Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 09/21/15


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

We want to thank all of you who took advantage of the pre-sale for our latest anthology, all-woman She Walks in Shadows, due out in October. Those of you who missed the pre-sale can buy the book then.

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here, while Bobby Derie reviewed The Spirit of Revision: Lovecraft’s Letters to Zealia Brown Reed Bishop.


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

The show’s new season premiered last Saturday night on BBC America.

All those rumors (again), but now it’s official: Jenna Coleman is leaving the show. She has said she has filmed her last scenes, and it sounds as if she was written out BEFORE the Christmas Special, so she won’t be making an appearance there. Hopefully, they won’t wreck Clara before she leaves, as they tried to do with her in season eight.

The BBC site has up a list of Clara’s best moments in the series to date.

EW has up a list of their choices for the new Companion. I like some of them, but strongly disagree with a few others (Courtney Woods? That whiny brat? No, thank you!)

My vote? Rigsy (from the episode “Flatline”), anyone? He was a fun young man with lots of potential. And he’s coming back this season … how about him and Oswald?

BBC has up a video interview with Steven Moffatt, Peter Capaldi, and Jenna Coleman on what’s to come.

They also have a video interview with Peter on what’s changing in the TARDIS.

USA Today has up a video interview with Peter and Coleman.

EW has up an interview with Peter and Jenna on the new season, and how best to drive a TARDIS.

Actress Michelle Gomez spoke with IGN about Missy and her upcoming role in this season.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Primetime TV is BACK! I don’t know about you all, but it will be nice to have something new to watch almost every night of the week again! The premieres started with Doctor Who this past Saturday, and will continue for the next few weeks or so. Time to finally see in action those spoilers and reports we have been reading about!

It’s been announced that both Teen Wolf and The Shannara Chronicles will be shown at New York Comic Con.

Spoiler TV has up the primetime listings for the CW’s premieres.

Agent Carter: Spoiler TV has up the latest behind-the-scenes photos that have been tweeted by cast and crew. There’s a video of Hayley Atwell’s Fan Expo Q&A on YouTube.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: People has up the latest promotional poster for the show. Brett Dalton has a featurette on Ward for the upcoming season. TV Line has up the promotional photos for the first episode. Spoiler TV has the HQ promotional photos of Daisy’s new tactical suit. EW also has up an interview with executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen on the new season.

American Horror Story: E!Online has up an “inside look” at the new season. EW also has a behind-the-scenes look at the show. TV Line has up the latest creepy trailer for the new series.

Dominion: Spoiler TV has up the synopsis and promotional photos for the season finale. Still no word on whether or not it has been renewed for a season three.

Fear The Walking Dead: Showrunner Dave Erickson spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the fractured family dynamics of the show.

Forever: I know the show has been cancelled, but series creator Matt Miller answered a few questions about what would have happened on the show if there had been a season two.

Game of Thrones: The show has cast three new roles, including Sam’s family. Actress Essie Davis has been cast as a member of a travelling troupe of actors.

Haven: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode 5.15. It’s been announced that the final season will premiere on October 8, with back-to-back episodes.

Heroes Reborn: Spoiler TV has up some promotional photos for the first episode. They also have up an advanced preview of the premiere episode and the sneak peeks, as well. The TV Addict site has up cast interviews from the Toronto International Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter has up an article detailing “eight things” the cast and crew want you to know about the new season. There’s also a featurette, concerning new character Malina.

Jessica Jones: The show has released its first promotional photos for the show.

Killjoys: YouTube has up the video of the cast and creator at the Fan Expo Canada.

Luke Cage: TV Line has up the latest press release for the new Marvel show.

Minority Report: According to The Hollywood Reporter, there’s an homage to The West Wing, as an Easter Egg in the pilot.

Once Upon A Time: According to the executive producers, the show will be exploring an an LGBT relationship this season. No word on whether or not that will be with the returning Mulan (and Aurora), yet. TV Line has up the promotional photos for episode one.

The Originals: Julie Plec spoke with EW about what’s to come with the new sire line storyline.

Sleepy Hollow: Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for the season premiere. TV Line has up the new promotional poster for the coming season. TV Line also has a video interview with Tom Mison, from season two’s DVD.

Supergirl: The show will be unveiling new footage during the Scorpion premiere, Monday, September 21.

The Vampire Diaries: Julie Plec spoke with EW about this coming season.

The Walking Dead: Variety has up some new photos from the season premiere. Actor Xander Berkeley (24) has been cast in a currently unknown role. It is NOT Negin, however. Robert Kirkman spoke with EW on the biggest changes between this season and the comics.

The X-Files: Chris Carter tried to explain to The Hollywood Reporter why he split up Scully and Mulder. Sorry, Chris, that excuse only shows a laziness in the writer’s room. If relationship angst via a split-up is all you can come up with to bring “drama” to your characters, then maybe you shouldn’t be writing. Just saying.

EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Heroes Reborn, The Originals, and Arrow.

The latest Ask Ausiello at TV Line has spoilers on shows Sleepy Hollow, The Vampire Diaries, Grimm, 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 still with us). And still no repeats for a while, either.

You can check out the official season trailer, season poster, the iTunes documentary, and official photos for the season premiere. Titles so far are “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” (11.01), “Form and Void” (11.02), “The Bad Seed” (11.03), and “Baby” (11.04).

The official synopsis for 11.01 is up, though it’s not exactly informative:

THE WINCHESTERS FACE THEIR BIGGEST THREAT EVER – Picking up where the finale left off, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) must deal with the Darkness that has been unleashed. Castiel (Misha Collins) deals with the effects of Rowena’s (Ruth Connell) spell and recalls his brutal battle with Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard). Robert Singer directed the episode written by Jeremy Carver (#1102). Original air date 10/7/2015.

They’ve also released some new official photos of the season premiere. I find myself wondering if the baby will do an insta-grow and become an adult Darkness.

There’s a write-up of Jensen Ackles doing a meet-and-greet at Dallascon, in which he talked about the show behind the scenes, Richard Speight Jr.’s upcoming directing stint, and … whatever Sam’s up to in the promo. Because when we’re interviewing an actor, what we should be asking him or her is what another actor is getting up to in the story. [/sarcasm]

There’s a new interview out with Tahmoh Penikett.

The director for 11.07 is Tim Andrews.

The print version of last week’s TV Guide had its usual uninspiring rehash of spoilers for this time of year. Though I’d be all for Dean having a Come-to-Jesus meeting with Sam. Sam sure could use one.

They’re putting out a show-related version of Monopoly and taking preorders on Hot Topic. It has pie. No, really.

The CW is currently in the middle of getting its affiliates renewal ducks in a row (2015 being its tenth anniversary), which also means renegotiating with Netflix. Check out the comments section for some interesting background on the politics behind the scenes. The CW is in the strongest position it’s ever been, and likely to get stronger as time goes on and TV goes more digital. Expect network co-parent CBS not to be happy with that.


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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