Ty Olsson (Aron Kelly in Battlestar Galactica , Defying Gravity , Syfy’s Flash Gordon ) is set to join Supernatural as a pivotal recurring character in season eight.
He will play Benny, a dark and dangerous vampire who helps Dean escape from purgatory.
“He’s not a good guy,” says 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 will first appear in the season eight premiere.
Olsson has appeared on Supernatural before. In season two, he played a vampire named Eli.