Supernatural: Bloodlines

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Supernatural: Bloodlines
Genre
Created byAndrew Dabb
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes1
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s)Vancouver, British Columbia
Chicago, Illinois[1]
Camera setupSingle-camera
Production company(s)Kripke Enterprises
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkThe CW
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseApril 29, 2014
Chronology
Related showsSupernatural

Supernatural: Bloodlines was a proposed American television series, before being decided against by The CW for the 2014–15 season. It was set to be a spin-off of Supernatural, with the twentieth episode of the show's ninth season serving as the backdoor pilot.[2] The backdoor pilot was written by Andrew Dabb and directed by Robert Singer.[3] The series was set to explore the "clashing hunter and monster cultures in Chicago".[4]

Production[edit]

The existence of a Supernatural spin-off being developed was first made known in an interview with Robert Singer at SDCC 2013.[5] It was later revealed that the spin-off would be centered in Chicago, and focus on clashes between hunters and monsters factions and introduce new characters.[6] The title of the spin-off was officially confirmed by The CW as Supernatural: Tribes on January 29, 2014, the same day the network announced their new pilot slate.[7] Later, descriptions for the characters to be featured in the spin-off were released.[8] On March 8, 2014, it was reported that the project had been renamed Supernatural: Bloodlines.[9] Andrew Dabb looked at several spin-off television series when developing Supernatural: Bloodlines, including The Originals, Angel, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and the NCIS spinoffs.[10]

An episode simply titled "Bloodlines" aired as the twentieth episode of Supernatural's ninth season. Ultimately, the show was not picked up for the 2014–2015 season.[11] While the tenth season was later confirmed to be the main priority of the CW, Jeremy Carver and Eric Kripke later revealed the ongoing development of another spin-off, with a concept dissimilar to that of Bloodlines.[12] Carver later clarified that another potential spin-off's backdoor pilot would air in Supernatural's eleventh season as opposed to the tenth season.[13] Mark Pedowitz eventually clarified Carver's comments by revealing that a spin-off would be discussed in June 2015.[14] As of August 2015, Pedowitz stated there are no current plans for another spin-off attempt but he is still very open to the idea in the future.[15]

Cast[edit]

  • Lucien Laviscount as Ennis Ross, a police academy trainee who becomes a hunter after his fiancée is killed[16]
  • Stephen Martines as Freddie Costa, a Chicago cop and mentor to Ennis, but who also secretly works for one of the monster families[17]
  • Erinn Westbrook as Tamara, Ennis's dead fiancée
  • Sean Faris as Julian Duval, the head of the werewolf family[18]
  • Melissa Roxburgh as Violet Duval, a werewolf and powerless sister of Julian who is romantically involved with David[19]
  • Danielle Savre as Margo Lassiter, the acting head of the shapeshifter family[17]
  • Nathaniel Buzolic as David Lassiter, a shapeshifter and brother of Margo who is romantically involved with Violet[16]
  • Bryce Johnson as Sal Lassiter, a dead shapeshifter who had formerly discouraged Violet from running off with David[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gomez, Luis (March 24, 2014). "'Supernatural' spinoff filming in Chicago this week". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Bucksbaum, Sydney (January 29, 2014). "'Supernatural' spinoff to be called 'Supernatural: Tribes'". Zap2it. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "2014 The CW Pilots". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  4. ^ Ausiello, Michael (January 29, 2014). "Pilot Scoop: CW Orders Rob Thomas' iZombie — Plus, Supernatural Spin-Off Gets a Title". TVLine. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  5. ^ Roots, Kimberly (July 21, 2013). "The CW Developing Supernatural Spin-Off". TVLine. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  6. ^ Gelman, Vlada (July 29, 2013). "Scoop: Supernatural Spin-Off Premise Revealed". TVLine. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 29, 2014). "UPDATE: CW Picks Up 'iZombie', 'Jane The Virgin' Remake, Alex Kurtzman/Bob Orci Terrorism Drama To Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  8. ^ Ausiello, Michael (February 2, 2014). "Supernatural Spin-Off Exclusive: Meet the Werewolves, Shifters and Hunters of Tribes". TVLine. Retrieved February 18, 2014.
  9. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (March 8, 2014). "Pilot Scoop: Supernatural Spin-Off Gets a New Title, Casts Its Final Series Regular". TVLine. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  10. ^ Highfill, Samantha (April 29, 2014). "'Supernatural: Bloodlines' boss on monster families, spinoff inspiration, and only sort of being 'The Godfather' for TV". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  11. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 8, 2014). "Fall TV Scoop: The CW Orders Four Dramas, Including Flash, iZombie and Jane the Virgin, Passes on Supernatural Spin-Off". TVLine. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "Digital Spy – TV, movies and entertainment news". Digital Spy.
  13. ^ http://ca.eonline.com/news/615860/will-supernatural-debut-another-potential-spinoff-series-this-season
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (14 May 2015). "The CW Boss On 'Legends Of Tomorrow' & Future Of 'Vampire Diaries', 'Supernatural'".
  15. ^ Ausiello, Michael (11 August 2015). "CW Boss on Supernatural End Date, a Nina Dobrev Comeback and More".
  16. ^ a b Ausiello, Michael (February 20, 2014). "Pilot Scoop: Supernatural Spin-Off Casts Duo (Including a Vampire Diaries Fan Fave)". TVLine. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  17. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (February 27, 2014). "Danielle Savre & Stephen Martines Set For Lead Roles In 'Supernatural' Spinoff". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  18. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 25, 2014). "Sean Faris Joins The CW's 'Supernatural' Spinoff; Duo Cast In ABC Pilot 'Selfie'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  19. ^ Webb Mitovich, Matt (March 8, 2014). "Pilot Scoop: Supernatural Spin-Off Gets a New Title, Casts Its Final Series Regular". TVLine. Retrieved March 8, 2014.
  20. ^ Perlman,, Jake (March 14, 2014). "'Pretty Little Liars' star Bryce Johnson cast in 'Supernatural' spin-off pilot". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 12, 2014.

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