'Supernatural': Kevin McNally to play Season 7's new computer genius

kevin-mcnally-spn.jpgWhen "Supernatural" bros Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) need help on a hunt, they generally enlist Bobby's services -- but there are some things Bobby just doesn't understand.

In the sixth episode of Season 7 (tentatively titled "Slash Fiction"), the boys get some assistance on a hunt from Frank Devereaux, described as a "mad computer genius." Zap2it has confirmed that Kevin McNally will play the old "friend" of Bobby's, who helps the Winchesters out of a jam... reluctantly.

McNally's impressive acting resume spans over 30 years. He's best known for his work as Joshamee Gibbs in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films.

For right now, Frank is only set to appear in one episode, but as part of the hunters' network, there's always a possibility for a return. Hopefully, Frank fares better than the last genius who got caught in the Winchester web -- may Ash (Chad Lindberg) rest in peace.

The episode will also feature recurring "Supernatural" character Sheriff Jody Mills, a friend of Bobby's played by Kim Rhodes.

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