Supernatural has already had one go at getting a spin-off series going, with the Season Nine episode ‘Bloodlines’ acting as a possible jumping off point…but it didn’t work. For their second attempt, they’re going with a character who’s already well-established.
Deadline reports that The CW and Supernatural veterans Andrew Dabb, Robert Singer, Phil Sgriccia and Robert Berens are putting together Wayward Sisters, which will follow Sheriff Jody Mills. Mills is played by Kim Rhodes and was introduced back in Season 5 (which, terrifyingly, was about seven or eight years ago…). She’s been a regular fixture ever since, popping up in a couple of episodes every season to aid Dean and Sam, and she had a nicely played relationship with Bobby Singer.
The plan for Wayward Sisters sounds a lot like the Wayward Daughters idea that fans have been clamouring for. As described by Deadline, it “tells the story of Sheriff Jody Mills (Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women, all of them 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.”
It looks Rhodes is the only actor currently attached but Deadline notes that Claire Novak (Kathryn Newton), Alex Jones (Katherine Ramdeen) and Sheriff Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster) would be logical fits to round out the show. The idea of spinning of characters who are already well-established in the show makes a lot more sense than the Bloodlines idea, and it would be great to see the Wayward Daughters pitch come to fruition following Supernatural’s well-documented trouble with keeping female characters alive and kicking.
The 13th season of Supernatural will start in October in the US on The CW, and it’s already been revealed that Mark Sheppard won’t be back as a regular.
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