On Thursday morning CW chief Mark Pedowitz responded to a question about his choice not to move forward with plans for a female-driven spin-off series to the network’s popular Supernatural called Wayward Sisters.
Cast and crew got the bad news last week about their show, but today Pedowitz had this to say about the euthanized spin-off at the Upfronts for advertisers.
“We had really great material this year,” he said on Thursday. “We’re really excited about the five series we did pick up. We are big fans of the characters and the women who played the characters in the series, but we did not feel creatively the show is where we wanted it to be. We felt we had a better shot with Legacies.”
Fans would probably disagree with Pedowitz’s assertion about “creativity,” Supernatural is now in its thirteenth season and this past March aired the highly-anticipated Scooby-Doo crossover episode to the squee of fanboys and girls.
Last week amid the bloodbath of nixed shows co-creator of Wayward Sisters Andrew Dabb laid out his feelings regarding the show’s fate to social media:
“It breaks my heart to say this,” he wrote, “but CW has chosen to pass on Wayward Sisters. We love these characters, and have spent almost two years trying to make this show a reality on the network… but there are some fights, sometimes, you can’t win.”
Deadline reports that the backdoor pilot implanted in the proper series in January posted good numbers: 0.6 demo rating, 1.87 million viewers
Wayward Sisters would have starred Kim Rhodes as Sheriff Jody Mills who would lead a group of troubled young women damaged by a supernatural tragedy; the group eventually becoming a kick-ass gang of monster slayers.
“The spinoff hailed from a quartet of Supernatural writers-producers, including showrunners Dabb and Robert Singer as well as Phil Sgriccia and Robert Berens. Warner Bros TV, which produces Supernatural, was the studio.”