Deadline is reporting that Supernatural spinoff Wayward Sisters has been set as a backdoor pilot at The CW. The series, which is the second Supernatural spinoff to be developed following 2014’s Bloodlines, is the first pilot The CW has set for the 2018-19 season.
From Robert Berens and current Supernatural co-showrunner Andrew Dabb, Wayward Sisters tells the story of Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) as she dutifully protects a group of young women orphaned by supernatural tragedy. Under her guidance, these women will emerge as a supreme monster-fighting force.
Having appeared in 12 episodes of the show to date, Rhodes is currently the only actress attached to Wayward Sisters, though other Supernatural figures are said to be in negotiation. While there’s currently no indication when the Wayward Sisters pilot would air, the pilots for planted spinoffs tend to air in the spring, with Bloodlines airing in late April.
The CW is no stranger to spinoffs, as Arrow has helped birth both The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and The Vampire Diaries gave us The Originals. Typically, the network has around six pilots per development season, so it should be interesting to see if they try to squeeze another spinoff into the lineup or if Wayward Sisters will be their lone attempt at spinning off a successful show this season.
The 13th season of Supernatural is set to premiere Thursday, October 12th at 8:00 on The CW.
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