More “Supernatural” the better, right? During the 2015 Television Critics Association summer press tour, CW president Mark Pedowitz tickled our paranormal fancies when he divulged that fans of the long-running drama could expect a potential “Supernatural” spinoff to grace our TV sets sometime in the impending future.
“We’d love to do one,” the network head honcho said, warming our hearts and shooing away our doubts. “It probably will not happen this year, but at some point, there will be another swing.” Um, we’ll take it!
In 2014, the cult-followed series, which will air its Season 11 premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 7, took a stab at creating a spinoff, which was titled “Supernatural: Bloodlines.” The fantasy show, developed by “Supernatural” producer Andrew Dabb, made its mystical premiere during Season 9 of “Supernatural” where it served as a backdoor pilot.
“Bloodlines” followed the action-packed storyline of a “mafia-esque monster families that, unknowingly to humans, ran the underbelly of Chicago.” But following a gruesome attack, the paranormal families, which consisted of werewolves and shapeshifters, began having even bigger problems when they started getting hunted by a newly minted and vengeance-seeking hunter (who was mentored by the Winchester brothers) in an attempt to rid the Windy City of “anything or anyone supernatural.”
Although “Bloodlines” met an early fate after not getting picked up by the CW, “Supernatural” showrunners remained hopeful that one day they could create a successful spinoff based on the widely-watched series starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles.
“It’s definitely something we’re actively discussing,” executive producer Jeremy Carver told TVLine in October 2014. “So many stories have been told. So if anything, it makes it a bit more difficult to get it right. But it’s definitely something we keep on discussing.”
“Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke added that while he was on board for a spinoff, he didn’t want to rush a retooled series. According to the man behind the ghostly show, he only wanted to do it if “the idea is right.”
“We want to do it if it’s something we’re really excited about and it’s a corner of the universe we haven’t seen yet. We don’t want to do it just to jam a piece of business through. We want to do it if we’re going to come up with something that’s as good as the mothership… Me and [executive producer] Bob [Singer] and Jeremy and stars Jared [Padalecki] and Jensen [Ackles], we all decided that it just has to be idea first. If it’s not an idea that we’re all totally in love with, we’re not going to do it,” he revealed.
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