Just announced is the Supernatural spinoff titled Wayward Sisters which promises to focus on Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes) and a “sisterhood of girls” who “will emerge as a supreme monster-fighting force.” Sheriff Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster) has also been confirmed. We did some research and took an open poll to the fans of Supernatural, who lovingly call themselves #SPNFamily, to find out what we the fans want to see in Wayward Sisters. We are so pleased to bring you the results.
But first, the announcement, which broke on Deadline yesterday.
“The project — which is being developed as a planted spinoff and will have a backdoor pilot airing as an episode of Supernatural‘s upcoming 13th season — 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 a biological brothers, Wayward Sisters is about a sisterhood of girls in a foster family. The spinoff hails from a quartet of Supernatural writers-producers, showrunners Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer as well as Phil Sgriccia, Robert Berens. Warner Bros TV, which produces Supernatural, is the studio. The CW and WBTV declined comment.”
Wayward Sisters was born out of a fan campaign called #WaywardDaughters, which essentially begged for (demanded?) exactly this, so we know the Powers That Be are already listening and the fans are already being given what they want by way of Wayward Sisters very existence. Now for what you’ve been waiting for… What do we the fans AKA #SPNFamily want to see in Supernatural spinoff Wayward Sisters?
Taking a dramatic lead is of course #GIRLPOWER. While Supernatural is well-loved by millions, male and female alike, it has often been criticized for its treatment of women, with them taking a backseat to men and almost without fail (save a few exceptions) being killed off far too soon while the men on the show seem to have been around, comparatively, forever; fans see this spinoff as an opportunity to stay focused on the powerful side of women and give them their due (finally). Fans held varying opinions on how they want this girl power presented, however, with some noting they want to make sure the show is pro-women but not anti-men.
“I can tell you what I don’t want to see: the sloppy, soapy, love triangles; don’t want to see it become a soap opera. I also don’t want to see man bashing. Girl power is great, but I want to see secure, self-confident, women, not those who get offended at everything.” -Tammy M.“…and see how women in our show are just as powerful as the men . . . It would be cool to see Sam and Dean appear every now and then, but I hope it stays focused on the girls and how much they’ve done.” -Rebecca B.
We the fans want solid crossover episodes, but we also want to make sure Wayward Sisters is its own show and not just the same Supernatural show in a different timeslot.
“…multiple crossovers! Don’t forget the wayward sons on your new adventures.” -Ali D.“Crossovers, Buffy-Angel style! Each show should be able to stand on its own two legs, where you don’t have to keep up with one to understand the other, but still very much be in the same universe… Claire calling Dean for help – or vise versa, because #girlpower – or Mama Winchester there to help train up the girls since she’s been in the hunting game far longer than Jody and Donna combined… for example.” -Ashley W.
“Possibly unpopular opinion: I think it would be cool if Claire/Alex/Jody/Donna inherited the Impala for
“Honestly, I’m good with a continuation of the show we have now, shows morph. I can see it becoming more and more about Jody and the girls. Maybe the end of the season, the brothers are dead, she and Claire look at each other and say, “We got work to do,” and they take Baby to the bunker.” – Tammy M.
“Will #WaywardSisters be about all women? Or just this small same type of woman? I don’t want to be left out again…” -Heather A.
“I want Wayward Sisters to be a show that successfully normalizes diversity. I want to see people of all genders (while still having female leads), colors, and preferences, but I don’t want a parade with fireworks announcing their race or sexual orientation. Put them in the middle of the action, have them kick some major tail, and have them go about their day. A lot of TV forgets the “Show, Don’t Tell” rule, but I think Wayward Sisters could really knock it out of the park in terms of accurately portraying people from all walks of life.” -Chi W.
Now that it seems the girls will finally get theirs, the fans want virtually every woman who was ever on Supernatural to come back for Wayward Sisters. Yes, even those who have long since passed…
“There are so many awesome characters that I want for
#WaywardSisters Most of them have to be resurrected though. Like Eileen and Charlie.” -@IHeartMyFandoms
“More women 4 #WaywardSisters: Charlie, Eileen, Rowena, Ellen, Jo, Magda, Alicia… IDC the explanation you give; BRING THEM BACK!” -Taylor S.
In high demand and what seems likely, assuming they all survive Season 13, is to include Jody’s “daughters” Claire (Kathryn Newton) and Alex (Katherine Ramdeen), bringing with them the hope that Wayward Sisters will end the stigma that hunters can’t be good parents.
“It would be great to see Jody as a main character. She has such potential to reverse the negative stigma that the Supernatural family has about parents and hunting. It seems that a hunter cannot be a good parent and vice versa but they have an opportunity to show another side.” -Kaleigh H.
“I absolutely love the dynamic between Jody, Alex and Claire. Definitely gonna watch.” -@LongLiveLaurel
Many fans, most even, it seems are just excited to see more Jody and Donna being Jody and Donna. We can’t disagree.
“I want @KimRhodes4Real & @OfficialBrianaB kicking ass and taking names, good writing and stories and I want this now!” -@JediCat1965
Carry on, my wayward sisters…
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