According to SFX, executive producer Ben Edlund said that the show will distance itself from the epic storylines of the past.
“Our scope has been so big - you’re not supposed to do it that big!” he said. “But the fun of it is, ‘What do you do after the Apocalypse?’ We have to get very small because the only way to really tell a story is through change, through crescendo and diminuendo. We’re going to get more human, more personal.”
New producer Sera Gamble added: “The show has never really been about God and the Devil, or angels and demons, it’s a show about Sam and Dean. We’re going to go from the epic back to a more intimate story.”
The programme's creator Eric Kripke praised Gamble and fellow producer Robert Singer, admitting that the pair "have some pretty exciting notions for where to take the show”.
He also revealed that despite quitting his role as showrunner, he plans on “being around… I’m there to be the safety net and to make sure it all stays within the tone of Supernatural”.
Producer Phil Sgriccia also announced that angel Castiel - played by Misha Collins - will return in the next season.
The sixth season of Supernatural will air later in the year on The CW.