'Supernatural' Casts Amanda Tapping as New Season 8 Angel, Plus TV Vet to Guest Star

'Supernatural' Casts Amanda Tapping as New Season 8 Angel, Plus TV Vet to Guest Star

Stargate and Sanctuary actress Amanda Tapping is joining Supernatural's Season 8 in an angelic major recurring role. Plus, M*A*S*H vet Mike Farrell will be guest starring.

TV Line reports that Tapping will play Naomi, a character showrunner Jeremy Carver described as “cool and mysterious, part of a new group of angels we’ve never seen before.” Naomi is a "no-nonsense bureaucrat,” with the original casting notice stating:

“She wears a business suit and has her hair pulled back. However, Naomi is less together than she appears to be. Her efficient manner belies a deeper emotionality.”

Tapping will make her first appearance in this season's seventh episode, titled "A Little Slice of Kevin."

Plus, M*A*S*H vet Mike Farrell will guest star in Episode 8 as Fred Jones, described by Carver as “an aging mentalist with a slippery grasp on reality."

What do you think about this "new group of angels"?