Meet the guy who'll save Dean from purgatory in Supernatural S8

The recent season seven finale of The CW's Supernatural left the Winchester brothers in quite a predicament, but some recent casting news sheds some light on what's to come in season eight. Spoilers ahead!

As we know, Dean (Jensen Ackles) was whisked away to purgatory after taking out last season's Big Bad—but it sounds like he won't be stuck there for long.

Ty Olsson (Battlestar Galactica) will join the series early next season as Benny, "a dark and dangerous vampire who helps Dean escape from purgatory," according to TV Line.

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Dean teaming up with a vampire? That could be interesting. And, according to Ackles, it will definitely make for some drama next year:

"He's not a good guy. [He] stands to pose a bit of an issue for Dean because maybe there are things that Dean has hidden that he doesn't want to tell Sam that happened in purgatory."
What do you think about where the series is heading? Did you like season seven?

(Via TV Line)

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