Wayward Sisters cast members and writers are reacting to the news that the CW has decided not to move forward with the Supernatural spinoff. It was the second time the CW did a pilot for a Supernatural spinoff that didn’t go to series. Instead, the CW opted to go with Legacies, a new series in The Vampire Diaries/The Originals universe.
Wayward Sisters co-creator Andrew Dabb was one of the first to share the news on Twitter
“It breaks my heart to say this,” he wrote, “but CW has chosen to pass on Wayward Sisters. We love these characters, and have spent almost two years trying to make this show a reality on the network… but there are some fights, sometimes, you can’t win.”
Wayward Sisters aired its backdoor pilot in January. Starring the original series standout Kim Rhodes, it tells the story of Sheriff Jody Mills (Rhodes) and a group of troubled young women, all of them orphaned by supernatural tragedy. Under Mills’ training and protection, the women will emerge as a supreme monster-fighting force. Unlike the original series, which centers on a biological brothers, Wayward Sisters is about a sisterhood of girls in a foster family.
The spinoff hailed from a quartet of Supernatural writers-producers, showrunners Dabb and Robert Singer as well as Phil Sgriccia and Robert Berens. Warner Bros TV, which produces Supernatural, was the studio.
You can read a selection of tweets below, including those from cast members Rhodes, Briana Buckmaster and Katherine Ramdeen and writer Berens.