Rick Springfield is Legion, joins Supernatural as Lucifer himself

Supernatural Rick Springfield

Supernatural's newest casting pick is an oldie but a goodie: Rick Springfield! The "Jessie's Girl" crooner will join the CW show in its 12th season as the newest vessel for Lucifer himself. The body inhabited by the Devil is that of Vince Vicente, a "washed-up aging rock star." Ouch.

Says EP Andrew Dabb:

Lucifer got what he wanted last season, his face-to-face with God [Rob Benedict]. Now he's out in the world. We see Lucifer on vacation and he wants to have fun. This is a real role. Great actors have played this before like Mark Pellegrino and Misha Collins a little bit, so we needed someone who could act. Most rock stars can only sing and very few can act. If you've seen Ricki and The Flash or True Detective recently, [Springfield's] really great.

People forget that Springfield has been acting for about as long as he's been making music, making a splash as Dr. Noah Drake on the popular soap opera General Hospital. It will be cool to see him sink his teeth into a deliciously hammy villain role. It might actually get me watching the show again, at least for an episode or two.

Supernatural season 12 returns Thursday, Oct. 13, at 9 PM ET on the CW.

Rick Springfield back in the day
Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite Rick Springfield song?



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