'Supernatural' spinoff: Meet the main characters of 'Supernatural: Tribes'

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"Supernatural: Tribes" just keeps sounding better and better.

New details have emerged about the highly anticipated "Supernatural" spinoff, and it's different enough to set the series apart from its long-running parent, while keeping the same tone and feeling as the Winchester saga. In other words, it has the right balance for a spinoff series (see: "The Originals" vs. "The Vampire Diaries").

TVLine reports that the new series -- which will have a planted pilot as episode 20 of "Supernatural" Season 9 -- will center on an "epic battle involving five rival monster families and a vengeance-seeking hunter" in Chicago. And bonus: There will also be a forbidden love amid the warring families. 

All the characters of the new show will be introduced in the "Supernatural" episode. Meet the cast of "Supernatural: Tribes" below:

Ennis Roth -- Hunter

Ennis is the star of the spinoff, described as "likeable, strong-willed, resolute, with a strong sense of justice." He's African-American and in his early 20s. The son of a cop, his plans to join the police academy like his dad are derailed when someone he is close to is murdered, throwing him headfirst into the world of monster hunting. Sam and Dean introduce him to "the staggering truth" that Chicago is run by five families of monsters, mafia-style.

David Hayden -- Shape-shifter

David is in his early 20s and is a shape-shifter from one of Chicago's ruling monster families. A tragedy pulls him back into the monster life after spending time living as a human.

Margo Hayden -- Shape-shifter

Margo is David's "professional, strong-willed, determined, ambitious" sister who is an "ex-punk rocker gone corporate." She becomes the new head of the family in the wake of the aforementioned tragedy.

Violet Durant -- Werewolf

Part of the wealthy, powerful Durant family, Violet is in her early 20s. She's stuck in the middle of a star-crossed love story with David since their love is forbidden.

Julian Durant -- Werewolf

Violet's "savagely handsome, strong, arrogant" brother, Julian is also in his 20s and is Ennis' arch nemesis.

Freddie Costa -- Human?

A "world-weary cop" in his 30s, Freddie has a soft spot in his heart for Ennis since he knew Ennis' dad back in the day. But while we're assuming Freddie is a human, he's "got a secret," so maybe he's not removed from the monster world after all.

What do you think of how the spinoff is shaping up? 

Photo/Video credit: The CW