Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 04/18/16


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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 and our latest On the Marches of Dreamland, about WWI fantasy.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: EW has up an interview with executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen on the upcoming episode featuring the Secret Warriors.

American Gods: The show has cast actors Crispin Glover and Jonathon Tucker as Mr. World and Low-Key Lyesmith.

The Defenders: TV Line has up some spoilers for the new Netflix Marvel show.

Fear the Walking Dead: The show has been renewed for a third season.

The Flash: Teddy Sears has an interview up with EW on the backstory of Zoom.

Game of Thrones: EW has up an interview with actor Finn Jones. EW has up some teasers from the season opener’s preview screening last week. There’s also a new trailer out for the season. Reports are that HBO is considering an abbreviated seventh and eighth season with eight being its final one.

iZombie: EW has up an interview up with Rose McIver on the season finale. TV Line has up an interview with Malcolm Goodwin.

The Magicians: EW has up an interview with executive producers Sera Gamble and John McNamara on the cliffhangers in the season one finale. The Hollywood Reporter has one with the duo as well.

The Originals: TV Line has up a brief interview with executive producer Michael Narducci after last week’s episode.

Orphan Black: EW has up an interview with show creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson on the season premiere. TV Line has one up as well.

Outlander: TV Addict has up an interview with Caitriona Balfe on the new season. TV Line has up a video interview with actor Tobias Menzies.

Teen Wolf: Actress Arden Cho is leaving the show.

The Vampire Diaries: Actor Ian Somerholder is claiming that season eight will be the last. However, he has since retracted it.

Over at E!Online, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows 12 Monkeys, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Vampire Diaries, The Flash, Arrow, and Outlander.

At TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash, Arrow, and Grimm.


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

The show is on its last mini-hiatus of the season until next week. So far, for the next episode, “The Chitters” (11.19), we have a CW promo, official photos and an official synopsis for it.

This week’s episode is a repeat of “Beyond the Mat” (11.15).

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), “The Chitters” (11.19), “Don’t Call Me Shurley” (11.20), “Untitled” (11.21), and “We Happy Few” (11.22), “Untitled Season Finale” (11.23).

The synopsis for 11.20 is up:

“Don’t Call Me Shurley” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

ROB BENEDICT RETURNS – Amara (guest star Emily Swallows) unleashes a dark fog on a small town, causing everyone to go mad. Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) realize this is a stronger version of the original black vein virus Amara previously unleashed. They team up with the sheriff to protect the town but their old remedy no longer works. Meanwhile, Chuck (Rob Benedict) returns with an interesting proposal. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson (#1120). Original airdate 5/4/2016.

There are set photos up from the season finale.

Season 11 starts in the UK on April 20 at 10pm on E4.

Last week’s repeat, “The Vessel,” got a 0.3/1 (which was actually higher than lead-in Arrow‘s demo) and 0.93 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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