The Supernatural spin-offs we'd like to see

Feature Anastasia Klimchynskaya 30 May 2014 - 06:13

Now that Bloodlines is off the table, Supernatural is hunting for new spin-off ideas. Here are a few suggestions...

Warning: contains spoilers for Supernatural season nine.

A few weeks ago, Den of Geek reviewed the backdoor pilot for a potential Supernatural spin-off, Bloodlines. We were, shall we say, unimpressed, and it seems that opinion was shared by – well, everybody. In an astounding and almost unprecedented turn of events, the Supernatural fandom was united in its opinion: the spin-off was utterly lacklustre, mostly because it had very little to do with its parent show. In the days since the review was written, we received an onslaught of comments agreeing with this preliminary evaluation of Bloodlines.

It’s since been announced the CW will not be going ahead with the spin-off, quite possibly causing the fandom to breathe a collective sigh of relief. But, despite the seemingly ubiquitous dislike for this backdoor pilot, that doesn’t mean the fandom doesn’t want to see a Supernatural spin-off at all; rather, it means we’d like to see one that bears a closer relationship to the original show.

One of the most appealing things about Supernatural (and there are a great many of those) is its elaborate mythology and wide cast of characters. The story takes place in an extremely rich and detailed world (even if the details of that world have recently seen too much retconning), peopled by fascinating and beloved secondary characters. Thus, Bloodlines’ biggest weakness was that, instead of making use of this world and these characters, it ploughed ahead into forging new territory rather than developing what the fans already loved.

So what spin-offs would we like to see? There are dozens of possibilities for shows that could further develop the beloved world of Supernatural, so here are a few ideas. Naturally, each of them would have their own pitfalls and difficulties, and yet each could add another interesting side to the Winchesters’ universe. The CW’s president, Mark Pedowitz, also recently announced that the CW might be interested in giving another spin-off a try, so who knows? Maybe some of these ideas will actually see the light of day.

For easier reading, the spin-offs have been classified by the following categories: Historical, Other Dimensions, Hunter and Monster Culture, and Crack Theories.

Historical

The CW’s already demonstrated with Frontierland and Time After Time that they can pull off perfectly respectable (even if probably not overly accurate) historical episodes that have all the flavour of the period in question, hence these period spin-off suggestions.

Samuel Colt

After Bloodlines aired, many fan comments proposed Samuel Colt as the subject of a potential spin-off – an idea with which I wholeheartedly agree. Colt is a fascinating character: he forged a weapon that can kill all but five beings in existence, designed the Devil’s Gate to keep a portal to Hell closed, and was probably pretty damn well-versed in the lore if those things are anything to judge by. We got to meet him in the Western-style episode Frontierland, in which he’s a lonely recluse who’s put hunting behind him. There’s got to be a story there, and one that could be the stuff of a respectable show – one exploring how the great Samuel Colt became a hunter and acquired the knowledge he needed to forge the Colt and seal Hell, and what sacrifices he’s had to make along the way that led to him being a lonely recluse.

The Men Of Letters

Another suggestion received a handful of times was that of a Man of Letters-themed spinoff. The Men of Letters were introduced with Henry Winchester and his rather steadfast prejudice against hunters, and since then we’ve had a few glimpses of them: the flashbacks in Slumber Party, Josie and her struggles and sacrifices, and renegade Man of Letters Magnus in Blade Runners. Though fairly cursory, these flashbacks raise a handful of themes that suggest potential storylines. Most interesting is the alternative approach the Men of Letters take to the supernatural, being more interested in classifying than in killing. Thus, a show themed around this group of intellectual elitists would have both similarities to Supernatural (in the sense of seeking out and killing monsters) and differences (in their intellectual interest in the supernatural that Sam and Dean simply kill) – thus providing an interesting counterpoint to the Winchesters.

Additionally, Supernatural’s mentions of Men of Letters have hinted at a number of other interesting themes that a well-written storyline could explore: the role of women in this clearly prejudiced and mostly male society, the power structures within this intellectual brotherhood, and the potential dissent and renegade rebels such as Magnus. The only danger of this spin-off lies in all the potential mythological retconning – introducing the Men of Letters already contradicted a fair bit of canon (for example, Henry Winchester was canonically alive and well when Dean went back in time, meaning he couldn’t have run off when John was seven), but if the writers can manage to tiptoe the delicate line between exploring the lore and mythology without changing too much of it, this could be another intriguing exploration of the Supernatural world.

 

Other Dimensions

Supernatural’s always been in that difficult limbo of being a show that quite literally deals with different planes of existence but not having the budget to actually show any of it. Purgatory’s a forest (because there’s no shortage of those in Vancouver, Canada), Heaven looks like either gardens or suburbs for the same reason, and Hell – well, we’ve barely had glimpses of it. This isn’t to complain: with its limitations, Supernatural has more than outdone itself, choosing to focus on the psychological effects of these realms of existence rather than on poor CGI, and it pays off. Still, if Supernatural were to magically acquire a budget (any of the producers wanna sell their souls?), each of these realms of existence could provide fodder for a fascinating show.

Heaven

So far, Supernatural’s portrayals of Heaven have been either cliché garden scenes or the much more psychologically complex rendition from Dark Side Of The Moon (one of the best episodes of Supernatural in its decision to present Heaven as a Matrix where you’re stuck in your memories for all eternity – thus managing not to pull any punches while staying on budget). However, the angels and Heaven have gotten so deeply involved in the storylines of Supernatural lately that they barely fit – and it just might be time for Heaven to get its own show. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve enjoyed the aspects of this season dealing with the angels and Heaven, but there just isn’t enough room in one show to deal with all the complex issues Heaven entails while believably maintaining a focus on hunting and good old weekly monsters. Seasons ago, Supernatural was able to meld some of its seasonal story arcs with excellently-written monster of the week episodes, but with the angel storyline as it is, it’s just too big to adequately be adequately addressed that way while leaving room for the day-to-day hunting, geeky references, and human interactions.

So, perhaps instead of trying to squeeze the angel storyline into a hunting show, Heaven could benefit from its own storyline – one that, based on this season, could essentially focus on the issues surrounding creating a new society. How does a race of beings without free will create their own society? How do they make laws, establish a hierarchy, and forge social structures? What does this society of immortal beings live for? How do they solve conflicts of interest about faith and what angels are supposed to do? Angels can pose dozens of interesting philosophical issues of the kind Supernatural’s really good at addressing, and a spin-off would give it the time and space to do that. Of course, that raises the question of where that would leave fan favourite and series regular Misha Collins – but that issue can be dealt with, possibly by having Cas choose Heaven over Earth, as he’s already tended to do over the seasons.

Purgatory

Purgatory is, according to Supernatural lore, the place where monsters go after they die (though, as Castiel pointed out, there’s the nagging question of where monsters go if they die in Purgatory, which would have to be resolved). It’s unclear whether demons are included in that category of monsters that end up in this monster Heaven, but either way, Supernatural has a long string of fascinating and unfortunately dead monsters. A Purgatory spin-off would provide the perfect way to bring them back and endless possibilities to explore the backstories and motivations of characters from Eve, Ruby, Lilith, Abaddon, Alastair, Meg, and Azazel, to Dick Roman and Gordon Walker. According to Biblical lore, Purgatory is also a place of purification, thus opening up potential storylines about monsters struggling with their monstrosity and attempting to change their nature. That direction, in particular, could bring back a number of beloved and not-so-evil “monsters”: Benny, Madison, Amy Pond….

Hell

When I began writing this article, I was all set to point out that since Crowley’s been around so much this season that they might as well give Mark Sheppard his own show and, in the process, get rid of all that uncomfortable moral grey area of the Winchesters constantly working with someone who’s murdered their friends. Since then, Mark Sheppard’s become a season regular on Supernatural and Dean’s become a demon, which means that idea rather ends up down the drain. For all we know, Dean might depose Crowley next season and rule Hell in his own right. However, assuming that Dean becomes human again (which is likely) and that Crowley doesn’t die (which also seems likely), this is a spin-off that could still happen.

I don’t think anybody would say no to a show about Mark Sheppard (even if he were eating crumpets and sassing everybody), and a spin-off about Hell could deal with different factions of demons, loyal to different rulers of Hell and alternatively motivated by faith (like Lucifer’s followers) or self-interest (like the followers of businessman-king Crowley). Also, Hell is pretty much fundamental to the landscape of Supernatural, being the birthplace of demons and whatnot, so maybe it could benefit from a closer look – or perhapsit would be better if it stayed shrouded in mystery.

 

Hunter and Monster Culture

Supernatural has an almost-unprecedented array of secondary characters that are interesting and well-loved enough to have their own shows. Here are some possibilities for what they may look like.

A Hunter Ensemble Show

Supernatural is special in that, instead of an ensemble cast, it has two leads and very little in the way of a community around them. Castiel is now a season regular, and Bobby used to be around quite a bit, but other than that, Supernatural never truly had a sense of community in the same way a lot of other shows, like Buffy or Castle do. Part of it was always the point: it was the story of the Winchesters against the world, alone and abandoned, outside of family, the law, and any kind of support structures, which is what leads them to many of the actions they take.  Although Jensen and Jared and Misha more than carry the show on their own, I often find myself wondering about the hunter community at large, wishing I could find out more about hunter culture and interaction, and explore the way this community passes along information, maintains relationships, and stays under the radar.

There are several Supernatural characters that could form the cast of such a show; unfortunately, most of them are dead, but that’s never been a problem for Supernatural, which means that putting together a well-loved ensemble cast isn’t totally outside the realm of possibility. It could be made up by Jo and Ellen (maintaining the roadhouse and a sort of hunter “base”), Victor Henriksen (who is the hunters’ FBI-liaison and helps them avoid the law), Missouri Mosely (who doesn’t like her sass?) and Pamela Barnes as psychics, Ash and Charlie as the resident hackers/lore database managers, Bela Talbot as a liaison with whom the hunter community grudgingly works because she can get them what they need, and Jody Mills (because she’s badass and everyone loves her). Possibly throw some Campbells into the mix, and maybe some monsters who carve out a place in the hunter community for themselves by striving to be human and perhaps going undercover to provide intel (this would, for example, be a chance to bring back the fan-beloved Benny).

A Monster Ensemble Show

One of the more interesting aspects of the otherwise lacklustre Bloodlines is that it tried to tell a story from the monsters’ point of view – even if those monsters had very little to do with Supernatural’s monsters. In particular, shapeshifter David Lassiter was one of the highlights of the episode, a supernatural creature who struggled to be good and human, even going so far as to abandon his monster family in the attempt to lead a normal life. Sound like someone we know? A monster-themed spinoff of Supernatural could still work if it got the monsters right – portraying them as actually deadly creatures, struggling with alternative ways of surviving and clinging to (or putting aside) their humanity in a world plagued with prejudiced hunters. That kind of storyline would form an interesting mirror for the Winchesters, showing the desire for humanity and normalcy from the point of view of monsters rather than hunters. There’s no shortage of characters on Supernatural that could fit this bill and which fans would love to see make a comeback: Benny, Garth and his family, Kate from Bitten in season eight, vampire Lenore from season two, werewolf Madison from season two… Furthermore, the story could be fleshed out by a few darker human-turned-monster characters, such as hunter-turned-vampire Gordon and Benny’s girlfriend Andrea.

The Jody Mills Show

Though I mentioned Jody above as part of an ensemble cast, there's a great deal of feedback from the Supernatural fandom lately about how they’d love to see a show starring Jody. Whether that enthusiasm is enough to garner sufficient ratings and get a show on the air is a bit unclear, but the fact remains that Jody’s one of the most interesting, complex, strong, and well-loved secondary characters on Supernatural.

Charlie Bradbury

Who doesn’t love Felicia Day? First introduced in an otherwise uninspiring season seven, she’s a geeky, savvy, witty hacker, full of clever comebacks and nerdy references. She has her own brand of hunting – using cleverness and technology rather than good old brawn. A show with her would combine an awesome geek hero, a queer protagonist, and a version of hunting that’s more than just pointing and shooting. Plus, maybe this show, unlike The Big Bang Theory, would get it right about what it means to be a geek.

Krissy Chambers and the Freaks and Geeks

Remember Krissy Chambers and all the other teenage hunters-in-training? They showed up around the end of season eight, and served as a sort of parallel for the Winchesters- young and naïve and yet strangely deadly, making their way into hunting without quite knowing what they’re getting into. A spin-off focusing on this group would possibly draw in a younger audience; I could see a Buffy-style show, with these hunters in training navigating adolescence, coming of age, high school and college, and relationships – all while balancing that with saving people and hunting things.

 

The Crack Theories

I couldn’t write this article without adding this section: the spinoffs that no network would actually make, but which are a hell of a laugh to think about.

Gavin McLeod in the future

If “King of the Damned” is anything to go by, Gavin McLeod attempting to deal with the future, getting drunk and going on about being the Prince of Hell, and arguing with Crowley would make from a great comedy.

Gabriel

I have no idea what this show would entail, but apparently everyone in this fandom (except me) loves Gabriel enough to sell their soul to bring him back, so I could definitely imagine a show that was all-Gabriel, all the time. There would be shenanigans, each new episode would have a different genre/style/aesthetic, and none of the plots would make sense. Every once in a while, the Winchesters would show up to do their trademark “annoyed” faces.

And, to save the best for last….sometimes the Supernatural fandom goes a little crazy during the hellatuses (hellish summer hiatuses), which means that the following ideas (sources here and here) ensue:

(Thank Metatron that the Supernatural cast takes ridiculous promotional photos)

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Charlie Bradbury in Oz would cover both the Charlie Bradbury and Other Dimensions suggestions, otherwise Samuel Colt or Men Of Letters would be very good.

A Gabriel show could be funny if they focused on Gabriel's years pretending to be a trickster. maybe more real tricksters. just loads of wierd trickster stuff and weird crimes I don't know if it could ever be a full series though or just like a series of shorts shown before supernatural.

Out of those choices, I would go for either Colt or the Men of Letters (albeit more of a hunter group as opposed to researchers). Preferably, I would like to see an origin story of Bobby but that might be too similar to Supernatural, so maybe a show more about Angels vs Demons might be good (seeing more of Castiel is always good!).

I'd like a prequel mini series about John Winchester hunting. Not a long series, as it would necessarily contradict the main series, as with almost all prequels.

I would love to have a spinoff based on the prequel comic books that were written a few years ago. Telling the story of how John Winchester became the badass hunter that he was, and how he wrote that journal.

I thought season 5 was a perfect end, so I stopped watching it there.

I think the Gabriel one is a good idea though I'd want it to explore the former God world a bit deeper.
Or maybe a spin off with Death and the reapers. Death is one of the best characters ever.

I would watch everything where Gabriel is in, give him his spin off! He is basically the Supernatural Deadpool!

A Cas/Crowley team up where they both try to make sense of Earth, a sort of odd couple scenario would do for me.

Supernatural has been around so long primarily because of the charisma and acting abilities of Ackles, Padalecki, and Collins. Plus some good writing here and there. I don't know if a spin-off that wasn't centered around those three characters would even work. Although I would watch a spin-off centered around Charlie. She's the only female character that I'd be ok with Dean being in a relationship with, except for the whole she's-gay thing.

Possibly a series where each season shows a different era of hunting, so Colt, Men of Letters, Untouchables, Daddy Winchester, etc

Men of Letters? No. Monsters (uh, did you see Bloodlines)? No. Gavin? No. Hunter culture? No. Krissy? No. Purgatory? Hmmm . . . a possibility. My favorites would be either a spin off featuring Heaven (with Gabriel, Balthazar, and occasional visits by Cas) OR Gabriel teaming up with Jody (with occasional visits by Cas) OR a prequel showing John Winchester and the younger Dean and Sam.

with the gabriel one, i'd love it to explore the relationships between the archangels before it all went to pot, and the pagan world in more depth, as i feel like both of those could be so promising and plot filled, but they were barely touched on in the show.

Men of Letters is my favourite spin off. I'd love to see a retro horror show.

An elite military unit, which includes a few monsters, secretly battling monsters around the world. Super(natural) Soldiers, if you will.

Yes okay but How about Bela Talbot? (Shhht she can be our Coulson nr.12545874)

You have got to be one of the few people in this fandom that I've come across who doesn't hate Bela. I would *love* a spinoff about her but unfortunately 99% of the potential viewers are SPN fans who hate Bela (which makes me angry).

This would be pretty awesome, but potentially expensive to produce. I'd
loooove to see Colt, in a weird Western sort of setting! But they could
do something like True Detective or American Horror Story, where every
season is a new story, so start with a Western, move on to a different
decade the next year, and so forth.

Jody and Alex would make for a great spin-off, set in a quirky fictionalized northwest town. Sort of a Supernatural meets Northern Exposure meets Twin Peaks meets Fargo? It would be wise to expand the cast to more of an ensemble, though. Jody, Alex, Krissy Chambers floating through, potentially a monster component like Garth, the option for ANY of the main cast to make cameos. I dunno, I think it has legs...

Kinda like Torchwood? I sorta like that idea (I've been watching Torchwood lately and I feel like there are some similarities to Supernatural that I enjoy).

That's the only spinoff I'd watch. That, and throwing in some Sam and Dean stories of when they were kids so they can show us a little more about their lives as they grew up into the codependent relationship they have now, and into the hunters they are now. But I doubt the current writers could make anything good out of it.

Not to blame the character, but Krissy Chambers' last episode was one of the worst of the series, imho. I don't want a spinoff with her because the writers haven't shown capable of doing her justice.

The Men Of Letters : the Sam Colt files... going back to were it all started ..

and having sam an deans dad, playing there great grand father Winchester.

How could you write this and not mention Ben?

No more prequels! Ughh! I'm all for a men of letters series, but do it in a way that isn't a prequel - guys from the fifties who have been trapped in some kind of time bubble, and now come out to find their order has fallen, and is in the hands of two (gasp) lowly hunters. Lots of scope not just for interesting stories, but also the humor that made Supernatural great.

ps - total thumbs up on the Purgatory idea!

I think there should be a "dark" side of the Supernatural story, one that's not just filled with dark sotries but one with a dark atmosphere.

I was always for the idea that there would be a character in Supernatural that would come and go in the show, either as an enemy or a friend, or maybe both. I always wanted to see the idea of a serial killer, one that would target humans, however an episode would reveal to the character that monsters exist, and as a result he would target those because he would want to be seen as superior to everything. A show based on such a character would be too hard to do, in my opinion, but a reacuring character like that? It would be amazing.

Who else thinks that in the future seasons, or the last season, they should make the Illuminati (humans) the primary villains, and by the end result in the release of Lucifer, which would then open the show up to, maybe not a spin off, but a new turn for the show, an apocolypse like when Zacheria sent Dean to the future in season five? In that case a spin off wouldn't be needed. Apocolypse shows are kick ass, and to see Sam and Dean in one? Even more bad ass.

In Season 2 , it had a Catholic priest who had a massive stash of lethal melee weapons like swords and axes for Demon Hunting of Coarse. Make a Spinn of that guy. They could call , Battle Preist

GHOSTS FACERS

These all sound like great ideas but I'm a bit annoyed by the fact that you neglected to notice that the picture up there, the one with the monster ensemble show idea, is a picture from MTV's show Teen Wolf (NOT SUPERNATURAL), which is profoundly annoying that nobody has commented on that. Just saying though a Gabriel spin off would probably be the best thing that could ever happen to supernatural.

I actually just noticed! The way it works with my articles is that I write the piece, and the editors take care of the photos and editing - meaning that they chose the photo. Thanks for pointing that out! I'll pass that along to them so they can change it.

hmm...I've heard that the comic books contradict canon quite a bit and are therefore not really considered canon. A spinoff about John Winchester might be interesting, but with all the flashbacks SPN's already done to Sam and Dean's past, I'm not sure i see it working (plus, John was a pretty abusive father so I don't see him being the hero of a show).

I admire your steadfastness. I think season 5 was a pretty great ending but I couldn't deal without supernatural in my life and I kept watching and sometimes I question that decision...

I like the idea of Hunter Ensemble, Krissy Chambers Freaks and Geeks and Heaven because angel lore is plentiful. I hope they can come up with a good spin off. I agree a spin off makes sense if there is existing characters from the original show that we would want to watch and maybe Sam & Dean can make an appearance once in awhile.

I love Bela. But I think she's better off with walking dead. Don't trust cw for good TV.

I think a John Winchester and Bobby spinoff would be awesome. Give more of a story and character development about John Winchester and Bobby. I would love to see that! Then have John and Bobby return in the final season of supernatural (possibly 10) to blend it all together. What do u guys think? A spin-off about mainly John and Bobby but showing other older characters as well that they ran into. They could show what John was all doing on his hunting trips. Follow his Journal. But a Samuel Colt or Men of Letters spinoff would also be awesome!

How about the adventures of Bobby and Rufus, hunting together in the 90's? We could guest appearances by John (and weechesters?) and maybe Bill and Ellen.

BRING IT BACK TO DETROIT: Make Sam Lucifer. Bring in some new blood and keep Sam the big Bad with Dean human again (that was the deal that made Sam Lucifer) but so broken he's only in it once in a while. (This way, both leads support the new show, but don't overwhelm it)

I believe that even the show runners were pleased to dispense with the Road House (see blu-ray commentary, All Hell Breaks Loose, pt 1).

I recall that Kripke was very glad to get rid of the Roadhouse because he didn't like it (can't imagine why, though), but Kripke left four years ago, so perhaps there's a chance.

Not a single mention of GhostFacers?
Disappointed.

I would definitely watch a Samuel Colt spin-off, so long as there is a definite planned ending and number of seasons. When I recommend Supernatural to people (although I'm still watching) I tell them to stick to the first five seasons, or the first four seasons when recommending Dexter. A properly structured three or four season demon hunting western with some humor in it could be incredible.

A quibble. You say "...Henry Winchester was canonically alive and well when Dean went back in
time, meaning he couldn’t have run off when John was seven."

What makes you say that? One throw-away line in that ep about 'your dad' to young John? It's clear that John's mother remarried, and, for whatever reason, didn't change John's last name. If his new step-dad didn't adopt him, he would stay John Winchester. And Henry was a MoL - not a car mechanic, and John learned that from his 'dad'. No issue there.

I would like a slice of life show about Sam and Dean in their daily struggles with crappy motels, mind-numbing road trip conversations, and differing opinions over the merits of classic rock.

Also I want them to have misadventures working crappy part-time jobs like Cas did at the gas station. Because it's really bugging me how they have money all the time when nobody pays them...

these are all great ideas, one thing always comes to mind though. where did this start? Ok there have always been monsters in some form or another but the role of "hunters?" I would like to see this story! go back, I mean way back like 1200AD or 1500AD. Have new characters (with exception of some monsters such as Lilith, Azrael, the alpha vamp I forget his name and maybe Gabriel as a good guy) but have them related to the Winchester brothers. There could be some great storys to tell here, the origin of the men of letters? recording of the monster lore? collection of the relics seen in season 9 in the men of letters HQ. I love the idea of a spin off and understand the need to keep this close to the supernatural series we all know and love but this can be dangerous territory! There needs to be a balance of familiarity to Supernatural itself whilst still keeping it fresh. TV series in the past that have done spin offs and kept to close to the original show have ultimately crashed and burned (look at Angel!) and unfortunately tarnished the original shows in the progress. Hell, time travel is far from out the question as is resurrection. This in itself could link some familiar characters to a older setting and in doing so become a core story line for example, Bobbie is resurrected sent back to Earth but some thing goes wrong and he ends up in 1786? the core plot is Bobby trying to get home. there are endless possibilities that a spin off can go in.

I would love a series based on Samuel Colt, Men of Letters, or Gabriel. Would also love to see Bela return.

There was the Nazi Thull society plot and that Rabbi and his Golan hunting them. That story can be massively expanded relatively easily.

Or they could do it that the men of letter work in cells and each one work separately and isolated with only their cell leader knowing the other cells existence.

could work. I find it hard to believe that a single agent is responible for keeping Sam and Dean under the radar.

Having a military unit or a government agency being the one that clean up after the hunters and keep their existence secret, with a spot of hunting themselves make sense.

It was knowing the writers were leaving that did it for me. I do miss it, but I like having a finite thing in my brain.

Why not a Men of Letters chapter somewhere else that has laid low all these years, like Magnus?

I want a Heaven spin off. Think of all the random historical figures who could pop up in heaven's mainframe. Misha Collins could lead, and they could have guest spots with lots of faves...Ash could help reboot the programming, for example. Metatron could still be a threat, as well as other rogue angels or pagan deities who want in or something, and we still have no idea what happened to God. Bring Gabriel back, and let the main show and the spin off crossover every now and again. Done.

You had me at Gabriel and Cas.

I'm on board with most of these, except one. Charlie was one of the absolute WORST things to happen to the show. Her unfunny, transparent, Big-Bang-Theory-style geek pandering has no business in the Supernatural mythos.

I would be curious to see what happened to Jesse--the boy antichrist from season 5 that could control everything with his mind. Or the third brother whose still stuck in hell.

I hadn't considered it, but I'd be all over a Gavin spinoff. It'd be a pretty amazing show to have a rather dimwitted renaissance man from Scotland stranded in America and having to somehow get by, most likely having to resort to dark forces. That'd be a journey worth watching!
The major problem Bloodlines had was that aside from the overly recycled storyline is that they tried to cram way too much exposition in 40 minutes. If they simply kept to the principle character (Ennis) and the shapeshifter guy it probably would have at least not been a total embarrassment. Now unfortunately they're going to have to resolve the plotline somehow during either Season 10 or 11 otherwise it's going to be a gaping plot hole (what kind of hunter would simply ignore the fact that Chicago is run by monsters? At least chalk it up to somebody placing a cursed coin in a wishing well and be done with it..)

John Winchester, Castiel, Samuel Colt, The Men of Letters or Gabriel theses guys all have deep roots in the mythology and would be perfect for a spin off.

I miss Bela to Lauren Cohan is a great actress.

You know, I hadn't even thought about the plotholes that arose out of not going through with the spinoff; I mean, I found it unbelievable that Chicago was run by monsters to begin with so, since they're not going ahead with the spinoff, maybe we can discount that episode as canon and just pretend that it never actually happened? Because, you're right, given that there's a hunter community out there I do NOT believe they'd let Chicago just be run by monster mafia families.

I'd love the idea of a Heaven spinoff as well - that way, we could bring back so many beloved characters that we know are in Heaven (Ash, Ellen and Jo, Pamela....) and having humans actually interact with angels in Heaven would be *really* interesting. Only problem is, I rather like having Cas on Supernatural and I wouldn't want him separated from the Winchesters.

Yeah, I was referring to that throwaway line, yes. It may very well have been that John's mother remarried, I mean, it's a little ambiguous - but it bothers me. I guess I really liked the storyline that John was completely outside the Supernatural world and it was MARY, not John, who has a hunting background - and yet the boys got introduced to hunting via John. I think there's a nice sort of twist to it.

I actually really like this idea as well, and even considered putting it in the article, but alas, the word count eventually caught up with me! I'm fascinated by what the first monsters and the first hunters looked like, how hunter communities were established, how lore began to be collected....but this would also be a really challenging spinoff to do - you'd need a way to tie different periods together and to make it still interesting to people who love the Winchesters.

A Charlie Bradbury spin off would be awesome, especially if it showed her in Oz and what happened there. It could also have her return to Earth and show us her version of hunting once Oz is saved, but I believe a Charlie Bradbury spin off would be the best one to make.

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