Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 05/02/16: May Day Edition


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


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Two fantasy shows have been renewed this week. In news that will shock no one, HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for a seventh season. And MTV has renewed their fantasy show The Shannara Chronicles.

Netflix has officially ordered to series a show centered on Jon Bernthal’s the Punisher, who was introduced in the second season of Daredevil.

12 Monkeys: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos and official synopsis for episode three. EW has up an interview with executive producer Terry Matalas on season two.

Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for episode four. EW has up an interview with executive producer Terry Matalas.

The 100: Actress Nadia Hilker (Allegiant) has been cast in a recurring role as a “mysterious” Grounder.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: After the recent reveal, EW has up an interview with Chloe Bennet. E!Online has one up as well.

Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 3.20.

Arrow: Access Hollywood has up an interview with David Ramsey. TV Line has up an interview with executive producer Marc Guggenheim.

Containment: TV Goodness has up interviews with the show’s cast. TV Line has up an interview with executive producer Julie Plec.

Galo Magazine has up an interview with Claudia Black.

It’s official: the show has a new companion and it’s actress Pearl Mackie playing the part of “Bill!” You can learn more about her at the BBC site. You can also see her in action here, in a short clip with Peter Capaldi.

The official Doctor Who YouTube channel has several videos up of new companion Pearl Mackie: Pearl’s first day on the set and an interview with her on meeting her first Dalek.

The Flash: TV Line spoke to Teddy Sears about the Zoom/Jay Garrick twist.

The man in the iron mask still has yet to be revealed, but TV Line has some clues/theories. TV Line has up a preview article about the new plan to regain Barry’s powers.

From Dusk Til Dawn: Several new actors are joining the show in season three.

Game of Thrones: TV Line has up an interview with actor Liam Cunningham. They also have one up with actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright. TV Line is also claiming that the official synopsis for season six says that “Jon Snow is dead.” Writer-producer Bryan Cogman spoke with EW about the upcoming season. Natalie Dormer spoke with EW about Margaery’s state of mind. TV Line spoke with Maisie Williams on Arya being “the underdog.”

EW has up an interview with actors John Bradley and Hannah Murray. After last week’s episode, EW has up interviews with director Jeremy Podeswa, actress Carice van Houten, and actress Gwendoline Christie.

Gotham: TV Insider has up the first look at villain Azrael.

TV Line has up a preview for this week’s episode.

Grimm: Reggie Lee spoke to TV Line about the latest crisis for Wu.

Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 5.20.

Iron Fist: The show has cast two new roles. Jessica Stroup (The Following) and Tom Pelphrey (Banshee) have been cast as old school friends of Danny Rand.

For fans of Killjoys and Dark Matter, Syfy has announced that the shows’ season two premieres will air on Friday, July 1st.

The Leftovers: The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the third and final season will move to Australia.

Legends of Tomorrow: The show is bringing in Vandal Savage’s daughter.

Lucifer: Tom Ellis spoke with TV Line about the season finale.

Spoiler TV has up a video interview with showrunner Joe Henderson. TV Line has up an interview with Joe Henderson on the end of season one and the stories in season two. Empire Magazine has up a collection of behind-the-scenes stories from cast and crew.

Once Upon A Time: EW spoke with executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis about the Ruby/Dorothy romance reveal. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with the duo as well.

TV Line has up an interview with Rebecca Mader.

The Originals: Showrunner Michael Narducci spoke with EW about last week’s latest casualty. They also have up an interview with the actor on their way out.

Orphan Black: TV Line has up the promotional photos for Rachel’s return.

Outlander: TV Line has up an interview with Stanley Weber, AKA Le Comte Saint Germain. The Hollywood Reporter has up an article about this last week’s episode.

Penny Dreadful: Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis and promotional photos for episode three. EW has up an interview with Josh Hartnett.

Preacher: Io9 has a handy collection of all the promotional photos that have come out for the new show.

Sense 8: In some shocking news, the character Capheus has been recast with actor Toby Onwumere. No news on why, exactly, actor Aml Ameen has left, but it sounds as if there was some discord between him and co-creator/executive producer/director Lana Wachowski.

Supergirl: There are several season finale postmortem articles out. TV Line has up an interview with executive producer Ali Adler. EW has up an interview with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg.

The Walking Dead: Is the show casting the Kingdom’s Ezekiel?

Wayward Pines: EW has up the latest promotional art for season two.

Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for the first episode of season two. They also have up the cast promotional photos.

Over at E!Online, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supergirl and The Flash.

Last week’s Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Game of Thrones, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and 12 Monkeys.

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

Last week’s Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Grimm, Orphan Black, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Once Upon a Time.


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

The show returned last week with its final uninterrupted run of the season, starting with “The Chitters” (11.19). We had a CW promo, official photos, an official synopsis, and two sneak peeks for it.

This week, Chuck returns (for better or worse), along with Metatron, in “Don’t Call Me Shurley (11.20). So far, we have a CW promo, official photos 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), “Red Meat” (11.17), “Hell’s Angel” (11.18), “The Chitters” (11.19), “Don’t Call Me Shurley” (11.20), “All in the Family” (11.21), “We Happy Few” (11.22), and “Alpha and Omega” (11.23).

Filming for the season has wrapped and is currently being edited.

An episode of the show has been nominated (for the very first time) for a Hugo Award. The episode is “Just My Imagination.”

The synopsis for “All in the Family” (11.21) is up:

“All in the Family” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

THE WAR CONTINUES – Amara (guest star Emily Swallows) shows Dean (Jensen Ackles) how she’s torturing Lucifer (Misha Collins). Worried for Castiel, Dean and Sam (Jared Padalecki) come up with a plan to rescue him from Amara‚Äôs clutches. Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner (#1121). Original airdate 5/11/2016.

The synopsis for “We Happy Few” (11.22) is also up:

“We Happy Few” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN – Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) face their biggest challenge yet. Rowena (Ruth Connell) makes her move. John Badham directed the episode written by Robert Berens (#1122). Original airdate 5/18/2016.

A photo of a bloody Dean has been released.

Last week’s “The Chitters” got a decent 0.7/2 and 1.67 million. The repeat two weeks ago, “Beyond the Mat,” got a 0.3/1 and 0.87 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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