AceShowbiz - After months of subtle teasing, The CW has announced that a female-led spin-off will be coming to "Supernatural" franchise. Titled "Wayward Sisters", the spin-off will be led by the original series' standout Kim Rhodes.
"Wayward Sisters" is being developed as a planted spin-off and will get a backdoor pilot airing as an episode in the upcoming season 13 of "Supernatural". According to Deadline, the spin-off will follow Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim) 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."
The new series will offer something different from the flagship show. Unlike "Supernatural" which centers on the biological Winchester brothers, "Wayward Sisters" chronicles "a sisterhood of girls in a foster family." Other characters on "Supernatural" are also expected to be featured on the new series in addition to introducing new ones.
Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer serve as executive producers for the backdoor pilot alongside Phil Sgriccia and Robert Berens. Dabb and Berems will also provide the script.
Upon hearing the confirmation, fans of the long-running series were beyond excited. "I'm so incredibly excited for #WaywardSisters. This is definitely the kind of spin-off that utilizes the #Supernatural mythos for fans," wrote @TheMoreYouNerd on Twitter.
"Wayward Sisters" marks the second attempt of The CW developing a "Supernatural" spin-off. Back in 2013, the network confirmed that a "Supernatural" spin-off which focused on an entirely new cast of characters, "Bloodlines", was being made. The backdoor pilot was written into "Supernatural" season 9, but the show was failed to get picked up for a full season.
"Supernatural" season 13 premieres on Thursday, October 12 at 8 P.M. on The CW.