Deadline is exclusively reporting that the CW are developing a new spinoff for long-running drama series Supernatural, which will be titled Wayward Sisters and star Kim Rhodes.
The report states that the project is being developed as a planted spinoff and will have a backdoor pilot airing as an episode in Supernatural’s upcoming 13th season. Wayward Sisters will tell the story of Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women, who have all been orphaned by supernatural tragedy. Under Jody’s training and protection, the women will emerge as a supreme monster fighting force.
While the original series focuses on the bond of biological brothers (Dean and Sam Winchester), the spinoff will instead focus about the theme of sisterhood of girls in a foster family. The spinoff hails from Supernatural writers, producers and showrunners Andrew Dabb, Robert Singer, Phil Sgriccia and Robert Berens. The report also states that even though Rhodes is the only actress currently attached to the spinoff, it’s expected that the writers will bring other characters that have featured in the original series as well as introduce new ones. Based on the premise, some may suspect that Kathryn Newton, Katherine Ramdeen and Briana Buckmaster will reprise their roles in the spinoff, playing orphan Claire Novak, runaway Alex Jones and Jody’s colleague Sheriff Donna Hanscum.
This is not the first time that the network has attempted a spinoff within the Supernatural world as they introduced Bloodlines as a backdoor pilot during the series 9th season, which explored the hunter and monster cultures in Chicago, though it never got greenlit to series as viewers had no emotional connection to the characters featured. This looks set to be a different case however as the fanbase have been rallying for a spinoff focused on Jody, Claire, Alex and Donna, even dubbing them Wayward Daughters. The name has been embraced by some of the actresses who have supported the effort on social and even worn some of the T-shirts created by the fan campaign.