Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 05/23/16

This entry is part 19 of 22 in the series Spoilers 2016: Part 1

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


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Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Bad news for fans of A&E’s Damien: The show has been cancelled.

Several of the networks have released trailers for their new shows. Not a whole lot of genre out there, but a few. You can see CBS’ videos up at the CBS YouTube channel. You can find ABC’s at the ABC YouTube channel. And you can find the NBC, CW and Fox ones up at the Television Promos YouTube channel.

TV Line has up a handy-dandy grid listing the new fall lineup.

Now that Supergirl is on the CW, the network boss announced at the upfronts that there would be a four-way crossover between that incoming show and the other Greg Berlanti headed shows: Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow and The Flash. The CW also dropped some hints about the upcoming seasons of Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.

12 Monkeys: Executive producer Terry Matalas spoke with EW about the events in last week’s episode.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: EW has up interviews with actors Luke Mitchell and Brett Dalton. Showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and EW. Brett Dalton spoke with E!Online and the Hollywood Reporter.

The Flash: TV Line has up a video interview with Grant Gustin.

Game of Thrones: EW has up the promotional photos for episode “The Door.” Sophie Turner spoke with EW about her character’s familial reunion last week. Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for episodes 6.06 and 6.07. TV Line has up the photos for episode 6.05.

Grimm: Actor David Giuntoli spoke with EW about last week’s finale. He also spoke with the TV Insider.

Iron Fist: Actress Carrie-Anne Moss is joining the show as her Jessica Jones character lawyer Hogarth moves to the new series.

Legends of Tomorrow: TV Line has up a video interview with Caity Loitz. EW has up an interview with exiting actress Ciara Renee. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoiled with EW on the show’s unexpected arrival and the introduction of the Justice Society of America for season two. He also has an interview up with the Hollywood Reporter and one with TV Line.

Luke Cage: Games Radar has an interview up with star Mike Colter.

The Magicians: The cast was at the NBC upfronts. There’s a video of it up on the Twitter feed.

The Man in the High Castle: In a very abrupt move, showrunner Frank Spotnik has exited the series, causing production to halt temporarily.

Outcast: The first full episode is available on Cinemax’s YouTube site.

Outlander: After this weekend’s episode, the Hollywood Reporter has up an interview with the episode’s writer Toni Graphia and TV Line has an interview with Caitriona Balfe.

The Originals: After last week’s season finale, there are several postmortem articles out. You can read Julie Plec’s Blog about it at EW. Executive producer Michael Narducci has an interview up with TV Line and with EW.

Orphan Black: There’s a postmortem interview with co-creator John Fawcett over at EW on last week’s death.

Penny Dreadful: TV Line has up a behind-the-scenes video on how the show recreated the Wild West.

Preacher: The Hollywood Reporter has up an interview with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on their journey to get the show made. Spoiler TV has up the advanced preview on their site. TV Line has one up as well.

Scream Queens: E!Online has up some details on season two.

Star Trek: CBS revealed the new logo and early trailer for the new series.

Wayward Pines: Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for episode three. EW has up an interview with M. Night Shyamalan and Donald De Line.

The X-Files: At the upfronts this past week, Fox chairman Dana Walden confirmed that the network, the actors, and Chris Carter are all on board for another season, but have to wait until everyone’s schedules sync up. But we probably won’t see new episodes until 2017.

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


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

This week’s episode is the season finale, “Alpha and Omega” (11.23). We have a CW promo, an “unofficial” promo called “Sacrificio” from the production team, official photos, and an official synopsis.

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 season finale “Alpha and Omega” (11.23).

The show will be moving to Thursdays at 9pm after Legends of Tomorrow this fall.

In addition to Steve Yockey, we have another new writer announced, Davy Perez, previously of American Crime.

Jus in Bello 7 was this past weekend in Italy.

Rumor has it (from a recent interview with Curtis Armstrong) that Andrew Dabb has already been in charge this latter part of the season, which might explain why the mytharc has gotten so shaky of late.

Jensen Ackles also said at Jus in Bello that the lead four actors on the show had a phone conference with the writers about the season finale.

The CW put out a new “sizzle” promo that managed to have nothing whatsoever about Supernatural.

Last week’s ratings sank a bit (thanks to a sports preemption in Chicago) to 0.6/2 and 1.59 million. The show also came in fourth in Nielsen Twitter ratings.


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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7 Comments on “Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 05/23/16”

  1. evave2

    OK, dvr’d Preacher; I have a girlfriend who also wants to see it but she won’t be over until Thursday so I’ll wait until then to watch it. Hope it’s good.

    Husband came to watch ALL four hours of SPN on TNT today and one of the episodes was The Song Remains the Same. Husband said, hey she looks just like JO. Maybe ‘that’ is why Dean did not hook-up with her. (I contend that when he asked for a ‘last night fling’ with Jo in Abandon All Hope he was ‘not’ expecting to get laid. It was ‘WAY too late to check into ‘that’ with Jo. That bit about self-respect, I think she regained her self-respect because she’d spent 2-1/2 seasons chasing after him.)

    1. Paula R. Stiles

      The kiss Sara gave Snart at the end in LoT reminded of the kiss Dean gave Jo in “Abandon All Hope.” This message of “I’m not *in* love with you, but I do love you enough that it’s really gonna hurt losing you.” It’s not exactly what either Snart or Jo or wanted, but it’s comforting at the last that they did have an effect and their love was not entirely unrequited.

  2. evave2

    Oh, boy they got the promo out early today, or is this ‘not’ the network promo but the SPN ‘crew’ promo?

  3. evave2

    I have now watched the finale three times, (including once with husband and once with son). Both liked it.

    I liked it.

    I thought Chod was a bit of a letdown, because, hello GOD is the limp guy in the corner getting tea from the over-made-up witch, OK.

    Glad Amara finally realized she did not want revenge. If God had just appeared to her earlier none of this might have happened.

    AND as usual (like Crowley said in First Born) Dean can convince anyone of anything. I laughed and reminded my son of the married witches ‘marital therapy’ (Sam said, Dean, DO something. Dean started talking.) and he said, rewind, I could not hear it. And then we had Sam, who tried the line Dean uses all the TIME: you aren’t going to shoot me. HAHA. I did not hear a body fall. Maybe she winged him. But she is going to have a pissed-off Dean Winchester getting to England (and he’ll be angrier because he HATES FLYING) bringing demons, witches, angels and maybe a reaper. My son said, OH YEAH, they are ‘studying’ forever and KNOW the world is ending and DO NOTHING. Oh Lord, I could see Dean selling his soul again just to bring them down if they hurt Sam.

    I also wanted to punch MOL lady in the face. People said she was on Vampire Diaries this year; I think CW people recycle actors who fit their ‘look’ like Katie Cassidy and Kristin Kreuk. The same people show up again and again.

  4. evave2

    PS I ‘really really REALLY’ agree with your comment on IMDB,com re Sam and Dean killing more people than they save.

    These two guys, ok, ignorant HUNTERS, were chosen from birth by a ‘picked’ bloodline to be the vessels of the Apocalyptic angels. Dean may have broken the First Seal and Sam the Last (and as Dean said, they were both on board with killing Lilith, they had no idea she was the last Seal and Dean literally went insane and BROKE in Hell) but they ended the Apocalypse; because the Supernatural world had been stable for Millennia various things happened afterwords: the Angel Civil War which ended with Godstiel and the release of the Leviathans. Castiel’s fault, not Our Heroes. (Cas’ problem was not just taking Dean up to Heaven and having him give everybody a good talking to, like with the God-Beings who just went bye-bye.) They got rid of the Leviathans and then tried STUPID ideas for Season 8 (closing Hell, never knew it was a good idea; closing Heaven, NOT a good idea). Part of this was their problem, partly Castiel’s. IF the MOL in England knew ANY of this was going on, and knew a better way to deal with the Mark of Cain, Abaddon, AND the Darkness, well, the time to speak up was three seasons ago.

    Paula, is it TOO nasty to say, Fuck ’em and the horse they rode in on? Just watched the Finale with my son and I am DOWN for dumping on the English MOL.

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