TV Line report that Collins will reprise his role of angel Castiel for the show’s ninth season which was recently commissioned by The CW. In addition to reprising his role, as a regular cast member, Collins will also direct an episode.
Collins first made his debut in Supernatural during its fourth season and was promoted to the regular cast for the fifth and sixth seasons – dropping down to recurring for subsequent seasons.
Supernatural along with Arrow and The Vampire Diaries was recently re-commissioned by The CW. The drama, starring Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, has been paired up with Arrow for its current series and has rated well.
The renewal of the three popular shows by The CW leaves the fates of its other drams unclear. It is now widely expected that 90210 will be axed after ratings plummeted to well under 1 million viewers. What is less clear whether the broadcaster will renew or axe Beauty and the Beast, The Carrie Diaries, Nikita and Hart of Dixie.