The Season 9 premiere of "Supernatural" is just weeks away, and a fresh new group of photos has revealed some more information about the episode.
TVLine posted the 14 photos, which feature Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) and Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki). Returning favorite Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver) is also present, along with newcomer and fallen angel Ezekiel (Tahmoh Penikett). Check out the photos here.
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In other news, E! Online reports in its "Spoiler Chat" column that Episode 7, entitled "Heaven Can Wait," will introduce two new characters to the "Supernatural" world:
"Tyler: The wait for the new season of Supernatural is getting pretty unbearable. Got any spoilers to tide me over?
In episode seven, which is titled 'Heaven Can Wait,' fans will be meeting two new characters: Nora, a cute hardworking single mother who owns a convenience store, and Ephraim, a creepy supernatural entity that thinks he can help people, but his powers can also swing the evil way. Viewers can expect to see Nora pop up more than once in season nine. (Anyone else's love interest senses tingling?)"
As MStars previously reported, executive producer Jeremy Carver gave a preview of Season 9 in a recent five-minute sneak peek clip.
"All the normal constructs have been decimated," Carver says. "There's no king of Hell because Crowley is their captive. There are no angels in Heaven; the angels are on Earth. So the normal rules of the game aren't really applying."
He adds that that Sam and Dean's decision not to finish the trials and close the gates of Hell "is going to have a lot of fallout."
The brothers' new home, the Men of Letters bunker, is the show's "biggest and most significant set," according to Carver. Fellow executive producer Robert Singer calls it "a treasure trove of stories."
The two EPs also talk about the big theme of Season 9.
"In terms of theme this year, number one would be consequences," Carver says. "Dean is going to have to make some very, very, very crucial decisions very early on in the season that are essentially going to drive the mythology for the rest of the year."
"And that's a burden that he carries more than, you know, Sam taking the lead or what their roles are. It's a whole new direction," Singer contributes. "It's a whole new brand of guilt for Dean."
Carver also addressed Castiel's new humanity.
"In being human for the first time, he's really going into this without a net," Carver says. "He's not going to be with the Winchesters, so he's not going to have his safety blanket as it were to lead him through this."