Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/12/15: The Canadian Thanksgiving 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

We want to thank all of you who took advantage of the pre-sale for our latest anthology, all-woman She Walks in Shadows, out on October 13. Tor is doing a giveaway.

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here and Allen Griffin explored H.P. Lovecraft and the Black Magick Tradition.


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

The final ratings came out for “The Witch’s Familiar” and the show finished with 5.71 million viewers, placing it as the 24th-most-watched program on British television for the week and the 8th-most-watched BBC program for the week.

“Under the Lake” received an AI of 84. The overnights are in for it as well. It received 3.7 million viewers and was once again up against Rugby with England playing Australia. Why they keep putting it up against a big sports event like this, I do not know.

In casting news, the lead singer of the band Slipknot, Corey Taylor, was the voice of the Fisher King in this past week’s conclusion to a two-part episode, “Before the Flood.”

The official synopsis came out for the sixth episode this season, the one featuring the second guest appearance by Maisie Williams, “The Woman Who Lived”:

England, 1651. The deadly Highwayman ‘The Nightmare’ and his sidekick stalk the dark streets of London. But when they find loot that’s not of this world, they come face to face with the Doctor. Who is the Nightmare in league with? And can the Doctor avoid the hangman’s noose and protect Earth from a devilish betrayal?

The trailers for “The Girl Who Died” are out. You can see them here and here.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

Bad news for fans of CBS’ summer show Extant: The show has been cancelled.

New York Comic Con was this week. Several shows had panels and had spoilers come out.

12 Monkeys: EW has up video of the cast from NYCC. There’s also a new trailer out for the season season.

Agent Carter: The show has made several casting announcements. Actress Lotte Verbeek (Outlander) has been cast as Ana Jarvis, Jarvis’ wife. Wynn Everett (Newsroom) has been cast as Whitney Frost, AKA the future Madame Masque. Currie Graham (Pompeii) will be playing Whitney’s husband. Reggie Austin (Devious Maids) will be playing Jason Wilkes. All four have joined as regulars. Also announced as returning are Dominic Cooper and Bridget Regan.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Clark Gregg and Joseph Lieb spoke briefly about the advent of Inhumansm Spoiler TV has up promotional photos for episode four. Clark Gregg suspects the show might connect to events in Civil War. Elizabeth Henstridge spoke with EW about her character’s surprising return this week.

American Horror Story: Lady Gaga and Matt Bomer spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about the season opener. Ryan Murphy wants Lady Gaga to return next season.

Arrow: Showrunners Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle previewed with Variety what’s to come on the show.

Ash Vs. The Evil Dead: EW has up a recap of the show’s NYCC panel.

Containment: Julie Plec spoke with EW at NYCC about her new show.

Daredevil: Spoiler TV has up the sizzle reel and season two teaser that came out at NYCC. The Hollywood Reporter spilled some spoilers from NYCC. Jon Bernthal spoke to EW about his character, the Punisher.

Fear the Walking Dead: The show didn’t quite reach the mother show’s levels of ratings, but it did quite nicely for a first-season show.

The Flash: Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg spoke with Variety about the premiere’s reveals and the new characters arriving in Central City. It was announced that Mark Hamill will be returning as the Trickster.

Game of Thrones: The show’s stars spoke around the issue of Jon Snow at NYCC. The show has found a new Red Priestess in actress Melanie Liburd (Strick Back).

Gotham: Tommy Flannagan (Sons of Anarchy) announced on his Twitter that he would be appearing on the show. Cameron Monaghan spoke with EW about his character’s surprising end.

Hemlock Grove: The show has a trailer out for its final season.

Heroes Reborn: Spoiler TV has up the press release for episode six.

iZombie: Executive producer Rob Thomas spoke with the Hollywood Reporter and with TV Line about the reveals from the premiere episode. The show has also received a backup order for five additional scripts. Actor Eddie Jamison has joined the show as the latest villain, Mr. Boss, Seattle’s very own crime lord.

Jessica Jones: The show released a new trailer featuring David Tennant’s villainous character. The Hollywood Reporter spilled some spoilers from NYCC.

Killjoys: Hannah John-Kamen and Aaron Ashmore were in Cannes and spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about what’s coming up in the second season.

The Librarians: The show has another longer trailer out for the show. It will return November 1. Blastr has a report on the cast at NYCC.

Lucifer: Actor Kevin Rankin (Gracepoint ) has joined the show as a series regular.

The Magicians: Spoiler TV has up the sneak peeks that were released at NYCC.

Minority Report: Bad news for the show: Fox has cut its episode order to ten.

Once Upon A Time: EW has a roundup of the spoilers that came out from the show’s NYCC panel. The show’s creators spilled about the arrival of several new characters and some returning fan favorites. TV Line also has a recap up of the NYCC news. Adam Horowitz posted on his Twitter a behind-the-scenes photo of Red, Mulan and Merida.

The Originals: Julie Plec blogged over at EW about the season. She also spoke with Variety and with the Hollywood Reporter. The cast previewed with the Hollywood Reporter the season.

Shadowhunters: The show has a new trailer out for the first season. Spoiler TV has up the five-minute sneak peek that came out at NYCC. The show will be premiering January 12, 2016. TV Line has a recap of the show’s panel at NYCC.

The Shannara Chronicles: TV Line has up the latest trailer. It was announced the show will premiere January 5.

Teen Wolf: A new trailer came out for the second half of season five. The show will return January 6.

The Vampire Diaries: Julie Plec spoke with TV Line about what is to come on the show following the reveals in the premiere.

The Walking Dead: Robert Kirkman spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about the new season. Director Greg Nicotero previewed the season for EW. TV Line is theorizing that Negin is on his way to the show.

The X-Files: The show had a panel at NYCC and premiered its first episode at the con. Variety has a wrap-up, EW has “6 Things” they learned about the show, and E!Online detailed what fans “need to know” about it. The Hollywood Reporter has their own recap up.

Over at EW’s latest Spoiler Room, there are spoilers on shows The Walking Dead, The Flash, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, iZombie, and Gotham.


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

This week is “Form and Void” (11.02). You can check out the official synopsis, the official promo, a new extended season promo, and official photos. 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 Canadian promo for the season premiere came out last week.

It was first seen in the season premiere’s credits, and later confirmed by producer Jim Michaels, that Bob Singer is no longer Executive Producer of the show but Executive Consultant. This is a title that has been given by the show in the past to former EPs who are no longer working on it, though Singer directed the season premiere and likely will continue to direct episodes for the show. Jeremy Carver is now listed as the sole Executive Producer/showrunner in the end credits.

The synopsis for 11.04 (“Baby”) is up:

NOBODY PUTS BABY IN A CORNER – Seen entirely from the point of view of the Impala, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) go on a road trip to fight monsters and demons. Thomas J. Wright directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson (#1104). Original airdate 10/28/2015.

The show had another con this weekend, this time in Toronto.

Young Sam has been cast for 11.08. His name is Dylan Kingwell.

There’s now an extended version of Misha Collins’ mockumentary.

The show came back to good ratings: a 0.9/3 in the A18-49 demo and 1.94 million in audience in the finals. This put it third for the week and for season premieres on the CW, behind The Flash and Arrow. The show that replaced it on Tuesdays, iZombie, came in a distant fourth.


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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