Supernatural, but with girls. The CW is going to make another stab at a Supernatural spinoff, this time revolving around the recurring character of Jody Mills, played by Kim Rhodes. On Supernatural, Sheriff Jody Mills is fostering two girls who have been orphaned by supernatural means. The backdoor pilot, Wayward Sisters, is said to expand on that idea, with Sheriff Jody turning wayward girls into a fighting force. There is no word yet as to whether the characters of Claire Novak (Kathryn Newton), who was orphaned by the angel Castiel (Misha Collins) possessing her father, or Alex (Katherine Ramdeen), rescued from being a lure for a vampire nest, will be in the new series.
Fans have been asking for a spin off series, Wayward Daughters, with the same or a similar premise, for years. Supernatural tends towards the masculine side, and the female characters that we get to know and love come to violent ends. This is all the better to keep the Winchester boys (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki) lonely and available. The name comes from the song “Carry on Wayward Son” by Kansas, which is played at every season finale. It also comes from Claire’s first reaction to Jody’s home. She asked if it was a halfway house for wayward girls.
In the ninth season, there was a backdoor pilot for for a spinoff series set in Chicago: Bloodlines. It didn’t go anywhere. I think the reason is that it introduced entirely new characters that the fans were not attached to, and were, quite frankly, not very interesting. Wayward Sisters would use characters that are already known and loved, new characters, and hopefully some crossover guests from Supernatural. The high death toll in the season finale this year gives few choices for guest characters. On the other hand, just because someone dies on the show doesn’t mean they have to stay dead.
Showrunners Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb will write and produce along with Robert Berens and Phil Sgricca. It is a Warner Bros. production.
The backdoor pilot episode will air during the thirteenth season, which starts Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8pm/7c on the CW.
Everyone tune in. Hopefully it will be a great episode that spawns another long lived series. At the very least, it shows that sometimes creators listen to the fans.