Pilot News: Supernatural Spin-Off Taps Heroes Actress as Shifter, Burn Notice Alum to Play Cop

supernatural-tribes-danielle-savreSupernatural: Tribes has cast its female lead.

Danielle Savre (Heroes) will portray shapeshifter Margo on The CW’s planted spin-off, TVLine has confirmed.

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Tribes is described as a sweeping drama about the various mafia-esque monster families that, unbeknownst to humans, “run” the underbelly of Chicago. These families also are being tracked by a newly-minted hunter who’s trying to stop them and rid Chicago of anything or anyone supernatural.

Margo serves as the acting head of the leading shapeshifter clan. She’s an ex-punk rocker-turned-corporate professional who feels threatened only by the return of her prodigal brother David (played by Nathaniel Buzolic, The Originals).

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Supernatural: Tribes Stephen MartinesAlso joining the project is Stephen Martines (Burn Notice, The Closer) as Detective Freddie Costa, a world-weary Chicago cop who serves as a mentor to Ennis (Episodes’ Lucien Laviscount) — aka the newbie hunter — but also is secretly on the payroll of one of the monster families.

Savre and Martines will both appear in this season’s 20th episode of Supernatural — aka Tribes’ de-facto pilot — airing April 29.