I'm still reeling from Supernatural's awesome
series fifth-season finale "Swan Song," with its open-ended questions, disappearing prophets, and domesticated Dean, but it's never too early to get ready for next season. Okay, I guess this is a bit early since it's only May.
But The CW has business to conduct, and as such, released a general synopsis of what to expect from the Eric Kripke-less (he'll have some creative input but won't oversee day-to-day operations) Season 6.
Here's the overview, straight from the network (contains spoilers, but nothing that bad): "Returning for its sixth season, this haunting series follows Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers bound by tragedy and blood to their dangerous, other-worldly mission. This past season, Dean and Sam faced their toughest foe yet: the Devil himself. As the Apocalypse raged on around them, the brothers, aided only by a dwindling band of fellow hunters and rebel angel Castiel, sought a way to stop Lucifer and save the planet. Ultimately, they discovered a way to force Lucifer back into Hell and end the Apocalypsebut at tremendous cost: Sam’s life. Season 6 will be a season of mystery and shadow. Heaven and Hell have been left in complete disarray since the apocalyptic events of Season 5. 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 lifepulled 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."
Well of course Sam was going to get out of Hell. Sounds like a return to business as usual for the Winchester brothers, and a flip-flop of the pilot where Dean pulled Sam into hunting. Will Mark Pellegrino be back as Lucifer? Will we see another season of Sam and Dean bickering and arguing with each other? Will Castiel be able to get Heaven in order? Season 6 will belong to longtime executive producer and lover of gore Sera Gamble, so will it be bloodier than most?
In other news, Gamble came out of hiding and spoke to sci-fi blog io9 about the Season 5 finale. Gamble said, "We knew we were returning for another season well before Eric [Kripke] sat down to write the finale. So, the episode you saw was the story he worked on from the beginning."
And of the "Is Chuck God?" question, she said, "I love a good God debate, so it's nice to hear we got one going this season. We purposely left a bit of room for interpretation."
And we're still debating. Look for Supernatural to return sometime in September. And oh yeah, it's been moved to Fridays (yuck).
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