'Bloodlines' may not have been granted a series order, but that doesn't mean The CW isn't still interested in bringing a 'Supernatural' spin-off to the small screen. The CW president Mark Pedowitz told reporters on Thursday that they're planning on going back to the drawing board for an offshoot idea and will seek to develop a new concept for next year’s pilot season.
"We believe there is a really good brand in 'Supernatural,'" Pedowitz remarked. "We felt the 'Supernatural' [spin-off pilot 'Bloodlines'] didn’t quite get there…We know we want to develop once more for next season a 'Supernatural' spinoff."
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'Supernatural: Bloodlines' aired as a backdoor pilot and introduced a batch of new characters, led by Lucien Laviscount, Sean Faris and Nathaniel Buzolic. And while the ratings were decent, many fans felt the show was lacking creatively.
Pedowitz noted that discussions about what exactly the spin-off would be is expected to be determined sometime around June and July. Had The CW moved ahead with 'Bloodlines,' the network would have had three separate spin-offs on three of its biggest shows, the others being 'Arrow' (with 'The Flash') and 'The Vampire Diaries' (with 'The Originals').
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As for the rather surprising cancellation of 'The Tomorrow People,' Pedowitz defends the decision to drop the Robbie Amell series and keep 'Beauty and the Beast,' claiming the latter performed better in terms of international sales and social engagement.
"We have situations where shows like 'Beauty' have created upside potential…it’s a fan favorite. It has a great international [interest]. Primarily, 'Tomorrow People' was a great show — [it] just didn’t have the same level of social engagement or digital side that 'Beauty and the Beast' gets."