'Supernatural' spinoff changes title to 'Supernatural: Bloodlines,' casts Melissa Roxburgh as final series regular
The potential new series is now called "Supernatural: Bloodlines," a title much more fitting for the project about five mafia-like monster families who run the evil underworld of Chicago. The families are being tracked by a new hunter, Ennis, who's trying to stop them and rid Chicago of all things supernatural, spurred by a personal tragedy that propelled him to learn the truth about monsters and hunting.
"Supernatural: Bloodlines" will air its backdoor pilot on Tuesday, April 29 as an episode of its parent, long-running CW series "Supernatural."
The pilot has also just finished casting its series regulars, as Melissa Roxburgh has landed the role of Violet Durant, TVLine reports. She is a member of a powerful werewolf pack and hides her true nature because of her forbidden love for family rival David ("The Vampire Diaries" star Nathaniel Bozulic), who is a part of the shapeshifter family. Roxburgh has previously appeared on parent series "Supernatural" in the Season 7 episode, "Time After Time," as well as "Arrow" as Thea's friend.
Along with Roxburgh and Buzolic, "Supernatural: Bloodlines" will star Danielle Savre as shapeshifter Margo Hayden, Sean Faris as werewolf Julian Durant, Lucien Laviscount as police academy trainee/new hunter Ennis Roth and Stephen Martines as "world-weary" detective Freddie Costa.