Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/10/16: Canadian Thanksgiving Edition


This week, we have more news and spoilers about sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


Last Week in Innsmouth

Big news: Our all-woman Lovecraft Mythos anthology, She Walks in Shadows, has been nominated for a 2016 World Fantasy Award. The winners will be announced October 27-30.

You can still catch our latest Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here.

You can still buy Orrin Grey’s past columns in his new book Monsters from the Vault, which is on sale this month.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

For fans of the show Ash Vs the Evil Dead, it was announced at New York Comic Con this weekend that the show has been renewed for a third season.

12 Monkeys: EW has up the first trailer for season three.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: EW has up some tidbits from the show’s NYCC panel, both spoilers and fun facts about the show. It’s also official: New director Jeffrey Mace IS the show’s version of the comic book character, “The Patriot.” The show’s Inhuman touch is new for the character.

Arrow: EW has up an interview with Marc Guggenheim on season five. Variety has up an interview with executive producer Wendy Mericle on Oliver’s struggles. TV Guide has an interview with Mericle as well.

The Defenders: Big news for the show from the NYCC: Actress Sigourney Weaver has been cast as the villain for the show. Actress Deborah Ann Woll is joining the show as well. Krysten Ritter posted a photo of the Defenders up on her Instagram account.

Dirk Gently: i09 has a great write-up, as well as the new trailer, for the show from its NYCC panel. Deadline has one as well.

Doctor Who: With the cast and crews of both Doctor Who and Class at Comic Con this week in New York, we got a few new trailers and some new information out of the panels!

First for Class, we got two new trailers. You can see them here and here. Looks good!

They released a first-look video of the Christmas special, as well as the first photo of actor Justin Chatwin dressed up as Grant, the superhero the Doctor will be fighting a mysterious alien with. The title of the episode is “The Return of Doctor Mysterio.”

The TV Insider site has up a recap article of the Who panel.

The Flash: EW has up an article on the fall out from Barry’s Flashpoint actions.

Iron Fist: There’s a new trailer out for the show. Blastr has up an interview with actress Rosario Dawson from NYCC about Claire appearing. Deadline has up a recap of the show’s panel.

iZombie: The show has cast actor Jason Dohring in a recurring role as Chase Graves, the brother-in-law of character Vivian Stoll.

Legends of Tomorrow: There’s a new trailer out for season two.

Lucifer: Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode five, which sees another angel brother making an appearance. TV Line has up an interview with actress Tricia Helfer.

Outlander: The show has cast actress Lauren Lyle to portray Laoghaire’s (Nell Hudson) high-spirited daughter Marsali.

The Punisher: It’s been announced that actress Deborah Ann Woll will be guest-starring in the first season of the show. Several actors and roles have been announced.

Shadowhunters: Some new details about season two came out from NYCC, including a new trailer and the news that Paul Wesley would be directing an episode this season. Some new promotional photos were released as well. There are two new sneak peeks out for season two.

Supergirl: EW has up an interview with actor Tyler Hoechlin.

Teen Wolf: You can watch the first six minutes of the new season at TV Line.

The Vampire Diaries: Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode two. Ian Somerholder has some ideas on what should happen to the characters at the end of the show.

The Walking Dead: There’s a new trailer out for the coming season. You can’t tell who Negan’s victim is, though. Comic Book.com has some quotes on Maggie and Glenn from their portrayers, Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun from NYCC.

Wynonna Earp: The show’s second season has been increased to 12 episodes.


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 this week 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.

The CW has renewed a deal with Netflix and expanded it, in the wake of being dropped from Hulu. Season 11 is now up.

Season 12 line-up (23 episodes): “Keep Calm and Carry On” (12.01) official photos and press release; “Mamma Mia” (11.02) synopsis and photos; and “The Foundry” (11.03) synopsis.

The synopsis for 11.03 (“The Foundry”) is up:

“The Foundry” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

OH BABY – When a crying baby leads to death in a mysterious abandoned house, Mary (guest star Samantha Smith), Sam (Jared Padelicki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) decide to investigate. Meanwhile, Castiel’s (Misha Collins) hunt for Lucifer (guest star Rick Springfield) leads him, begrudgingly, to partner up with Crowley (Mark A. Sheppard). Robert Berens wrote the episode directed by Robert Singer (#1203). Original airdate 10/27/2016.

There’s a new Memento-themed trailer out.

Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki gave an interview about Mary’s introduction to the show.

There was a con this weekend in Toronto.

The show got a secondary headline on last week’s print issue of <em>TV Guide</em> cover regarding an interview with Rick Springfield about playing Lucifer. Nothing really new, but it had some nice photos.


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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