Supernatural: 5 Things You Never Knew About The Wayward Sisters

Our favorite hunters, Sam and Dean Winchester, are returning October 12th! Get your holy water and grab some salt, because we have some special news! The brothers are sharing their manual, Supernatural: The Men of Letters Bestiary, a collection of information from the Men of Letters’ bunker (aka “the Batcave”)! Inside you will find Sam and Dean’s updated, detailed notes and drawings of the various entities, including monsters, ghosts and vengeful spirits, gods, and more, that they’ve hunted in the past 12 seasons. Celebrate Season 13 with your own manual, a how-to on handling these dangerous entities and protecting yourself!

By Brit Poteet

Supernatural has been on television for twelve seasons now, and with season thirteen approaching, it’s only gaining popularity. While Sam and Dean obviously receive the most attention, viewers are obsessed with the demon-fighting women on the show.

Fans of the long-running CW series are known for being very passionate and aren’t afraid to voice their opinions to the stars and the writers. Viewers constantly ask to see more of Sheriff Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster) and Sheriff Jody Mills (Kim Rhodes), as well as her adopted daughters Alex Jones (Katherine Ramdeen) and Claire Novak (Kathryn Newton).

Lucky for the fans, that’s exactly what they are giving us. The spin-off Wayward Sisters is currently in development and fans couldn’t be more excited. There aren’t a lot of details yet, but they’ve announced that Buckmaster, Rhodes, Ramdeen, and Newton will all star in the spin-off, as well as some fresh faces.

While you wait to hear more details about the series, here are the 5 Things You Never Knew About Supernatural’s Wayward Sisters.

 

5. THEY WERE ORIGINALLY CALLED THE “WAYWARD DAUGHTERS”

Sam and Dean are known to the fans as the “Wayward Sons,” so it makes sense that the female characters were dubbed the “Wayward Daughters” by fans and stars alike. Before the spin-off was even announced, fans liked the idea of female hunters banding together.

The original idea for a spin-off was created by the fans, and the name “Wayward Daughters” appeared all over social media. They even wore t-shirts with the name on it. There was a bigger push for female characters to appear more often and to become more complex.

The creators of Supernatural liked the idea, but changed the name to Wayward Sisters instead. Supernatural focuses so much on Sam and Dean’s brotherly bond. The name of the spin-off seems to imply the show will focus on sisterhood and the bond between the women.

 

4. THERE ARE RUMORS CHARLIE COULD COME BACK AND JOIN THE SHOW

Charlie is a fan-favorite character, and people were devastated when she was killed off in season ten. Even before Wayward Sisters was announced, fans were begging the writers to bring her back.

Now that there’s an all-female spin-off in the works, the push for her to be revived is stronger than ever. Rhodes herself even hinted at Charlie’s return on Twitter. As one of the most popular female characters on the show, she’d be a perfect fit in Jody’s wayward family.

It was revealed in season twelve of Supernatural that there is an alternate universe. Even if it’s a different version of Charlie, she could be alive in that universe. It isn’t that far fetched considering how many weird way Supernatural has brought back characters in the past.

 

3. THE PREMISE OF THE SHOW WILL BE INTRODUCED IN SEASON 13 OF SUPERNATURAL

Fans won’t have to wait too long to see their favorite female hunters again. The spin-off will be introduced in the upcoming season of Supernatural, and that will help determine if the spin-off will be picked up for sure. The episode will supposedly include Jody, Donna, Alex, and Claire, as well as the new faces like Patience. Under Jody’s protection, the women all ban together to fight a monsters.

Wayward Sisters doesn’t have a release date set in stone yet, but season thirteen of Supernatural premieres on October 12th. If the backdoor pilot episode is well received (fingers crossed), then fans will know when to expect the spin-off to premiere.

2. JODY MILLS IS THE LONGEST LIVING FEMALE CHARACTER ON SUPERNATURAL

Supernatural is infamous for killing off their female characters. Jody Mills, however, has lived through eight seasons. She was introduced in season five, and she’ll continue into season thirteen and beyond.

Before Jody, fans loved Jo and Ellen, who were tragically killed in season five. Since then, fans have prayed for their favorite female hunters to make it through each episode. Each time Jody appears, Twitter is filled with fears of her death, but each time she has lived to fight another day.

After the deaths of Rowena and Eileen this past season finale, fans have grown more nervous. But not only has Jody survived, but she has helped keep Claire and Alex alive as well. Between those three and Donna, fans have high hopes for the future of their favorite female characters.

 

1. THE NAME ORIGINATED FROM THE KANSAS SONG “CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON”

“Carry On My Wayward Son” has become the theme song for Supernatural. The Kansas song plays in the opening in every season finale. To fans, it’s more than just a fun song to listen to, it encompasses the meaning of the show. It’s an ode to the characters.

The song was even performed in the musical Supernatural episode, causing some fans to get choked up. It’s also performed at the karaoke shows put on at conventions. Sam and Dean are known as the “Wayward Sons”. That’s where fans originally got the name “Wayward Daughters,” which evolved to Wayward Sisters.  

Wayward Sisters is about more than just brothers. It celebrates sisterhood. That makes if the perfect name for a spin-off about Jody’s wayward family.

 

This article originally appeared on Screenrant: Supernatural: 15 Things You Never Knew About The Wayward Sisters