San Diego Comic-Con is just a few days away at this point, and AMC has announced the network’s schedule of panels and special events. This year the network will highlight several key series, including the fan favorites “The Walking Dead,” and its spinoff series “Fear the Walking Dead”. AMC will also be promoting the popular show “Preacher,” as well as the Emmy-nominated series “Better Call Saul”. There is also a special reunion planned for the cast of “Breaking Bad,” the cast and crew will be coming together to celebrate the drama’s 10-year anniversary.
The “Fear the Walking Dead” panel include cast members Colman Domingo, Alycia Debnam-Carey,Lennie James, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace and Jenna Elfman, along with Executive Producers and Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, Executive Producers Scott Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert. If you’re more of a fan of “The Walking Dead,” the panel will include cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, along with Executive Producer and Showrunner Angela Kang, Executive Producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero. Both of these panels will be moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown. If you are attending the event with us, you will also find the “Dead Quarters,” which is the official fan zone of “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead.”
The first half of season four of “Fear the Walking Dead” began with one figure huddled around a campfire, and ended with nine. Characters who started their journeys in isolation collided with each other in unexpected ways and found themselves in one of the last places they ever expected to be…together. AMC teases the upcoming season adding, “In the back half of the season they will explore who they are now – as individuals and as part of the greater group – and how they will forge ahead. They will find themselves pitted against new adversaries – human, walker, and even nature itself. Theirs will be a journey wrought with danger, love, heartbreak, loss, and ultimately, hope.”
“The Walking Dead” still sits as television’s most watched drama for adults 18-49 for a record-breaking six consecutive years. “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years that follow after a zombie apocalypse, and follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.
There will also be a “Preacher” panel, with cast members Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun, along with Executive Producer and Showrunner Sam Catlin and Executive Producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg attending. AMC described Season 3 in the announcement adding, “Jesse Custer’s quest for God takes him back to the place he’s been avoiding his whole life: home. Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy return to Angelville, the Louisiana Plantation where Jesse was raised, and find old grudges and deadly obligations await them.” The network added, “With the help of his friends — and a few enemies — Jesse will need to escape his past… because the future of the world depends on it.”
There is a special screening event for “Better Call Saul,” which will feature the series cast and its producers. The show is scheduled to return for its fourth season on August 6th, so set a reminder if you are a fan of the show. The “Better Call Saul” will include cast members Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Rhea Seehorn,Patrick Fabian and Michael Mando on the panel, along with Executive Producers and Showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould. The “Breaking Bad” panelists will include cast members Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Bob Odenkirk and Giancarlo Esposito, along with series creator Vince Gilligan. Both of these panels will be moderated by Bill Burr. “Better Call Saul” is produced by Peter Gould, Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison. The series recently garnered a 2018 Peabody Award, and, over three seasons, has earned 23 Emmy Award nominations, three Golden Globe Award nominations, two Writers Guild Awards, three Critics’ Choice Awards, a Television Critics Association Award and two AFI Awards for “TV Programs of the Year,” among many other Guild nominations.
San Diego Comic-Con will start on July 19th and run through July 22.