Spoiler Room: Scoop on Game of Thrones, Blindspot, OUAT, and more
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Any scoop on Game of Thrones? — Taylor
Well, everything is being kept tightly under wraps — seriously, most of the photos that have been released are actually just from the premiere, so don’t make assumptions about the whole season based on those alone. But I will say that Dany’s journey to Dragonstone won’t be easy given that Euron is out there looking for her, and you can expect at least one major character meet-up in the first hour.
What can we expect next season on Blindspot? — Greg
You can expect a return to a very familiar scene. I hear we’ll see Jane recreate that iconic pilot moment where she came out of the bag — but under very different circumstances — during the premiere.
Will the season premiere of Once Upon a Time explain the absences of departed cast members like Snow, Charming, Emma, Belle and Zelena? — Jamie
Just because we’re likely not going to see certain people (very much or at all) next season does not mean we won’t hear about them. It’s “absolutely” the plan to find out what’s going on with them, according to EP Edward Kitsis. EP Adam Horowitz adds: “Yeah, we fully intend on that.” So at least there’s that.
Do you have any hints on the upcoming four-way Arrow-Flash-Supergirl-Legends of Tomorrow crossover? — Candice
While it’s hard to top an alien invasion, the powers that be will at least try — but in a different way. “If we end up doing what we’re talking about doing, it’s going to be pretty cool,” EP Marc Guggenheim says. “The crossover is always the most challenging thing we do, but it’s also the most fun. Every year we feel the pressure [to top ourselves]. I feel like each crossover has topped the previous one. Topping last year’s, that’s a high bar, if for no other reason than what do you do that’s bigger than aliens? We’ve got some very, very exciting ideas…. Very early on in the process of doing last year’s crossover, Greg [Berlanti] said there’s probably no way to get bigger than aliens, so the best way to make the [next] crossover especially epic is if you can’t increase the bombast, increase the emotional stakes and the emotional payoffs, so that’s a very oblique comment on where our heads are at for this season.”
How will Ressler deal with Hitchen’s death on The Blacklist? — Shawn
Not well. “It’s an accident,” EP Jon Bokenkamp says. “It’s interesting, he ends up having to use the same blacklister that she used to remove Reven Wright’s body, so he’s in a desperate situation. It’s going to be a really great moral quandary for him. He’s the boy scout, he’s the moral compass in the show, and he’s not good at taking shortcuts. It’s going to be a really bumpy yet compelling road for him.”
I’ve always been suspicious of Sebastian hiding something on Shadowhunters and last week we learned he’s hiding an actual human being! Can you tell me what’s up with him? — Katrina
“He’s a very, very bad man,” Dominic Sherwood confirms, noting that when we first met Sebastian in the summer premiere, it was obvious “there was something a little off,” but now it’s out in the open that he’s a “frightening” individual thanks to that human he’s holding hostage in his closet. “Not only is he this crazed maniac, kind of Silence of the Lambs–style crazy person, but [the Clave] welcomed him in,” Sherwood adds. “So now we not only have Valentine to worry about, we have this mole.”
How true will Midnight, Texas stay to the books? — Phaedra
Well, the show will definitely be pulling from the source material, but probably in a different way than you’re expecting. “Charlaine Harris created an amazing world in the Midnight, Texas Trilogy,” says EP Monica Owusu-Breen. “And in her books, she slowly peels back the secrets and mysteries of this remote little crossroads town and it’s residents. But TV works at a different pace, and so we reveal a lot more a lot faster…. In terms of the story of season 1 — our plot — this season is a combination of the first and third books in the trilogy, Midnight Crossroads and Nightshift. There are moments, relationships and villains taken from those two books.”
Will there be a time jump on Elementary next season? — Carly
Still TBD. “It’s certainly on the table, but I’m not ready to commit just yet,” EP Rob Doherty teases. “It’s something the writers and I will discuss when we reconvene.”
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Additional reporting by Dalene Rovenstine.