SUPERNATURAL: Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer Tease the Upcoming Potential Spinoff - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

SUPERNATURAL: Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer Tease the Upcoming Potential Spinoff

July 30, 2013 by  

Fresh off THE ORIGINALS — THE VAMPIRE DIARIES spinoff — making it to the fall CW schedule, another popular show is getting the spinoff treatment this upcoming season: SUPERNATURAL.

“They came to us; I think [The CW] wanted to do a spinoff,” SUPERNATURAL executive producer Robert Singer told me of the upcoming backdoor pilot, which is currently scheduled to be the 20th episode of the season (and he’s scheduled to direct). “I think what we pitched them, which they seem very excited about, is probably not what they expected.”

Which means if you were hoping one of the characters you already know and love from SUPERNATURAL was about to get a show dedicated to them — like Klaus and the Originals family did with THE ORIGINALS — you may be a tiny bit disappointed.

“I think what makes it different than other spinoffs is generally you spin characters from an existing show [to a new series],” Singer noted. “This spinoff, while Sam and Dean get us into [the story], it’s an entirely new cast of characters in a totally new environment. And it’s actually a different concept than SUPERNATURAL: SUPERNATURAL is a road show, this is very urban; it’s a very ensemble cast, and it stays in one place — Chicago — and it’s a little Shakespearean, a little DALLAS.”

“I think the overriding sentiment was that we really wanted to go for something different and go for it and try something new,” SUPERNATURAL showrunner Jeremy Carver explained. “To give you a taste of how it’s a part of the SUPERNATURAL universe, but a little bit different is it takes place in one city and it’s going to explore the clashing cultures of monsters and humans in Chicago. And in that end, one of the big twists of the show is that we’re going to have both humans and monsters as lead characters.”

Are you intrigued by the idea of this SUPERNATURAL spinoff?

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5 Responses to “SUPERNATURAL: Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer Tease the Upcoming Potential Spinoff”

  1. Sam Brown on July 30th, 2013 11:35 am

    Damn, I was really hoping they would give Castiel a spinoff and get him the heck off SPN! Well maybe I can get lucky and they’ll take the truly horrible current writing team on SPN and send them over to the spinoff and get some new ones for SPN. At this point the writers can’t come up with anything new for their current show, so I see no point in doing a spinoff.

  2. kelios on July 30th, 2013 11:48 am

    I have to say, I’m more than a tiny bit disappointed in what I’ve heard about the new spinoff. Supernatural fans LOVE the existing characters in their show and are incredibly dedicated to them; I think not using any of them is a mistake. In addition, it sounds like they are completely changing the entire concept of the show, which I also think is a mistake.

    Sam and Dean and their relationship is a huge part of why Supernatural has been so successful, I don’t think anyone can deny that. If you take away the main characters, take away the secondary characters, take away the setting, change the world, and then add a bunch of new people in completely new situations–well, for me, you don’t really have Supernatural anymore, regardless of what you choose to call it.

    I may tune in, but it with nothing left of what drew me to the original show in the first place, I’m not really sure it’s something that will keep me involved.

  3. Mimi on July 30th, 2013 2:08 pm

    So essentially the “spin off” has next-to-nothing to do with Supernatural and it’s just Carver creating another Being Human. If the first half of season 8 is anything to go by (before they brought it back to what Supernatural is supposed to be after Christmas) and represents what Carver would do with it, then I’m certain I won’t be interested. I was barely able to stick with season 8 until it went back to the characters and show I love.

  4. Scarlet on July 30th, 2013 2:22 pm

    Definitely keen, I find the wider world really interesting and often wonder about the people left behind, when SPN’s nomadic style means always moving on. Dare I hope we’ll get a female protagonist (or multiple women in an ensemble cast! Dear lord, it would be wonderful <3) after the rather dudecentric world SPN has given us to date?

    I might hope, even if they're going for a totally new group of people, to see some of the few still-alive favourites of mine from recent seasons show up, like the brilliant Aaron Bass and his Golem, the wonderful Ellie still on the run from hellhounds <3 <3 <3, Kate, our mysterious werewolf girl who struck out on her own, and maybe even characters like Madison and her group of young hunters. Missouri Mosely's not dead, and Caroline Chikezie's awesome hunter Tamara from episode 3.01 is, in theory, not dead either :). I'd be thrilled to see Amelia in any capacity, too – I always hoped her being a vet would lead to some kind of emergency surgery for Sam, Dean, or a monster, and an awkward introduction to the supernatural.

    And Jody, always Jody Mills, love her. I'm sure I'm forgetting someone who isn't so tied to the SPN mytharc it would be strange to see them elsewhere (love Kevin, Castiel etc).

    So many opportunities to tie it back to the existing world while still exploring something new – I love the idea of exploring the intersection of the monster/human worlds in a way that doesn't mostly involve needing to stab it. We've met so many interesting monsters along the way who were just trying to get by, like Lenore, like Amy, and we might see a happier ending for someone in Madison's position this way, too. There's a little Rugaru toddler out there somewhere, and Jesse the antichrist living it up in Australia, and Lisa and Ben with a big hole in their memories… and all these angels roaming around might be of some use, too, though I think I'd enjoy seeing something that can be on a more intimate scale than the grand theatre of interdimensional Heaven/Hell stuff we've had going on for the last few seasons.

    I also love the possibility for longer monster story arcs to happen, too, if it's in one place – the format for Sam and Dean to find a hunt, come in and kick ass, then head off again has totally been working for me for the last however many years I've been watching (since 2007, I think), but in a static setting, there's the scope to see something as it's developing, to meet the people who are disappearing, that kind of thing.

  5. Scarlet on July 30th, 2013 5:10 pm

    *Krissy, not Madison. Getting actress and character names confused there.