Supernatural spin-off still a possibility, says Andrew Dabb
'I do believe there is a world where you can have a second show like this,' CW president tells EW
A potential Supernatural spin-off has been a topic of discussion for years. The show even aired a backdoor pilot for Supernatural: Bloodlines in season 9, which followed a bunch of mob-like monster families in Chicago. That idea didn’t catch on, but that doesn’t mean the spin-off conversation is closed.
“We’ve bounced ideas over the years,” CW president Mark Pedowitz says. “If there is something that the creators and the studio want to do in terms of developing a spin-off of Supernatural, we’re open to hear it and we’re open to develop it, because I do believe there is a world where you can have a second show like this.”
That being said, the biggest concern around developing a spin-off is how it would affect Supernatural. “Does a spin-off in some ways diminish the mothership,” Pedowitz asks. “What is the involvement, if any, of the boys in a spin-off?”
Dabb continues: “If something else arises, that would be awesome. The door’s open and we’re always willing to consider it, but we never want to take away from what makes this show so special and that is not only Sam and Dean but also the really cool supporting cast we’ve assembled around them.”
Warner Bros. Television president Peter Roth echoes Dabb’s sentiments. Although the studio is open to anything, Roth says: “We’re so pleased with the longevity, the performance, the relevance of [Supernatural]. If we can keep this show going for many more years to come, or for as long as Jensen [Ackles] and Jared [Padalecki] and Andrew [Dabb] and Bob [Singer] and the fabulous teams that we got are willing to continue doing it and as long as it continues to resonate for the audience, I see no reason why it can’t continue. And that is even more important to us than necessarily a spin-off.”