Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 09/07/15: The Labor Day Edition


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. And the anthology has been reviewed.

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here and Gods and Monsters skewered Syfy film Grave Halloween.


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

Big news: Alex Kingston is returning as River Song for the Christmas Special. Color me concerned, though. River had a great ending in “The Name of the Doctor.” Bringing her back again runs the risk of turning her into Who‘s version of Bobby Singer (Supernatural): a beloved character on a show who keeps being brought back until the audience eventually gets sick of them.

Anglophile has up an interesting article on the “Ten Things You May Not Know About ‘The Day of the Doctor.'”


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Fantastic news for fans of Syfy and Space’s new shows Killjoys and Dark Matter: The shows have both been picked up for second seasons!

No word yet on whether or not shows Defiance (which just finished its third season) and Dominion (which is currently airing its second season) will return.

On the other side, sad news for fans of Under The Dome: The show has been cancelled. This season ender will also be its series finale.

The 100: Jason Rothenberg released on his Twitter the first photo of Clarke.

Agent Carter: The show has revealed some promotional photos for the season, including who the new boss is and the fact that Chad Michael Murray’s jerk character Thompson is back.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Spoiler TV has up a video showing Lincoln’s powers in action. It also revealed that his new codename is “Sparkplug.” Luke Mitchell also spoke with Collider about his character in the new season and his former show The Tomorrow People. There’s also a new trailer out for season three, with a glimpse of new villain Lash.

American Horror Story: Ryan Murphy revealed some new teasers for the new season and EW has them up, as well as a brief description of what they could mean.

Arrow: The trailer for the new season premiered Friday. The show has revealed Diggle’s superhero costume. I don’t watch this show, but yikes.

Continuum: Actor Aleks Paunovic gave a video tease for the final season. There’s a new trailer out for the final season, as well.

Daredevil: Actor Stephen Rider has been cast as Blake Tower, a District Attorney for New York City and a new series regular. He will be an ally to Daredevil’s alter ego, Matt Murdock.

Game of Thrones: The site, Watchers on the Wall, announced their discovery that Danish actor Pilou Asbæk (The Borgias) has been cast as Euron Greyjoy, uncle to Theon. UnReal actor Freddie Stroma has been cast as Dickon Tarlys, Samwell Tarlys’ brother.

Gotham: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for the premiere episode of season two. The show also released a trailer showing Barbara Kean and Jerome Valeska meeting for the first time.

Haven: Spoiler TV has up the set of promotional photos for the premiere episode.

iZombie: The show has released a season two trailer.

Luke Cage: Two bits of casting news: Actor Theo Rossi has been cast as a character named ‘Shades’ and Rosario Dawson will bring her Claire Temple character from Daredevil over for a guest appearance. The show has also cast actor Mahershala Ali (The 4400, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) as Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes.

Penny Dreadful: The show is bringing back Patti LuPone in season three, despite the fact that her original character was killed off. They are also introducing the character of Dr. Henry Jekyll, played by Shazad Latif (The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Spooks).

Minority Report: Actor Andrew J. West (The Walking Dead) is set to guest star on the show. Spoiler TV has up a set of teaser promos with various actors.

Scream: The show had its season finale this past week and several post-mortem articles came out about the big reveals. EW has an interview with executive producer Jill Blotevogel and one with actress Amelia Rose Blaire. The Hollywood Reporter has one up with Jill Blotevogel, as well. TV Line has one up with Amelia Rose Blaire and another with Jill Blotevogel.

Sleepy Hollow: TV Line has up the first promotional poster for the show, featuring Abbie and Ichabod. Spoiler TV has up the season opener synopsis.

Supergirl: Actor Glenn Morshower (24) has been cast as General Sam Lane, father of recurring character Lucy Lane. The show has also cast actor Iddo Goldberg (Salem) as Dr. T.O. Morrow, AKA the Red Tornado.

The Vampire Diaries: Actress Candice King spoke with TV Line about what’s to come for Caroline, and how her recently announced pregnancy will affect things.

Over at TV Line, the latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Once Upon a Time, and Supergirl.

EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows The Originals, Sleepy Hollow, Scream, and Once Upon A Time.


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.

We finally have some footage from the new season, courtesy of iTunes (as part of their season 11 pass; Amazon’s season 11 pass is also up and showing the SDCC panel for free), along with interviews with the cast and executive producers (and some staff writers). From this, we got the episode title for the season premiere (“Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire”), that the new season will start immediately after the last one ended, confirmation that Crowley doesn’t die, some old episode info (about “Baby,” and yes, it seems we really will get an Imaginary Friend episode about Sam), and some new episode info (Lizzie Borden haunting her old house).

Official photos for the season premiere are up. Looks as if they’re finally gearing up on promotion for season 11. Confusingly, the title given with them for the season premiere is “The Bad Seed,” which is actually the title for 11.03, but the photos appear to be for the cliffhanger situation immediately following season 11. In the TV Line release of the photos, the article author apparently forgot that Sam took a pounding from Dean minutes before the Darkness hit — hence why he looks as if he went a few rounds with a meat grinder.

Also, this article purportedly has a brief list of minor cast from the season premiere.

TV Line had some rather old Comic-Con info from Jeremy Carver about the brothers having to make unusual alliances. He hinted that some of those alliances would be with characters long-dead.

The CW site has some “quick cuts” for each episode of season ten to get us ready for the new one.

Misha Collins talked to some fans on set during a night shoot and while in costume. There was a short video and Canadagraphs got a daylight photo. The most notable thing was that they’re currently filming for 11.05 or 11.06 (so Castiel is in at least one of those) and Collins appears to be no longer wearing his attack-dog-spell makeup. Collins talked about the spell’s effects on Castiel while at Comic-Con. Betcha he’s cured by the end of 11.03.

Eonline had a fall premiere article that was irritating to navigate and had really old spoilers for the show.

Clif Kosterman tweeted a creepy photo. From which episode or whether it’s aired yet, though, wasn’t clear.


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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About Paula R. Stiles

Paula is not at all paranoid about government conspiracies after six years in EMS, two years in Africa for the Peace Corps, a few summers with the Park Service, and ten years studying the Knights Templar. She's seen governments in action. They couldn't cover up a toy picnic table, let alone evidence of alien visitation. Writes about science for fun, history for money, and zombies for the company. You can read her sober-as-a-judge book about Templars in medieval Spain, Templar Convivencia, on Amazon. You can find her homepage at: http://thesnowleopard.net.

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