Back in July, during their Comic-Con presentation, Supernatural executive producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb announced that musician Rick Springfield has come aboard to play Lucifer in Season 12. Today we have new photos from the second episode of Season 12, featuring Rick Springfield's rock star character named Vince Vicente, who has become the new vessel for the Devil. We also have new photos of the Winchester Brothers' long-lost mother Mary (Samantha Smith).
During the Comic-Con panel, executive producer Robert Singer stated that Lucifer will try out "different vessels" throughout the season, with the first being this "washed up aging rock star" named Vincent Vicente, played by Rick Springfield. While we still don't quite know how Lucifer will interact with the Winchester Brothers, executive producer Andrew Dabb told TV Line that The Devil realizes he has free reign on Earth. Here's what he had to say below.
"'God's gone. I have a free playing field here. I could go take over heaven or hell, but is that what I really want?' What he discovers is that, in some ways, God had the right idea. Worship is fun. Having people worship you, it's a good time. Unfortunately, there's a lot of baggage with the name Lucifer, let's put it that way. So for him, popping into someone like the rock star Vince Vincente, it allows him experience that almost God-like worship."
We know that the Supernatural Season 12 premiere will pick up right where the Season 11 finale cliffhanger left off. The season ended as Dean (Jensen Ackles) found his mother Mary (Samantha Smith) alive in the woods, wearing the same nightgown she had on the night she supposedly died. The cliffhanger also showed Sam (Jared Padalecki) being seemingly shot by Toni (Elizabeth Blackmore), a member of the London Men of Letters.
We reported earlier this month that the Winchester Brothers will also square off against Adolf Hitler, with Season 8 guest star Adam Rose set to reprise his role as Aaron Bass, in this season's fifth episode. Aaron Bass was the grandson of a Judah Initiative member, a group sworn to stop the necromancers of the Thule Society, which had sponsored the Nazis during World War II. Executive producer Andrew Dabb previously revealed that this episode will bring back the Thule as they enact their master plan to resurrect Adolf Hitler, who is described as "a psychotic Richard Simmons." There has also been talk of the Supernatural series finale coming in the year 2018 with the 300th episode, but nothing is set in stone yet. Take a look at these new photos, as we get closer to the Supernatural Season 12 premiere on Thursday, October 13 at 8 PM ET on The CW.