Five Possible Spinoff Ideas from “Supernatural”

TVOvermind | 2/9/2019 | Nat Berman
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So far, the people behind Supernatural have made multiple efforts to get a Supernatural spinoff off of the ground. Unfortunately, none of those efforts have succeeded, not least because it is the actors Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles who serve as the core of the series’s appeal. As a result, the chances of us ever seeing a Supernatural spinoff are ever lower than before, though the people behind the series have stated that they remain open to such possibilities so long as the idea is good enough to get traction. Here are some Supernatural spinoff ideas that could be fun:

If the idea is to tap into the viewers’ existing emotional investment in Sam and Dean Winchester, the natural option for a spinoff would be a prequel centered on their father John Winchester. With that said, this would be a spinoff with a lot of risk built into it. Certainly, there have been younger actors who have been great at playing younger characters, but getting two of them who can replicate the dynamics of a younger Sam and Dam seems like a serious casting challenge to say the least.

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Another prequel idea would be one centered on Bobby and Rufus in their more active hunting days. This leave open the possibility for younger Sam and Dean to show up, but since their appearances could be much more intermittent in nature, the casting challenge would presumably be lessened to some extent. Unfortunately, a Bobby prequel has its own issues. On the one hand, there is already some emotional investment in the character’s well-being from Supernatural viewers. On the other hand, it is possible that he might be seen as being too associated with the Winchester brothers, meaning that a series centered on him wouldn’t work because the viewers might find the sight of...
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