Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 07/26/15


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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.


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Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

The 100: Actor Zach McGowan (Black Sails) has been cast in a recurring role as a Grounder. Actor Michael Beach (Sons of Anarchy) has been cast in a recurring role as an Ark Member.

American Horror Story: Naomi Campbell has been cast in a multi-episode arc. It sounds like Lily Rabe will be returning, after all.

Arrow: Actress Jeri Ryan has been cast as Queen family friend Jessica Danforth. The show has also cast actor Jimmy Akingbola as new villian Baron Blitzkrieg. ScreenRant has up an interview with John Barrowman.

Gotham: A new 40-second trailer has been released touting “the rise of the villians.” Michael Chiklis is joining the show in a regular role as Captain Nathaniel Barnes.

Haven: TV Line has up the first photo of the second half of season five.

Heroes Reborn: The full Dark Matter episodes are out. And someone over at YouTube put them all together.

iZombie: TV Goodness has up their video interviews with the cast from Comic-Con!

Once Upon A Time: Spoiler TV has up some behind-the-scenes photos and videos of the cast on set. IGN has up an interview with actor Colin O’Donoghue.

Sleepy Hollow: The show has cast actor Lance Gross in a “major recurring role” as Abbie’s new boss.

Supergirl: CBS put up a minute-long video of the show filming a stunt for episode two.

Teen Wolf: Series creator Jeff Davis gave a post-episode interview to The Hollywood Reporter.

Wayward Pines: The show has ended the series (season?). Several post-mortem articles have come out about the finale and the possibilites of a season two. Deadline has up an interview with M. Night Shyamalan. The Hollywood Reporter has up an interview with showrunner Chad Hodge. He also gave one to EW and one to TV Line.

The X-Files: The show has released a new trailer in which Scully and Mulder both speak! Even though they were killed off in their own series, The Lone Gumen are returning!! Actors Robbie Amell (The Flash) and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) have been cast as new agents.

EW’s Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Once Upon a Time, Gotham, The Flash, Under the Dome, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow.

Over at TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows Supernatural, iZombie, Supergirl, Extant, Beauty and the Beast, and The Originals.


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

The season is over, so no new episodes until October 7 (Yes, the dreaded Hellatus is upon us). But we still have repeats. This week, the repeat is “The Hunter Games.”

Reportedly, we’ll be getting a two-part “bottle” show, which is supposedly different from the Impala episode of 11.04. Since that means three bottle shows so far in the season (and it’s doubtful they’ve plotted beyond the Christmas hellatus), I have to ask the show where its budget went and whether these writers are really up to that kind of challenge?

The Darkness – sorry, Amara – has been cast. The actress is Emily Swallow and she was previously cast late in the day on The Mentalist as part of a storyline intended to split the lead canon platonic couple, so guess what she’ll probably be doing this season?

There was a convention in Washington D.C. this weekend and some stuff is coming out from it, also here, here and here.

E!Online posted a non-spoilery evasive quote from Mark Sheppard about Crowley’s fate in season 11 (the answer to which staff writer and, apparently, now executive producer, Andrew Dabb already let slip), though there’s a nice photo of the brothers that I haven’t seen before to go with it.

Spoilers from Comic-Con continued to trickle out, though none of them were earth-shatteringly specific.

Speaking of Comic-Con, former Sleepy Hollow cast member Orlando Jones and self-professed saltgunner came out there as a fangirl. And I totally want that “Fangirlin’ for Jesus” t-shirt.

Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins were nominated for the Teen Choice Awards 2015 in the Television Chemistry award and have made it to round 2.

The repeat of “The Things We Left Behind” dropped a bit to a 0.2/1 in demo and 0.75 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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