The Winchesters are back… well, at least one of them is.  After all their near-death battles, has the Grim Reaper finally claimed one of the demon-hunting brothers?  The new extended trailer for ‘Supernatural’ season nine certainly wants us to think so.  Nearly right-off-the-bat, Dean (Jensen Ackles) tells Sam (Jared Padalecki) that he died back at the church and that the conversation they are having is just in his head.  The scene then depicts Sam in a hospital bed with Dean watching over him in frustration.

In another development, kindly Castiel (Misha Collins) reaches out to aid his fellow fallen angels only to be betrayed.  And now that he is human, does he stand a chance against his super powered brethren?

You can view the trailer yourself below:

So things look pretty bleak!  While Dean vows “Just because you’re dying doesn’t mean you’re dead. We’re gonna fight this.” Sam seems to have thrown in the towel, stating “There’s nothing to fight for.”  I’m not even sure how to take that final clip!

Also released by The CW are 16 images from the season premier, including a first look at Tahmoh Penikett as the fallen angel Ezekiel.

Are you excited for the new season of ‘Supernatural’?  Will all of your favorites make it out alive?  Guess you’ll have to tune in to find out.

Please note that the series moves to Tuesday nights this season.  The series premier is on Tuesday, October 8th at 9 pm eastern on The CW.