supernatural bts dean jensen ackles 'Supernatural' Season 9 behind the scenes photo: Jensen Ackles is back as Dean Winchester

Thank you, CW, for making the wait for “Supernatural” Season 9 just a little bit easier.

On Wednesday (August 21), the network revealed a behind-the-scenes photo of Jensen Ackles after getting over 3,000 retweets on Twitter. The shot shows the star back as Dean Winchester, trusty knife in hand, presumably about to gank some evil demon of some sort.

This isn’t the first promo shot The CW released in anticipation of the upcoming Season 9. On Aug. 13 the network unveiled a group shot of Team Free Will, a.k.a. Dean, Sam (Jared Padalecki), and newly-human Castiel (Misha Collins), all cleaned up in some nice-looking suits.

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

Posted by:Sydney Bucksbaum