New information about Supernatural‘s eighth season has been revealed, including whether Misha Collins will be back as Castiel!

SpoilerTV has reported some fan tweets from the current Supernatural convention in Rio (hashtag #RioCon), and among the things revealed, actors have allegedly confirmed that the season will have 24 episodes – in a time where some shows are only brought back for reduced seasons (like Fringe has been), this is reassuring news.

Another fan tweet quoted Jim Beaver (Bobby) as saying that Misha Collins will indeed be back in season 8. Clearly Jim has some knowledge about the finale, which must indicate that the door is left open for Misha to return, but of course we can’t take this as absolute confirmation. It’s a good sign, though!