Supernatural Scoop: X-Files' Nicholas Lea Is Eliot Ness, Once's Red Riding Hood Seeks Out Sam

The CW’s Supernatural has found its Eliot Ness aka the legendary, real-life G-man who led The Untouchables.

The X-Files vet Nicholas Lea will step into the iconic role for a Season 7 time-travel episode that we first told you about, TVLine has confirmed.

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Lea — a cult fave for his roles on sci-fi shows like V, Kyle XY and the aforementioned Fox drama — will appear in Episode 12, which visits Ness’ professional heyday during the 1940s. There, it will be posited that the FBI agent also had another job — as a hunter!

Lea’s episode airs Jan. 13.

Additionally, Meghan Ory — who’s currently playing Red Riding Hood/Ruby on ABC’s Once Upon A Time — will guest-star in Episode 11 as Sally, a frightened “working girl” who comes to Sam for help. Zap2It first reported on Ory’s casting.

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