‘Supernatural’ Spin-Off Title Revealed

As Supernatural continues to dominate in the ratings (this week’s episode was even higher than last week, which was already the highest in more than three years), here comes a little bit of news about that spin-off series being developed.

The spin-off is titled Supernatural: Tribes. The show will deal with monsters and hunters clashing in Chicago. The CW has officially ordered a pilot to be filmed, which is being written and conceived by Andrew Dabb (who has written for Supernatural since season 4, most recently the mid-season premiere, “Road Trip”) and the pilot will be directed by SPN co-showrunner and frequent director Robert Singer. So at the very least, the spin-off is being kept in the family.



News posted on January 29, 2014 Comments (11)


  1. Cool. I hope they stick to the lore.

    Comment by brx — January 29, 2014 @ 6:07 pm

  2. Between this, Better Call Saul, and the supposed How I Met Your Dad, I may never have to watch a new TV show again!

    Comment by brx — January 29, 2014 @ 6:22 pm

  3. Not interested at all.

    Comment by SL — January 29, 2014 @ 7:01 pm

  4. Kind of doubt it will be all that great, but I do think it’s pretty cool the show made it far and big enough to have a spin-off.

    Comment by Sarah — January 29, 2014 @ 11:28 pm

  5. Sounds to me they’re taking any random concept and splashing the “Supernatural” name on it.

    When Vampire Diaries did their spin off, they actually used two main characters that were developed over TWO+ seasons (as well as 2 recurring characters).

    If they wanted to do a Supernatural spin off, they should have done one based on the GhostFacers, or on Charlie, or on Kevin (once resurrected), etc.

    Comment by JJA — January 30, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

  6. Sounds like relocated Grimm with low budget. If those monster tribes will be as laughable as last episodes werewolf pack – thanks, I pass. And I agree, how its even can be considered a spinoff with no current/former SPN characters? Just because it gets backdoor pilot out of SPN?

    Comment by AAA — January 30, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

  7. Neither am I, SL.

    Comment by Lisa1 — January 30, 2014 @ 3:28 pm

  8. It’s a spinoff because it takes place in the Supernatural universe. So the monsters will be progeny of Eve and follow the same rules as supernatural monsters. There will be demons, angels, hunters, ghosts, witchcraft, reapers, and all that cool stuff (or at least there had better be, if they want this show to be interesting).
    As to the Grimm comparison: if anything, Grimm is a knockoff of Supernatural. A spinoff of Supernatural is hard to call an imitation of Grimm. Not that it’s a bad show.

    Comment by brx — January 30, 2014 @ 4:12 pm

  9. Sounds good, will give it a try.

    Comment by LG — February 1, 2014 @ 8:33 am

  10. Here’s the character details of the spin-off that Spoilertv posted:

    ENNIS ROTH | The de-facto star of the potential series, Ennis is “likeable, strong-willed, resolute, with a strong sense of justice.” He’s the son of a cop who grew up in poverty. He’s en route to the police academy himself when someone he is close to is murdered — presumably by some kind of monster. He meets up with Sam and Dean and “learns the staggering truth” that Chicago is run by five families of monsters (including, but perhaps not limited to, werewolves and shape shifters). And with that, a new monster-hunter is born. Fun fact: Producers are looking to fill this role with an African-American actor in his early 20s.

    DAVID HAYDEN | A shape-shifter from one of Chicago’s ruling monster families. He’s been living as a human for some time, but a tragedy propels him back into the life. David is in his early 20s.

    MARGO HAYDEN | David’s “professional, strong-willed, determined, ambitious” shape-shifter sister. She’s an “ex-punk rocker gone corporate” who sets out to be the new head of the family in the wake of a tragedy. Margo is in her early 20s.

    VIOLET DURANT | A werewolf and part of the wealthy, powerful Durant family. In a twist right out of West Side Story, the early-twentysomething is hot for family rival David (see above), but their love is forbidden.

    JULIAN DURANT | Violet’s “savagely handsome, strong, arrogant” twentysomething brother and Ennis’ arch nemesis.

    FREDDIE COSTA | A world-weary copy in his 30s, Freddie has a soft spot in his heart for Ennis (he knew his dad back in the day). Fun fact: Eddie’s got a secret.

    Comment by Sheri — February 2, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

  11. Eye-roll. I hate spin offs. a desperate attempt at networks suits to make money off of a great show via parady which seldom if ever turns out to be as great as the original. Though i wil say that it would be cool if one of the five families is lead by the alpha-vamp. but give the sex appeal that this more TVD then SPN show seems to be aiming for I doubt that the alpha vamp sex-meter will make the cut. that isn’t to say that the the winchesters aren’t hot. their appearance has never been the reason why I watch the show. hopefully singer can make it work, though i doubt i will ever be as great of a fan of it as i am of SPN.

    Comment by hodat — February 4, 2014 @ 11:30 am

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