One of the reasons that “Supernatural” has become such an interesting part of TV history is that they’ve managed to do so much with what has ultimately managed to be so little, at least when you think about quantity. (No, we’re not trying to slam anyone; calm down internet.) What we’re talking about here is that while most shows have four or five series regulars who go the distance, “Supernatural” really has two. Yes, Misha Collins does occasionally get the promotion, but Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles are the anchors. Without them, you don’t even have a show to talk about.
So what makes the potential “Supernatural” spin-off in some ways different from the flagship show is that there will be a larger crop of characters featured and more of an ensemble feel. However, this is not a show that will star someone like Collins, Jim Beaver, Felicia Day, or anyone else in the leading role. As Robert Singer explains to Entertainment Weekly, this series will be introduced as a new universe by our characters on “Supernatural,” but transition into something new:
“Most spin-offs, you spin characters out and create a show about them. Jared and Jensen will be in the spin-off, but it’s an entirely different cast of characters … And unlike Supernatural – which is a road show — this will take place in one place with a wider cast of characters.”
While we do think that “Supernatural” would probably have more guaranteed ratings success were they to include Jared or Jensen in the spin-off, at the end of the day, it’s really all about the story that the team feels the most comfortable with. “Supernatural” didn’t need to rely on anything to become a hit, and this spin-off ultimately will not either.
Are you excited to see this “Supernatural” spin-off actually air? If you do want to read some more news related to the series and the network’s plans to air this episode, you can do so over here.
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