Coming out of this weekend’s Supernatural convention was an interesting piece of casting news: the Ghostfacers are set to return in season 9. We were able to confirm with The CW that this is, in fact, true! A.J. Buckley and Travis Wester will return as Ed Zeddmore and Harry Spangler, respectively, during the second half of the season (which will kick off in January 2014), but further details are currently under wraps.
It’s a long-running joke (in a very sad way, most of the time), that Supernatural tends to kill its recurring characters. When the show lost Jim Beaver, who played Bobby Singer, it actually lost the few remaining characters from the first season. Beaver first appeared in the season 1 finale and lasted until season 7, occasionally returning in seasons 8 and 9 as a ghost or a dream character. To refresh your memory, Ed and Harry are some of the last few recurring guest stars from the first season to have never been killed. The pair first came across the Winchesters in the season 1 episode “Hell House”, where they revealed themselves as whimpy — but hilarious! — would-be ghostbusters. They later appeared in the season 3 episode “Ghostfacers”, which was shot as a documentary-style episode. The Ghostfacers, as the duo now called themselves, had secured themselves a few additional team members as they investigated the paranormal. Finally, we last saw the pair in the season 4 episode “It’s a Terrible Life” in a set of instructional videos that an alternate-reality version of Sam and Dean watched as they were first exposed to the supernatural world.
Any guesses as to what will bring the Ghostfacers back to the show now? Are you happy about the news? Let’s hope the show won’t bring them back after all this time just to kill them off!
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