CW's 'Supernatural' Spin-off to Focus on Chicago (Season 9 SPOILERS)




More exciting news came out of The CW's presentation at the Television Critics Association conference this week: we received a few choice details regarding the upcoming spin-off of the hit series 'Supernatural.' 

Unlike the nomadic nature of 'Supernatural' which follows Sam & Dean Winchester across America, focusing on a different town or state almost every episode, it seems that the planned spin-off will stay localized in one particular American city: The Windy City, Chicago, Illinois. Reportedly, the spin-off will begin as a backdoor pilot, introducing the new characters and plotline in a late episode of 'Supernatural's upcoming ninth season. After that, the as-yet-untitled spin-off will launch, hoping that Chicago'Supernatural's loyal fans will follow over to this series, as well. The spin-off series will focus on the clashing between hunter and monster cultures in the Second City, with an ensemble focus rather than a narrow one.

'Supernatural' has crafted quite an immense world for its characters to play in. Since the first season, details and rules regarding various monsters (dead man's blood is toxic to vampires, you can only kill a wendigo with fire, etc.). Fans of the series were hooked early on when the Winchesters' hunter father would impart wisdom and tracking savvy via his old journal; the details of this world have been fully fleshed out and have remained consistent over eight long seasons. Now, with the forces of heaven, hell and purgatory fully on the game board, the universe of the series is bigger than ever--ripe for any sort of spin-off. 

Talks of a spin-off of 'Supernatural' began five seasons ago, when there were rumblings about a comedic spin-off featuring the Ghostfacers--amateur hunters looking for fame rather than a chance to help. When that failed to pan out, the next rumor surrounded an Old West spin-off featuring a young Samuel Colt, hunting monsters in the 1800s before constructing his mythical revolver, capable of killing even demons themselves. Now that a spin-off is finally taking place it will feature none of the elements above, however you can be sure that details from these previous escapades will find their way into the new series, for fans to enjoy. 

The new show will be written by supervising producer Andrew Dabb. This news follows the exciting announcement that Jim Beaver will be reprising his role as Bobby Singer in the ninth season. No word as of yet on how Bobby will be written back into the series. 

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Written by: bad_subject
Jul 30th, 2013, 10:07 am

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Message Posted On Aug 3rd, 2013, 7:05 am

I agree with msd85, that I watch the show as much (if not more) for the Sam & Dean dynamic as I do for the stories. I'm not a huge fan of Supernatural because of the mythos they developed for the show, I'm a huge fan of Supernatural because the characters work so well within that mythos.

Still, I won't write off the spinoff until I see the pilot and a couple of episodes. I have to say, though, that if it does center on Garth in any way, I probably won't stick around too long. I think he's a fun supporting character but nothing I'd want to watch a series about.



Message Posted On Jul 31st, 2013, 3:52 am
common... again no Spoiler Warning? People would like to be surprised by bobbies return by itself, not only HOW it is done.. :(

Message Posted On Jul 30th, 2013, 9:37 pm
A spin off of Supernatural. That doesn't draw me. I'd rather they just focussed on concluding Supernatural decently. This season has been weak, for sure. Everyone seems to be just going through the motions. Even with that, Supernatural is great fun. Consistency. Hmm. Perhaps there's been consistency, to a degree. But it's been consistency mixed in with total winging it lunacy. In the case of Supernatural, it just didn't hurt it. Go figure. Loved the traipsing across the country thing. That made the show more interesting, although too many towns were too similar. Now the bunker place. I like that too, although I guess that will kill the traipsing around, which I guess doesn't matter if the show is winding down. Bobby? We love Bobby - more than Sam and Dean. They couldn't wait to send him packing, even though, with every other challenge they ever faced, they never believed that they couldn't find a solution. They can work with angels, and sometimes demons, but they can't work with ghosts? Please. If Bobby's back, that's great. Arby

Message Posted On Jul 30th, 2013, 3:37 pm
sounds like Angel

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Message Posted On Jul 30th, 2013, 12:50 pm

Anyone suspect it might be a Bobby-Garth-related spinoff?



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Message Posted On Jul 30th, 2013, 12:50 pm

I love Supernatural, but I can't see a spin-off starring new characters holding my interest. I guess we'll see how good the backdoor pilot is. I watch SPN just as much for the Sam and Dean dynamic as I do for the storylines.

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