Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 08/01/16


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

Comic-Con 2016! For those who want to flash back on this year’s Comic-Con, TV Line has up their gallery of cast photos from assorted shows.

Good news for fans of Syfy’s Wynonna Earp: The show has been renewed for a second season.

One of the big things to come out of Comic-Con was the official announcement that the CW’s long-running vampire show The Vampire Diaries is officially ending next season. Not a huge surprise, but now it’s official. You can see goodbye video released at Comic-Con here.

Another show having its final season is MTV’s Teen Wolf: Season 6 will be its last.

On the flip side of that coin, great news for fans of Daredevil: The show has been renewed for season three.

It was announced that The Walking Dead will be returning on October 23, 2016.

It’s also been announced that actress Katie Cassidy (Laurel Lance/Black Canary) has signed a deal similar to Wentworth Miller and John Barrowman and will be contracted to all of the DC shows on the CW.

I haven’t collected links to the panels in individual show breakdowns, but Spoiler TV has a handy page with their collection of both show and movie panels!

For fans of Netflix’s Marvel series, you can see the Comic-Con teaser trailer that they put out for it here.

Variety has up a nice collection of photos of the cast and crew who attended Comic-Con.

12 Monkeys: You can see the teaser promo for season three here.

The 100: You can see the Comic-Con Sizzle Reel and season three recap here. TV Line has an interview with the cast at Comic-Con. EW has a write-up on the Comic-Con panel. TV Line has one as well. It was announced that actor Zach McGowan has been promoted to series regular.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: TV Line has up an article with highlights from the Comic-Con panel. You can see the teaser trailer for Ghost Rider that was released at Comic-Con here. Actor Gabriel Luna has been cast as the Ghost Rider. You can see the season four teaser released at Comic-Con here.

It has been announced that actress Lilli Birdsell has been cast as character Lucy, a “beautiful woman with a haunting quality.” The cast played the game “Two Truths and a Lie” at EW’s Con-X. The cast speculated to Blastr who should be the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D.

American Gods: You can see the trailer released at Comic-Con here. Gillian Anderson wasn’t at Comic-Con, but on her Twitter, she released a full photo of her in costume! You can see a video of the panel. TV Line has an article on the panel. Deadline Hollywood has up some interviews with Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. Fuller announced that actress Kristen Chenoweth has been cast as the Goddess Easter.

I09 is reporting that Neil Gaiman seems to be pretty happy with the show version of his bestselling book. You can watch the entire panel here. Blastr has up an interview with the cast at Comic-Con.

American Horror Story: The first teasers are out for the show. You can see them here, here, here, and here.

Arrow: You can see the trailer released at Comic-Con here. TV Line has an interview with the cast at Comic-Con. It was announced that actor Joe Dinicol (Blindspot) has been cast as “Ragman,” AKA Rory Regan.

Ash Vs Evil Dead: I09 has up an article on the show’s coming season from their Comic-Con panel. EW has up some tidbits from actress Lucy Lawless.

TV Line has up an interview with the cast from Comic-Con.

Colony: You can see the trailer for season two released at Comic-Con here. EW has up a write-up of the show’s Comic-Con panel. Comic Book.com has up interviews with Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies.

Spoiler TV has up interviews with the cast from Comic-Con.

The Defenders: You can see the teaser trailer that was released at Comic-Con for it here.

Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency: You can see the Comic-Con trailer here.

The Expanse: You can see the trailer released at Comic-Con here. Blastr has up an interview with Shohreh Aghdashloo.

Fear the Walking Dead: Variety has up an article on the show’s Comic-Con panel. TV Line has up some interviews with the cast at Comic-Con. You can see the trailer from Comic-Con here.

Variety has up some highlights from the show’s panel at Comic-Con this year.

The Flash: You can see the trailer released at Comic-Con here. TV Line has an interview with the cast at Comic-Con.

From Dusk Till Dawn: The first trailer for season three is out. What’s happened to Kate?

Game of Thrones: TV Line has up an article on the Comic-Con panel. You can see the blooper reel here. TV Line has up an interview with actors Liam Cunningham and Isaac Hempstead Wright at Comic-Con.

Game of Thrones: HBO has officially announced that season eight will be the final season for the show!

Gotham: TV Line has up an article with details from the show’s Comic-Con panel. You can see the trailer released at Comic-Con here. TV Line has an interview with the cast at Comic-Con You can see the “Production Has Begun: Vale Promo” here. You can see the “Production Has Begun: Oswald Promo” here. You can see the “Production Has Begun: Bullock Promo” here. You can see the “Production Has Begun: Gordon Promo” here. You can see the “Production Has Begun: Alfred Promo” here. You can see the “Production Has Begun: Bruce Promo” here.

Grimm: TV Line has up an article with details from the show’s Comic-Con panel. Actor Chris McKenna (State of Affairs ) has been cast as a “formidable police lieutenant” in a role that could become recurring. In other news, NBC has cut the episode order for the show to 13 episodes for season six. Blastr has up some interviews with the cast from Comic-Con.

Iron Fist: You can see the trailer released at Comic-Con here.

iZombie: TV Line has up a recap of the show’s panel at Comic-Con. EW has one as well.

Legends of Tomorrow: You can see the trailer released at Comic-Con here. TV Line has up an article with details from the show’s Comic-Con panel.

The returning Matt Letscher (Eodard Thwane) has an interview up with TV Line about his new regular status on Legends of Tomorrow and his guest appearances on The Flash. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke with Variety about the more serious tone for season two. Blastr has up some quotes and spoilers from Comic-Con.

Legion: The first trailer for the show was released at Comic-Con.

Lucifer: You can see the season one recap and the season two trailer released at Comic-Con here. EW has a few tidbitsfrom the Comic-Con panel.

Blastr spoke with Tricia Helfer and Joe Henderson at Comic-Con about season two. Spoiler TV has up a video for the show’s Comic-Con panel. TV Line has up an interview with the cast from Comic-Con.

Luke Cage: You can see the trailer for it here. EW has up some tidbits from the show’s Comic-Con panel.

The Hollywood Reporter has up an article with interviews on the new Netflix show. EW has up some quotes and spoilers from the show’s panel at the TCAs this week.

The Magicians: Spoiler TV has up a video for the show’s Comic-Con panel. EW has up the first few minutes of the first episode, plus some details on season two.

Once Upon A Time: TV Line has up an article on the show’s panel at Comic-Con. EW has some tidbits up. The Hollywood Reporter has their own article as well. You can see the trailer released at Comic-Con here. You can see the “Meet Aladdin” Sneak Peek here. The show announced that actress Karen David (Galavant) has been cast as Princess Jasmine. TV Line has an interview with the cast at Comic-Con. They also announced that actor Oded Fehr has been cast as Jafar, with actor Deniz Akdeniz as Aladdin.

The Originals: TV Line has up an article on the show’s panel at Comic-Con.

The show has announced that young actress Summer Fontana will be playing the aged-up Hope. TV Line has up their interview with the cast from Comic-Con.

Orphan Black: TV Line has up interviews with the cast from Comic-Con. They also have an article on the panel. Variety has up one of their own.

Outcast: TV Line has up an interview with Brent Spiner on his character.

Powerless: TV Line has up an interview with the cast from Comic-Con.

Sleepy Hollow: The show has cast Ichabod’s new partner Diana, a Secret Service agent, with actress Janina Gavankar (True Blood).

The Strain: There were three promos for season three released. You can see them here, here and here. Blastr has up an interview with Carlton Cuse from Comic-Con.

Supergirl: TV Line has up an article with details from the show’s Comic-Con panel. TV Line also has up an interview of the cast at Comic-Con.

Spoiler TV has up the set photos of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman and Clark Kent. The site What’s Filming has a lot up as well.

Teen Wolf: TV Line has up the show’s season 6 trailer and a write-up of the show’s Comic-Con panel. EW has their own write-up of the panel as well. TV Line has up some video interviews with the cast.

The Vampire Diaries: TV Line has up an article on the show’s panel at Comic-Con. The Hollywood Reporter has a write-up of the panel as well. The show has cast actress Nathalie Kelly (UNReal) as “evil herself,” Sybil.

Van Helsing: The Hollywood Reporter has up an article on the show’s appearance at Comic-Con.

Spoiler TV has up the first promotional photo and trailers for the new Syfy show. You can also see the trailers here and here.

The Walking Dead: You can see the Comic-Con trailer here. TV Line has an interview with the cast at Comic-Con. They also have a write-up on the panel.

EW has up an interview with actor Khary Payton on his being cast as Ezekiel.

Zoo: TV Line has an interview up with James Wolk on season two and the potential storylines of a season three.

Over at E!Online, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Once Upon a Time, The Flash, Lucifer, 12 Monkeys, and Legends of Tomorrow.


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

The season is over and Hellatus has officially begun. 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 CW has renewed a deal with Netflix and expanded it, in the wake of being dropped from Hulu.

The season 12 premiere is called “Keep Calm and Carry On,” and is written by Andrew Dabb. It’s been confirmed that the show will have 23 episodes again this season. Filming started on July 12.

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

The season 12 poster used at Comic-Con is out.

Videos for the teaser and blooper reel from the panel at Comic-Con, as well as Nerd HQ, are out. There are also several interviews with Jensen Ackles (here, here, here, and here), Jared Padalecki (here, here, here, and here), Misha Collins (here, here, here, and here), Mark Sheppard (here and here), Samantha Smith (here, here, here, and here), Ruth Connell (here, here, here, and here), Andrew Dabb (here, here, here, and here), and Bob Singer (here, here, here, and here).

I didn’t care for all the shrieking and hand-shaking in the recap part of the teaser from the most annoying fangirls the show could have possibly dug up, but I did quite like our first look at a resurrected Mary. I hope Dabb isn’t joking about her returning for a while and hunting with her sons. Sarah Connor, I presume.

Other tidbits: The Thule are returning in 12.05, attempting to bring back Hitler. Also, Rick Springfield will be playing Lucifer for a few episodes. And it appears that the Brothers may also be separated for a while (in one interview, Ackles said he hadn’t yet read the script where they’re reunited). Also, Ruth Connell teased that Rowena may have had a change of heart thanks to last season’s finale.

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

The show is still in the running for an EW cover, with the final round ending today at noon, EST. Get your votes in.

No repeat ratings this week.


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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