
Collins confirmed that the network and showrunners were overwhelmed by irate fans showing their support, but his status as ‘recurring’ remains unchanged, although he doesn’t know exactly how recurring Castiel will be. “I am not going to be a series regular on ‘Supernatural’ next year,” Collins says. “I don’t really know what my role on the show is going to be. I know that I’m going to be in the first two episodes at this point, but I don’t know beyond that what the season holds for me.”
He admits that he hasn’t read the script for the second episode yet but remains hopeful that Castiel will have “some redemption.” Considering that Castiel was originally intended to die last season, it’s anybody’s guess on whether the hero-turned-villain will finally meet that delayed fate or if something new has been worked out for him.
Collins also revealed that there are no hard feelings over losing his status as a series regular, saying that the set of Supernatural is “the best work environment I’ve ever had.”
We might still be in the dark about exactly what will happen with Castiel, but we do know Season 7 will see the return of the younger versions of Sam and Dean, as well as a childhood friend that rediscovers Sam while he’s on a hunt.
Update: More Supernatural Season 7 details, including the new villain!