The Winchester boys are BACK in 1st promo pic for Supernatural S9

We still have a few months to wait until The CW’s Supernatural returns on Oct. 8, but now we can at least get a peek at the gang all back together. And, wait, what the heck is Castiel wearing?

The network has dropped the first bit of season-nine promo art, showing stars Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester) and Misha Collins (Castiel) hanging out in what looks to be a broken-down farmhouse.

What stands out? For one, Castiel has traded his trademark trenchcoat in for a sharp, well-fitted suit — though the Winchesters are still sporting their usual hunter garb (with some weapons to match). With Castiel now officially (apparently) a human, it looks like he’ll finally have to find a new wardrobe.

This sneak peek also backs up reports that Castiel will have a major role in the new season, bumping up from recurring status to full-fledged regular. If the dude makes the cut in the first cast pic, it seems the fan-favorite fallen angel will be around a lot this season.

So, while we hang on to see what the producers cook up for that upcoming spinoff series, let's just be glad we get to hang without favorite hunters for another year. 

What are you expecting from the ninth season of demon-hunting shenanigans?

(Via Zap2It)

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