Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 07/13/16


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

Apologies for the lateness of the hour. Our editor has been juggling newborn kittens (quite literally) with hard-core scuba classes the past few weeks. The kittens are growing well, by the way, and she now has a tan.

Big news: Our all-woman Lovecraft Mythos anthology, She Walks in Shadows, has been nominated for a 2016 World Fantasy Award.

You can still catch our latest Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here.

You can buy Orrin Grey’s past columns in his new book Monsters from the Vault.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

San Diego Comic-Con is coming up. For those who like to keep up on which shows are appearing, and when, TV Line has up handy page of dates and times for all your Comic-Con needs!

Bad news for those who watched Syfy’s Hunters: the show has been cancelled.

In interesting show news, actor John Barrowman has signed a deal (like actor Wentworth Miller’s earlier this year) to become a series regular across all of the CW’s DC shows (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash).

12 Monkeys: Syfy has officially renewed the show for a third season. Executive producer Terry Matalas spoke with EW about the show’s latest casualty. Blastr has up an interview with actresses Amanda Schull and Emily Hampshire. Spoiler TV has up some photos for episode 12.

American Gods: The Hollywood Reporter has up an informative article on the new show. Gillian Anderson released a photo of her in costume on her official Twitter account.

American Horror Story: EW has up the official logo for season six. Actor Cheyenne Jackson told Out Magazine that he will be returning.

Arrow : TV Line has up some scoop on next season from Stephen Amell. Actor Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead) has been cast as Tobias Church. Actress Madison McLaughlin is set to return as Evelyn Sharp AKA Artemis. Actress Carly Pope (Popular) is joining the show as Susan Williams, a journalist from Coast City. TV Line has up an interview with the cast on season five.

Ash Vs Evil Dead: TV Line has up the first promotional video for season two.

Dark Matter: TV Junkies has up an interview with executive producer Joseph Mallozzi on the season premiere. Spoiler TV has up the promo and promotional photos for episode two. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos and official synopsis for episode three. They also have the information up for episode four as well.

Doctor Who: The BBC has announced that actor Matt Lucas – who previously appeared in the Christmas special, “The Husbands of River Song” – will be returning in the tenth season premiere. It was also announced that actress Stephanie Hyam (Peaky Blinders) will be guest-starring. The premiere episode will be written by showrunner Steven Moffat, while the second episode will be written by screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce. The official Doctor Who Twitter account has the first photo of Pearl Mackie filming episode one, as well as a short video of her filming.

The Flash: It’s been confirmed that the show is doing their version of the DC comics Flashpoint storyline. TV Line reports that not only will Tom Cavanaugh be a regular for season three, but on-screen daughter Violett Beane will be back as well.

Game of Thrones: TV Line has up an interview with the season six finale director Miguel Sapochnik. Deadline has up an interview with executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on the upcoming season format. Actress Lena Headey has an interview with EW on what’s coming up for Cersei. Actor Finn Jones spoke with EW about his recent departure from the show and his upcoming role as the Iron Fist. Emilia Clarke has up an interview with EW on her predictions for season seven. Natalie Dormer spoke with EW about her character’s departure. Lena Headey also spoke with EW about what is going on with Cersei. Actor Isaac Hempstead Wright spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about what happened to Bran in the season. Maisie Williams spoke with EW about where she thinks Arya will end up.

Potentially sad news for fans: The show’s return to filming is being delayed by weather. Specifically, a lack of BAD weather. Since “winter is here” and all!

Gotham: The show has cast a couple of new characters and recast another. Actor James Carpinello has been cast as Mario Falcone; actress Jamie Chung (Once Upon A Time) has been cast as Valerie Vale, Vicki ‘s aunt; Maggie Geha (All My Children) is the new Poison Ivy.

TV Line has up the first look at season three and the return of a certain character. Spoiler TV is collecting links to the behind-the-scenes photos that are being leaked for season three.

Killjoys: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for the first episode. TV Junkies has up two interviews with creator and showrunner Michelle Lovretta on the season premiere. Spoiler TV has up the promo and promotional photos for episode two. TV Line has up an interview with Aaron Ashmore about season two. What2Vue has up the promotional photos for episode four. Space has up a video of Ashmore interviewing Luke Macfarlane.

Krypton: TV Line has up the character descriptions for the new show.

Lucifer: The show has cast Lucifer and the other angels’ mom: Tricia Heller (Battlestar Galactica) will play the show’s ultimate mother. TV Line has up an interview with her. Spoiler TV has up a behind-the-scenes photo of Helfer and Tom Ellis.

The show’s second episode is officially titled “Liar, Liar, Slutty Dress on Fire.”

Once Upon A Time: Adam Horowitz revealed on his Twitter the title of the season premiere. The show is casting two new characters: Sinbad and Scheherazade. Executive producers Horowitz and Edward Kitsis spoke with EW about the new/old Evil Queen. Spoiler TV is collecting links for the behind-the-scenes photos being leaked for season six. EW has up the first look at the season six promotional poster declaring “Long live the Queen.” TV Line is reporting that actor Raphael Sbarge (Archie) is set to make a return in season six.

Outcast: EW has up an interview with actor Patrick Fugit.

Outlander: The Hollywood Reporter has an article with interviews up. EW has the first look at Brianna and Roger. EW has up an interview with actor Richard Rankin on the season finale. TV Line has up a season finale post-interview with executive producer Ron Moore. The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline also have interviews up with Moore. Variety has up interviews with Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan.

Penny Dreadful: It’s official: The series is over. TV Line has up Eva Green’s video reaction to the end.

Preacher: The Hollywood Reporter has up an interview with Dominic Cooper.

Shadowhunters: My Fanbase site has up an interview with Jade Hassouné.

Sleepy Hollow: The show is casting a “Scully-esque” character to be Crane’s new partner in season four. The show is also losing two series regulars: Actors Lance Gross and Jessica Camacho will be gone next season.

Star Trek: Collider has up an interview with showrunner Bryan Fuller on what to expect in the new series.

Supergirl: It’s been revealed whom former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter will play: the President of the United States.

The Walking Dead: The show has promoted four guest-starring actors (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tom Payne, Austin Amelio, and Xander Berkeley) from last season to series regulars.

Westworld: EW has up an interview with showrunner Jonathan Nolan on his new show.

Over at EW, the Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Outlander, Once Upon a Time, 12 Monkeys, and Game of Thrones.

Over at E!Online, their Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Once Upon A Time, Supergirl, Scream, and BrainDead. Their latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Legends of Tomorrow, Teen Wolf and Once Upon A Time.

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

Also at TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows Penny Dreadful, Arrow, Outlander, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Preacher, and Once Upon A Time.


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

The season is over and Hellatus has officially begun (which means not a lot of sure spoilers until San Diego Comic-Con, July 21-4). No more season 11 repeats as of this week, for now.

The show will be moving to Thursdays at 9pm after Legends of Tomorrow this fall. It returns on October 13 with season 12.

The season 12 premiere is called “Keep Calm and Carry On,” and is written by Andrew Dabb.

The DVD/Blu-ray for season 11 will be out on September 6. You can find the cover art and inside details here.

The schedule for Comic-Con is out. The Supernatural panel will be in Hall H on July 24 from 11:15am to 12:15pm. Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, Bob Singer, and Andrew Dabb will guest on the show’s panel. Richard Speight Jr. and Rob Benedict will again moderate it. Also, their webseries Kings of Con will premiere at the convention.

Yesterday was the first day of filming – and the annual transformation from Mountain Man to Dean Winchester. It’s been confirmed that the show will have 23 episodes again this season.

Jensen Ackles talked with TV Line about his decision not to direct this year.

A brief interview with Ackles and Jared Padalecki basically rehashed what we already had. Padalecki expanded a bit on how Sam might react to Mary’s return.

Supernatural is once again getting a Comic-Con cover of TV Guide.

The show is also in the running for an EW cover, currently round two.

Padalecki will be doing some voicework for an animated show called Phantom Boy.

Misha Collins reportedly stated at PittCon that Castiel would revert back to more of a season four version. Of course, they say that every year ….

The CW has renewed a deal with Netflix and expanded it, in the wake of being dropped from Hulu.

Repeat ratings for 11.04, 11.05 and 11.06 are out. “Baby” (11.04) got a 0.2/1 in the demo and 0.93 million in audience. “Thin Lizzie” (11.05) got a 0.2/1 and 0.78 million. “Our Little World” (11.06) got a 0.2/1 in demo and 0.83 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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