Having been recently renewed for a tenth season, it’s pretty clear that The CW’s saga of angels, demons, ghouls, monsters and brotherly love – otherwise known as Supernatural – is a certified success. Supernatural‘s cup is overflowing so much, in fact, that it’s spilling out into a spin-off show called Supernatural: Bloodlines, the backdoor pilot for which will be aired as next week’s episode of Supernatural.

Supernatural: Bloodlines is, according to the synopsis, about the “various mafia-esque monster families that, unknowingly to humans, run the underbelly of Chicago.” Their hold on the city is about to be challenged, however, as a bold and newly-minted Hunter Ennis Roth (Lucien Laviscount) is tracking them down.

The CW has now released a gallery of stills from the pilot episode (titled, you guessed it, “Bloodlines”), showing Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) meeting the main players of the new show. Most of the beasts have regular human forms, but there’s one guy in a black hood with a Freddy Krueger glove who looks unquestionably dangerous.

Check out the cream of the crop from said Bloodlines image gallery, below (for more, head over to the CW‘s main site):

Supernatural: Bloodlines‘ plot seems to be taking a page out of True Blood‘s book(s) by throwing in a dash of forbidden romance between the warring monster clans, as shapeshifter David (Nathaniel Bozulic) and werewolf Violet Durant (Melissa Roxburgh) make gooey eyes at one another across the battle lines. There will likely be a lot more to the supernatural politics in this show than just deciding which body part to chop off first.

Supernatural: Bloodlines also stars Sean Faris (Pretty Little Liars) as a werewolf called Julian Durant, Danielle Savre (Heroes) as Margo Hayden, a shapeshifter, and Stephen Martines (Burn Notice) as Freddie Costa, a Chicago police officer tasked with keeping order in a city overrun by big-toothed monsters in human disguise.

Does this spin-off sound appealing to you Supernatural fans out there? Tell us what you think of the cast, location and premise in the comments.

The backdoor pilot for Supernatural: Bloodlines will air on Tuesday, April 29th, on The CW.

Source: The CW