Castiel fans, the angels have heard your plight and have answered in kind.
Misha Collins will return for Supernatural's ninth season as a full-fledged series regular, E! News has confirmed.
Apparently fans started a campaign to bring the angel back by sending feathers to the Supernatural offices. Collins tweeted today: "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."
We also hear that he'll be directing an episode of Supernatural next season.
The long-running CW show was recently renewed, along with The Vampire Diaries and freshman series Arrow.
Castiel fans...react! How happy are you to see your angel back for real this time?