While Supernatural spin-off Wayward Sisters may not have made The CW‘s schedule, Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and her squad of up-and-coming monster slayers will be finding their way back to the world of The Winchester Bros. for Supernatural‘s 14th season — most likely to pull their butts out of the fire one more time. Co-showrunner Andrew Dabb revealed that not only will all the Wayward characters appear this season, but fans will also get answers to some of the burning questions raised during the episode/backdoor pilot:
“All of the characters are going to make their return one way or the other. We found a way to fold [them] organically into the plot line, and some of the hanging chads from the pilot last year ended up dovetailing nicely with some of the stuff Michael’s looking to do, and some of the stuff that’s going on in our world just generally. It all folds together pretty well, but they’ll definitely be in multiple episodes this season.”
Speaking with the media before the network’s upfront presentation to advertisers in May, The CW’s Mark Pedowitz admitted that the series was not where it needed to be creatively to warrant a series order from the network:
“We had really great material this year. We’re really exited about the five series we did pick up. We are big fans of the characters and the women who played the characters in the series, but we did not feel creatively the show is where we wanted it to be. We felt we had a better shot with Legacies.”
Though emphasizing that the series was not at a place “where it needed to be to go forward with it this year,” Pedowitz reiterated that The CW was still “big fans” of the show’s cast” and first mentioned their interest in having the cast “continue on… guest starring on Supernatural.”
Wayward Sisters was intended to focus on Sheriff Jody Mills (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-showrunners Dabb and Robert Berens wrote the script; with Dabb, Berens, co-showrunner Robert Singer and Phil Sgriccia on board as executive producers.
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.
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 is supportive of having a spinoff series, but felt that it would need to be built around Supernatural mainstays; and that’s what separated Wayward Sisters from the previously failed attempt, Bloodlines.
Supernatural returns Thursday, October 11th at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.