Some "Supernatural" fans are taking that as a slap in the face, since their own show's spinoff, "Wayward Sisters," was not picked up by the network. It's the second "Supernatural" spinoff to be rejected after "Bloodlines," while "The Vampire Diaries" has had two spinoffs in play -- "The Originals" and now "Legacies."
"Wayward Sisters" aired a backdoor pilot in January, and fans seemed to like it. But the network felt differently. The CW chief Mark Pedowitz was asked about not picking up "Wayward Sisters," and here's what he told reporters (via Deadline):
"We had really great material this year. We're really exited about the five series we did pick up. We are big fans of the characters and the women who played the characters in the series, but we did not feel creatively the show is where we wanted it to be. We felt we had a better shot with 'Legacies.'"
(Side note: Why did the two spinoffs have to compete? Why not find places for both in the schedule to at least give them a shot? They're giving a "Charmed" reboot a shot, but not "Wayward Sisters"? Anyway...)
Pedowitz also said, Deadline added, that The CW executives are "big fans" of the "Wayward" actresses "and hope they continue on...guest starring on 'Supernatural.'" They just won't be on "Wayward" because he "did not feel it was where it needed to be to go forward with it this year."
"Wayward Sisters" co-creator Andrew Dabb reacted last week to the bad news:
"CW has chosen to pass on 'Wayward Sisters.' We love these characters, and have spent almost two years trying to make this show a reality on the network... but there are some fights, sometimes, you can't win."
Sad news for "Wayward Sisters."
But good news for fans of "The Originals," which is ending this year after five seasons. Now fans have more to look forward to. Here are details on Hope's new spinoff:
For the last decade, the iconic heroes and villains of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals have captivated audiences worldwide. They left an enduring legacy of love and family in their wake, which continues in LEGACIES, a thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted.
It's here that Klaus Mikaelson's daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman's twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults — including political scion MG and the mysterious Landon Kirby — come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves...in spite of their worst impulses. Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be — or the villains they were born to be? As they fight to protect their secret, their town of Mystic Falls and eventually the world, they will have to rely on ancient folklore and tales to learn how to battle their far-reaching enemies.
LEGACIES stars Danielle Rose Russell, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse and Aria Shaghasemi, with Matt Davis. LEGACIES is from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios in association with My So-Called Company, with executive producers Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries"), Brett Matthews ("The Vampire Diaries"), Leslie Morgenstein ("The Vampire Diaries," "Pretty Little Liars") and Gina Girolamo ("The Originals").
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