Supernatural Season Six Spoilers & Official Trailer
Published: September 10, 2010 - 3:24pm
Check out the official CW trailer for the new season and information on what to expect in season six.
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 Apocalypse – but at tremendous cost: Sam's life. 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 series stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester, Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester and Misha Collins as Castiel. SUPERNATURAL is from Warner Bros. Television in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, with executive producers McG (NIKITA, "Charlie's Angels," "The O.C."), Eric Kripke ("Boogeyman"), Robert Singer ("Midnight Caller"), Sera Gamble, Ben Edlund and Phil Sgriccia.
So many fans have been wondering where can the storyline go after successfully stopping the Apocalypse? Apparently you go back to your roots. This season will be going back to what got Supernatural started. Monsters, monsters, and more monsters, wish a dash of angels and demons for flavor. So what monsters can we expect our favorite hunter duo to go against this season? Well, expect all sorts of monsters from Djinns to Vampire and Fairies. Yes, you read that right. Fairies. Ben Edlund explains,
“Fairy lore is binary. It’s got the good guys who live in your house and then it’s got the bad ones. It deals with things like kelpings and cobalts and goblins and the dark. They will take your child and drag them away. That’s the fairies we’re going to use. It’s rich with darkness. Fairies did this thing for a lot of folklore of being the bogeyman and the monsters.”
Nowadays when the subject of Vampires comes up, all most can think of is the Sparkling, Day Walking Edward Cullen or even the True Blood hotties Eric Northman and Bill Compton. Supernatural is gonna poke some fun at the franchises and their fans this season. "We're doing an episode about how vampires pretending to be Edward Cullen or the Salvatore brothers or Bill Compton are bad for you," New Showrunner, Sera Gamble tells TV Guide Magazine. The episode, hysterically titled, "Live Free Or Twi-Hard," they will take fans' crazy obsession with these undead hotties and hand it to Dean and Sam for a little skewering. "There's a mythology reason [as to why] we are revisiting a lot of monsters we've dealt with before on the show...including vampires," says Gamble. "And when we were conceptualizing a vampire episode, we thought, 'Wow there's never been a better time to be a vampire.' Chicks are just throwing themselves at them! They think that 'vampire' equals 'I'm not going to try to have sex with you.'" Obviously, that wouldn't be the reality if Vampires. Until recently all Vampire lore was a lot more like this. "They will still take advantage of our children! They will turn you into a vampire or eat you."
Another reason they are re-approaching some of the monster this season is because something has happened to cause these monsters to act strangely and abnormally. They aren’t following their usual patterns. Eric Kripke shines some light on where this season is headed,
"One of the first things Sera and Bob talked to me about was that the angel thing is rightfully exhausted, so where do you go from there? Not to say that angels and demons won’t be a part of the story line, because they will. Castiel will be there. Crowley will be there. The beloved characters will be threading into the story. But the great undiscovered country of Supernatural is kind of right in front of our face: creatures and monsters. We have had so many creature episodes but we haven’t actually explained where they came from—[similar] to the way we have explored angels and demons. How do they feel about the situations they are in? Are they from here? Where did the first ones come from? How did werewolves and vampires and shape-shifters all begin anyway? I thought that was a really smart notion on [Sera and Bob's] part, just exploring the history of that, because that was something that we never investigated on the show."
What about the personal story arcs for Sam and Dean? Well it sounds like the first half of the new season will be Dean's arc of being conflicted about what he has to do, and trying to work out what he really wants. Dean does everything he can to keep his new family out of hunting. Jensen Ackles says that in premiere episode Dean says something like "They're in trouble because of me. I didn't get out, all I did was drag them in." Part of that line can be heard in the promo above. It's unclear if Dean and Lisa are just together or actually married, but Dean is definitely committed to her and Benjamin. But despite his newly obtained domestic life Executive Producer Eric Kripke assures that Supernatural will continue to be about the Winchester brothers “on the road together.” That said, Kripke confirms that “Dean’s situation creates all sorts of angst and conflict. The question [we'll be] exploring is, How can you be a hunter when there are actually people that you care about? I think we will mine it for all of the emotional angst and conflict that we can. But [Lisa] is not — nor is anyone — going to be riding in the backseat of the Impala with Sam or Dean.” Don't count out Lisa and Ben too soon, Jim Beavers (Bobby), says that for the season opener, "Dean’s new family will be very much a part of it and Bobby will become involved with them to an extent."
The other arc will be solving the mystery of how and why Sam returned from Hell. Throughout most of the season Sam doesn't want to talk about what happened in Hell despite Dean's urge to talk about it. Sam is just glad to be alive. Sam returned from Hell a while back, but has decided to leave Dean alone to let him live a normal life. He's become a very pragmatic hunter, certainly not without emotion, or anything, but realistic about what it takes to do the job "more like Season One Dean." Jared describes him as having learned that his old way of trying doing things (his good intentions) didn't work for him, or anyone else. Jared describes the different approach he takes on Sam,
"Right now, I’m dealing with the changes in Sam’s personality. He’s sort of cut the bull now. He doesn’t want to talk about his feelings. He’s not like Dean, 'Let’s talk, we’re in the car, come on.' He’s like 'What’s there to talk about? I was in Hell, why would I want to talk about it? I’m back, I’m breathing air, I’m seeing my family, why would I in the world would I want to.' He’s being very realistic. And he’s very cut to the point, almost like Dean was in season one. He’s like 'I don’t want to talk, let’s just get the job done, the person is bad, sorry they have a family or sorry there’s a child but they’re bad, we’ve got to get rid of them.' So like it’s kind of flipped because now Dean is seeing a bit of family life. He has Lisa, he has Ben. Sam is like 'Hey, I don’t want to go back to Hell. Let’s just figure out what the right thing to do and do it and ask questions later.'"
In the beginning of the season, a monster that was after Sam goes after Dean, and this brings the brothers together again. It's not a very happy reunion like when Dean returned from Hell in season four, Dean is pissed that Sam's been back for awhile and didn't let him know, and Sam thinks he did the right thing because he told Dean to get on with his life.
As confirmed above, angels will still play some part in the storyline this year s expect the return of Castiel. Misha Collins will still remain a series regular but he will not be in every episode. The first two episodes will be Castiel free, but the full-powered angel returns in episode three. “Let’s just say some angels show up that are not so happy,” teases exec producer Sera Gamble. “Cass and an angel go through a window at one point, and the result is not pretty. It’s a pretty spectacular stunt.” She also says, “Castiel is a full-powered angel. He was restored at the end of last season. He went back up to heaven, and heaven is kind of a mess. Dark angels are locked in the basement. It’s kind of chaotic. He has what he feels is a mission to clean things up. That’s where we start him off. He also has a very personal relationship with the boys. That also continues. That’s where we start him this season. He’s in a very interesting position. He’s sort of caught between the problems of heaven and the problems of Sam and Dean on earth.”
When asked about whether or not Castiel would remain more human-like this next season Misha Collins replies, “In season six… he did go back to being more of the same angel that he was in the beginning but he's still informed with some of the wisdom that he’s learned along the way with Sam and Dean. So it’s not like he’s gone completely back but I think a lot of that emotionality that was starting to come out in him and a lot of the more human qualities are gone. So he’s more worldly then he was three years ago but he’s not as human as he was at the end of season five.”
Misha described Heaven as a bit like post Soviet Russia, with warring factions and Castiel trying to unite it and bring peace.. Rapahel will return. Castiel will be much more 'angel' like with his emotions tampered down. He and Heaven/Hell are involved with the increase in monster activity on Earth. The trench coat is back. His work may bring him into conflict or at cross purposes with Sam and Dean.
Another fan favorite that can expected back is the demon Crowley, who will still be played by Mark Sheppard. "...he holds the keys to Bobby’s car so to speak," says Edlund, "He’s got some involvement there. In essence, he’s running the show on the bad side. He’s going to be one of the big players now because there’s been a collapse in the hierarchy of demon kind. So in essence he’s going to be a power player and he still has all kinds of twisted affection for the boys. So he’ll be making trouble.
In the clip from Comic Con, Crowley's return was revealed in a scene with Bobby. Bobby wants his soul back, and Crowley is not keeping his side of the agreement (which was to give it back) they made at the end of season five. It ended with Bobby trapping Crowley in a cool infrared/laser light devil's trap, and then Crowley calling his hellhound in to help.
Another, unexpected, return is that of Samuel Campbell, the father of the boys' mother Mary Winchester, who was revealed to be killed in season four. What brings Grandpa back? Entertainment Weekly got the answer from Showrunner Sera Gamble, herself “For one thing, he’s a Campbell — from Sam and Dean’s mom’s side of the family,” reminds Gamble, “which, unlike their dad’s, has actually been into hunting for a very long time. There’s a whole side of Sam and Dean’s history that they know nothing about. We’ll get to find out a bit about it this season.” “I’m a longtime fan of Mitch’s work,” gushes executive producer/new showrunner Sera Gamble. “And we all thought he did an amazing job the first time around, so we’re excited he was game to [return].”
Kripke also comments on Grandpa Campbell's return, "He’s representative of the other side of this exploration, which is that Sam and Dean have a family of hunters that they never knew they had. Their grandfather is the head of that family. Remember, it’s not the Winchesters who are famous hunters, it’s the Campbells. And we are saying that the Campbells are part of a timeline of hunters that have been there since the country’s origins. As Sera put it, they were hacking heads off vampires on the Mayflower. For Sam and Dean to really tap into a family history, which they never knew they had and again never really investigated before, is pretty interesting to us."
Apparently Samuel Campbell won't be the only family the boys connect with this season. This season will introduce Christian Campbell, cousin to Sam and Dean. While little is known about the character beyond this family connection, he is described as being "in his late-30s to mid-40s. He is capable, calm under pressure, and very good at his job.” Christian will be played by Stargate: SG1 actor, Corin Nemec. Also expect a female relative to come in at some point.
Fred Lehne will return as Azazel AKA the Yellow Eyed Demon. Fred Lehne confirmed this in an interview on Fangasm, "I got a call out of the blue a couple of weeks ago and I certainly didn’t expect it…. But yes, he’s coming back. For how long I don’t know. It just looks like one episode, from what I can tell. But you never know. … I thought (this plot device) was a good way because I like to work, I like the Supernatural residuals. The residuals are good on this show. It plays all over the place all the time. So I tell everybody (I’m coming back) without telling them."
Also confirmed to return is the Trickster, Gabriel. They haven't fully worked out how he'll be brought back (he may be real, may be an incarnation) but Ben says "we just love him." The characters who are brought back this season will get to tell about where they've been during the one year gap, and some have been in some "really awful places" according to Edlund.
Though Eric Kripke is no longer the Showrunner, fans should know that does not mean he won't be involved with the series. Kripke told Entertainment Weekly,
"I see my job as being a safety net and just making sure that the show falls in the broadest possible parameters…. Sera and Bob [Singer] are pitching episode ideas to me. I’m in the room so far for every episode break. I pitch a couple of episode ideas, pitch a couple issues of how to fix some problems and some breaks. I’m giving some script notes. I’m still in it; I think, frankly, Sera and Bob wish I backed the hell up. [Laughs] I think I will certainly be writing an episode this year. I am also slated to direct an episode in February.