He's coming back. Full-time.
Two weeks after The CW renewed Supernatural for 2013-2014, fans of this long-running hit have now been given another reason to celebrate: Misha Collins will return to series regular status on Season 9.
The actor himself just confirmed the news via Twitter.
Details are scarce on just how Castiel will be brought back into the Winchester-based fold this fall, but we can also report Collins will direct an episode of the series next fall.
Supernatural Season 8, meanwhile, resumes this Wednesday night before taking a break for two weeks.