Supernatural spin-off casts its leads

News Louisa Mellor
21 Feb 2014 - 07:22

The forthcoming Supernatural spin-off, Tribes, has cast a US and UK male lead in Nathaniel Buzolic and Lucien Laviscount...

Supernatural isn't only approaching its whopping tenth season, but also following in the footsteps of The Vampire Diaries by spawning a spin-off series. When the news arrived that a "citified" new show would be extending the Supernatural universe in July, very little was known about the premise. Now, we've been told that Supernatural: Tribes, as it's been titled, will follow the mafia-esque monster families who run Chicago's criminal underworld and are being tracked by a new Hunter determined to clean up the city.

Casting-wise, The CW is up to its old cross-pollination tricks by putting The Vampire Diaries' and The Originals' Kol (Nathaniel Buzolic) front and centre in the new show, with relative newcomer, UK actor Lucien Laviscount as his co-lead (see below, Buzolic top, Laviscount bottom). Buzolic is to play David Hayden, a shapeshifter and reformed member of Chicago's demon criminal elite. Laviscount plays Ennis Roth, a police academy trainee who becomes a Hunter. There's more than a whiff of Angel in that set-up, we'd venture.

The scripts and direction come courtesy of Supernatural' Andrew Dabb and Robert Singer, and the spin-off's backdoor pilot will air on the 29th of April as episode of Supernatural's current ninth season.


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