Exclusive: ‘Fringe’ Baddie Wings It On ‘Supernatural’

by | August 6, 2010 at 2:59 PM | Casting News, Fringe, Matt's TV News, Supernatural

Sebastian Roche (Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Sebastian Roche (Alberto E Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Fringe‘ shape-shifter Sebastian Roché is adopting yet another new form: as an angel on The CW’s ‘Supernatural.’

The Paris-born actor broke the casting news via his Twitter feed, but offered no details on his role.

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Fancast has learned exclusively that Roché will guest-star on ‘Supernatural’ in the upcoming season’s third episode, “The Third Man,” as Balthazar – an angel/soldier friend of Castiel’s.

“Remember when Cass (played by Misha Collins) was dragged back to Heaven as a prisoner? Balthazar was actually the only friend who stood up for him,” ‘Supernatural’ executive producer Sera Gamble notes. “During the Apocalypse, Balthazar went AWOL, and Cass thought he was dead. Turns out… not so much.”

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So what is Balty up to, and why is he hanging among the humanfolk? Says Gamble, “He’s doing some very interesting, shady stuff we’ve never seen an angel do before.”

Roché also is set to reprise his role as shape-shifter Thomas Jerome Newton multiple times over the course of ‘Fringe’s first batch of Season 3 episodes.

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‘Supernatural’ moves to Fridays at 9/8c this fall, with the new season premiering September 24.

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