Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 08/24/15


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 is cooking along. Check it out here while you have the chance, now including a couple of sample stories from the anthology. Io9 has also been talking us up and our publisher Silvia Moreno-Garcia went to Necronomicon.

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here and Brian Sammons’ Cthulhu Eats the World played The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.


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

The BBC America YouTube channel has up a video interview with Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat, and Jenna Coleman on the new season.

The BBC site has up a list of “12 Things We’ve Learnt from the New Trailer.”

Spoiler TV has up the new promotional poster.

BBC One has up the promotional photos for the premiere episode, “The Magician’s Apprentice.”


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Sad news: Yvonne Craig has passed away. She played Batgirl in the Adam West version of Batman and appeared in the original Star Trek. She was 78.

Disappointing (though not totally surprising) news for fans of Syfy’s Haven: The show has been cancelled.

Looks like ABC is interested in that spinoff of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. after all! Variety is reporting that ABC is nearing a deal for the proposed spinoff starring Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse (AKA Mockingbird) and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, called Marvel’s Most Wanted. No word on when it will air.

Arrow: Collider has up an interview with producer Wendy Mericle about the new season. Charlotte Ross is set to return as Felicity’s mom in the sixth episode.

Colony: Actors Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies gave a video interview to TV Guide about their new show.

Fear The Walking Dead: Variety has up a video interview with Robert Kirkman about his new show. Reuben Blades has up an interview with EW. The Hollywood Reporter has up a comparison of the show’s characters versus companion show The Walking Dead‘s characters. Gale Ann Hurd has up an interview with the Blastr site. Cliff Curtis has one up with Blastr, as well. Actress Mercedes Mason spoke with EW. And executive producer Dave Erickson spoke with IGN.

The Flash: Actor Keiynan Lonsdale spoke with the Wrap on his role as Wally West.

Gotham: Actor Ben McKenzie spoke with EW about where season two is going to go. There’s a new trailer out for season two. EW has up the first promotional photo of Michael Chiklis as new captain Nathaniel Barnes.

Grimm: Actress Carlson Young (Scream) has been cast in a guest role for season five. Also, the latest print issue of TV Guide has a spoilery photo about Adalind’s giving birth, plus a brief article about Nick’s reaction. For those of you on the Juliette Death Watch, the article appears to confirm that Juliette really is dead, at least as of the beginning of the season.

Humans: The show had its first season finale this past week, and several outlets came out with post-finale interviews and articles. Variety has one up with producer Jonathan Blackley. TV Line has one up with executive producers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley.

Killjoys: Whether or not the show has been picked up for a second season hasn’t been announced yet. But the season one finale aired this past Friday and The Hollywood Reporter has up an interview with creator Michelle Lovretta. Before the finale, she also spoke with Variety on the show and women working in genre television.

Luke Cage: Actress Alfre Woodward is reportedly in talks to join the show as potential villain Minetta.

Once Upon A Time: TV Line has up the first minute of the season opener. Executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz spoke with EW about new arrival Merida.

Sleepy Hollow: The show has promoted two actors to regulars – Zach Appelman (Joe Corbin, the late Sheriff’s son) and Lance Gross (Abbie’s new FBI boss).

Supergirl: The show has cast actor Levi Miller as Cat Grant’s son, Carter Grant.

Over at TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows Arrow, The Flash, Once Upon a Time, Gotham, and Haven.

EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and The 100.


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 still upon us). And no repeats for a while, either.

As a way of promoting the show’s return in season 11, the CW is sponsoring a contest. The winner gets a visit to the set.

There was a con in Minneapolis this past weekend. Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki talked a bit about 11.04 (“Baby”), saying it will be set all in or around the car and be about those ordinary moments we don’t usually see between hunts. Can’t say that has me going, “Ooh, I gotta see this!” yet.

The big news from the con was that co-star Misha Collins was mugged shortly before the con (and right after his birthday). All reports say that he will be okay, and he did attend the con, but he also canceled his panel (understandably). Naturally, we at IFP all wish him a quick recovery and that they catch the bastards who did it. Reportedly, his co-stars were very upset about the incident.

Jared Padalecki gave a brief interview to EW, saying that the brothers may turn to Metatron for help against the Darkness. That’s not exactly a shocker in light of previous spoilers, though hey, if Metatron proves too useful, that means he’ll probably end up dead sooner than later.

Shooting has wrapped (or is very close to) for 11.04 with some car porn from Jensen Ackles. They’re now moving on to 11.05, which will be the episode directed by Rashaad Ernesto Green.

YVRShoots released some more behind-the-scenes photos from 11.03.

Show creator Eric Kripke has left Warner Bros behind and is now working for Sony in a two-year deal.


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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