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


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

Bad news for fans of Playstation’s original show Powers: The show has been cancelled.

Good news for fans of Syfy’s shows ZNation, Van Helsing, Aftermath and Incorporated: Their airdates have been announced.

TNT has also announced that their show The Librarians will be returning on November 20.

Starz has announced that Ash Vs The Evil Dead will be returning on October 2.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: TV Line has up an interview with Chloe Bennet about Daisy’s state of mind in season four. The mystery of the new Director has finally been solved: Actor Jason O’Mara (Terra Nova, Life On Mars) has been cast as the new Director whose “Marvel roots go back to the 1940s.” Spoiler TV has up their roundtable interviews with the cast at Comic-Con. Spoiler TV has up the press release for season four.

American Gods: The producers spoke at the Television Critics Association press tour about casting the show and staying true to Neil Gaiman’s vision.

American Horror Story: Spoiler TV has up the new promotional poster and some possible spoilers for the new season.

Grimm: Spoiler TV has up the promotional poster for season six.

iZombie: TV Line has up their interview with the cast from their booth at Comic-Con.

Killjoys: TV Junkies has up an interview with Michelle Lovretta about what’s coming up for the gang after last week’s episode. SciFi Bulletin has up an interview with Aaron Ashmore.

Legends of Tomorrow: TV Line has up interviews with the cast from their booth at Comic-Con. The show has cast actor Matthew MacCaull (iZombie) as Henry Heywood, Sr., AKA “Commander Steel.”

Lucifer: Spoiler TV has up the recently released promotional photos of Lucifer, Ameidal and “Mom.” Blastr has up their Comic-Con interviews with Tricia Helfer, Joe Henderson and Tom Ellis.

The Magicians: Actor Rizwan Manji has been cast in a recurring role for season two as a “royal advisor.”

Once Upon A Time: David Anders will be returning for one episode in season six. EW has up their latest ‘Hot Seat’ with executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis.

Preacher: The show is “the second-biggest new cable drama in 2016.” TV Line has up their interviews with the cast from Comic-Con. Deadline has up an interview with co-creator Sam Catlin on what’s coming in season two.

Shadowhunters: When the show returns in season two, it will be returningwithout its original showrunner, Ed Decter. No word on who will replace him.

Sleepy Hollow: The show has cast actors Rachel Melvin (Awkward), Oona Yaffe (MasterChef Junior Season 2), and Jerry MacKinnon (Empire) for new roles. The show has also cast actor Jeremy Davies (Justified) as the villain of season four, Malcolm Dreyfuss.

Star Trek: Discovery: Brent Spiner spoke about the new show and the possibility of a Data return. Is the show set in the timeline BEFORE the original series?

Supergirl: The show has cast actress Katie McGrath (Merlin) as Lena Luthor, the sister of Lex Luthor. The question of Calista Flockhart’s status on the show now that it’s moved to Vancouver has finally been answered: She will be returning “when she can.” Spoiler TV has up more photos of Tyler Hoechlin as Clark Kent/Superman.

Timeless: Co-creators Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke spoke about their new show at the recent Television Critics Association press tour.

The Vampire Diaries: TV Line is reporting that actress Tristin Mays will be returning as Sarah Salvatore. Actor Rick Hearst (The Vampire Diaries) has been announced for a role on the show.

The Walking Dead: Gamesradar has up the latest promotional photos for season seven. They also have up an interview with actor Khary Payton.

Zoo: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos and official synopsis for episode nine, as well as for episode ten.

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


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.

I have an article about Mary Winchester’s return and her original fridging on my new blog, The Historical Meow.

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.

TV Line has up an article that’s a bit of a rehash of Comic-Con interview spoilers.

There’s a new interview with Matt Cohan out.

The show had a new photoshoot yesterday and there’s a sneak peek of it out.

E!Online did an overview of fandom.

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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