First 'Supernatural' Season 9 promo photo released of Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins

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We still might have to wait another two months before the "Supernatural" Season 9 premiere, but The CW just released something to make the wait a teeny tiny bit easier.

This new behind-the-scenes image from a recent promotional photo shoot features the three stars Jensen Ackles (Dean Winchester), Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), and Misha Collins (angel-turned-human Castiel), looking ready to take on a whole new season of demons, rogue angels, and whatever else comes their way.

Our biggest question: where is Castiel's signature trench coat? Now that he's a human, has he lost the ability to wear the thick coat 24/7? It has to get hot under there, and he feels temperature now that he lost his grace. 

Season 9 will deal with the fall-out from Castiel being tricked into closing the gates of heaven, causing all the angels to fall to earth -- including new character, injured warrior angel Ezekiel (played by Tahmoh Penikett). There will also be a flashback episode focusing on the Men of Letters, as well as a planted spinoff pilot that will take the brothers to Chicago

"Supernatural" Season 9 premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.

Photo/Video credit: The CW