The devil will be facing some new “Affairs of the Heart” in “Supernatural” season 12.
The musician has been cast as Lucifer in “Supernatural” Season 12 and will play the devil in the first few episodes of the season. Executive producers Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb announced the news at the CW show’s Comic-Con panel on Sunday, moderated by Richard Speight Jr. and Rob Benedict, who played Gabriel and Chuck (aka God) on the long-running series).
“Rick Springfield is going to be the new Satan,” Speight said at the event.
Last season, Lucifer took possession of Castiel’s body, and will be trying out another vessel in the new season, the producers revealed. “You need a really strong vessel like Sam, like Castiel,” said Singer.
“The first vessel that [Lucifer] feels comfortable with is a rock star who’s a little bit on the down side who’s trying to come back,” Singer explained.
Dabb told fans at the convention that they wanted a real rock star for the role of the washed-up Vince Vicente, but one who “could act.” “If you’ve seen ‘Ricki and The Flash’ or ‘True Detective’ recently, he’s really great.”
Along with his roles in “Ricki and the Flash” and “True Detective,” Springfield also played Dr. Noah Drake in “General Hospital.” “Supernatural” season 12 will premiere after “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m.