You may have noticed, we love Supernatural here at iHorror. We even made you a list of our favorite episodes that are new to the series. We have followed them from the beginning, when they found their dad; when Cass joined the party, then Crowley; when they met Jody after her family was killed; when they defeated countless evils and made new friends and family along the way.
It seems borne out of all that familial love (and a widely circulating fan made petition) our Supernatural universe is about to expand, according to Movie Pilot, with the creation of the spinoff show Wayward Sisters. The show (which was pitched as Wayward Daughters, a much better title IMHO) will follow loved character Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and her foster daughters Claire Novak (Kathryn Newton) and Alex Jones (Katherine Ramdeen) as they work to fight monsters and be a family.
Also returning is fan favorite Donna Hanscum (Brianna Buckmaster).
A new face will be introduced in the form of early EARLY introduced psychic Missouri Moseley’s (Loretta Devine) granddaughter, Patience Turner (Clark Backo) who is thrust into the supernatural as she discovers her psychic powers. Here what they have to say about the new character:
“A high school over-achiever, Patience’s life is turned upside down when she discovers she’s a powerful psychic, a gift she inherited from her estranged grandmother, Missouri Moseley. Hunted by dark forces for her power, Patience finds refuge with Jody and her wayward family.”
This was all announced during SDCC2017 after Kansas opened for the Supernatural panel, a truly magical moment. With the fans taking the initiative this series was created and will be introduced in the upcoming 13th season of Supernatural.
The show will be written by familiar faces in the Supernatural universe, Andrew Dabb and Robert Berens with Phil Sgriccia and Robert Singer also having their hands in the pie as well. The synopsis for the show states:
“The project tells the story of Sheriff Jody Mills (Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women, all of them orphaned by supernatural tragedy. Under Mills’ training and protection, the women will emerge as a supreme monster-fighting force.
Unlike the original series, which centers on biological brothers, Wayward Sisters is about a sisterhood of girls in a foster family.”
It would seem that Kim Rhodes and Briana Buckmaster are already excited for the new project and ready for a long show ahead of them. But many wonder if this will meet the same fate as their first spinoff Bloodlines and Movie Pilot had a great point.
Bloodlines attempted to expand the Supernatural universe with all new faces. We had no attachment and no concern about the safety or security of these characters in a universe we have so closely followed for over a decade. Wayward Sisters, on the other hand, is taking the smarter approach and using the attachment we have for this motley crew of women and focusing on their evolution. This is, after all, a fan created show.
I will always be more biased toward the Winchesters, but I look forward to seeing what Wayward Sisters has to offer. The new season of Supernatural premiers October 12th and we will see the introduction to Wayward Sisters sometime during this season. The boys have quite the mess to clean up first. And don’t forget, there’s a Scooby Doo crossover episode this season too (but honestly, how could that be forgotten?).