Spoiler Room: Scoop on Riverdale, The Originals, HTGAWM, and more
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Is there anything you can share on Hiram’s arrival on Riverdale next season? — Marsala
Mark Consuelos will make his debut as the Lodge patriarch early in season 2 and there are a lot of questions surrounding his arrival. “Hiram is a family man, he loves and treasures his wife and especially his daughter,” EP Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says. “But there’s no denying that we’ve built up someone who has very dark dealings and who has a criminal past. He’s not like the Serpents, who are a street-level gang. He’s operating at a much higher level and has tentacles everywhere. The questions will be: Is Hiram truly reformed? What does he want? How does Veronica figure into his plans? How will Archie figure into his plans?”
Anything for next season of The Originals? — Nelson
By now you’ve heard that The Originals is looking to do yet another time jump that would age up Hope next season. Well, I hear that aging comes with some new perks in the form of a love interest. The show is currently casting for a devilishly charming, recently-turned vampire named Roman, who finds a common bond with Hope over their dysfunctional families.
Do you know anything about next season of How to Get Away with Murder? — Richard
Wes’ death is certainly going to weigh on the rest of the K4, but it will give some members of the group pause. “Michaela said I love you and I don’t know how she’s going to feel about that once all the trauma has died down at that moment,” EP Pete Nowalk says. In other words, it probably won’t be smooth sailing ahead for Michaela and Asher.
Any update on Grace Park returning to Hawaii Five-0? — Hailee
Yes, actually. I had my colleague Nick Maslow press Grace Park for info at ATX. But first, for the uninitiated: When we last saw Kono, she was on a plane to Carson City, so she’s effectively left the team for now. But whether that means we’ve seen the last of Park remains to be seen. “I don’t know as of right now,” the BSG alum said. “I did go talk to Peter Lenkov the other day, who is the showrunner, but it’s still undecided as to what’s going to happen. But of course I have hopes for it to go well, but I’m not sure what’s going to come from all this.” So there you have it.
We still don’t know much about why Red turned himself in at the time he did on The Blacklist. Will we find out about that next season? — Keri
It sounds like it! “We’re on a collision course with that question — Red may not be ready to answer — but it’s an answer that’s coming,” EP Jon Bokenkamp says. “First, the bigger problem is that Reddington is starting season 5 broke, his reputation tarnished, his closest criminal confidants have abandoned him, but not Elizabeth Keen. Next season, we’re going to see more of Red than ever before — fearless, starting over, nothing to lose — and that, I promise, is going to be an absolute gas!”
Will Sherlock tell Joan about his condition on Elementary? — Pascal
“He will indeed,” EP Rob Doherty tells me. “He knows by now that problems like these are best addressed with help from friends. The question will be, has he waited too long to confide in her?”
Is it weird that I sensed something between CIA guy Jake and Zapata on Blindspot? — Carly
Not weird at all, but Jake wasn’t necessarily hitting on her, sorry. “I don’t think you’re reading into things, but that’s not somewhere we’re thinking of going,” EP Martin Gero admits. “He’s really desperate to recruit her more than anything.”
Have we seen the last of the Framework on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Wallace
Probably. “Everything we do is based on not wanting to repeat our selves,” EP Jeff Bell says. “We’re trying to tell different kinds of stories and show our characters in different situations. The last thing we want is for people to say, ‘Oh, they’re trotting that thing out again.’ If there were a way to tell a fresh story with something else to say, I think all storytelling is on the table.” However, some on Team S.H.I.E.L.D. think the Framework deserves more love. “The Framework opened up a lot of ideas and a lot of possibilities, and our head of post keeps reminding us of that, because he’s the biggest fan of the Framework, and he thinks it should be its own spinoff show,” EP Jed Whedon says.
This week in TV: So say we all.
Additional reporting by Nick Maslow.