Fans have successfully willed into existence a chance for another Supernatural spin-off starring fan favorite Kim Rhodes as sheriff and hunter Jody Mills.
The aptly titled Wayward Sisters will kick-off as a backdoor pilot slated to air during Supernatural's 13th season, Deadline.com reports. The show, hemmed by Supernatural EPs Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer, will follow the monster-hunting adventures of Jody Mills' foster family, which will presumably include Claire Novak (Kathryn Newton) and Alex Jones (Katherine Ramdeen).
Unlike the Rihanna-Nyong'o movie, which was inspired by a tweet and fans' passion, the primarily female fans of Supernatural have been championing for Wayward Sisters for several years, starting Twitter and t-shirt campaigns that even caught the attention of Rhodes and other guest stars like Briana Buckmaster.
Admittedly, it'll be great to see the Supernatural mythology wielded by a mostly female cast, but the show has attempted this before with disastrous results. Do y'all remember their disastrous first attempt called Supernatural: Bloodlines? I do. It was scary in all the wrong ways.
In order for the second time to be a charm, Wayward Sisters should follow these simple steps:
Girl power means ALL GIRLS. After more than a decade of Supernatural possessing an all white male cast and a problematic history of fridging their few and fiercely loved female characters, it's beyond time to leave those misogynistic ways in purified ashes. Last season of SPN was Trumpianly evil to the fairer sex. Just ask Billie the reaper, Dagon the demon, Eileen the hunter and Rowena the witch. Oh wait, you can't, because they were all violently murdered.
I'm thrilled that the girls are finally getting into the monster hunting game. Now, the backdoor pilot must introduce girls of color who will also star in the spin-off. The best part about spin-offs is that they can take the foundation of the original show, and add provocative, modern twists and right some of their predecessors' wrongs.
Supernatural has always been severely behind the times when it comes to inclusion, and Wayward Sisters remedy that and grab the eyeballs of viewers of color who are forgotten by so-called feminist shows like Supergirl, Girls, Playing House and most of the Real Housewives cities.
Get the old gang back together. The magic of Supernatural can be attributed to the dark humor, feels-destroying angst and campy goodness straight from the minds of series creator Eric Kripke (Timeless) and brilliant writers like Ben Edlund (Powers, The Tick) and Sera Gamble (The Magicians). What better way to kickoff Wayward Sisters with a scary, should-I-be-laughing-at-this? bang than to have some of Supernatural's originators guest-write an episode for the first season?
Get the gang back together. I'm all for Wayward Sisters doing it for themselves, but one of the best things about Supernatural is its sprawling cast of recurring characters and how gorgeous they are. So it would be great to see fan favorites like the stunning Max Banes (Kendrick Sampson) and the adorable Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster) and the OGs, Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles).
Crank up the action. When Supernatural began with a bare-bones budget, the special effects were famously campy. Thanks to technical advancements in the 12 years since the show began, it's much easier for television shows to produce near-cinematic action and special effects. Other CW shows, like The Flash and Arrow, produce Emmy-worthy action sequences each week, and Wayward Sisters needs to bring the heat and badassery, too. Because we all know, bitches get things done. Fiercely.
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