One of the bigger surprises to come out of The CW’s plans for next season was the fact that the Supernatural spinoff, Wayward Sisters, did not get a series order from the network. Last January, Supernatural featured a backdoor pilot that would have led directly into Wayward Sisters. And once fans had a taste of what that series could be, they just weren’t ready to let it go.
Via Entertainment Weekly, a petition to save Wayward Sisters has been launched at Change.org, and it has nearly 50,000 as of press time. The petition calls for The CW to reconsider its decision to pass on the series while praising its diverse cast, led by Kim Rhodes, Briana Buckmaster, Katherine Ramdeen, Kathryn Love Newton, Clark Backo, and Yadira Guevara-Prip.
Rhodes’ character, Sheriff Jody Mills, has been a recurring player on Supernatural for several seasons. Wayward Sisters would have focused on Jody as she protected and trained a new generation of monster hunters.
Because Wayward Sisters is so tightly linked to Supernatural, there is some question as to whether another network or streaming service would be willing to pick up the show. For now, the goal appears to be demonstrating to The CW that the show already has a fanbase in place, even before it exists as a series. And there is value in that.
Wayward Sisters is actually the second Supernatural spinoff attempt. Supernatural: Bloodlines was also a backdoor pilot in the ninth season, and it was also rejected by The CW. While Supernatural will return for a 14th season next fall, it remains to be seen if the producers will try to create a third potential spinoff show.