“In addition, the network has decided to axe a project before it even gets out of the gate: the Supernatural spin-off, originally titled ‘Tribes’ and then called ‘Bloodlines is also dead. There didn’t seem to be a good reaction to the spin-off, which — if you’re a fan of the original Supernatural — didn’t have much in common with the mother series, despite being introduced during episode 9.20 as a back-door pilot.”
“After months of waiting, Supernatural is finally giving fans their first taste of the CW’s planned spinoff Supernatural: Bloodlines, which focused on the various mafia-esque monster families that run the underbelly of Chicago.”
“Ever since the words Supernatural Spinoff were uttered a few months ago, the fandom for The CW smash has been buzzing for any kind of scoop, news or information about the episode that will serve as a backdoor pilot for the intriguing new series.”
“Supernatural scribe Andrew Dabb penned the Bloodlines episode and talked with TV Fanatic about what we can expect ; why Chicago was the perfect setting; how much we might see Sam and Dean moving forward; and this being The CW, just how sexy the spinoff will be.”
Viewers of The CW’s “Supernatural” will be introduced to a new cast of characters and new setting in the April 29 episode of the monster-hunting series. And if the network likes what it sees, these characters (including rival mob families made up of monsters) and the setting (Chicago) will return for a spinoff called “Supernatural: Bloodlines.”
The episode — known in Hollywood as a backdoor pilot — has been filming in Vancouver. That’s where “Supernatural” films. But it will shoot exterior scenes in Chicago Tuesday through Thursday, according to “Bloodlines” writer and executive producer Andrew Dabb. It has yet to be decided if “Bloodlines” would split time between the two cities (similar to what Showtime’s “Shameless” does) should it get picked up.
Danielle Savre (Heroes) will portray shapeshifter Margo on The CW’s planted spin-off, TVLine has confirmed.
Also joining the project is Stephen Martines (Burn Notice, The Closer) as Detective Freddie Costa, a world-weary Chicago cop who serves as a mentor to Ennis (Episodes’ Lucien Laviscount) — aka the newbie hunter — but also is secretly on the payroll of one of the monster families.