AceShowbiz - Mark Sheppard, who portrays Crowley on "Supernatural", will not be returning as series regular in the upcoming season 13. The news came after the actor took to Instagram to thank the "Supernatural" family for their support.
He posted a snap of himself blowing a kiss to the fans and "Supernatural" family on Instagram on Tuesday, May 23. "So to all my #spnfamily everywhere... my crew and my fellow storytellers... thanks for the ride. Time for something new. Even when I lose..." he wrote on the photo-sharing platform.
The character was first introduced in season 5. Crowley was a major recurring character for several years until Mark was promoted to series regular in season 10, joining Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins.
In season 12 finale, Crowley a.k.a. King of Hell, sacrificed himself in order to help the Winchesters take down Lucifer. However, it seems like just because he's dead, it doesn't mean we won't be able to see him again on the series, just like how it happens to Jim Beaver's Bobby.
"Supernatural" returns for season 13 in the Fall, Thursdays at 8 P.M. on The CW.