There is some disappointing news tonight as the CW announced its planned Supernatural spinoff, WAYWARD SISTERS was not picked up by the network.
Deadline is reporting CW chief Mark Pedowitz said the show was not picked up because it was not where it needed to be creatively.
During the CW upfronts yesterday, Pedowitz said, “We had really great material this year,” and “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.”
Wayward Sisters marked the second time CW did a pilot for a Supernatural spinoff that didn’t go to series; CW instead opted to go with Legacies, a new series in The Vampire Diaries/The Originals universe.
Last week, when cast members and writers reacted to news the CW would not move forward with the Supernatural spinoff, its co-creator Andrew Dabb had explained, “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.”
Starring original series’ Kim Rhodes, Wayward told the story of Sheriff Jody Mills (Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women, all orphaned by supernatural tragedy who, under Mills’ training, become a monster-fighting force.
I’m hoping the writers can continue developing the series as a mid-season replacement this year or new series next season. Supernatural cannot go on forever and the network really wants to continue with a show in the same universe when it ends its run.