Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 04/06/15: The Easter Edition


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 find last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here, as well as the article, Cold War Anxieties: Ray Bradbury and The Martian Chronicles, by new contributor Maria Ramos.

Also, use our Nickronomicon sale, only $10 for a print copy, to salve the pain of Tax Season, all through April 15.

Nice things are being said on io9 about our publisher Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s new book Signal to Noise.

And congratulations to the Hugo Award nominees, who were announced this past weekend.


Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

Some casting announcements have been made for the show. Actress Maisie Williams (Arya, Game of Thrones) will be guest starring in an episode, as well as actor Rufus Hound. Maisie will be starring in an episode titled “The Girl Who Died,” written by Jamie Mathieson and Steven Moffat.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Big news for Doctor Who fans: The unnamed Flash/Arrow spinoff has cast alumnus Arthur Darvill (Rory) as time traveler Rip Hunter.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Adrianne Palicki has an interview up with EW on what’s ahead for the show and her character.

The Flash: E!Online has an article up on the reveals of this past week’s episode. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety have ones, as well.

Forever: Series creator Matt Miller told TV Line that we will discover Abigail’s fate before the end of the season.

Gotham: The show was at Wondercon this past weekend and Spoiler TV has up some teasers from the show’s panel.

iZombie: The show also appeared at Wondercon and The Hollywood Reporter has a wrap-up of it.

The Originals: EW has up the first official photo of the awesome Claudia Black as Dahlia.

Orphan Black: The show also had a panel at Wondercon and Spoiler TV has up some teasers.

Outlander: E!Online has up some cast interview video from the show’s appearance at Paleyfest. Ron Moore has an interview up with The Hollywood Reporter on what’s coming up for the show.

The Walking Dead: Showrunner Scott Gimple teased next season with EW.

The X-Files: David Duchovny teased some tidbits about what’s coming up in the show’s revival.

The latest Spoiler Chat at E!Online has scoop on shows Arrow, Outlander, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash, and Game of Thrones.

The latest Ask Ausiello at TV Line has spoilers on shows The Leftovers, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Grimm, and The Flash.

Also at TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Once Upon a Time, iZombie, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Arrow.

At EW, the Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Arrow, Once Upon a Time, Forever, Outlander, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash, and Game of Thrones.


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

No episode this week, but there’s a repeat of “The Executioner’s Song.” Next week, Charlie (ugh) returns on Tax Day with “Book of the Damned” (10.18). So far, we’ve got a promo, an extended promo, the official synopsis, and promotional photos. So far, at least, they’re not pushing Charlie’s reappearance the way they usually do.

The synopsis for 10.19 (“The Werther Project”) is up:

“The Werther Project” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

CAN DEAN SAVE SAM? – Sam (Jared Padalecki) learns that former Men of Letters, Magnus, once built a magical box and Sam sets out to find it in the hopes it can cure Dean (Jensen Ackles) of the Mark of Cain. However, what he’s not prepared for is the deadly alarm system Magnus set up on the box. When Sam opens the box, he puts both his and Dean’s life in danger. Stefan Pleszczynski directed this episode written by Robert Berens (#1019). Original airdate 4/22/2015.

There was a late sneak peek last week for 10.17.

The Kings of Con campaign met its first goal pretty quickly, but still has stretch goals ahead of it. Matt Cohen has promised to run nekkid through the streets if they hit $200 thousand.

Misha Collins sent out a short behind-the-scenes video on Tumblr.

People associated with the show have issued a cast photo for this season, as well as one just of Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles with all of the crew that have been on the show since season one.

Tim Waggoner, author of show tie-in novels Carved in Flesh and The Roads Not Taken, has announced on his Facebook page that he is doing another Supernatural tie-in novel for Titan Books. It was hinted on the same thread that at least one other tie-in novel is in the works. I hope it’s the author of Fresh Meat, Alice Henderson. That was a good one.

So far, only two calendars are scheduled for 2016: the Join the Hunt calendar and a mini-poster calendar, both 16-month format. They are due out on July 1 and 15, respectively.

Predictably for Easter Week, “Inside Man” went down a bit to a 0.6/2 in demo and remained steady at 1.70 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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