'Supernatural' Gets a Spinoff -- Zombie Project Also in the Works at CW THR
The long-running drama “Supernatural” has spawned a spinoff that’s just received a pilot order from the CW, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
Additionally, The CW has also ordered a pilot for “iZombie,” an adaptation of the DC Comics series, from “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas.
“Supernatural: Tribes” will track the conflicts between hunters and monsters in Chicago. It comes from “Supernatural” writer Andrew Dabb, who will executive produce with Eric Kripke, Robert Singer, showrunner Jeremy Carver and McG. Singer will direct the pilot.
“Supernatural” earned a three-year ratings high Wednesday, while the CW is finding success with another spinoff, “The Originals,” based on “The Vampire Diaries.”
“iZombie” is about a medical student who turns into a zombie and gets a job in the coroner’s office in order to find the brains she needs to eat. But when she eats a brain, she gains access to that person’s memories, allowing her to help solve murder cases.
Thomas and Diane Ruggiero of “Veronica Mars” will write the script and executive produce.