Supernatural Season 14 preview: One month to go

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Supernatural -- "Exodus" -- Photo: Robert Falconer/The CW -- Acquired via CW TV PR /
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There’s one month left until Supernatural Season 14 premieres. Here’s a quick preview with everything we know so far.

We only have one more month and Supernatural Season 14 will be here. This time next month, we’ll be anxiously counting down the hours to see the opening sequence, the way Michael!Dean will be portrayed, and just what Sam, Castiel, Jack, and everyone in the Men of Letters bunker will do.

It’s certainly exciting. So far, we have a good amount of information to be teased about the season but nothing to be overly spoiled. Hopefully, later today we’ll get our first trailer for the 14th season. Even a couple of images will be appreciated. But for now, we have nothing and we’re looking at a preview based on the information we do have.

There has been a poster, but it’s not been officially released on the CW press site. It features Castiel, which told us ahead of the Season 13 finale that he would survive.

So, here’s a look at everything we know. There are some spoilery snippets based on words from the showrunners, EPs, and the cast of the series. I wouldn’t say there’s too much to really ruin the show (nothing like being told Jensen Ackles would play a different character).

I will say that there are interviews from the showrunners, Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer, EPs Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner, and actors Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, and Alexander Calvert. They’re all worth checking out and have a few more spoilery tidbits that I won’t share in here, just to be fair on those who want to avoid the big spoilers.

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Supernatural Season 14 will have less Dean and a higher percentage of Castiel

We won’t get as much Dean as normal in this season. That’s not really too surprising since Dean isn’t himself right now. In Supernatural Season 13, he said yes to Michael in an attempt to stop Lucifer and save Sam and Jack. There was supposed to be a deal there, but Michael negated on that deal.

That’s already left a bad taste in our mouths. It will be interesting to know what Dean will be like inside his own head. He’ll see a lot of the stuff Michael does and he’ll be angry but unable to stop him. When Dean does finally regain control, he’s going to have to live with the stuff Michael did while being in control.

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Michael has certainly got to readjust to the new world. He wants to become the God, but he can’t do that in the way he did in the Apocalypse World. Heaven is low on numbers and Michael isn’t going to be interested in playing God from above. He wants to purify the Earth. It sounds like that could mean converting people from other faiths or purifying through other faiths first.

While there will be less Dean, there is going to be a higher percentage of Castiel. This doesn’t mean more episodes with Castiel, per se. Misha Collins is contracted for the same number of episodes as normal, but the total number of episodes is lower, which means a higher percentage with Cass in. It will feel like more Cass.

Castiel will have an important role in finding Dean. This will involve working with someone from Hell. It’s not clear who that will be, yet, just that it’s someone with black eyes so it sounds like Asmodeus isn’t back.

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Sam as leader, Jack as human

This season will see Sam step up as leader. We’ve seen him without Dean before, but this is the first time he has other people to be responsible for and not just himself. Plus, he’s on a mission to find Dean at the same time.

The hunters from the Apocalypse World just want Michael gone. They don’t care that much about Dean, so it’s up to Sam to keep his brother safe. He’ll have Castiel, Jack, and Mary to help to do that, and possibly Rowena, Ketch, and the Wayward Sisters.

As for Jack, he’s going to get used to being human for a while. This is going to be interesting, as he goes from all-powerful to weak-human. He’ll need to learn how to be a hunter, which means digging up graves, salting and burning corpses, and killing vampires. Fortunately, he has Castiel who understands what it’s like to suddenly lose powers.

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Sam will also be there to help. He wants to nurture Jack and keep him safe, being a big brother. That’s something else Sam has never had to do,

As for Mary, she is going to be optimistic at the point of being annoying. She’ll also start a relationship with Apocalypse Bobby, who is back from the first episode. Other characters back are all the Wayward Sisters at various points of the season, Rowena in a big way, and Sister Jo, who sounds like she’ll be teaming up with Michael.

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There will be 20 episodes this season

Supernatural Season 14 is going to be the shortest season without the writer’s strike causing a problem. It’s definitely the shortest season in a decade. There will be 20 episodes instead of the usual 23 (22 pre-Season 6).

This isn’t anything to worry about. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki just want to spend more time with their families. It’s sweet, really.

Whether this will continue in this fashion is unknown, but shorter seasons could mean more Supernatural since it’s a better quality of life for the actors. I’d be up for that!

The shorter season will mean the monster-of-the-week episodes tie in more with the overall seasonal story. There’s still going to be a 50/50 split of standalone episodes and overall story.

Supernatural Season 14 premiere date

As mentioned, there really isn’t long to wait now. The 14th season premieres on Oct. 11. It’s keeping its Thursday night slot from last season, which proved to be a good one. Now we just have to hope that The CW keeps showing the episodes and not the sports fixtures that clash instead! That will definitely help the ratings.

The season will see the 300th episode, which is going to be a mixture of styles from the 100th and 200th episodes. It sounds like we’ll get something from the people who see Sam and Dean show up on a regular basis. This season will also see a Halloween episode and some inspiration from the 80s slasher horror movies.

Are you excited for Supernatural Season 14? What do you hope to see this season? Which character are you most interested in? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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