5:45pm PT by Philiana Ng
'Supernatural' Lands 'Men in Trees' Actress for 'Intense' Role (Exclusive)
Supernatural is adding to the season eight cast.
Men in Trees actress and Futurama voice regular Lauren Tom has booked an episode on the CW drama's upcoming eighth season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Though details are sketchy, Tom's character -- which could be become recurring -- is described as an "intense" and "overbearing" mother to one of the characters on the show. Her introduction to the Supernatural world is said to be dramatic.
She is expected to begin filming in Vancouver in the next couple of days.
Repped by Gersh and Pop Art Management, Tom -- known primarily for her voice work -- recently wrapped season eight of Comedy Central's Futurama. Other credits include Fox's Napoleon Dynamite, King of the Hill and TNT's Hawthorne.
Supernatural moves to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Oct. 3 following Arrow.