"Supernatural" is trying again for a spinoff, and this one sounds perfect.
According to Deadline, "Supernatural" Season 13 will air a backdoor pilot for The CW's new series, called "Wayward Sisters," following "Supernatural" Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women, all orphaned by supernatural tragedy.
"Under Mills' training and protection, the women will emerge as a supreme monster-fighting force. Unlike the original series, which centers on a biological brothers, Wayward Sisters is about a sisterhood of girls in a foster family."
Deadline added that "Wayward Sisters" is expected to bring over other characters from "Supernatural" (including *possibly* Claire Novak, Alex Jones, and Sheriff Donna Hanscum) as well as introduce newbies.
As the site continued:
"Jody, Claire, Alex and Donna have been the dream quartet of characters of a spinoff fans had been rallying for, dubbed Wayward Daughters. Named in part after the title of the Kansas song that opens every Supernatural finale, Carry On Wayward Son, the Wayward Daughters spinoff idea was the result of a grassroots fan effort that started two years ago, soon after Bloodlines, the first proposed Supernatural spinoff, did not go forward."
Yes, and that may be the difference. "Bloodlines" was also introduced as a backdoor pilot, airing in Season 9, but that series never got beyond the pilot, and only featured new characters that viewers didn't know or care about. This is seen as a response to fans calling for a spinoff around actual core characters.
So far, commenting fans -- at TVLine, especially -- seem to be very supportive of this spinoff idea. Now don't mess it up!
"Supernatural" Season 13 premieres October 12 on The CW.
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