The CW plans to give a Supernatural spinoff another try, this time starring series standout Kim Rhodes.
According to Deadline, Wayward Sisters will be planted as a backdoor pilot airing in the upcoming 13th season of Supernatural, with Rhodes reprising her role as Sheriff Jody Mills. The project follows a group of troubled young women, each of them orphaned by supernatural tragedy, who under Jody’s training become a monster-fighting force.Written by Supernatural showrunners Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer, the planned spinoff is expected to bring over other characters from the main series. However, so far Rhodes is the only actor who’s signed on to the project.
Jody Mills was introduced in the fifth season of Supernatural as the sheriff of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where the dead had returned from the grave in what at first seemed like a miracle. However, they soon began to change into zombies, and Jody’s young son devours her husband before he’s killed himself. Rhodes has reprised her role a dozen times, most recently in Season 12.
Wayward Sisters is the second attempt at a Supernatural spinoff, following Supernatural: Bloodlines, which aired in 2014 as a backdoor pilot but wasn’t ordered to series by The CW.
The title of the planned spinoff is a nod to “Carry On Wayward Son,” the 1976 Kansas classic that’s the closest Supernatural has to a theme song. It’s frequently featured in the show’s season finales.
Supernatural returns Thursday, Oct. 12, on The CW.
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