'Wayward Sisters' sounded like a great 'Supernatural' spin-off show but CW did not spare it from the axe

'Wayward Sisters' sounded like a great 'Supernatural' spin-off show but CW did not spare it from the axe
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'Supernatural' is The CW's stalwart with 14 seasons and counting, but that doesn't mean its spin-off series will be spared by the network in its massive culling of shows.

Last week there were rumors about the idea for the latest spin-off, Wayward Sisters, but recently the network confirmed the idea will not be moving forward. Needless to say, cast, crew and fans were disappointed. 

The series was set to revolve around a group of troubled women who were orphaned by supernatural forces and who decided to follow them as they become demon-fighting warriors. Of course, the plot sounds amazing and something we would binge-watch and this would've fascinated the Supernatural fanbase even more.

Chances of success were highly likely. So the obvious question is why wasn't the show picked to air?

The CW gives an explanation.

According to Mark Pedowitz, we have the other show about supernatural beings already to blame. "We had really great material this year. We're really excited about the five series we did pick up," Pedowitz told Entertainment Weekly.

"We are big fans of the characters and the women who played those characters in the series, but we did not feel creative that the show is where we wanted it to be, and we felt we had a better shot with Legacies," he explained.

Legacies is a series that serves as a spin-off to both The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off The Originals, picking up where The Originals' final season is expected to leave off, with The Vampire Diaries' Alaric running a boarding school.

"Continuing the tradition of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted," The CW's synopsis for Legacies reads.

"Klaus Mikaelson's daughter, 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson; Alaric Saltzman's twins, Lizzie and Josie Saltzman; and other young adults come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves… in spite of their worst impulses.

"Will these young witches, vampires and werewolves become the heroes they want to be – or the villains they were born to be?" the synopsis questions.

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