“Once I rose above the noise and confusion
Just to get a glimpse beyond the illusion
I was soaring ever higher, but I flew too high
Though my eyes could see I still was a blind man
Though my mind could think I still was a mad man
I hear the voices when I’m dreamin’, I can hear them say”
“Carry On My Wayward” by Kansas
Wayward Sisters is a spin-off series of Supernatural. Their first episode was a backdoor pilot on Supernatural’s season 13 episode 10 of the same name. It’s pretty exciting for everyone in the fandom (Trust me, I’m in the fandom). The spin-off series lets the Supernatural universe branch off in a different way. The series is telling stories from the perspective of Supernatural’s women.
Female Representation within Wayward Sisters
In an interview with Sydney Bucksbaum of The Hollywood Reporter, Kim Rhodes, the actor that plays Sheriff Jody mills explains it really well. This spin-off series is not about women taking the spotlight away from men, it’s about sharing the spotlight.
Rhodes explains, “I want a bigger game. I want a bigger playing field. I want more. This isn’t about, ‘Finally, it’s the girls’ turn!’ It’s more about expanding the perspective and honouring the fact that we are now able to tell a story from points of view that we haven’t seen before.”
In the same interview, Briana Buckmaster who plays Sheriff Donna Hanscum, agrees, “We’re not trying to say, ‘Our turn or move over.’ We’re trying to say, ‘Here we come.’ Equality in terms of ‘We want to play, too.'”
They agree that this can provide a kind of empowerment to women without taking anything away from the narratives and characters that already exist. It’s a way to add to the universe not replace it.
“I want empowerment for everyone through good storytelling and valid points of view that represent voices that haven’t been represented yet. Within that, if people tie that to political movements and to the explosion of feminine power, I love that and I want that to be done in the spirit of inclusivity and expansion.” Rhodes continues.
Carry on my Wayward Song Covers
To drive the point, the title of Wayward Sisters is a wordplay on the lyrics of Supernatural’s theme song, “Carry on my Wayward Son”. This title is so perfect for a lot of reasons. The main characters in the shows are sisters and are as wayward as you can get in the Supernatural universe. It is a beautiful wordplay on the iconic Kansas song.
Since a spin-off is kind of like a cover, this post is meant to look at cover songs of the ever-so-fantastic and iconic song. Here are some covers of the theme song.
A powerful and phenomenal cover by Barone Produções
A fantastic cover and CMV or cosplay music video by Iacovos
A soft and gorgeous lullaby cover by Tessa Netting
A stunning and simple cover by Styna Lane
A gorgeous violin cover by dcrow4
An amazing cover by Quietdrive
A gorgeous cover at an open mic night by Daniel Mooney
A spectacular remix cover by Saul Merivot
A wicked metal cover by Within the Ruins
An amazing ASL cover by MPextended
This is the first ASL cover that I’ve put up on the blog and you can be sure it won’t be the last.