The CW Boss on Why a 'Supernatural' Spinoff May Never Happen, 'Riverdale' Plans & the 'Dynasty' Twist
Let's put it this way,the "Scoobynatural" episode may be the closest we get to a Supernatural spinoff.
The CW President Mark Pedowitz, at long last, admitted what so many of us have been thinking today when he addressed the press at the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills. When asked about why Wayward Sisters, the backdoor pilot from last season, didn't go to series, Pedowitz stated “we were very happy with the women who were in the Wayward Sisters spinoff... [but] it just did not get there. Supernatural may be Jensen and Jared. There may not be a franchise beyond that.”
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As for whether the network plans to keep the show beyond its upcoming Season 14, the well-prepared Pedowitz asked the crowd if any of them wanted to offer the same answer he gives every year: They are happy to have the show around for as long as the stars want. We're pretty sure the same can be said for the fans!
In Dynasty news, Pedowitz admitted they were surprised that Nathalie Kelley revealed in an E! interview that she was not coming back to the reboot. At the end of the first-season finale, her Cristal Flores Carrington had been shot and trapped in a burning portion of the Carrington manse. But instead of killing off one of the main characters of the remake and original, Pedowitz spilled that Season 2 would introduce Ana Brenda Contreras as "the real Cristal," meaning either we're in for a plastic-surgery situation or the twist that Kelley's Cristal was a fraud all along (and if that is the case, is Rafael de la Fuente's Sammy Jo in on the ruse?).
Additionally, Pedowitz promised that Nicollette Sheridan would "be with the show for as long as it goes" and that yes, the recent royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had not gone unnoticed by the writers. "Somewhere in everyone's minds is the Moldavian moment," he laughed of our chance to see the new version's take on the O.G. Dynasty's silliest storyline.
Finally, Riverdale. With The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina going to Netflix, Pedowitz — who encouraged creator Robert Aguirre-Sacasa to "go with God" once the streaming service gave him a two-year commitment upfront — admitted that there were ideas for a CW spinoff from the hit being discussed, but that nothing was in development as of yet.
May we suggest a prequel series with the horrible parents as horrible teens? Or Afterlife with Archie, since they already have all the undead makeup at iZombie.