Just because The CW didn’t pickup the “Wayward Sisters” spinoff doesn’t mean they’re gone for good.
Jody and the rest of the girl gang who appeared in Season 13, Episode 10, which served as the backdoor pilot for the potential spinoff, will be returning to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in the upcoming season of the longstanding drama.
“All of the characters are going to make their return one way or the other,” showrunner Andrew Dabb said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“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,” he continued. “It all folds together pretty well, but they’ll definitely be in multiple episodes this season.”
As for why the “Wayward Sisters” spinoff didn’t get the greenlight — CW president Mike Pedowitz said at this summer’s Television Critics Association press tour that the “Supernatural” franchise might begin and end with the boys.
“We were very happy with the women who were in the ‘Wayward Sisters’ spinoff,” Pedowitz said when asked why the network passed on the female-driven series this pilot season while stacking their deck for their expanded seven-night primetime lineup.
“We had only a certain number of slots this year, so it just didn’t get there,” he continued. “If it’s a good idea and they want to go forward with [it], we’re open to listen. It is a great franchise. I am concerned, to be quite candid with your question, ‘Supernatural’ may be Jared and Jensen — and there may not be a franchise beyond that.”
The “Wayward Sisters” episode of “Supernatural” featured Kathryn Newton as Claire, Katherine Ramdeen as Alex, Kim Rhodes as Jody Mills, Briana Buckmaster as Donna and Clark Backo as Patience.
“Supernatural” returns to The CW on Thursday, October 18 at 8 p.m.