They also released the overview thingy that they do every year. It gives us some idea what is in store for S6, but as always take it with a grain of salt.
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...Castiel is coming back. Yay! And looks like the inverse of the S1 pilot, doesn't it? In S1, Dean Winchester dragged Sam, who had given up the life, back into hunting. It looks like now Sam will do it to Dean.
I'm a little anxious about the part where they find their relationship isn't what it used to be, but it's expected. I hope S6 is about them rebuilding their relationship in a healthy way. I thought S5 was going to be that but...LOL. We only had a bit of it.
I loved S1 because we saw these two different people start to reconnect and reforge a relationship based on the love for each other as a family. I hope S6 does the same.