Although most of the specifics regarding the upcoming season of Supernatural remain shrouded in mystery, one thing’s for certain: Lucifer’s son, Jack, is someone we’re going to be seeing a whole lot of. In fact, Entertainment Weekly was able to confirm just as much by reporting that Alexander Calvert (Arrow‘s Anarky) will be a series regular.
Truth be told, I’m a little surprised to hear such news, mostly due to the fact that it took fan favorites such as Mark A. Sheppard (Crowley) and Mark Pellegrino (Lucifer himself) years to be granted such a privilege. That aside, this gives us a minor inkling as to how greatly Jack must factor into the producers’ plans over the course of the next year.
Before proceeding any further, let’s take a look at the character description provided for the latest addition to the principal cast:
“Born literally yesterday, Jack struggles to understand the world he’s brought into and the family that has taken him in (Sam and Dean Winchester) while he wrestles with his place in the world. Will he be good? Evil? Or something in between?”
As foreboding as that may sound, it’s important that we not forget Jack probably isn’t the main antagonist for season 13, with a familiar face from an alternate universe said to be taking on that role. And from what we can gather, we’re looking at a “nature versus nurture” scenario here. Sure, Jack may literally be the spawn of Satan, but he’s also half-human.
Let it be known that Calvert did briefly appear at the end of season 12’s finale, thus alleviating any fears that we’d be getting a rehash of Amara. Leading up to the concluding episode, there actually were fans worried about seeing a repeat of season 11’s big bad, but, thankfully, the producers put that to bed by showing Lucifer’s baby boy as being matured not long after his birth.
Supernatural returns for its thirteenth season on Thursday, October 12 on The CW.
Source: Entertainment Weekly