‘Supernatural’ Spinoff Retitles to ‘Bloodlines,’ Adds Melissa Roxburgh as Final Series Regular
We were admittedly less than impressed by ‘Supernatural”s proposed spinoff title ‘Supernatural: Tribes,’ atop reservations that the long-running CW monster series needed a spinoff at all, but the latest developments are at least promising. ‘Tribes’ has been retitled to ‘Supernatural: Bloodlines,’ adding a fellow ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Arrow‘ alum along the way, Melissa Roxburgh for the final series regular role.
Via Deadline, Roxburgh will play leading lady Violet Durant in the backdoor spinoff pilot, a member of the powerful werewolf pack who hides her true nature because of her forbidden love for family rival David (‘The Vampire Diaries‘ alum Nathan Buzulic). Set amid the various families, ‘Supernatural: Tribes’ focuses on Ennis Roth (Lucien Laviscount), who puts his police academy training to use as a monster hunter after his fiancée is killed in the crossfire of the monster war dominating Chicago.
Also cast in ‘Supernatural: Bloodlines’ is Danielle Savre as Margo, the acting head of the shapeshifter Hayden family, an ex-punk rocker-turned-corporate professional who feels threatened only by the return of her brother David. Stephen Martines will play Detective Freddie Costa, a world-weary Chicago cop who acts as a mentor to leading man Ennis, but is also on the payroll of one of the powerful monster families. Finally, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star Sean Faris will take the role of Julian Durant, the “savagely handsome, strong, arrogant” twenty-something brother of Violet, and nemesis to Ennis.
‘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 will air as a backdoor pilot in the 20th installment of the current ‘Supernatural’ season on April 29. Worth noting is that Roxburgh also appeared in 2012 ‘Supernatural’ installment “Time After Time” as Lila.
Well, what do you think? Does ‘Supernatural: Bloodlines’ sound any better than ‘Supernatural: Tribes’? What would you want to see from the ‘Supernatural’ spinoff if The CW continues beyond its backdoor pilot?