CW Plots ‘Supernatural’ Spinoff

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The CW is taking another swing at a “Supernatural” spinoff.

Kim Rhodes is set to star in “Wayward Sisters,” a possible new drama series from Warner Bros. Television that could spinoff from a planned episode in the upcoming 13th season of “Supernatural.” The series would tell the story of Rhodes’ character Sheriff Jody Mills and a group of troubled young women, all of them orphaned by supernatural tragedy. Under Mills’ training and protection, these women will emerge as a supreme monster-fighting force. Other characters from “Supernatural” would also migrate to the new series.

Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer, showrunners for “Supernatural,” will executive produce the backdoor pilot with Phil Sgriccia and Robert Berens. Dabb and Berens will write the script.

“Supernatural” is the CW’s longest-running current series. The network has often expressed a desire to establish a spinoff, and during the ninth season attempted to establish one titled “Bloodlines” with a backdoor pilot. That spinoff would have included all new characters, with none migrating from the original series. The CW ultimately did not take the project to series, but has continued to express openness to a spinoff.

A possible “Wayward” spinoff featuring Rhodes has been a subject of speculation among fans of “Supernatural” in recent seasons.

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  1. VampireLily says:

    They’re not doing any justice to a well-loved, brilliant show by creating a spin-off….especially one that promises to be as lack-luster as this. i adore Kim Rhodes and unfortunately, Jody is one of the few outstanding female roles that this show has produced. For the past few seasons, most female characters on Supernatural have been young, disgruntled, bitchy girls with displaced attitudes and chips on their shoulders. I won’t point out who out of respect for the talented actresses who played these roles…it wasn’t their acting which deems these characters annoying but the character direction itself.
    When the show ends, it should end with the boys….and unrealistic as this is, i hope it ends with them both happy. I hope it ends with optimism and not despair I think our boys deserve that much…. i want them to have as much joy as they’ve given me.

  2. debbab says:

    The lightening in a bottle effect of Jared and Jensen as Sam as Dean is almost impossible to reproduce on screen. No shade to Kim Rhodes, She is skilled.The two actress who portray the girls do not have that chemistry or draw. The writers have to not overplay the girly part. Open to the idea, but how the heck can that lightening happen again?

  3. Lorie Heller says:

    I am all for a spinoff of female hunters, but they should be led by Mary Winchester along with sheriff Jodi and sheriff Donna. I do not want to watch a bunch of teenagers to early twenties girls hunting. Also, unless you are a Supernatural fan you may not understand the title of ‘Wayward Daughters” and think they are former prostitutes or criminals.

  4. Paula Stiles says:

    After Dabb’s “tease” last week about “Ladies Drink Free,” I’m sure this surprised absolutely no one.

    Personally, I like the Wayward Daughters idea and cast, but it’s a pity it will probably tank with Dabb and Singer at the helm. Dabb’s been a truly lousy showrunner (who can’t write believable and sympathetic female characters to save his life) and also wrote the awful “Bloodlines” backdoor pilot. And Singer just plain needs to retire.

    Fingers crossed nevertheless. I guess this one would air next year in the 9pm slot after the mothership if the pilot gets picked up?

  5. Yirmin Snipe says:

    So basically they intend to reshoot Supernatural but with Rhodes assuming the role of Bobby and some unknown women taking over the roles of Sam and Dean…. Did the studio not bother to look at what happened when they tried to do a female version of Ghostbusters? Not saying that having some players from the show going onto a spin off isn’t a reasonable move but what they are suggesting just sounds like a female version of Supernatural which is a mistake. Reality is Supernatural has pretty much run its course and should probably close the curtain after they wrap up the existing story line…. But don’t just rework the same formula that’s a guaranteed fail.

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