Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 1/19/15

Book Two in the Fraterfamilias series, Confraternitas, is out. It’s by Judith Doloughan and our very own Paula R. Stiles. And check out Jazz Age Cthulhu, out now. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of Demonstra, Nickronomicon, and Sword and Mythos, all out now from Innsmouth Free Press, while you’re at it. You can get them in both print and ebook for those brand-new Kindles you got for Christmas.

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

Missed us last week? Check out our latest: our Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner, P.S. Griffin’s latest Sleepy Hollow column, and the third and fourth in our 12 Days of Paula’s Catching Up with Supernatural Reviews, this time of 10.03, “Soul Survivor and” 10.04, “Paper Moon.”

Also, our Goodreads giveaway of Jazz Cthulhu ends tomorrow.

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

The show has officially started filming season 9!

Several guest stars have been announced, including actors Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones)and Arsher Ali (The Missing).

Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

With the Television Critic’s Association presentations this past week, the networks have continued to renew shows. FOX renewed Gotham, to no one’s surprise. They also picked up new show Empire and one of my favorites, comedy show Brooklyn 9-9. CBS renewed Scorpion NCIS: New Orleans, and Madame Secretary.

You can read a roundup of FOX’s presentations at TV Line. And you can read a roundup of NBC’s at TV Line, as well. And you can read a roundup of the CW’s over at The Hollywood Reporter.

Surprising news out of the TCAs: FOX is seriously looking at bringing back The X-Files! Luckily, they will only do it with Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson, and David Duchovny.

And sad news for fans of BBC’s In the Flesh: The network has decided not to make a season three.

12 Monkeys: The show aired this past week and I, for one, quite liked it! IGN has up an article up detailing “everything you need to know” about the show.

Agent Carter: Spoiler TV has up some teasers from the TCA panel. EW tries to answer the question of whether or not Angie is a spy. And the president of ABC commented on the performances of both Agent shows.

Arrow: IGN has up an article about what to expect for the second half of the season. TV Line revealed that Charlotte Ross will return as Felicity’s mom. Black Canary will step it up now that Arrow is gone.

Constantine: For fans of the show, there isn’t a lot of good news right now. The show didn’t do so well in its earlier time slot this past week. Actor Charles Halford (Chaz) has an interview up with Blastr.

The Flash: The TCAs confirmed that Harrison Wells IS the Reverse Flash. Although they also hinted that there’s a lot more to it than that. Actors Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller spoke with TV Line about their reunion. The show has cast actor Devon Graye as the Trickster Copycat.

Heroes Reborn: Actor Zachary Levi (Chuck) has been cast in the reboot drama.

The Librarians: Dean Devlin teased to EW the remainder of the season. I really hope this show gets renewed!

Salem: Actors Lucy Lawless, Stuart Townsend, Joe Doyle, and Oliver Bell have joined the second season cast.

Sleepy Hollow: According to FOX chiefs, they have “plans to fix” the show.

The Vampire Diaries: With the announcement that the show has been renewed also came the announcement that actor Steven McQueen will be leaving the show as a regular as of episode 14 of this season. Actress Tristan Mays has been cast as Sarah Salvatore in what is to be a recurring role. Over at TV Line, Julie Plec gave some teasers on what is to come when the show returns.

The Walking Dead: Actor Ross Marquand has been cast in a “pivotal role” on the show. Rumor has it he will be Aaron, a prominent gay character from the comics.

Wayward Pines: TV Line has a recap of the presentation for this new FOX show at their site.

EW’s Spoiler Room has spoilers on the shows Orphan Black, The Vampire Diaries, Arrow, Agent Carter, and The Originals.

E!Online’s Spoiler Chat has spoilers on shows The Vampire Diaries, Outlander, and The Flash.

Over at TV Line, Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on the shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, The Originals, Haven, and The Flash.

Also at TV Line, Ask Ausiello has spoilers on shows The Flash, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Originals, Agent Carter, Orphan Black, and Grimm.

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

The show returns this week, in a counterprogramming move opposite the Presidential Address with episode 10.10 (“The Hunter Games”). To bolster the episode in hopes of achieving some ratings wins of past similar counterprogramming, the show has released a fair bit of promotion. In addition to the usual short and long promos, synopsis, photos, and main sneak peek, we have four (so far) more sneak peaks/promos that are each oriented to a specific character. We have Sam, Dean, Castiel, and Metatron-focused ones so far. Actually, they’re all pretty Dean/MoC-oriented (even the Castiel one), so it might be more appropriate to call them clips from the POV of different characters about Dean and the MoC.

The synopsis for 10.12 (“About a Boy”) is up:

DEAN IS TURNED INTO HIS 14 YEAR OLD SELF – Looking to get Dean (Jensen Ackles) out of the bunker, Sam (Jared Padalecki) finds a case for him and Dean to investigate – people are disappearing into thin air with only their clothes left behind. Sam and Dean suspect fairies or angels, but the truth turns out to be much more shocking – Hansel (guest star Mark Acheson), from Hansel and Gretel lore, is kidnapping people and turning them into their younger selves to placate the evil witch (guest star Lesley Nicol). Unfortunately, Dean finds this information out the hard way after he becomes Hansel’s next victim and reverts to his 14 year old self. Serge Ladouceur directed this episode written by Adam Glass (#1011). Original airdate 2/3/2015.

The show will go to repeats the first two weeks of March and then return with original episodes when it moves to Wednesdays the week of March 18.

Travis Aaron Wade (Cole) was in town for filming the week of the 13th and there’s on-set evidence Cole is working with the brothers this time.

There was a con in San Francisco this weekend. Not much in the way of spoilage just yet.

Netflix has a new promo poster up.

No ratings news this week, since we had no episode last week.

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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