Feb. 25, 2013 at 4:07 PM ET
Well, this is "Supernatural" news to set our hearts aflutter. Misha Collins, who plays anguished angel Castiel on the CW drama, will return as a series regular for season nine.
"I don't think the feathers to the offices campaign was what saved the angel, but it does look like i'm going to be a regular for season 9," the amusing actor tweeted Monday.
Castiel has been a fan favorite ever since his introduction in season four. His death in season eight sparked outrage among supporters of the socially awkward angel, who was resurrected -- along with his rocking trenchcoat -- this season.
Like co-star Jensen Ackles, Collins will stretch his wings behind the camera: He's also set to direct an episode in the ninth season of the cult hit, which was officially renewed Feb. 11.
"Supernatural" airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on The CW.
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