Looks like the Supernatural spinoff is much like Castiel. This little nerdy dude has wings.
At an executive panel that kicked off the CW portion of the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Friday, network president Mark Pedowitz told Cinefilles that although Supernatural: Bloodlines (formerly Supernatural: Tribes) didn’t make it at the network, there is definitely still a chance for another extension of the series in the future.
“Jeremy Carver will be up here later in a panel and we have told Jeremy and Eric [Kripke] and Bob Singer we are very open to another spinoff,” he explained from the TCA stage. “We are waiting for them to come in with whatever the new idea or concept is.”
He continued, “I would love to get a Supernatural spinoff done. It’s a great franchise.”
According to Pedowitz, the only reason that Bloodlines didn’t get a renewal after its backdoor pilot last year is that, well, it wasn’t that good. As he told Cinefilles on Friday, “The Supernatural spinoff that came in, creatively, did not get where we wanted it to go.”
UPDATE: Friday at 12:01 p.m. PT
Cinefilles spoke with Supernatural EP Jeremy Carver following the 10th anniversary panel for the show featuring lead actors Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles and he said the new spinoff is still in the very, very early stages of development right now.
“We continue to explore different ideas,” he explained during a scrum. “It’s hard for me to get more specific because we really are at the kicking-of-the-tire phase of whether or not there’s an idea worthy of a spinoff in the making right now.”
When Cinefilles asked if Carver has considered a female take on the demon hunting brother relationship, he responded vaguely, but positively. “The short answer is yes,” he said Friday. “We are completely open to what the spinoff might look like while trying to honour the spirit of the original show. Nothing is off the table right now.”
At this moment in time, Carver said he’ll add more of a female presence to the established series with new characters, especially since Season 9 was heavy on the lady death count.
“Some of the ones who died, it was a real shame to see them die, in the same way it was a shame to see Kevin Tran die. But this season we’ll be introducing–or reintroducing–a healthy number of strong, interesting female characters,” Carver told Cinefilles. “We’re be putting a couple people together in ways that maybe people wouldn’t expect. We’re doing our version of The Heat at some point.”
Emily is covering the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour live from the Beverly Hills Hilton from June 12 – 22. Tune in every day for new pieces and follow her tweets at @Cinefilles and @emilygagne.