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Supernatural Jim Beaver Returns

Supernatural Season 11: Jim Beaver Set to Return — and He's Got Company

Supernatural is going back in time to Season 5, with an assist from fan fave Bobby Singer — and another hunter pal.

Jim Beaver will reprise his role as the Winchesters’ beloved father figure in an upcoming Season 11 installment, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Supernatural Jim Beaver ReturnsThe actor — who was last seen on the CW series providing help from Heaven in Season 10’s “Inside Man” — will appear via flashbacks in Episode 16, alongside Steven Williams as hunter Rufus (who was killed during Season 6).

“[Dean and Sam] are going to be investigating an old case that was once investigated by Bobby and Rufus,” in what would have been Season 5, executive producer Jeremy Carver tells TVLine.

“There’s a lot of great throwbacks to things that happened” during that season, the EP continues, including “the wonderful relationship between Bobby and Rufus. That’s going to be a really neat episode.”

Supernatural returns Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 9/8c.