Mark Pellegrino is raising hell — even though the actor is no longer portraying Lucifer on the CW’s “Supernatural.”
During the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con, which took place on Sunday, the show’s executive producer Robert Singer revealed the surprising news that Lucifer would be taking over a new vessel in Season 12 … a famous one.
“The first vessel that [Lucifer] feels comfortable with is a rock star who’s a little bit on the down side who’s trying to come back,” Singer said, revealing that after abandoning Castiel’s (Mischa Collins) body, Lucifer will find a new, rockin’ bod to call home. The vessel that Lucifer will inhibit is a washed-up singer named Vince Vincente, played by “Jessie’s Girl” singer Rick Springfield.
— Rick Springfield (@rickspringfield) July 24, 2016
According to executive producer Andrew Dabb, “Supernatural” wanted to cast an authentic rock star who “could act.” “If you’ve seen ‘Ricki and The Flash’ or ‘True Detective’ recently, he’s really great,” Dabb gushed about Springfield’s acting ability during the “Supernatural” panel.
But not everyone is thrilled with the Season 12 casting — specifically fans of Lucifer and the actor who portrayed him. Pellegrino, who played Lucifer’s first vessel, Nick, reacted to the new casting on Twitter by retweeting angry fans in addition to sharing his own thoughts of the vessel swap.
“I sort of like the idea of a mojo enhanced Nick madly hunting the archangel who f---ed up his vessel,” Pellegrino wrote in a tweet, revealing that if his character couldn’t portray Lucifer then maybe he could play a hunter alongside Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles).
Fans of the demon character have even decided to petition against the Lucifer casting by attempting to make #NotMyLucifer a trending topic on Twitter.
— Michelle S (@bishopsorphan) July 25, 2016
What are your thoughts on the new Lucifer casting? Sound off in the comment section below. “Supernatural” will return with Season 12 on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m. EDT on the CW.