Zap2it can reveal that Mark Sheppard is returning to “Supernatural” Season 10 as a series regular. While there is no exact episode count for the king of hell at this time, the promotion means he’ll be a big part of the next season.
Does that mean fans will get to see more of Dean and Crowley’s odd couple dynamic next season, with Crowley showing Dean the ropes of being a demon? Not going to lie, that sounds awesome — although Sam would probably disagree.
“Battlestar Galactica” alum Sheppard first appeared on “Supernatural” in Season 5, back when Crowley was a crossroads demon and right-hand man to Lilith, the former ruler of hell. Since then, he has risen through the ranks to become the king of hell himself, and forged a love/hate relationship with the Winchesters, sometimes helping them and most of the time trying to kill them.
Season 10 is going to focus on Dean’s struggles with becoming a demon after dying and having his Mark of Cain resurrect him as the thing he and his brother Sam have hunted their entire lives. Since Crowley was the one who told Dean about the Mark in the first place, he’s “helped” Dean with understanding how it works, though he conveniently forgot to tell Dean about how the Mark also resurrected Cain as a demon way back in the day. That’s probably not going to sit too well with either Winchester, but hey, Crowley’s never been known for his complete and total honesty, has he?