Amanda Tapping lands recurring role on Supernatural (but as what?)

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Dec 17, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

For season eight, Supernatural is bringing out the big dogs. Sam and Dean may have met their match with a new heavenly creature. A sci-fi favorite has snagged a major role opposite the Winchester boys.

Amanda Tapping has landed a recurring gig on Supernatural. The actress is best known for her roles as Samantha Carter from the Stargate franchise and Helen Magnus on Sanctuary.

For her latest job, Tapping will play Naomi, a member of a "cool and mysterious" group of angels we've never seen before. The character is described as a "no-nonsense bureaucrat" similar to Matt Damon in The Good Shepherd, where he played a by-the-book CIA operative.

The casting breakdown explains, "She wears a business suit and has her hair pulled back. However, Naomi is less together than she appears to be. Her efficient manner belies a deeper emotionality."

Tapping will make her Supernatural debut during the season's seventh episode titled, "A Little Slice of Kevin."

Supernatural returns Oct. 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

(via TVLine)