Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 09/27/16


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

Great news for fans of Syfy’s Dark Matter and Killjoys: The shows have both been renewed for third seasons.

Also great news for fans of Netflix’s Stranger Things: The show has been renewed for a season two.

Sad news, however, for fans of NBC’s Grimm: Season six is officially its last season.

Great news for fans of summer show Zoo: The show has been renewed for a third season at CBS. (Sorry, missed this when it happened a few weeks ago!)

Looking for scoop on a particular show? TV Line has up a fall preview gallery for over 40 shows, including several of the genre shows!

Good news for the fans of the late NBC show Constantine: The show is being released on Blu-ray. It will be out on October 4, 2016.

For fans of the CW’s superhero shows Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, it’s been announced that the shows will be appearing at EW Popfest.

Congratulations to Game of Thrones, which has won more Emmys than any primetime TV show ever, with three wins last week, bringing their total Emmy awards up to thirty-eight.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: TV Line has up the first look at Ghost Rider. ABC has released a sneak peek for the premiere. EW has some spoilers up for Daisy. Spoiler TV has up the press release and promotional photos for episode two.

SpoilerTV has up the press release for episode three. There are several post-season-opener articles out about the show. EW has one up, as well as The Hollywood Reporter and E!Online.

American Gods: The show has officially cast their Jesus, actor Jeremy Davies (Lost).

American Horror Show: Has the official theme of season 6 been spilled? The Hollywood Reporter also has up an article about season 6 and the twists that are to come.

Arrow: TV Line has up the official photos for the season five premiere. John Barrowman and Carole Barrowman spoke with Blastr about the new Malcolm Merlyn-focused comic book. It looks like not only is Robert Queen (Jamey Sheridan) showing up again in the 100th episode, but Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy) is, as well. Spoiler TV has up a script page and some behind-the-scenes photos for episode 100. Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode two.

Ash Vs Evil Dead: The Comic Book.com site has up the official season two synopsis.

Colony: The show has cast actress Bethany Joy Lenz (One Tree Hill) in a role previously inhabited by actress Thora Birch, who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

Daredevil: Actor Vincent D’Onofrio is reporting that he will be returning as Kingpin, though he is being coy about when.

Dark Matter: Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for episodes eleven and twelve.

Doctor Who: Did Peter Capaldi reveal the date of the show’s return? He said in a recent interview that he thinks the show is back in April. Still too far away in my opinion!

Just a reminder: The casts of Doctor Who and its spin off Class will be appearing at New York’s Comic Con on October 7, 2016. Matt Lucas will be appearing at the Who panel with Peter Capaldi and new companion Pearl Mackie.

Regarding the spin-off, Class, the BBC site has up some tidbits about the show, including the fact that the Doctor will make an appearance in the first episode and the show will debut on October 22!

Christopher Eccleston did an interview with ABC Melbourne in which he admitted he regrets not staying with the show a little longer.

Emerald City: The show has an official air date and synopsis: January 6, 2017.

Fear the Walking Dead: EW has up an interview with showrunner Dave Erickson on the show’s latest “twist.” EW has up a post-finale interview with showrunner Dave Erickson.

The Flash: There’s a new trailer out for the show called “Time Strikes Back.” Sounds a bit ominous. EW has up a handy guide to season three’s storyline, Flashpoint. TV Line has up the official photos for season three’s premiere. Spoiler TV has up the official press release for episode two. TV Line has up an interview with Candice Patton on the Iris and Barry connection in the Flashpoint universe.

Frequency: There’s a new trailer out for the new CW show. The show has cast actor Rob Mayes (Mistresses) as the heroine’s love interest.

From Dusk Till Dawn: Spoiler TV has up brief synopsis for the entire season.

Game of Thrones: EW is reporting that actor Jim Broadbent (Longford) has been signed to an unknown, “significant” role.

Did you hear the rumor that Angela Lansbury would be appearing on the show? Well, it’s been officially debunked.

Gotham: Spoiler TV has up the official synopis for episode one. There’s a new trailer featuring Harvey Bullouck and for Oswald Coppelpot. TV Line has up some spoilers for the new season.

The show is bringing back Cameron Monagha AKA Jerome Valeska AKA maybe the Joker? The show has released some more character trailers for the show: Bruce Wayne, Alfred, Fish Mooney, Valerie Vale, Barbara and Tabitha, Nathanial Barnes, Selina Kyle, and Lucius Fox. There’s also a special featurette up about Poison Ivy being “reborn.”

Iron Fist: Some spoilery set photos have been released of Danny Rand in dire straights.

iZombie: EW is reporting that the show is getting a speakeasy in season three.

Killjoys: Aaron Ashmore and Luke McFarlane have an interview up about the finale with Screenspy.

Krypton: The show has cast actress Georgina Campbell (After Hours) as their female lead, Lyta Zod.

Legends of Tomorrow: Marc Guggenheim put up on his Twitter the official costume for the new Vixen. TV Line has up the promo for season two.

TV Line has up some promo photos for the season opener. Actor Jonathan Schaech announced on his Twitter Jonah Hex’s return to the show. Actor Matt Lestcher (Reverse Flash) share a photo on his Instagram of him in character with actor Neal McDonough (Damien Darhk).

Legion: There’s a new trailer out for the show.

The Librarians: The show has a new trailer out for the show. It will return on November 20.

Lucifer: The show has cast actor Chris Payne Gilbert (10 Items or Less) as Chloe’s late father, Officer John Decker. Fun fact: He’s the husband of Lesley-Ann Brandt, AKA Maze. TV Insider has up an interview with Tom Ellis and Tricia Helfer.

There’s a a new promo out for the show. There’s also a promo featuring Amenadiel. EW has up a preview from Tom Ellis on season two. ET has up preview for season two. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos and episode synopsis for episode two.

Luke Cage: There’s a new clip out for the show. I09 has up an early review of the first seven episodes of the new show.

Spoiler TV has up the latest promotional posters for the new show. The Superherohype site has up a character guide for the show.

Once Upon A Time: Showrunner Edward Kitsis told TV Line about Emma’s role in the “untold stories.” TV Line also has up the promotional photos for the season opener.

The Hollywood Reporter has up an article titled “5 Things to Know About Season 6.” TV Line has up a preview for the new season. EW has up an interview with executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis previewing the new season. EW is also reporting that the Dragon, played by Tzi Ma, is due to return. In other returning news, actress Gabrielle Rose is returning for a guest appearance as David’s mom.

Outlander: The show has officially cast its Lord John Grey with Australian actor David Berry. The show has also cast the characters of Young Ian Murray, Jamie’s nephew and Joe Abernathy, Claire’s friend and confidant.

Powerless: DC Entertainment’s YouTube channel has up a sneak peek of the new show.

The Punisher: The show has cast English actor Ben Barnes in a regular series role, potentially as antagonist Bobby Saint, the corrupt crime prodigy.

Salem: Spoiler TV has up the press release, promotional photos, and preview for the show’s third season.

Shadowhunters: The show has cast actress Alisha Wainwright as the werewolf Maia.

Sleepy Hollow: TV Line has up the first photo of Tom Mison with new co-star Janina Gavankar.

Star Trek Discovery: It has been announced that the show will have a series of books and comic books released for it before and during the run of the show. It’s also been revealed that the lead character will be the Number One character, previously played by Majel Barrett Roddenberry, in the first pilot for the show “Cage.”

Sadly, the show has been pushed back to May 2017 to “preserve the quality” of the show.

The Strain: TV Line has up some spoilers for season three.

Stranger Things: TV Line has up a few tidbits about season two, while the Duffer brothers tell EW that Eleven’s involvement is “up in the air.”

Supergirl: The show has cast actress Dichen Lachman ( Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) in a recurring role as Roulette. TV Line has up the promotional photos for the season premiere. Spoiler TV has up some onset photos for the show.

Supergirl: Actor Tyler Hoechlin, AKA the show’s new Superman, told EW about suiting up as the iconic super hero. The show has officially found its Metallo in actor Frederick Schmidt.

Teen Wolf: EW has up a script snippet for the season premiere.

The Vampire Diaries: There’s a new trailer out for the final season. Michael Trevino is set to make a return to the show as Tyler.

TV Line has up the promotional photos for the season opener.

The Walking Dead: Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd reports that Negan will be a “gamechanger” in season seven.

Variety has up the latest promotional photos for the characters Carol and Sasha. There’s a new trailer out for the coming season.

Zoo: TV Line has up an interview with James Wolk on the finale.

Over at E!Online, the Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Supernatural, Once Upon a Time and The Flash. Another Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Arrow, Supergirl, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Teen Wolf, The Originals, Gotham, and Once Upon a Time. Still another Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Arrow, Once Upon a Time, Teen Wolf, The Originals, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Gotham. And the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows The Flash, Once Upon a Time, Supergirl, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Teen Wolf.

At TV Line, Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows Supergirl, Bates Motel, Once Upon a Time, Supernatural, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Stranger Things, and The Flash. The latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Supernatural, Arrow, Gotham, Once Upon a Time, and Legends of Tomorrow.


Supernatural (Wednesday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

The show will be moving to Thursdays at 9pm after Legends of Tomorrow this fall. It returns on October 13 with season 12. There’s a new extended preview out, as well as a new bumper for the season and a general CW preview that includes sharp objects.

Repeats have started on Thursdays. Last week was penultimate episode “We Happy Few” and this week is the season finale, “Alpha and Omega.”

The CW has renewed a deal with Netflix and expanded it, in the wake of being dropped from Hulu. Season 11 should be up in time for the new season to come out.

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. The press release is also out:

SUPERNATURAL
“Keep Calm and Carry On” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

MAMA WINCHESTER IS BACK – Dean (Jensen Ackles) is overwhelmed as he comes face to face with his mom, Mary Winchester (guest star Samantha Smith). Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) is fighting for his life after Toni, from the Woman of Letters, shot him. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb (#1201). Original airdate 10/13/2016.

A first-look photo of 12.02 is also out.

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

There’s a six-minute sneak peek out.

There is also a featurette about Mary.

The season 12 poster used at Comic-Con is out. The official season poster is also out now. The show is doing some rather odd, exploitation-style promo posters.

We’ve got some guest star news. Kadeem Hardison will be playing Russell Lemmons, an associate of Lucifer in his new rock star vessel (played by Rick Springfield). Seems he has some history with Crowley, who will team up with Castiel to hunt Lucifer down for a bit of revenge (I’m sure that will end well).

Also, Adam Rose (Aaron from “Everybody Hates Hitler”) is returning in 12.05 – the Thule episode, of course. One hopes his Golem will also return.

Kara Royster will guest-star in 12.06 as a Hunter named Alicia who, along with her brother, is the child of a witch.

According to an interview TV Line did with Andrew Dabb, Castiel will bond with Mary and seek revenge on Lucifer. Misha Collins gave an interview about how Castiel won’t have his wings, but he’ll be almost up to full strength again.

Another Dabb interview with EW promises a rather overstuffed season in the Big Bad department. One hopes they sort things out by the second half, as that didn’t work out very well in season six.

In another interview, Dabb said Chuck and Amara might not be back any time soon and talked a bit about how Chuck trusts Sam and Dean (especially Dean) to run things without him, since they’re a lot less destructive than he has been(?!).

Robert Singer talked about episodes that did and didn’t pan out, including one from last year that had the Brothers stuck inside a game, but the writers couldn’t make work. He also says he warned Kripke not to do “Bugs.”

The CW is promoting a new app that includes the show.

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki have been doing a new mental health charity drive that ends on September 30. Padalecki also gave an interview about an episode that made him cry – while filming it.

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

The show won the fandom contest for the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

The ratings for the repeat of “We Happy Few” came in at a 0.2/1 and 680 thousand.


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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