Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 08/31/16


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

For fans of Fox’s Gotham and Lucifer, there’s a new trailer out combining both shows.

For any fans of Star Trek: The Original Series, BBC America is planning on airing a marathon of uncut, digitally remastered HD episodes starting on Thursday, September 8 (exactly 50 years from Star Trek’s original premiere on NBC). The network will air all Season One through Sunday, September 11.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: TV Line has up the first photo of Jason O’Mara as the new director of S.H.I.E.L.D. The show has cast actress Mallory Jansen (Galavant) as a robot named Aida.

American Gods: Bryan Fuller posted the first photo of Kristin Chenoweth as Easter. The show has also cast actor Corbin Bernsen (Psych) as Vulcan, one of the Old Gods.

Arrow: There’s a new trailer out. The show has cast actor Wil Traval (Jessica Jones) as the superhero Human Target AKA Christopher Chance. IGN has up an interview with executive producer Marc Guggenheim on where the characters stand as season five opens.

Dirk Gently: Netflix has signed on to co-produce the show with original network BBC America. There’s also a new trailer out for the show.

Doctor Who: The BBC announced that both casts of Doctor Who and its upcoming spin-off New Class will be appearing at the New York Comic Con in October! As a bonus, Matt Smith and Karen Gilliam will also be appearing!

The show has announced that actor David Suchet (Hercule Poirot) will be guest starring as “The Landlord.”

The BBC site has up some behind-the-scenes photos of season ten being filmed.

Fear the Walking Dead: TV Line has up an interview with showrunner Dave Erickson on the new season. Variety has up an interview with actress Alycia Debnam-Carey on her character in season two.

The Flash: TV Line has up an interview with executive producer Aaron Helbing about the tone of the new season and the new speedster villain. There’s also a new Cisco-centered promo for the season. The show has also officially cast their latest Speedster, The Rival, with actor Todd Lasance (The Vampire Diaries).

Actress Joey King (Fargo) has been cast as Frances “Frankie” Kane AKA Magenta. Actress Ashley Rickarts (Awkward) has been cast as Rosalind “Rosa” Dillon AKA The Top, a villain who is a man in the comics. EW has up an interview with executive producers Aaron and Todd Helbing on season three. IGN has an interview up with Todd while Collider has one up with Aaron. YVR Shoots has up some set photos of Violett Beane and Keiynan Lonsdale filming in downtown Vancouver.

Game of Thrones: Comic Book.com has some potential Daenerys spoilers based on some set rumors. TV Line has up a few more details on the new characters for next season, plus a quote from Maisie Williams on the new season. Variety has up an interview with Maisie as well.

The show has released a list of casting call for new roles that might give out some clues to the next season. Actor Joe Dempsie weighs in on whether or not Gendry could return to the show.

Gotham: The show has cast actress Naian Gonzalez Norvind as the Mad Hatter’s sister, Alice Tetch.

TV Insider has up the first look at an aged Poison Ivy. TV Line has up the first look at Jamie Chung as Valerie Hale. TV Insider also has up an interview with Ben McKenzie.

Killjoys: The TV Junkies site has up an interview with showrunner Michelle Lovretta on last week’s episode, its shocking death, and what is coming up for the season finale.

The Leftovers: Deadline is reporting that actress Katja Herbers (Manhattan) will be recurring in the final season.

Legion: The Hollywood Reporter has up an interview with executive producer Bryan Singer and CEO of 21st Century’s Fox Networks Group Peter Rice on the new show and how it fits in with the X-Men.

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

Once Upon A Time: The show has cast actor Faran Tahir (American Crime) as Captain Nemo. Spoiler TV has up some set photos of the cast.

TV Line has up a first photo look at Snow and Regina in the new season.

Outcast: The show has promoted actress Madeline McGraw (Amber Barnes) to series regular.

Powerless: The show has lost its showrunner as creator Ben Queen leaves the series. NBC has temporarily halted production while it finds a new showrunner.

Shadowhunters: TV Insider has up an interview with Harry Shum Jr. on his new show Single By 30 with teases about the new season of Shadowhunters. The show has cast actor Nick Sagar (The Haves and the Have Nots) in a recurring role as Victor Aldertree.

Star Trek Discovery: Variety has up an article discussing the pros and cons of the new format that the show will be shown under.

Stranger Things: Variety has up an interview with the show’s creators, the Duffer brothers, on the stories for the potential season two.

Supergirl: Collider has up an interview with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg on season two.

Time After Time: The show has cast actor Will Chase (Nashville) as a series regular.

Timeless: TV Line has up the latest promo for the new show.

Over at E!Online, the Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows The Vampire Diaries, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., iZombie, and Arrow. There are also spoilers on shows The Originals, Once Upon a Time and the The Flash.

At TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows The Vampire Diaries, Legends of Tomorrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, 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. We got a bunch of official photos from the season premiere.

Andrew Dabb teased how long Mary will be on board.

The DVD/Blu-ray for season 11 will be out on September 6. You can find the cover art and inside details here. Special features like this deleted scene are beginning to come out.

The season 12 poster used at Comic-Con is out.

Some new behind-the-scenes photos are out. There’s another one here of stuntman Todd Scott.

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

New writer Steve Yockey will be writing an episode directed by John Badham.

We had Vancon this past weekend.

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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