‘Supernatural’ Eyes Jody Mills Spinoff ‘Wayward Sisters’ for Season 13
It’s been several years since Supernatural first attempted to drain Bloodlines into a spinoff series, and considering Season 13 will dip into the Scooby-Doo crossover well, it might be time to try again. Fan-favorite Sheriff Jody Mills will lead another spinoff attempt, this one focused on Wayward Sisters.
According to Deadline, Supernatural Season 13 will build a female-centric spinoff with a backdoor pilot, as helmed by writer-producers and showrunners Andrew Dabb, Robert Singer, Phil Sgriccia and Robert Berens. Here’s how Wayward Sisters is described, taking a cue from the “Wayward Daughters” proposal fans have been suggesting for years:
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, these women will emerge as a supreme monster-fighting force. Unlike the original series, which centers on a biological brothers, Wayward Sisters is about a sisterhood of girls in a foster family.
Having first appeared in Season 5, Rhodes is the only star currently attached to the proposal, though Deadline theorizes Wayward Sisters will “bring over other characters featured on the mothership series as well as introduce new ones.” Other proposed characters include Jimmy Novak’s daughter Claire, Jody’s adopted Alex Jones (no, not that one), and frequent partner Sheriff Donna Hanscum.
It’s no secret that Supernatural fans have taken issue with the show’s treatment of female characters over the years (many even dreading the possibility of Jody Mills’ death), but would Wayward Sisters right the ship? Stay tuned for more as The CW responds to the news.