Wayward Sisters

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Name: Wayward Daughters, Wayward Sisters
Medium: Television
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: backdoor pilot episode on IMDB

Wayward Sisters page on IMDB
Wayward Sisters page on Supernatural Wiki

Wayward Daughters on twitter
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Wayward Sisters is a spinoff of Supernatural. A backdoor pilot, entitled Wayward Sisters (episode 13x10 of Supernatural) written by Robert Berens and Andrew Dabb, aired on 18 January 2018. The idea for the show was first created and campaigned for by fans, originally under the name Wayward Daughters, a reference to the unofficial theme song of Supernatural, "Carry On Wayward Son". Wayward Sisters was not ultimately picked up by the CW, much to the disappointment of some fans, who felt the show would help counteract the historic misogyny in Supernatural and its fandom.

Wayward Daughters Academy was a fan idea for a Supernatural spin-off that started in April 2015 and has grown into a much larger movement within fandom.
-- Supernatural Wiki [1][2]


The seeds of a Wayward spinoff were sown by events in seasons 9 and 10 of Supernatural - namely Alex's introduction in Alex Annie Alexis Ann, Donna and Jody's meeting in Hibbings 911, and Claire's reintroduction in season 10 (and her quip in Angel Heart).[3]

So, what? This is some sort of halfway house for wayward girls?
-- Claire Novak, Angel Heart [4]

The season 11 episode Don't You Forget About Me featured Alex and Claire staying with Jody and further spurred enthusiasm for an spinoff focusing on them.[5] Patience Turner and Kaia Nieves were introduced in the season 13 episodes Patience and The Bad Place.


Main characters


As of February 2019, there are at least 96 fanworks in the Wayward Sisters (TV) fandom on Ao3.[6] However as the pilot wasn't picked up, this tag is currently not canonical. As a result Wayward Sisters fanworks are included in the Supernatural fandom. Some works use the non canonical fandom tag, while others include Wayward Sisters or Wayward Daughters as an additional tag.


T-Shirt Campaigns

There have been to date three Wayward Sisters themed t-shirt campaigns to benefit charity: [8] [9]

  • Kim Rhodes & Briana Buckmaster's "Wayward Daughters" (December 2015, August 2016)[10]
  • Kim Rhodes & Briana Buckmaster's "Wayward AF" (June 2016, February 2017)[11]
  • Kim Rhodes & Briana Buckmaster's "Way Strong, Way Fierce, Wayward (AF)" (June 2017)[12]



Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.





Archives & Fannish Links

Note: This link currently brings you to works tagged Supernatural, as Wayward Sisters (TV) is a non-canonical tag.



  1. ^ Wayward Daughters Academy (Accessed 21 January 2018.)
  2. ^ Wayward Sisters (Accessed 21 January 2018.)
  3. ^ Mason, Jessica. Supernatural Spins Off Its Wayward Sisters, and It Couldn’t Come at a Better Time in The Mary Sue. 18 January 2018. (Accesssed 24 January 2018.)
  4. ^ 10.20 Angel Heart (transcript) (Accessed 24 January 2018.)
  5. ^ Fisher, Natalie. Did ‘Supernatural’ just backdoor pilot the ‘Wayward Daughters’ spin-off?. Hypable. 5 April 2017. (Accessed 24 January 2018.)
  6. ^ Ao3 search for "Wayward Sisters(TV)" shows 96 fanworks as of 22 February 2019
  7. ^ Berens, Robert. Dreamhunter Posted to twitter on 18 January 2018 at 8:15 pm. (Accessed 21 January 2018.)
  8. ^ Wayward Daughters (Accessed 24 January 2018.)
  9. ^ Days, Betty & Santangelo, Riley. Wayward: The Movement and the Power of “Casual Female Viewers” Medium. (Accessed 24 January 2018.)
  10. ^ T-shirt Campaigns: Kim Rhodes & Briana Buckmaster's "Wayward Daughters" (Accessed 24 January 2018.)
  11. ^ T-shirt Campaigns: Kim Rhodes & Briana Buckmaster's "Wayward AF" (Accessed 24 January 2018.)
  12. ^ T-shirt Campaigns: Kim Rhodes & Briana Buckmaster's "Way Strong, Way Fierce, Wayward (AF)" (Accessed 24 January 2018.)