Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 12/07/15


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


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You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here. Also, our latest Vault of Secrets column gets Paranoiac.


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

There are several new trailers out for the Christmas Special, “The Husbands of River Song.” Here’s the one that played after the episode. And here’s a TV spot the BBC did for it. And then here’s a general Christmas episodes one that the BBC which includes clips of the special.

It was announced that actors Greg Davies (The Inbetweeners) and Matt Lucas (Little Britain) will guest star in the Christmas special.

Here’s a synopsis of the episode:

It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from carols and comedy antlers. But when the Time Lord’s help is requested he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy! King Hydroflax (Greg Davies) is furious and his giant robot bodyguard is out-of-control and coming for them all! Will Nardole (Matt Lucas) survive? And when will River work out who the Doctor is?

All will be revealed on a starliner full of galactic super-villains and at a destination the Doctor has been avoiding for a very long timeā€¦

Doctor Who News has up the collection of promotional photos for the special.

Jenna Coleman has a video up of her funniest moment on set. She also looks back on her time with the show.

There’s a video up of Peter Capaldi introducing his new sonic screwdriver.

The official ratings came out for “Face the Raven.” The episode was watched by 6.05 million viewers, making it the 11th-most-watched program on BBC Television and 4th overall on Saturday.

The episode, “Heaven Sent,” had an Audience Appreciation Index of 80. It is a bit lower than the average but not as low as the 78 “Sleep No More” received a few weeks ago. The overnight figures for the episode gave it 4.51 million viewers. That should go up considerably in the finals.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

For all those who were hoping that the rumors of a Supergirl/The Flash crossover were true, sorry to disappoint but Andrew Kreisberg is shooting down the rumor.

Speaking of crossovers, executive producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle, as well as DC Comics boss Geoff Johns spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and EW about what comes next for The Flash, Arrow and The Legends of Tomorrow after last week’s two-episode crossover.

Agent Carter: Because of the State of the Union speech, the premiere has been delayed to January 19. There’s a new trailer up that shows a quick scene of Jarvis’ wife Anna.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Clark Gregg spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about Coulson’s “dark path.” Constance Zimmer spoke with EW about Rosalind’s fate.

American Horror Story: Wes Bentley spoke about the twist revealed on the show last week.

Colony: Spoiler TV has up the latest promos for the show. There are some video featurettes at the Blastr site.

Fear The Walking Dead: Actor Colman Domingo (Strand) has been promoted to series regular.

The Flash: Actor Marco Grazzini (Heroes Reborn) has been cast as Joey Montelone AKA Tar Pit. EW has up the first look at young Wally West, Joe’s long lost son. Spoiler TV has up the promotional photos for episode nine.

Game of Thrones: There’s a new trailer out for the coming season.

Gotham: The show has cast actor Michael Bowen (Breaking Bad) as Patrick “Matches” Malone. Executive producer Bruno Heller spoke with TV Line about the events of the midseason finale.

Killjoys: The show has started filming season two. They also have a new season synopsis out, which you can read at the link.

The Leftovers: Damon Lindelof spoke with Variety about the latest reveals in the show.

Legends of Tomorrow: There is a new promotional poster out for the series. io9 has up a nifty guide to the characters and their comic book backgrounds. EW spilled that Carlos Valdes will be making an appearance in the series.

Luke Cage: There’s a a new set photo of Mike Colter and Rosario Dawson.

Once Upon A Time: Actor Colin O’Donoghue spoke with Variety about Hook’s descent into darkness. He also spoke with Variety and TV Line about playing Dark Hook. EW previews the midseason finale. Actor Tony Perez (Regina’s father) is set to return for the 100th episode.

The Originals: Executive producer Michael Narducci spoke with TV Line about the events in last week’s episode.

Outlander: There’s a new trailer out for the second season.

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

The Shannara Chronicles: Variety has up some interviews with the cast.

Supergirl: Actress Italia Ricci (Chasing Life) has been cast in a recurring role as Siobhan Smythe , AKA villain Silver Banshee. The show has been picked up for what CBS is calling a “full season,” though the episode count is only 20.

The Vampire Diaries: Actress Annie Wersching has an interview up with EW. She also has one up with TV Line.

The Walking Dead: The episode preview is up for the 2016 return of the show. TV Line has up an interview with showrunner Scott M. Gimple. Robert Kirkman spoke with Variety about the midseason finale.

The X-Files: There’s a new promo out.

EW’s latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Supergirl, The Flash, The Vampire Diaries, and Legends of Tomorrow.


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

The show has its pre-Christmas finale this week with “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (11.09). You can find the promo and extended promo, the official synopsis, and official photos. Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles also gave a joint interview about the episode. The show returns in January.

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 Art 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).

Richard Speight Jr. gave an interview last week about his directorial debut.

There was also an article about the VFX on the show.

The show benefited from a double-hander of a The Flash and Arrow crossover. It got a 0.9/3 in the A18-49 demo and 2.00 million this 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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