This past weekend, fans gathered in San Diego at Comic-Con 2013 to learn about their upcoming favorite TV shows and characters. Well, for ‘Supernatural’ fans, they learned some intriguing and ominous details about Season 9.
Where to begin? Let’s start with the fallen angels, which is how Season 8 closed. As executive producer Jeremy Carver said, "We're going to learn pretty quickly that a world full of fallen angels is pretty much a free-for-all. We've got lots of angels out there with lots of different agendas. ... A world of fallen angels is a dirty, bloody, scary and, in some ways, very human world, and we're very excited to explore that."
It won’t be an easy transition for the angels being expelled from heaven; they will be lost, scared and vengeful. It still remains unknown if Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) will want to help them.
In addition to the fallen angels, fans are also concerned about Castiel’s (Misha Collins) fate. Now that he is part-human, Cas is lacking powers. "Now he can pop in and basically fold laundry. There's a shift in the dynamic there in terms of how he can be utilized by the brothers," Collins explained. "It is going to be an immensely rich terrain to explore - his becoming human. ... Now he's really down in the dirt of being human and getting to experience what it is to actually eat and then what happens to the food after you eat it."
All jokes aside, Cas will be tested physically and emotionally.
If that’s not enough, it looks like Dean will be harvesting some secrets of his own - when will these boys ever learn to tell one another the truth?
"There is a situation that is happening that Dean is aware of and is having to keep quiet about and it's a very substantial secret," Ackles said. Executive producer Robert Singer also noted, "There's a real surprise in the first episode that no one's going to see coming. There's going to be a few gasps. It's something new for them. We've never done it before. I've never seen it done before."
For those still wondering about Jim Beaver’s return - last week we reported that he will most likely return as Bobby Singer - Carver briefly touched on his reappearance saying Bobby’s coming back in a way fans wouldn’t guess or expect. That’s how he left it, and in his own words, “because I’m evil.”
If all that scoop isn’t exciting enough, there are also reports of a ‘Supernatural’ spin-off! The new project was announced by Singer, and only a few details have been revealed, but it looks like a new character will be introduced in or around Episode 20. The episode will act as the planted pilot and launch the character into his/her spin-off.
Out of everything, one thing remains clear and that is, "For the first time in a long time, the brothers chose each other and their love for each other over their season-long quest," Carver said. "That has left them stronger than ever."
You can catch the Winchesters back in action on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 9 p.m. EST on The CW.