Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 10/25/16


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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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 this week (October 27-30).

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Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

E!Online has some scoop from executive producer Marc Guggenheim on the epic Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, and Legends of Tomorrow crossover. TV Line has some details as well. Executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke again about the crossover with EW.

Semi-good news for fans of MTV’s Scream: It’s been renewed for a third season, but it will only be six episodes.

In news that will probably shock no one, The Walking Dead has been renewed for an eighth season.

12 Monkeys: Actor Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) is joining the show as the father of the “Pallid Man,” a “charming but deadly cult leader who preys upon other’s tragedies” to recruit them into the 12 Monkeys Army.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: EW has up an interview with executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen on how the world will react now that it knows S.H.I.E.L.D. is around again. EW asked executive producer Jed Whedon: Is Daisy recruiting a new Secret Warriors?

American Horror Story: The Hollywood Reporter has a nice rundown of the season so far and its connections with past seasons. TV Line has up some spoilers from Ryan Murphy on the show and its ties to previous seasons. The Hollywood Reporter has up an interview with Angela Bassett about this new season.

Arrow: Variety has up an interview with actor Rick Gonzalez, AKA Wild Dog. EW has up an interview with executive producer Marc Guggenheim about the new “Team Arrow.” EW also has some spoilers from executive producer Marc Guggenheim on what is happening with Diggle now that he’s been framed.

Dirk Gently: Spoiler TV has up photos and video from the show’s panel at Paleyfest. TV Insider has up an interview with creator Max Landis about why Corgis.

The Flash: TV Line has up an interview with executive producer Todd Helbing on what this latest time change has wrought on the characters. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode three, which sees the return of Harrison Wells and his daughter, Jessie. EW has a rundown of the changes that have taken effect with this latest Flashpoint time change. TV Line has up the promotional photos for episode three: the return of Captain Cold and the arrival of the Mirror Master.

Game of Thrones: The Hollywood Reporter has some details on the coming season of the show. It looks like Jon Snow will be meeting an old friend.

Iron Fist: EW has up an article with “7 things” they learned at the show’s NYCC panel.

Jessica Jones: In some very cool news, all the season two episodes will be directed by women, according to executive producer Melissa Rosenberg.

Legends of Tomorrow: TV Line has an interview up with showrunner Phil Klemmer on the “lighter version” of the show this season. The return of Captain Cold is now officially set for the midseason finale. Variety has up an interview with executive producer Marc Guggenheim about the events of last week’s episode. EW has one up as well.

Legion: Variety has up a recap of the show’s panel at the NYCC. There’s a new promo out for the show.

The Librarians: Spoiler TV has up the official press release and promotional poster for season three. i09 has up the first look at Vanessa Williams as the Librarian’s new government foe. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos and official synopsis for episode one!

Lucifer: Spoiler TV has up the official synopsis for episode five.

Luke Cage: The Hollywood Reporter has an interview up with Mahershala Ali on his career.

The Magicians: The Blastr site has up some details from the show’s panel at the NYCC on season two. TV Insider has a recap of the show’s panel as well.

Once Upon A Time: TV Line has up the promotional photos for Jasmine’s arrival in Storybrooke. EW put executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis in their Hot Seat again. Spoiler TV has up the show’s full NYCC Panel. The Sheriff of Nottingham, AKA Will Traval, is returning. Sean Maguire spoke with EW about Robin Hood’s return to the show.

Shadowhunters: TV Insider has up a recap of the show’s NYCC panel.

Sleepy Hollow: It was announced at the show’s NYCC panel that John Noble is set to make a return to the show in season four.

Stranger Things: According to reports, the show is adding two new characters in the guise of actors Sadie Sink and Dacre Montgomery. The show is also promoting actors Joe Keery (Steve) and Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) to series regulars.

Supergirl: Big news for one of the characters: The show has released the first photo of James Olsen as the vigilante “the Guardian.” TV Line has some details about James’ new role and his relationship with Kara. Photos of Lynda Carter as the President have been released. There’s a Variety interview with Melissa Benoist and executive producer Ali Adler from last week on season two. Both TV Line and EW have some spoilers about Cat Grant and Superman, following the season premiere.

The Vampire Diaries: TV Line has up a video interview with Candice King on the romance with Stefan and other things. TV Line has up a video interview with Paul Wesley about the new season. They also have up an interview with Julie Plec. TV Line has up the season eight poster.

The Walking Dead: Showrunner Scott M. Gimple spoke with EW about why this death at Negan’s hands is different than the previous ones. EW has up an interview with Danai Gurira about Carl and Michonne’s relationship.

Westworld: EW has up an interview with showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.

Over at E!Online, the Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon A Time, The Flash, Supergirl, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Arrow.

Also over at E!Online, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Supergirl.


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

The Season 12 line-up (23 episodes) so far: “Keep Calm and Carry On” (12.01) official photos and press release; “Mamma Mia” (12.02) synopsis and photos; “The Foundry” (12.03) synopsis, official photos and promo; “American Nightmare” (12.04) synopsis; and “The One You’ve Been Waiting For” (12.05) synopsis.

Official photos are out for 12.03 (“The Foundry”) here and here, as well as a promo.

The synopsis for 12.04 (“American Nightmare”) is out:

SUPERNATURAL 12.04 “American Nightmare”: Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate a case that leads them to a devout religious family that lives off the grid. The brothers realize that the parents are hiding a huge secret that could destroy them all. Meanwhile, Dean struggles to accept Mary’s (guest star Samantha Smith) latest decision. Davy Perez wrote the episode directed by John Showalter.

The synopsis for 12.05 (“The One You’ve Been Waiting For”) is also out:

“The One You’ve Been Waiting For” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DL) (HDTV)

EVERYBODY STILL HATES HITLER – After learning that the soul of Adolf Hitler has been trapped in a 1930’s gold pocket watch, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) must act quickly to prevent a group of Nazi necromancers from resurrecting the F├╝ror. Meredith Glynn penned the episode directed by Nina Lopez-Corrado. (#1205) Original airdate 11/10/2016.

Lisa Berry (Billie) will be in 12.09. The show is either currently wrapping up 12.09 (which is the 250th episode) or has already moved on to filming 12.10. YVRShoots has some behind-the-scenes photos from the episode up.

There’s a new sneak peek out focused on Castiel. There’s also an Australian trailer for the first two episodes of the season.

Clif Kosterman posted a behind-the-scenes pic. Jared Padalecki posted a spoilery one from 12.02.

TV Guide posted a new interview with Rick Springfield about the latest version of Lucifer.

Ratings for the season premiere started out well with 0.8/3 and 2.15 million, though they dropped a bit for 12.02 to 0.6/2 and 1.61 million. Still not a season low and much better than most CW shows so far.


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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