Supernatural has tapped Ty Olsson (Battlestar Galactica, Men in Trees) to join the show’s eighth season in a pivotal recurring role.
Olsson, who also starred as 9/11 hero Mark Bingham in the A&E telepic Flight 93, will play Benny, a dark and dangerous vampire who helps Dean escape from purgatory.
“He’s not a good guy,” Dean’s portrayer, Jensen Ackles, tells TVLine. “[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.”
The character is set to debut in the show’s Oct. 3 season premiere.
Fun fact: This is not the first time Olsson has appeared on Supernatural. In Season 2, he guest starred as a vampire named Eli.