CW’s backdoor pilot airs in April
The CW and Warner Bros. Television’s “Supernatural” spinoff has filled its final potential series regular role and the backdoor pilot has a new name.
“Arrow’s” Melissa Roxburgh has joined the cast of “Supernatural: Bloodlines” (formerly known as “Supernatural: Tribes”), a backdoor pilot that will air as an episode of “Supernatural” on April 29.
“Bloodlines” follows the various mafia-esque monster families that, unknowingly to humans, “run” the underbelly of Chicago. They are being tracked by a newly-minted Hunter, who wants to stop them and rid Chicago of anything or anyone supernatural.
Roxburgh will play Violet, a member of the powerful werewolf pack. She hides her true nature, because of her forbidden love for family rival, David (Nathaniel Bozulic). But when cornered, Violet’s inner wolf breaks out.
“Supernatural” fans may recognize Roxburgh from an appearance on the drama’s Season 7 episode, “Time After Time.” Her other television credits include a recurring guest role on The CW’s “Arrow” and Nickelodeon’s “Big Time Movie.” She was also in the Bravo-scripted pilot, “Rita,” which the cable channel ultimately passed on. She also starred in the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” film franchise.
In addition to Buzolic, Roxburgh joins already announced castmembers Danielle Savre, Stephen Martines and Lucien Laviscount.
“Bloodlines” will be executive-produced and written by Andrew Dabb, and directed by executive producer Robert Singer. “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke, Jeremy Carver and McG will also serve as executive producers.
Gersh and Play Management represent Roxburgh.