Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 08/17/15


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

Our presale for our latest anthology, all-woman She Walks in Shadows continues like gangbusters. Check it out here, now including a couple of sample stories from the anthology. Io9 has also been talking us up.

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here and new contributor Bobbie Derie reviewed Helen’s Story.


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

There’s a new trailer out!


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Syfy has set the premiere dates for new shows Childhood’s End and The Expanse: December 14.

TNT’s The Last Ship has been renewed for a third season.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Luke Mitchell has up an interview with Comic Book Resources on what Lincoln might be up to, now that he’s a full-time cast member.

Arrow: The big news coming out of the TCAs for Arrow was that the rumors of Matt Ryan’s Constantine (from the cancelled NBC show Constantine) making an appearance are true. Turns out Constantine will appear to help bring back the currently dead Sara Lance, before she moves on to the mid-season spinoff, Legends of Tomorrow. Actress Elysia Rotaru has been cast as Oliver’s love interest for some flashbacks. Actor Parker Young has been cast as Thea’s new boyfriend.

Colony: The new show had a panel at the TCAs, with cast and writers appearing. Variety has a writeup of their panel. The show will be premiering on January 14, 2016. Actors Adrian Pasdar and Kathryn Morris have been cast in the show.

Fear the Walking Dead: Cliff Curtis has up an interview with EW on his new show.

The Flash: The show has released the first photo of Teddy Sears as Speedster Jay Garrick in the form of a comic book cover.

Heroes Reborn: The show made an appearance at the TCAs this week and several articles (and details) about the new season came out. TV Line has a recap article out, as well as EW and E!Online, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety. You can discover which original character is dead. Spoiler TV has up some individual character teasers featuring four of the new characters.

Legends of Tomorrow: Showrunner Phil Klemmer teased some details for the new show.

Once Upon A Time: The show has released the first official photo of Emma being trained by Rump to be the new Dark One. The show has also released the first poster for the new season.

The Originals: Originals Claire Holt, as well as Casper Zafer and Nathaniel Buzolic, will be returning for a flashback episode.

Supergirl: The show has cast actress Brit Morgan (Graceland) as villain Livewire. Could the show possibly cross over with CW’s Arrow and The Flash, even though they are on different networks? A couple of more articles out on the TCAs reveals from Variety and IGN. Actress Jenna Dewan-Tatum has been cast as Lucy Lane, Lois Lane’s younger sister and Jimmy Olsen’s ex.

Teen Wolf: The Hollywood Reporter has up an interview with Arden Cho.

Under the Dome: A major spoiler for the season finale was dropped at the TCAs. But no word yet on whether the show will return for a new season.

The Vampire Diaries: TV Line has up some teasers for the coming season.

The X-Files: It’s been announced that actress Annabeth Gish will be returning to the show as Agent Reyes. She will be appearing in one episode.

Over at TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows The Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Arrow.

In EW’s latest Spoiler Room, they have spoilers on shows The Vampire Diaries, Heroes Reborn, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Gotham.


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). And no repeats for a while, either.

The show is currently filming 11.04 (“Baby”), the dreaded Impala-centric episode. We’re getting a fair number of behind-the-scenes photos, from Jensen Ackles looking sexy in a car to finding the smashed-up version of that car (from the end of “Devil’s Trap”) in the backlot, to some 70s-style Samcam action, to the Brothers Winchester in their favorite ride, to an odd film set at dawn, to that runny green soldier from “Swan Song” (sure didn’t miss that), to the Impala and another very nice classic car having some sort of lunch date.

YVRShoots also had an extensive list of photos, including some spoilery stuff like Sam shooting out the back window of the Impala and the passenger side window being covered in blood. I sure hope this episode turns out be good. Unfortunately, episode writer Robbie Thompson’s recent track record is pretty dire.

The show won twice in the Teen Choice Awards 2015. Jared Padalecki won for Best TV Scifi/Fantasy Actor, while Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins won the Chemistry award.

The CW’s Fall 2015 promo is out and it’s cheesy. Also, not very informative for the show.

Felicia Day spoke briefly about her role on the show in a recent interview.

CW head Mark Pedowitz at the upfronts for the network last week basically confirmed this won’t be the last season by saying the show has no set end date. As long as the ratings hold up and the leads want to do it, it will keep going indefinitely. The female showrunners on the network also had a panel at the upfronts. I can’t say what they told us was especially encouraging for women in the industry.


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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