UPDATED: The Winchester brothers may be gaining a new ally, with the network contemplating a spin-off series for the long-running fantasy hit.
Supernatural executive producer Bob Singer announced in a press event at last week’s San Diego Comic-Con that a spin-off is under consideration. The plan is to introduce a new character around episode 20 of the show’s upcoming ninth season, which would serve as a planted pilot. If all goes well, that character would then anchor the new show.
TV Line reports that the spin-off would likely take on a more “citified” feel, as opposed to the Winchesters’ love for the open road and the great outdoors.
Season Nine of Supernatural premieres Tuesday, October 15 at 9/8c on The CW.
UPDATE July 29: Deadline reports that the backdoor pilot is a go, and will follow the clash of hunter and monster cultures in the city of Chicago. Supervising producer Andrew Dabb will write the episode.