‘The O.C.’ alum Shannon Lucio will be joining the cast of The CW’s hit ‘Supernatural‘ as the love interest of fallen angel-turned human Castiel, whose last romantic interest was the demon Meg, who was killed by the series’ main bad guy Crowley.  Lucio’s character, April Kelly will pop up in the show’s third episode of its ninth season, which will air on October 22nd.  (The first new episode airs on October 8th.)

Last season culminated in all of the angels falling from heaven, which resulted in Castiel losing his angelic powers.  It’s been hinted that the other angels now consider him a target for revenge.

Earlier this year, Misha Collins, who portrays Castiel hinted at the new developments in this season, stating that his character would experience the true human experience, including “eating, defecating and fornicating.”

Check out this interview with both Collins and Mark Sheppard who plays Crowley.

What does April’s presence mean for Castiel’s other love interest, Dean?  Oh that’s not real?  If you say so.

Are you looking forward to Cas getting some action?  Or will this lead to problems down the line?

‘Supernatural’ returns on Tuesday October 8th at 9 pm eastern on The CW.

Source: TVLine