It’s fair to say that Supernatural has surpassed all expectations. It’s The CW’s longest-running series and sole survivor of the defunct WB Network (1995-2006). Fans love Sam and Dean Winchester and despite multiple creative changes, the show is still going strong. That’s why The CW’s opting to expand its legacy with a new spinoff.
You might be asking yourself, “Didn’t they try that already?” Yes and no. Back in 2014, the network attempted to launch a new series called, Supernatural: Bloodlines. During Season 9, they produced a backdoor pilot written by Andrew Dabb and directed by Robert Singer. Unfortunately, monster hunters in the big city didn’t appeal to critics or viewers. It was basically a low-rent Vampire Diaries knockoff, and no one was clamoring for more.
That was then and this is now. Season 13 will introduce Wayward Sisters, which follows Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women. Each of whom are orphaned due to supernatural tragedies. Mills acts as their guardian and trainer teaching them how to protect themselves from darker elements. In the end, the ladies will grow to become a “supreme monster-fighting force.”
A group of kickass women battling monsters on a weekly basis? Sounds like the content we’ve been looking for. Dabb and Robert Berens will write and executive produce the pilot, along with Singer and Phil Sgriccia.
Supernatural returns Oct. 12, 2017.
(via The Wrap)