In 2014, The CW dedicated an episode of ‘Supernatural’ Season Nine to serve as a backdoor pilot for a spin-off ‘Supernatural: Bloodlines’, but the Chicago-based episode was not a hit with fans and those plans were scrapped, with The CW stating that they were still interested in another show set within the ‘Supernatural’ world. Producers are trying again this year, during the show’s thirteenth season. The new show will be entitled ‘Wayward Sisters’ and would focus on longtime supporting character Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) of Sioux Falls and her adopted daughters Alex (Katherine Ramdeen) and Claire (Kathryn Newton), as well as Patience Turner (Clark Backo) the granddaughter of Missouri Moseley who inherited her psychic powers and Jody’s one-time partner Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster) the sheriff of Stillwater, Minnesota.
Now comes word that the first all-new character has been cast. Yadira Guevara-Prip joins as Kaia Nieves. Like Alex, Claire and Patience, she lost her parents at a young age to a supernatural threat. Like Patience, she has powers herself, the ability to move between worlds in her dreams– “a rare and terrifying power she experiences only as a curse… a power she doesn’t understand and can’t yet control.” Having lived on her own for so long, Kaia is hardened and sarcastic, but also tormented by her past. It sounds as though she may have trouble adapting to this surrogate family.
Claire will serve as the leader of this band of sisters who begin hunting the forces of evil, while Jody and Donna will act as their mentors.
Unlike ‘Bloodlines’ which was a new concept with new characters, ‘Wayward Sisters’ features existing and beloved characters. Also, ‘Bloodlines’ was set in Chicago. It seems logical that producers wanted something that was unique from the normally rural ‘Supernatural’. But it seems that this approach didn’t quite click with viewers. Hopefully, ‘Wayward Sisters’ proves more pleasing to longtime fans.
What do you think about this ‘Supernatural’ spin-off featuring some of the show’s top female characters?
Source: Entertainment Weekly