Fans of “Supernatural” got more than they bargained for during the show’s Comic-Con panel on Sunday, which kicked off with a surprise performance from rockers Kansas, whose 1976 hit “Carry on My Wayward Son” has been a staple of the show for years.
Following the performance (which can be seen courtesy of the fan-shot video below), stars Jensen Ackles (Dean), Jared Padalecki (Sam) and Misha Collins (Castiel) took to the stage, joined by executive producers Bob Singer and Andrew Dabb to share some insight into the upcoming 13th season, reports Mashable.
Collins jokingly addressed the elephant in the room — the death of Castiel in the season 12 finale — by arriving to the panel late, dragging his own chair with him and claiming that he wasn’t going to be returning to the show (fans can relax; exec producer Bob Singer has already confirmed the Winchester brothers’ angelic ally will be back).
As for how that takes place, Dabb noted cryptically that “some people who have been long dead on our show are still alive in apocalypse world as much different characters.”
Other news about the upcoming season included the long-awaited return of Loretta Devine as Kansas psychic Missouri Moseley, who last appeared back in season one. In addition, the producers also shared casting details about the upcoming “Supernatural” spinoff, “Wayward Sisters”.
Kim Rhodes will star as Sioux Falls Sheriff Jody Mills, described as “a associate of Bobby Singer, who has grown to be one of Sam and Dean Winchester’s most trusted friends and allies. Assisting Jody will be Sheriff Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster), “a relative novice to the hunter’s life, but a close friend who Jody can confide in.”
Other characters in “Wayward Sisters” include Claire Novak (Kathryn Newton), Alex Jones (Katherine Ramdeen) and Patience Turner (Clark Backo).
The 13th season of “Supernatural” premieres on Oct. 12.