‘Supernatural’ executive producer Robert Singer has apparently confirmed that a back-door pilot for a spin-off of The CW’s veteran series will air as episode 20 of the show’s ninth season. Unlike the nomadic ‘Supernatural’ which shifts to a different town each week, the new series would focus on the static battle between monsters and hunters in Chicago and would introduce an entirely new cast. According to reports, the episode will be written by supervising producer Andrew Dabb.
Warner Brothers and The CW have yet to comment and as of right now. The Huffington Post features a tweet by a fan named @travelingheidi who was at the panel when the announcement was made.
It certainly would make sense for the creators to position a spin-off/possible replacement for ‘Supernatural’ which will kick off its ninth season on October 8th, 2013. It’s been rumored that the series will end with Season Ten, which would be in line with other similar shows, such as The CW’s other sci fi/fantasy hit ‘Smallville‘ which also lasted ten seasons. And The CW is launching its new series ‘The Originals’ this fall, which also started out as a backdoor pilot on its hit show ‘The Vampire Diaries.’
As sad as it might be to say goodbye to ‘Supernatural’ and its pretty, pretty cast, it certainly wouldn’t be a bad idea for its producers to make sure they know where their next paycheck is coming from. What do you think? Would you be up for a new iteration of ‘Supernatural’ set in one urban locale, versus various rural ones? Without Sam, Dean and Castiel, is there even a point? Comment below with your thoughts!