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'Supernatural' Spin-Off Changes Name, Casts Female Lead

 

'Supernatural' Spin-Off Changes Name, Casts Female Lead

 

For the past month, TVRage has been tracking the progress of The CW's upcoming 'Supernatural' spin-off. Up until now, the project had been known as 'Supernatural: Tribes.' Not only does today bring us news of a brand new title for the show, it also fills in the last missing member of the main cast.

The newly dubbed 'Supernatural: Bloodlines' is set in Chicago, and concerns a group of feuding, organized crime-like monster families that secretly run the city. The two previously cast male leads include Lucien Laviscount ('Episodes') as Ennis Roth, a police cadet turned hunter, and Nathaniel Buzolic ('The Vampire Diaries') as shapeshifter David Hayden, a member of one of the ruling families.

Supporting regulars include Danielle Savre ('Heroes') as David's sister Margo Hayden, Sean Faris ('Pretty Little Liars') as werewolf family member Julian Durant, and Stephen Martines as cynical Chicago detective Freddie Costa.

The final addition to the regular cast is Melissa Roxburgh ('Arrow'), who has landed the female lead role of Violet Durant. Violet is Julian's sister, and shares a forbidden love with David. In typical Montague/Capulet fashion, Violet and David are forced to hide their relationship, due to the fact that neither of their families approves.

At first glance, this really doesn't sound very similar to 'Supernatural,' outside of the monster hunting element. As a fan myself, I'm weary of all the romantic angst that seems to be percolating throughout this plotline, but I'm aware that The CW's core audience is indeed young women. Thus, it's hard to fault them too much for wanting to go the 'Twilight' route. Then again, most accounts I've read peg 'The Vampire Diaries' as doing the tortured love thing well, so maybe this will be better than it sounds.

'Supernatural: Bloodlines' debuts as as planted pilot during the April 29 episode of 'Supernatural.'


Details
Show:
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- Supernatural
Person:
- Melissa Roxburgh
Network:
- CW

Written by: Michael Stevenson
Mar 8th, 2014, 5:06 am

Images courtesy of Fanshare.com

Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 9th, 2014, 9:56 pm
I thought it was Supernatural San Francisco. What with all the Gay looking hipsters cast who knew different.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 9th, 2014, 1:37 pm
As someone who gave Supernatural away during its first season, partly because of its dearth of regular female characters, I think this might be more up my alley. At least the female lead looks nice and I often like the romantic nature of CW shows.
ab

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Message Posted On Mar 9th, 2014, 12:14 am

Everytime I watch something like "Teen Wolf" all I can think is "If the Winchesters showed up, this show would be over in no time."  I think a worthy "Supernatural" spin-off needs to convince me otherwise.

lordkinbote

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Message Posted On Mar 8th, 2014, 4:50 pm

Gotta say, I'm with the majority here.  When I read this, it just made me sigh.  I like Supernatural and many other shows that have supernatural elements, but this just seemed tiresome to me.  Hopefully I'm wrong.

mcw

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Message Posted On Mar 8th, 2014, 3:45 pm

If that really is the story, then the CW could put the "Supernatural" tag in front of a lot of shows... Looks like they're just using the name for the attention.

lockjaw

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Since: 20/Feb/08
Message Posted On Mar 8th, 2014, 11:43 am

Eh gad... What are these guys smoking? This sounds so unlike "Supernatural" it's unbelievable. Even if your pandering to a core female audience you should be able to do better than this guys. What part of "spin off" don't you understand? As a huge "Supernatural" fan I'm extremely disappointed.

matt4848

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Message Posted On Mar 8th, 2014, 10:50 am
Don't they understand the appeal of SPN is Sam and Dean..? I'll give it a chance but they are going to have to really impress.
Anonymeese

Message Posted On Mar 8th, 2014, 10:24 am
Sounds retarded.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Mar 8th, 2014, 8:32 am
It doesn't draw me. Thanks for the heads up. The reference to Twilight is all I need to know. I've never seen a Twilight teen 'thrill me and make my hormones sing' movie or tv show and I never will. - Arby
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