Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 03/14/16

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 Brian M. Sammons’ Cthulhu Eats the World review of SOMA.

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

Peter Capaldi has an interview out with Newsweek in which he teases the new Companion (They’re close!) and criticizes the BBC for being too neglectful of the show last season.

He also spoke to Radio Times and mentioned that he has been asked to stay on past Steven Moffat’s departure.

Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Awesome news for fans of pretty much every show on the CW network: the network has renewed all of its shows for another season.

The network has also announced the finale dates for most of its series.

There are some new details out for the Supergirl/The Flash crossover.

And there were a few hints dropped about Netflix’s The Defenders and Iron Fist.

12 Monkeys: EW Has up the first look at Brendan Coyle’s guest appearance on the show.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: TV Line has up an interview with Brett Dalton. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos and official synopsis for episode 3.13. They also have up the poster released from Wondercon. The Hollywood Reporter has up an interview with executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen. Spoiler TV has up the synopsis and promotional photos for episode 3.13.

Containment: TV Line has up the latest cast promotional photo for the show.

Daredevil: Variety has up an article on season two. There’s a new poster out, as well as a new trailer. IGN has up some video interviews of the cast.

The Flash: Canadagraphs took some on-set photos that could portray a new villian known as “the Rapture,” who, in the comics, was Cisco’s brother.

Game of Thrones: Kit Harington spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about his return to the show.

Grimm: TV Line has an interview up with actresses Clare Coffee and Bree Turner. The Hollywood Reporter has up an interview with David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf on the reveals of the 100th episode.

Luke Cage: Netflix has finally announced a premiere date: September 20, 2016.

Once Upon A Time: TV Line has up a list of readers questions answered from stars and crew. Spoiler TV has up some potentially spoilery set photos for the season finale. Lana Parrilla spoke with Variety about the 100th episode.

The Originals: TV Line has up an interview with Nathaniel Buzolic.

Penny Dreadful: E!Online has up an article previewing Vanessa’s season three ordeals.

Preacher: TV Line has up the latest promotional posters for the show. Gamesradar has up an article on “everything you need to know” about the comic and show.

Scream: The show has a premiere date, May 30, with some new characters coming on board, as well.

Scream Queens: TV Line has a write-up of the news and spoilers that came out of Paleyfest.

Supergirl: Spoiler TV has up the press release and promotional photos for episode 1.17, which will focus on J’onn J’onnz.

Teen Wolf: TV Line has a few details on the new character for season six. Jeff Davis spoke with TV Line about the upcoming season.

The Walking Dead: Spoiler TV has up synopses and titles for episodes 6.14 through 6.16. Lauren Cohan told EW what the best zombie kill was. Melissa McBride spoke with EW about Carol’s new relationship. Executive producer spoke with EW about last week’s episode.

Over at TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows The Flash, Once Upon a Time, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gotham, The Walking Dead, and Legends of Tomorrow.

At EW, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Once Upon A Time, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 12 Monkeys, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow.

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

Good news! The show has been renewed for season 12, and it’s been rumored both Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki have signed on for the next two seasons. This practically guarantees a season 13 and likely at least a shortened 14th season (because that would bring them to a promotion-worthy 300 episodes).

So, what records is the show busting with this renewal? Well, it will now be the longest-ever WB or UPN show that aired on the CW, beating out 7th Heaven (11 seasons and 246 episodes) and America’s Next Top Model (22 half-seasons and 292 episodes). The show would need to get at least a partial 14th season to beat America’s Next Top Model in episodes (because, as a reality show starting on UPN, the latter was able to pump out more episodes in less time and there is talk about bringing it back on a different network with no Tyra Banks), but Supernatural will have been on longer.

Also, the date for the season finale has been announced. It’s May 25, the last season ending for the spring.

This week’s repeat is “Love Hurts.”

According to the Supernatural Wiki site, the show is on hiatus until next week, 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. There’s also a new “unofficial” sneak peek out that may or may not be from this upcoming episode.

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), “Red Meat” (11.17), “Hell’s Angel” (11.18), and “The Chitters” (11.19).

The synopsis for “Red Meat” (11.17) is out. Apparently, they didn’t switch 11.17 and 11.18, after all:

“Red Meat” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

WEREWOLF ATTACK! – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) battle a pair of werewolves who have captured two victims. Just as the brothers are about to win, one of the werewolves shoots Sam. Dean gets his brother and the victims out of the house but learns a pack of werewolves are hot on their tail, hoping to kill them all. Nina Lopez-Corrado directed the episode written by Robert Berens & Andrew Dabb (#1117). Original airdate 3/30/16.

Thomas J. Wright will direct 11.21.

There was another con this weekend, this time in Las Vegas.

Last week’s repeat of “Don’t You Forget About Me” got a 0.3/1 and 1.00 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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