Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 02/22/16


Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And try our latest antho, Jazz Age Cthulhu. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it.

This week, we have more news and spoilers about sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


Last Week in Innsmouth

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here, as well as our latest Gods and Monsters column about the Supernatural convention in Jacksonville last month.

You can catch our editor Paula R. Stiles at Book ‘Em North Carolina in Lumberton, NC this coming Saturday.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

The Syfy show Van Helsing has cast several roles for its show, including Van Helsing’s daughter, who will be played by actress Kelly Overton.

The 100: EW has up an interesting article showing the progression of the characters. Showrunner Jason Rothenberg’s spoke with EW about how the decision to make Clarke bisexual has helped to define the show.

Agent Carter: Actress Bridget Regan spoke with TV Line about her character’s attempts to help Peggy. Or not. Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for the season finale.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: If we go by his Instagram account, it looks like actor Adrian Pasdar is making a return appearance. The show has cast actress Natalia Cordova-Buckley as Elena Rodriguez, AKA the Inhuman Slingshot. EW spoke to Jed Whedon about Ward’s transformation.

Arrow: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 15, the arrival of Vixen.

Bitten: Actress Laura Vandervoort) spoke with Variety about season three.

Colony: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode eight.

Daredevil: TV Line has up the latest promo for season two, featuring the Punisher and Elektra.

The Flash: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 15. EW has up some theories on who Zoom can be and who is the Man in the Iron Mask.

Game of Thrones: EW has the DVD commentary of writer-producer Bryan Cogman where he defends the writing decision to have Sansa be raped by Ramsay Bolton, something that did not happen in the books.

Grimm: Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode twelve.

Legends of Tomorrow: EW has up the teaser for the upcoming appearance of not one, but two, Green Arrows.

Once Upon A Time: TV Line has up the first look at Regina’s reunion with her mother in the Underworld. The show has cast Costas Mandylor as their Captain Silver.

The Originals: TV Line has up an interview with Riley Voelkel. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 15 and episode 14.

Orphan Black: TV Line has up the latest promo plus details on the show’s move to Thursdays.

Shadowhunters: Actress Maxim Roy spoke to TV Line about her character.

Sleepy Hollow: TV Line has up an interview with actress Maya Kazan. TV Line has some very limited info on “the asset.”

Supergirl: TV Line has up the first look of Italia Ricci as the Silver Banshee.

The Walking Dead: Variety spoke with Andrew Lincoln about the dramatic midseason opener and what those events mean for his character and the show. Executive producer Greg Nicotero and Chandler Riggs spoke with the Hollywood Reporter on how they made that scene happen. Greg Nicotero spoke with TV Insider on the midseason opener. Showrunner Scott M. Gimple spoke with EW about it as well. Norman Reedus spoke to EW about Rick and Daryl’s episode together.

Wayward Pines: Actor Djimon Hounsou is joining the show for season two. Two more actors have joined the show as well: Kacey Rohl (Hannibal)and Nimrat Kaur (Homeland).

The X-Files: TV Line has up the season finale photos, showing the return of Reyes (Annabeth Gish). Joel McHale spoke with EW about the show’s success. And could there be more episodes?

Over at TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows Once Upon a Time, Grimm, Sleepy Hollow, and iZombie.

And at EW, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows The Flash, The Walking Dead, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Supernatural (Tuesday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

This week is “Beyond the Mat” (11.15). So far, we have a promo and official photos, and an official synopsis.

Titles so far for the season are “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” (11.01), “Form and Void” (11.02), “The Bad Seed” (11.03), “Baby” (11.04), “Thin Lizzie” (11.05), “Our Little World” (11.06), “Plush” (11.07), “Just My Imagination” (11.08), “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (11.09), “The Devil in the Details” (11.10), “The Sound of Silence” (now “Into the Mystic” 11.11), “Don’t You Forget About Me” (11.12), “Love Hurts” (11.13), “The Vessel” (11.14), “Beyond the Mat” (11.15), “Safe House” (11.16), “Unknown Title” (11.17), and “Red Meat” (11.18).

According to the Supernatural Wiki site, there will be a hiatus after this week’s episode until the show returns with “Safe House” (the season five flashback episode with Bobby and Rufus) on March 23.

Rob Benedict is returning in 11.20, though there isn’t much info about it.

There was a late sneak peek for “The Vessel” that came out last week.

The show remained steady in the demo at 0.8/2 and rose to 1.98 million for “The Vessel.” With Legends of Tomorrow rating only slightly higher, the show came in at a healthy fourth place last week.


We’ll be back next week with more news, spoilers and blatantly unabashed self-promotion. Stay tuned and check out our reviews of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Event, Once Upon a Time, Grimm and Supernatural.


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