Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 08/03/15

Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And try our latest antho, Jazz Age Cthulhu. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it.

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

Last Week in Innsmouth

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here. Also, the latest Cthulhu Eats the World column checked out a new Dark Adventure Radio Theater entry, Harry Houdini-commissioned “Imprisoned with the Pharaohs.”

Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

The show made an appearance at the American Television Critic’s Association event, and some spoilers and information for the new season were revealed!

EW has up some details on who Maisie Williams is (or isn’t) playing. And why the Doctor is playing a guitar. Radio Times is reporting that we might find out some details about the Twelfth Doctor’s surprise cameo in the 50th Anniversary special.

And special news for American fans: The first two episodes of the new season will be shown on the big screen in a special event on September 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., before the show premieres in the U.S.!

Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Good news for fans of AMC’s Humans: The show has been renewed for a second season.

The 100: Singer Shawn Mendes has been cast as a young Ark survivor. IGN has up an interview with actress Alycia Debnam-Carey.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Actress Chloe Bennet officially cut her hair for the third season to fit her character’s comic book look. The show announced some casting news this week: Actress Constance Zimmer (Unreal) will be joining in a recurring role and actor Blair Underwood will return for multiple episodes.

Continuum: The show has an official start date from Syfy: September 11. It also has out the first trailer for the final season.

Daredevil: Steven de Knight revealed that the character Rosario Dawson plays was originally going to be a different comic book character.

Game of Thrones: No word yet on whom he will play, but actor Ian McShane has been cast in a mysterious season six role. The show made an appearance at the TCA’s this week. The big news was that Jon Snow is “really dead” (grain of salt) and they are looking at making it at least eight seasons. You can read all of the details over at EW and on Variety’s Live Blog of the event.

Gotham: Blastr site has up an interview with Executive Producer Danny Cannon on which villains “will rise” with the second season.

The Leftovers: The show made an appearance at the TCAs this week. Sites The Hollywood Reporter and TV Line have some details and spoilers on the event!

The Originals: The show has cast three new roles: Lawrence Kao (The Walking Dead), “a handsome and mysterious vampire”; Oliver Ackland (Satisfaction), “a handsome, stubborn witch”; and Rebecca Breeds (Pretty Little Liars), “a beautiful and enigmatic vampire.” Huh. “Handsome” and “beautiful” seems to be a definite casting quality for the show. Nathaniel Buzolic (Kol) spoke with TV Line about his return to the show next season.

Scream: The MTV horror show has been renewed for a second season. No word if that will affect the reveal of the killer of this season, or if the story will continue into the second season.

Sense 8: No word yet on whether or not Netflix will order a second season, but the cast and crew did make an appearance at the TCAs this past week, and Variety has up a recap of the event.

Supergirl: Actor Chris Browning ( Sons of Anarchy) has been cast as villain Ben Krull, AKA Reactron.

The Vampire Diaries: The show has cast three new roles: Justice Leak (Powers), Jaiden Kaine (Zoo), Tim Kang (The Mentalist), and Todd Lasance (Home and Away) will all recur.

The Walking Dead: EW has the first photos of the new cast members.

Z Nation: The first promo is out for the second season.

Over at TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, Wayward Pines, and The Originals.

And at EW, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Arrow, Once Upon a Time, iZombie, and Legends of Tomorrow.

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). Also, there’s no repeat this week as the show has been temporarily preempted by a new summer show.

Jeremy Carver teased vague “repercussions,” even early on, for Dean’s having reaped Death, and Misha Collins repeated spoilers about Castiel being under the influence of Rowena’s “attack dog spell.”

A Fangasm report from the recent DCCon also has a few spoilers.

Some more behind-the-scenes photos for 10.03 are out, in which Jensen Ackles does his best Magnum P.I. impression.

Good news! Director Rashaad Ernesto Green (last season’s “Inside Man”) has tweeted he’ll be directing an episode this season, too.

Rob Benedict has joined the cast of Masters of Sex for their new season.

The repeat of “The Hunter Games” remained steady at a 0.2/1 in demo and dropped a little to 0.69 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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