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Supernatural Adds Rick Springfield to Season 12

He's getting a little Devilish

Megan Vick

Lucifer is going to rock out on the next season of Supernatural.

Producers announced during the show's San Diego Comic-Con panel on Sunday that musician Rick Springfield will be joining the cast as one of Lucifer's new vessels.

"Lucifer got what he wanted last season, his face-to-face with God [Rob Benedict]. Now he's out in the world. We see Lucifer on vacation and he wants to have fun," said executive producer Andrew Dab. "This is a real role. Great actors have played this before like Mark Pelligrino and Misha Collins a little bit, so we needed someone who could act. Most rock stars can only sing and very few can act. If you've seen Ricki and The Flash or True Detective recently, he's really great."

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The panel also included a teaser for Season 12 which previewed the return of the Winchester boys' mother, Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith). She's spending some time with Dean (Jensen Ackles) while Sam (Jared Padalecki) is missing, after the events of the previous season. "I never wanted this for you and Sam," she tells her eldest son ominously. The teaser ends with a chilling, "Come home," message.

While things definitely don't look good for Sam, the panel revealed that he is definitely still alive. "Sam Winchester is not dead because he is not a LOSEchester," Padalecki joked. The younger Winchester is being held by the semi-villainous Men of Letters, and will need to be rescued when the season picks up.

Supernatural Season 12 premieres Wednesday, Sept. 13 -- now officially "Supernatural Day" -- at 9/8c on The CW.

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