Supernatural is the show that just keeps on going on The CW, and it's as strong as ever in its current thirteenth season. The juggernaut series is also set to premiere its very first spinoff, fittingly called Wayward Sisters. The spinoff will be launched via a backdoor pilot aired as the midseason premiere of Supernatural, and it promises to deliver a lot from the ladies of the Supernatural universe in addition to Sam and Dean. Actress Briana Buckmaster has guest-starred as Sheriff Donna Hanscum on Supernatural since Season 9, and she's reprising the role for Wayward Sisters. She spoke with CinemaBlend about why Supernatural fans will love Wayward Sisters, saying this:
Unlike Supernatural's last attempt at launching a spinoff, the backdoor pilot for Wayward Sisters will feature a lot of what has made the original series such a hit. The women who make up the cast have all appeared on Supernatural in the past. In addition to Briana Buckmaster as Donna Hanscum, fans will get Kim Rhodes as Jody Mills, Kathryn Love Newton as Claire Novak, Katherine Ramdeen as Alex Jones, Clark Backo as Patience Turner, and Yadira Guevara-Prip as Kaia Nieves. As Briana Buckmaster says, the familiar faces guarantee that Wayward Sisters will feel like it's truly in the same world as Sam and Dean on Supernatural.
Wayward Sisters and Supernatural having such close ties between characters and goals of taking out monsters also means that there should be plenty of reasons for character crossovers. The two shows don't necessarily need grand crossover events like those of the Arrow-verse that hit the airwaves on The CW each year. In fact, the backdoor pilot of Wayward Sisters feels like it could be an episode of the spinoff guest-starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles and Sam and Dean.
All things considered, the long-awaited spinoff starring some of the most memorable women of Supernatural seems designed to fit right into the world that has already been developed over the past 13 years, although the character dynamics are bound to be different. Unlike the bond of the Winchester brothers, the family of Wayward Sisters won't be biologically related. The women found each other due to various supernatural circumstances, and the odds are that the younger members will need all the guidance they can get from the likes of Donna and Jody.
Luckily, fans don't have much longer to wait for a look at the spinoff. The backdoor pilot for Wayward Sisters will air on January 18 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW. Be sure to tune in to see Briana Buckmaster back in action as Donna Hanscum. For your options the rest of the nights of the week, be sure to swing by our midseason TV premiere guide.
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