The CW has officially ordered a pilot for the Supernatural spin-off, Tribes, and now we’re learning more about the characters that will inhabit that world.
Character descriptions of the main players in Tribes indicate the spin-off will focus on five monster tribes in Chicago and a hunter looking for revenge. These characters will also be introduced in the backdoor pilot in Supernatural season 9, episode 20, reports TVLine.
So, who are these characters?
Ennis Roth, human
Ennis is billed as the protagonist of Tribes. He is described as “likeable, strong-willed, resolute, with a strong sense of justice.” Ennis, the son of a cop, is preparing to enter the police academy when, like many who become hunters, a loved one is murdered.
Along the way, he meets Sam and Dean, which is how he “learns the staggering truth” that Chicago is run by five families of monsters and becomes a hunter himself. Casting calls for Ennis are looking for an African-American actor in his early 20s.
David Hayden, shape-shifter
David comes from one of Chicago’s five ruling monster families, though he’s taken to a human life. However, tragedy brings him back to his old life. Age: early 20s.
Margo Hayden, shape-shifter
Margo is David’s sister. She is described as “professional, strong-willed, determined, ambitious” as well as an “ex-punk rocker gone corporate.” She looks to become the new head of the family in the wake of tragedy. Age: early 20s.
Violet Durant, werewolf
Violet is the member of another ruling family. However, as a werewolf, her love affair with shape-shifter David is forbidden. Age: early 20s.
Julian Durant, werewolf
Julian is Violet’s brother and Ennis’ arch nemesis. He is described as “savagely handsome, strong, arrogant.” Age: 20s.
Freddie Costa, human
Freddie is an old friend of Ennis’ father with a soft spot for Ennis. He’s described as a world-weary cop with a secret. Age: 30s.
Tribes will be penned by Supernatural writer Andrew Dabb and directed by Supernatural executive producer Robert Singer. Dabb and Singer will also co-executive produce the spin-off alongside Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, current showrunner Jeremy Carver, and former EP McG.