“Supernatural” is going “back to basics” in Season 12, executive producer Bob Singer promised atComic-Con– with a focus on family reminiscent of the first two seasons, as Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) must deal with the return of their mother, Mary (Samantha Smith), the escape of Lucifer, and the apparent threat presented by another branch of the Men of Letters organization.
“You don’t get bigger than God, we can’t top all that,” Singer pointed out, admitting that they’re aiming to “tell smaller stories — some good old fashioned horror stories” in Season 12. “We’ve introduced the British Men of Letters, they’ll be part of what we’re doing.
And we’ve still got Lucifer out there, so there’s a hunt for Lucifer.”Since Lucifer is on the run – or attempting a “vacation” from the politics of trying to take over heaven or hell, per Singer — he’ll be “trying out a few new vessels,” including a fading rockstar whois attempting a comeback.
To add authenticity, the show hascast real-life rocker Rick Springfieldin the role, and the “Jessie’s Girl” singer is currentlyin Vancouver filming his first appearance.
After being used as Lucifer’s vessel last season,Misha Collinssays Castiel is reverting back to his Season 4 iteration in terms of attitude, having got“much of his mojo back… he’s angry and he’s in a fighting spirit and he’s after Lucifer. And now thatMary’s back, he’s tattletaling a lot.”