‘Supernatural’ Spinoff: Meet Monster-Hunting ‘Tribes’ of Chicago
Just last week we had our first bit of intel about the proposed ‘Supernatural‘ spinoff by way of its rather unimpressive title ‘Supernatural: Tribes,’ but now much more solid details have emerged. The cast of characters feature werewolves, shapeshifters and hunters galore, so check out the full casting call for the ‘Supernatural: ‘Tribes’ that could land on The CW as early as this fall!
While we’d known that the ‘Supernatural’ spinoff would take place in Chicago and emerge as a backdoor pilot from episode of the current ‘Supernatural’ season, the full cast list (via TVLine) offers a much clearer picture of the different monsters and hunters that make up the five different families apparently running Chicago. See for yourself:
ENNIS ROTH | The de-facto star of the potential series, Ennis is “likeable, strong-willed, resolute, with a strong sense of justice.” He’s the son of a cop who grew up in poverty. He’s en route to the police academy himself when someone he is close to is murdered — presumably by some kind of monster. He meets up with Sam and Dean and “learns the staggering truth” that Chicago is run by five families of monsters (including, but perhaps not limited to, werewolves and shape shifters). And with that, a new monster-hunter is born. Fun fact: Producers are looking to fill this role with an African-American actor in his early 20s.
DAVID HAYDEN | A shape-shifter from one of Chicago’s ruling monster families. He’s been living as a human for some time, but a tragedy propels him back into the life. David is in his early 20s.
MARGO HAYDEN | David’s “professional, strong-willed, determined, ambitious” shape-shifter sister. She’s an “ex-punk rocker gone corporate” who sets out to be the new head of the family in the wake of a tragedy. Margo is in her early 20s.
VIOLET DURANT | A werewolf and part of the wealthy, powerful Durant family. In a twist right out of West Side Story, the early-twentysomething is hot for family rival David (see above), but their love is forbidden.
JULIAN DURANT | Violet’s “savagely handsome, strong, arrogant” twentysomething brother and Ennis’ arch nemesis.
FREDDIE COSTA | A world-weary cop in his 30s, Freddie has a soft spot in his heart for Ennis (he knew his dad back in the day). Fun fact: Freddie’s got a secret.
‘Supernatural’ writer Andrew Dabb will pen the script, executive producing alongside Eric Kripke, Robert Singer, showrunner Jeremy Carver and McG. Singer will also direct the pilot, which, as described, will air as a backdoor pilot toward the end of the current ‘Supernatural’ season.
We’re a little wary of extending the ‘Supernatural’ universe any longer than a likely 10th season, but what do you think? Would the above motley crew get you to invest in ‘Supernatural: Tribes?’