Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 11/09/15


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

She Walks in Shadows has been out almost a month now. Publisher Silvia Moreno-Garcia gave another interview about the new anthology.

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here.


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

The BBC has put the scripts for episodes “The Magician’s Apprentice” and “The Witch’s Familiar” online.

Despite fears, Steven Moffat stated that the show will “definitely” last at least five more years. He also denied the rumors that the show would do a shortened season next season. There will be twelve episodes in 2016.

The official ratings are out for “The Woman Who Lived”: The episode had an official consolidated rating of 6.11 million viewers. It was the 8th-most-watched program on BBC Television and 3rd overall on Saturday.

The episode, “The Zygon Invasion,” received an Appreciation Index of 82. The unofficial ratings came out. The episode had 3.87 million viewers and was the 5th-most-watched program of the day.

The trailer for episode nine, “Sleep No More,” is up on YouTube.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

The 100: Actress Rhiannon Fish (Home and Away) has been cast in a recurring role as Ontari, a Grounder.

Agent Carter: Actor Ken Marino (Wet Hot American Summer) has been cast as mob boss Joseph Manfredi

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: In an e-mail to EW, executive producers Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jeffrey Bell gave some hints about what’s coming up for Lash, AKA Andrew. Actor Mark Dacascos (Hawaii Five-0) has been cast in a recurring role as Giyera, the head of security for S.H.I.E.L.D.

Arrow: Co-showrunner Wendy Mericle has an interview up with TV Line and one with the Hollywood Reporter.

The Expanse: Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for the first episode of Syfy’s new show.

Gotham: Actor B.D. Wong (Law and Order: SVU) has been cast as Professor Hugo Strange, the man behind Indian Hill. Actor Cory Michael Smith spoke with Variety about his character’s transformation into a villain. He spoke with TV Line as well.

Lucifer: Fox released a new promotional poster for the show.

Once Upon A Time: Actor Robbie Kay is set to return in the 100th episode. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos and official synopsis for episode seven. Actor Greg Germann (Ally McBeal) has been cast in a recurring role as a character simply being called “The Distinguished Gentleman.”

The Originals: Executive Producer Michael Narducci spoke with TV Line about what’s coming up for the characters. Actress Haley Ramm (Chasing Life has been cast in a recurring role as Ariane, a “powerful, ethereal witch from a coven that practices a dangerous type of dark magic.”

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

Supergirl: The show has cast actress Tawny Cypress ( Unforgettable) as Miranda Crane, a senator “peddling her anti-alien beliefs to garner votes.” Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg teased to EW what Hank Henshaw’s glowing red eyes could mean. Actress Laura Benanti spoke with TV Line about her character Astra and her motivations.

The Vampire Diaries: Jodi Lyn O’Keefe spoke to TV Line about Jo’s “resurrection.” Executive producer Caroline Dries spoke with TV Line, too, about what is coming up for the characters. The show has cast actress Leslie-Anne Huff as Rayna, a “dangerous vampire hunter who returns to the world of the living after being taken out by her enemies.”

The Walking Dead: Is the show bringing in actor Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope) to play its Negan? Still no news if Glenn is really dead or not, but last week’s episode saw Steven Yeun’s name removed from the credits.

Over at EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supernatural, Arrow, The Flash, The Originals, and Supergirl.

The latest Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Supergirl, The Originals, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and Grimm.


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

This week episode is “Our Little World” (11.06). You can check out the official synopsis, the official promo and extended promo from the CW, and official photos. Also, Misha Collins gave a brief interview about the episode.

Titles so far are “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” (11.01), “Form and Void” (11.02), “The Bad Seed” (11.03), “Baby” (11.04), “Thin Lizzie” (11.05), “Our Little World” (11.06), “Plush” (11.07), “Just My Imagination” (11.08), “O Brother Where Are Thou?” (11.09), “The Devil in the Details” (11.10), “The Sound of Silence” (11.11), and “Don’t You Forget About Me” (11.12).

Jensen Ackles talked briefly about how Sam will go off to investigate his visions and Dean’s reaction.

Jared Padalecki gave a short interview in which he talked about the MOTW in the upcoming episode with Sheriff Donna.

Rob Benedict gave an interview in which he discussed Kings of Con and the prospects of returning to the show.

There was a con this weekend in Denver, as well as some debate over whether or not Jared Padalecki confirmed in a Q&A that Nickifer would be back in the episodes they’re currently filming.

The synopsis for 11.07 (“Plush”) is up:

“Plush” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)

SHERIFF DONNA RETURNS – Sheriff Donna (guest star Briana Buckmaster) calls Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help after a horrific murder with supernatural elements happens in her town. Sam continues to have visions and asks God for help, which frustrates Dean. Tim Andrew directed the episode written by Eric Charmleo & Nicole Snyder (#1107). Original airdate 11/18/2015.

There was a fairly vague location shot of current filming, also a behind-the-scenes overhead shot of filming “Baby.” In addition, there was a behind-the-scenes tour of the Bunker set.

Eric Kripke has finally joined Twitter.

The show dropped a bit to another 0.6/2 in the A18-49 demo and 2.04 million in audience in the finals for Nancy Won’s first entry on the show, “Thin Lizzie.” Even so, it was still third for the week on the CW, behind The Flash and Arrow. Also, DVR+3 ratings for the show in the early part of the season show a rise from 1.856 million (same night) to 2.616 million (Live+3).


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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