Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 07/18/16


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

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.

Also, our publisher Silvia Moreno-Garcia reviewed The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories.

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 next week! It’s finally here! So, keep on the lookout for scoop, photos and interviews with the people behind your favorite science fiction and fantasy shows!

Looking for the day when your favorite show will have their Comic-Con panel? TV Line has a handy dandy list. You can also check out the official site for panel and event information.

The Emmy nominations were announced this past week and several genre shows got some noms. You can see the entire list here.

12 Monkeys: EW has up an interview with executive producer Terry Matalas on last week’s revealing episode.

American Gods: The show has cast actor Dane Cook as Shadow Moon’s best friend Robbie. EW has the first look at the character “Technical Boy,” AKA the god of all things digital.

Dark Matter: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos and official synopsis for episode four. They also have them up for episode five.

The Expanse: EW has up an interview with showrunner Naren Shankar on the addition of fan favorite character Bobbie Draper.

Fear the Walking Dead: TV Line has up the first look at promotional photos for the coming season.

The Flash: The show has released the first looks at Wally West in his Kid Flash costume. You can see the first photo here and the second here.

Killjoys: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos and official synopsis for episode five. They also have them for episode four.

Lucifer: Spoiler TV has up the Comic-Con official poster for the show.

Once Upon A Time: The show has cast actor Giles Matthey (24: Live Another Day, True Blood) as the Greek god of dreams, Morpheus.

The Originals: Spoiler TV has up a collection of spoilery tweets about the start of production for season four.

Outlander: Executive producer Ronald D. Moore spoke with TV Line about the arrival of the adult John Grey character. Variety has up an interview with Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan as they talk about season three.

Supergirl: The show has cast Floriana Lima as Maggie Sawyer, a cop and one of the first openly gay characters in mainstream comics. The show has also cast actor Ian Gomez as Snapper Carr, Kara’s new boss.

Teen Wolf: EW has up the first photos showing Dylan O’Brien as Stiles in the new season. The article goes on to explain how this photo was taken before his accident on the movie set of The Maze Runner sequel and how his injuries from said accident will impact the show. TV Line also has a set of promotional photos up for the new season. EW has up a little article on Scott and his plans after graduation.

The Walking Dead: Executive producer Greg Nicotero spoke with EW about the Saviors. EW also has up the first promotional photo for the new season. TV Line has up the promotional art for Comic-Con.

Over at E!Online, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Teen Wolf.

At TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows The Vampire Diaries, The 100 and The Leftovers.


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 next week). No more season 11 repeats 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 panel Supernatural 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 the Supernatural it. Also, their webseries Kings of Con will premiere at the convention.

Filming began last Tuesday on July 12. It’s been confirmed that the show will have 23 episodes again this season.

Supernatural is once again getting a Comic-Con cover of TV Guide. There is a preview out of it. It will be on sale July 19. Images of Comic-Con souvenirs for the show are also out.

The show is still in the running for an EW cover, currently round 3.

Misha Collins and Jensen Ackles did some live-streaming on Facebook last week, but it was cut short by tragic news from France. They intend to pick up again this week.

No repeat last week, so no repeat ratings, either.


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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