For those of us still wondering what direction Supernatural will take after the Season 5-ending showdown that left the archangel Michael and Lucifer -- the latter in the body of Sam Winchester -- trapped in the pit and a shattered Dean attempting to begin a normal life, The CW's press release announcing its fall schedule provides some clues.
Okay, they're more than clues -- they're plot points for the sixth season. So if you're spoiler-shy, you may want to stop reading now.
As we might've guessed when it was revealed earlier this month that the network will air repeats of the series throughout the summer following Smallville, when Supernatural returns in the fall it will be at 9 p.m. Fridays.
Now with that out of the way, let's get to the good stuff: "Season six will be a season of mystery and shadow. Heaven and Hell have been left in complete disarray since the apocalyptic events of season five. And now, monsters, angels and demons roam across a lawless and chaotic landscape. And so Dean Winchester, who has retired from hunting and sworn never to return, finds himself being pulled back into his old life -- pulled back by none other than Sam Winchester, who has escaped from Hell. The two reunite to beat back the rising tide of creatures and demon-spawn, but they quickly realize that neither are who they used to be, their relationship isn't what it used to be, and that nothing is what it seems."
The new season will again star Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester and -- wait for it, wait for it -- Misha Collins as Castiel.
"I can’t help but think of the final scene of The Hurt Locker, when the main character sees himself in front of a shelf with several cereal boxes and doesn’t know what to do," he said. "The guy disarms bombs in Iraq, but gets lost on the supermarket! That is not his reality, just like not being a hunter looks like a different world to Dean. All his life was dedicated to one single task, almost like a voluntary slavery, now it’s time to face the monster of [the] real world. That’s totally new to me, through the acting perspective, and I’ll explore a lot more of Dean’s life, that’s why I’m so excited. A kind of introspective tension, like inside monsters."
(via Michael Aussiello)