The CW will be launching its “Vampire Diaries” spinoff “The Originals” this fall on Tuesday, October 15th, and now word comes out of Comic-Con that the network will also be taking a look at a possible spinoff of its long-running “Supernatural” series, which is premiering its ninth season this fall.
“We are doing a spinoff later in the year in Episode 20,” executive producer Robert Singer revealed in the “Supernatural” press room at Comic-Con. “There may be a new incarnation of it. The boys are in the story, but it is a little more urban setting than the back roads of America that we have been doing.”
Longtime “Supernatural” writer Andrew Dabb, who has been with the show since 2008, has been given the task of crafting the episode, which will serve as the backdoor pilot for the potential series.
“We are in negotiations with the network, we have to have the money to do it, all the normal stuff, but it is planned,” Singer added.
“Supernatural” will return for its ninth season on a new day and time slot: Tuesday, Oct. 15th at 9/8c on The CW. Both Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean, and Jared Padalecki, who plays Sam, have an additional year on their contracts, so a tenth season is a definite possibility.
“We will shoot for ten and see what happens,” Singer said. “For me, the magic number is 200 episodes, so we will see what happens.”