Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 03/07/16


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 Doctor Who, 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 Orrin Grey’s review of Carnacki: The Watcher at the Gate.


Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)

There hasn’t been much information coming out for the new season of Doctor Who (though that might have something to do with the fact that the new season DOESN’T START UNTIL 2017!), but Maisie Williams told Vulture that she would not be returning to the show.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Great news for fans of several ABC shows: the network has renewed 11 shows for another season, including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Once Upon A Time.

Syfy has picked up a new show for summertime: Aftermath is a 13-episode Canadian post-apocalyptic thriller show.

The 100: There are several post-episode interviews and articles after last week’s latest casualty. Jason Rothernberg spoke with Variety, EW, and TV Line. E!Online has an article about it, as well.

Agent Carter: Hayley Atwell spoke with EW on the end of season two.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 12. TV Line confirmed with showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen that Ward IS now Hive. Albeit a slightly different version of Hive from the comic book version.

American Gods: The show has cast their Mr. Wednesday: Ian McShane.

American Horror Story: It’s been announced that Lady Gaga will be returning for the new season of the show.

Bitten: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode five.

Game of Thrones: The Hollywood Reporter is speculating on who could take the throne. Sophie Turner accidently dropped a spoiler for her character, Sansa.

Gotham: TV Line has up an article about the newcomers to Gotham. Ben McKenzie has an interview up with EW.

Lucifer: Spoiler TV has up the press release and official photos for episode eight.

Once Upon A Time: TV Line has up some spoilers for the show’s return. EW has up an article about the 100th episode. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with actors Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, and Lana Parrilla on their highlights of the series. Amy Manson is set to return as Merida.

The Originals: TV Line has up an interview with Nathanial Buzolic about his return to the show. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 15.

Orphan Black: TV Line has up the latest promotional photos for season four. There’s also a new promo for the season.

Outlander: There’s a new poster out for season two.

Shadowhunters: Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis and the promotional photos for episode 11.

Sleepy Hollow: Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis and promotional photos for episode 15.

Supergirl: TV Line has up an interview with Laura Vandervoort. EW has up an article with her as well.

The Walking Dead: Steven Yeun told EW what his favorite zombie kill is. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 12.

Wayward Pines: The show now has a return date: May 25. Also announced: Actors Terrence Howard, Carla Gugino, Toby Jones, Melissa Leo, Tim Griffin, Shannyn Sossamon, and Charlie Tahan will be returning.

Zoo: The show has added two new actors for season two: Alyssa Diaz (The Vampire Diaries) and Josh Salatin (Show Me a Hero).

Over at EW, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on the show, Gotham.

At TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows Once Upon a Time, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gotham, Shadowhunters, and The 100.


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

This week’s repeat is “Don’t You Forget About Me.”

According to the Supernatural Wiki site, the show is on hiatus until March 23, when it returns with “Safe House” (11.16, the season five flashback episode with Bobby and Rufus). So far, we have a CW promo and an official synopsis for it.

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).

The synopsis for the next episode, “Safe House” (11.16) is out:

JIM BEAVER RETURNS – A dangerous creature is accidentally released into an old house, attacking a mother and her child, leaving them both in a coma. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) learn that Bobby (guest star Jim Beaver) and Rufus (guest star Steven Williams) once tracked the same entity so the Winchesters look to the past to come up with a plan to catch the monster before anyone dies. Stefan Pleszczynski directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson. (#1116) Original airdate 3/23/16.

Episode 11.20 will be directed by Robert Singer.

Jensen Ackles was seen leaving a bit early (Wednesday) last week for home, with a bad head cold. This would be during the filming for 11.20.

The season finale will be written by Andrew Dabb.

Jared Padalecki is doing a new “Always Keep Fighting” campaign that is related to Misha Collins’ and Jensen Ackles’ “You Are Not Alone” campaign.

There’s a new interview out with Dee Wallace.

No repeat last week, so no same-night ratings this week. In Live+7 ratings for the week of February 3, the show rose from a 0.7 to a 1.2 in the A18-49 demo and from 1.866 million to 2.779 million in audience.


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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