The angels may have fallen on Supernatural, but at least one of them will be a very familiar face.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Battlestar Galactica actor Tahmoh Penikett has been cast in the role of Ezekiel, who is described as “a dignified warrior angel injured in the fall,” by Supernatural executive producer Jeremy Carver.
Penikett most recently appeared on Continuum, but he played FBI agent Paul Blaard on two seasons of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse after playing Captain Karl "Helo" Agathon for four seasons of Galactica.
Carver said at San Diego Comic-Con this past month that season nine of Supernatural will find the Winchester brothers, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles), dealing with an assortment of angels who have “lots of different agendas.”
“[The angels are] lost, scared, and vengeful, and I think [the storyline] is lending itself to lots of exciting and wonderful character moments for all of our characters to be dealing with. A world of fallen angels is a dirty, bloody, scary and in some ways very human world. We’re very excited to explore that.”
Penikett will make his first appearance on the long-running CW series in the season-nine premiere on Oct. 8.
Are you excited that Tahmoh Penikett is joining the fold as fallen angel Ezekiel on Supernatural?