CW Passes on Supernatural Spinoff Series 'Wayward Sisters'

Though Supernatural looks to be continuing its run through to Season 15, The Winchesters will be going it alone a little while longer: the CW has passed on Wayward Sisters, the female-lead spin-off series that was originally introduced as a backdoor pilot during the tenth episode of Supernatural's current season.

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Wayward Sisters was intended to focus on Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women, all orphaned by supernatural tragedy. Under Sheriff Mills's training and protection, the women would emerge as a supreme monster-fighting force. Supernatural co-showrunner Andrew Dabb and Robert Berens wrote the script; with Dabb, Berens, co-showrunner Robert Singer and Phil Sgriccia on board to executive producing.

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Dabb and Berens took to Twitter to express how very disappointed they were by the news:

It breaks my heart to say this, but CW has chosen to pass on Wayward Sisters. We love these characters, and have spent almost two years trying to make this show a reality on the network… but there are some fights, sometimes, you can't win.

I want to thank everyone involved in this entire process, from our fantastic crew, to our amazing cast, and, most of all you. Your passion for this idea fueled us, and we wanted so much to make this happen for you. I'm so sorry we couldn't.

But know that these characters will live on. We owe them, and you, and us that.

Thank you.

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In the episode 'Wayward Sisters,' Sheriff Mills, Claire Novak (Kathryn Love Newton), Alex (Kathleen Ramdeen), Kaia (Yadira Guevara-Prip), Donna (Briana Buckmaster) and Patience (Clark Backo) attempted to rescue horror hunters Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) from The Bad Place.

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A campaign for Wayward Sisters began over two years ago with a name created by the fans that's based on Kansas's Carry On Wayward Son, the song that opens every Supernatural finale. The show's fanbase wasn't against a spinoff series, but felt that it would need to be built around Supernatural mainstays and that's what separates Wayward Sisters from the disastrous Bloodlines.

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