Jim Michaels confirms the name given to Apocalypse Bobby in Supernatural

Supernatural -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /

Apocalypse Bobby, AU Bobby, Rift Bobby, AW Bobby. These are all just some of the names Supernatural fans have given the new Bobby in the series. What exactly are the cast and crew calling him?

Remember when Supernatural finally confirmed the way Castiel’s nickname was spelled? It turns out it’s Cass and not Cas. Now the attention has turned onto Bobby in Supernatural Season 14. Jim Michaels has finally confirmed what he’s called on the paperwork.

We’ve had a few variations for what to call the world as a whole and the characters that come from it. I’ve worked with “Apocalypse Bobby,” purely because he came from the “Apocalypse World” and it was clear that there were possibly more parallel universes out there.

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Well, we may not be seeing them. Michaels shares that the Supernatural paperwork calls the fan favorite character “AU Bobby.”

Supernatural Wiki and a few other sites will be changing the references to AU Bobby to match. I’m still going to stick with Apocalypse Bobby, just in case there’s ever another AU World brought in. I want to be ready because you just never know. This isn’t out of disrespect to anyone in the cast or crew, but more just being prepared for everything.

This connects to the use of Cass rather than Cas. I’ve tried to stick to Cass out of the respect for the writers, but it’s hard to get out of old habits. Plus, with nicknames (which is technically what “AU Bobby” is) you get away with different spellings, especially when it comes to characters in a show.

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What do you call the new Bobby in Supernatural? Will you change with the announcement from Jim Michaels? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Supernatural airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.