Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 08/15/16

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

The CW’s TCAs panel was this week, and there were several drops about their shows at the panel. A character on one of the superhero shows will be coming out of the closet. Supernatural could outlast everyone. And The Flash and Supergirl will be joining forces for a musical two-parter. TV Line has up a collection of drops from the panel.

Fox also had their TCA panel and Fox Entertainment president David Madden announced that there are “significant talks” with Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and Chris Carter for another season.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The show has cast ER vet Parminder Nagra as “a powerful political figure who is outspoken about her distrust of Inhumans and the threat they pose to society.”

American Horror Story: There’s a new teaser promo out. Sarah Paulson confirmed that she is part of the cast for season six.

Arrow: The show has cast actor Dolph Lundgren as a “Big Bad” who will feature in flashbacks.

The Flash: Gorilla Grodd will be returning to the show. Actor Gray Damon has been cast as Sam Scudder, AKA the Mirror Master. The show has cast actress Susan Walters as Caitlin’s mom.

Gotham: IGN has up an article with several spoilers for season three. EW has up the first look at the Mad Hatter. TV Line has up some spoilers from the show’s panel at the TCAs. TV Line has up the cast photos as well.

Jessica Jones: EW has up an interview with executive producer Melissa Rosenberg on what’s coming up for season two.

Killjoys: TV Goodness site has up an interview with Aaron Ashmore about Johnny’s arc this season.

Legends of Tomorrow: The show has cast actress Sarah Grey as Courtney Whitmore, AKA Stargirl.

Lucifer: Charisma Carpenter (Angel) is set to make an appearance in season two. Actor Michael Imperioli has been cast as the angel Uriel. And Spoiler TV has up the latest cast promotional photos.

Luke Cage: There’s a new trailer out for the show.

Once Upon A Time: Spoiler TV has up the official press release for season six. The show will also be exploring Belle’s history.

The Originals: The show has cast actor Keahu Kahuanui (Teen Wolf) as Josh’s new boyfriend.

Star Trek Discovery: The TCA panel saw a lot of new scoop for the show coming out from producer Bryan Fuller. Including that the lead character will be female and the show will include a gay character.

The Vampire Diaries: Nina Dobrev is in talks to return for the finale.

Over at TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Supernatural, Lucifer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supergirl, The Flash, and Arrow.

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.

Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel Harris are expecting twins later this year, which is probably why he decided not to direct this season.

Network head Mark Pedowitz gave an interview in which he suggested that the show could outlast his tenure with the CW if its ratings hold. Pedowitz stated that some of the lead shows would have 22 episodes this season, but all of the writers and producers for those shows, including Jim Michaels from Supernatural, insisted that they are still doing 23-episode seasons.

Ackles and Jared Padalecki were interviewed about Mary’s return.

TV Line discussed the return of the Thule with new showrunner Andrew Dabb, though nothing he didn’t already mention at Comic-Con.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan has finally joined Twitter.

The show is now celebrating Supernatural Day on September 13. Talk Like a Pirate Day is six days later. Arrrrrr.

There was a con this weekend in Minneapolis.

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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