What could work as a Supernatural spin-off?

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If Wayward Sisters was too connected to the original series, what could work as a Supernatural spin-off? It’s time to take a look at some ideas.

Wayward Sisters isn’t happening. Mark Pedowitz has made it clear that the series won’t work. By the sounds of it, he doesn’t think any Supernatural spin-off will work, but the reason he gave against Wayward Sisters is the connection to the series.

What likely doesn’t help is people want a spin-off that includes the Winchesters. That’s not a spin-off! Many people make a good point that Supernatural wouldn’t work without the brothers, but then forget that a spin-off isn’t about having the exact same show. It’s about having a show set in the same universe, continuing the story for other characters.

But if Wayward Sisters is too close, what could work as a Supernatural spin-off? Is there an idea out there that would work?

A prequel series might be the best option

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One that could bring people into a spin-off is the idea of a prequel series. The life of John Winchester after the death of his wife would certainly be a possibility. Sam and Dean could even still be part of that, with younger children playing the roles. This could be eased in throughout the next couple of years, too, bringing more stories of the brothers as children with flashbacks to see the children who could take on the roles.

Another prequel series could be Bobby and Rufus hunting together. The Season 11 episode “Safe House” made it clear that Bobby and Rufus make awesome hunting partners. They didn’t always head out together, but when they did, they got the job done. Plus, there are a lot of fans of one or both characters.

Would Bobby be too close to the Winchester brothers? Well, sure, but there’s always the option of having younger people playing the brothers to keep that connection in without putting pressure on Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki to continue with these roles. Like a John Winchester prequel series, it would be possible to introduce these younger versions for fans to warm to them.

Supernatural –“Who We Are” — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural –“Who We Are” — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

A Rowena or Ketch series might just work

The characters in Wayward Sisters have been around for some time, especially Claire, Jody, and Donna. It’s not that surprising they’re considered too connected. What about, then, having characters that haven’t been around for as long. Rowena and Ketch could offer some good viewing.

This could work as a prequel story, especially for Rowena, seeing her as a mom and her venture for power. If it was set in the present day, there’s always the opportunity of bringing in the Grand Coven again. Olivette is still locked in a cage. She could break free and then become a foe for Rowena.

As for Ketch, well, I don’t think he needs much explanation for a Supernatural spinoff. He is a guilty pleasure, extremely resourceful, and has plenty of enemies to go up against. This could even help continue his current redemption arc, maybe with Adam Fergus’ Mick coming back as some sort of spirit or magical form to help guide him on the path of redemption.

With a Ketch story, there is the chance to bring the British Men of Letters back, with a story of what they’re doing now and have them as the antagonists now that they’re against Ketch. If not the British, then the Irish Men of Letters are certainly interesting for many fans.

Supernatural –Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR
Supernatural –Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW — Acquired via CW TV PR /

The Banes twins

One storyline that has certainly been left open is that of Max and Alicia Banes. After losing his mom and sister, Max opted to use the spare twig doll and Alicia’s heart to keep her alive. He knew this wasn’t his real sister, but he couldn’t live without her. However, Sam and Dean did have warnings about doing something like this.

The Supernatural spin-off could show their lives together. Alicia could start to act differently, causing Max to wonder whether he has done the right thing. Would it end with him choosing to get rid of this twig doll version of his sister or continue his hunting path with her? The backdoor pilot could be in Supernatural with the Winchesters learning about Alicia and stopping her, kickstarting Max’s life alone hunting.

One of the benefits of the Banes twins is they’re not connected too much to the Winchesters yet. They’ve only been in two episodes. However, we’ve seen them and developed a connection to them helping to feel something for a spin-off, which was one of the issues with the Bloodlines spin-off (too many characters we didn’t care about).

Another positive would be that it’s a sibling bond. Max and Alicia are twins and there’s that co-dependency angle that has always worked well for Supernatural.

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