With a seemingly endless supply of panels and special screenings, keeping track of the San Diego Comic-Con schedule is a daunting task. If you’re a comic lover, then you have an almost endless amount of panels to track this year, but TV and Movie fans can focus on a few dozen. While movies have been the main attraction in the past, this year, TV shows are taking over Comic-Con. Moviegoers shouldn’t lose hope, because “IT: Chapter 2,” “Terminator: Dark Fate,” and “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” are hosting panels and events to hype fans for their premieres.
In television, there’s much more to keep track of, and we’ve listed the big panels that viewers will want to look for over the long weekend.
Netflix’s “The Order” is making its Comic-Con debut this year, and the panel is screening new footage with stars Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Adam DiMarco, Devery Jacobs, Thomas Elms, Katharine Isabelle, and Louriza Tronco. Netflix is also promoting “She-Ra and the Princess of Power,” bringing along executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), and Lauren Ash (Scorpia). Fans will get a preview of season 3 of the animated series during the panel. “The Witcher” is also coming to Comic-Con, and we might get a quick look at adaptations first season. Fantasy fans should also know that Netflix is hosting a panel for “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.”
HBO’s big debut this year is “His Dark Materials,” based on the trilogy by Philip Pullman. Attendees can expect to see Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ruth Wilson at this year’s event. It may be over, but “Game of Thrones” is returning to Comic-Con to discuss the ending of the series. Stars Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Iain Glen, Conleth Hill, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright will be there to meet with fans and answer questions. HBO is also bringing select members of the cast and crew or “Westworld‘ to the event to showcase the new season.
Amazon is hosting a premiere panel for “Carnival Row” with Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant, Travis Beacham, and Marc Guggenheim. Fans can expect a quick trailer and insight into the brand new series. Another Amazon panel is for “The Boys,” which will be moderated by Aisha Tyler. Fans can get a preview of the new series at the event, and discuss the adaptation with Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, and Karen Fukuhara.
AMC is hosting several high profile panels this year. The “Fear the Walking Dead” panel will discuss season five, and tease the events about to take place in the second half of the season. The panel will include cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Maggie Grace, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Austin Amelio, Alexa Nisenson, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades. “The Walking Dead” panel brings Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Maggie Grace, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Austin Amelio, Alexa Nisenson, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades to the stage, discussing season 10 and previewing the October debut. AMC’s “The Terror: Infamy” is set to tease the new season, and stars Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, Cristina Rodlo, and George Takei will be on stage to discuss the show. We all know that “Preacher” is coming to an end, but Seth Rogan and the cast are throwing one last party with fans and previewing the final season for a last hurrah. AMC is also hosting a panel for the new series “NOS4A2,” with Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings.
The CW is hosting the world premiere of “Batwoman” and a sneak peek at the new episodes of “The 100” at this year’s event. The network is also hosting an early preview of “Nancy Drew,” showcasing the first episode with stars Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, and Tunji Kasim.
Adult Swim’s “Rick & Morty” panel is sure to be a fan favorite this year. Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland will be at the panel to discuss the show’s epic season 4 return. Fans will want to stick around for the “Solar Opposites” panel with Justin Roiland, Sean Giambrone, and Mary Mack for a first look at the new animated series. The network is also hosting a panel and first look event for Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Primal,” a new animated series from Genndy Tartakovsky and Scott Willis. The network is also hosting a panel dedicated to “Robot Chicken: Season 10.”
STARZ is hosting a special screening for “The Rook: Episode 104” with Emma Greenwell, Joely Richardson, Linda Farrier, and Olivia Munn, and Epix is hosting the world premiere of “Pennyworth.” DC fans will want to look for updates and teasers from the panel.
Syfy’s “Van Helsing” panel will offer a look at season 4, and feature Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Neal McDonough, Jennifer Cheon Garcia, Tricia Helfer, Aleks Paunovic, Keeya King, and Nicole Munoz. Showrunner Jonathan Lloyd Walker and executive producers Chad Oakes and Michael Frislev are also expected to attend. TBS is hosting a “Snowpiercer” panel with stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, Steven Ogg, and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson.
Nickelodeon is celebrating 20 years of SpongeBob with the “SpongeBob’s Birthday Blowout” event. Voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), and Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) are attending to meet with fans and discuss the upcoming movie.
ABC is bringing its new drama “Emergence” to Comic-Con, and we might get a first-look trailer during the panel with stars Allison Tolman, Donald Faison, Clancy Brown, Alexa Swinton, Owain Yeoman, Ashley Aufderheide, Robert Bailey Jr., and Zabryna Guevara. One of the network’s biggest panels is for “Marvel’s of S.H.I.E.L.D,” which is bringing Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward to Comic-Con. The panel will tease the ending of season 6 and the upcoming season 7 events. “Stumptown” is a new animated series from ABC that is making its Comic-Con debut. Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Michael Ealy, Camryn Manheim, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, and Adrian Martinez will be attending to promote the show.
Cartoon Network will offer a preview of a new “Teen Titan’s Go” episode, and select members of the voice cast will be on hand to discuss the show with fans. Animation fans should also stay tuned for news on “Steven Universe: The Movie,” and a discussion about The Battle of Heart and Mind from the series. The network is also hosting panels and special teasers for “Craig of the Creek,” “Mao Mao,” “Heroes of Pure Heart,” “Summer Camp Island,” and “The Fungies.” There’s also a special presentation for “DC Super Hero Girls,” where fans can see new footage from the series.
NBC is hosting a “Superstore” panel, with America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Mark McKinney, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn, Nico Santos, Nichole Bloom, and Kaliko Kauahi.
FOX is bringing “Bless the Harts” to Comic-Con for the first time. The network is offering a first look at the animated comedy this year with executive producers Emily Spivey, Phil Lord, and Chris Miller, as well as Kristen Wiig, Jillian Bell, and Ike Barinholtz. FOX also hosts the “Bob’s Burgers” panel, which is usually one of the best panels of the weekend. This year H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, and Megan Mullaly will attend the panel to talk about the show. The “Archer” panel also has H. Jon Benjamin, along with Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates. Fans can talk about the current season and get a preview of the penultimate episode. The network is also hosting a panel for “What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage,” offering a preview of episode four with Savage, Shiri Appleby, Kevin Zegers and Tyler Ritter. Sci-fi fans should also look for the “neXT” panel with Glenn Ficarra, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner, and Eve Harlow. FOX will screen the world premiere of the series, which is making its debut in 2020. Fans of “What We Do in the Shadows” can also expect updates on the new season.
Hulu’s big panel is the “Veronica Mars” revival. The video streaming service is hosting a world premiere screening of the new season, and hosting a panel with Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, and Percy Daggs III.
Disney Channel’s “Ducktales” is bringing along Ben Schwartz, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci, and Paget Brewster to discuss the series with fans. There’s also a panel for “Miraculous,” and the voice cast will host a panel for fans and preview the upcoming season.
The DC Universe, without “Swamp Thing,” is storming Comic-Con this year. DC is dropping a preview of the animated series “Harley Quinn,” and select members of the cast and crew are coming to promote “Titans,” “Doom Patrol,” and “Young Justice: Outsiders.”
CBS’ big panel this year is “Evil,” with stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, and Michael Emerson. The network will discuss the new series and bring along a preview of the first season. The network is also hosting a panel for its current and future “Star Trek” series.
If you’re looking for gaming news, studios should share new information on the “Hearthstone: Saviors of Uldum” expansion,’ and Capcom’s popular “Monster Hunter” series. Capcom is hosting a giant “World of Capcom” panel for attendees this year, and Marvel is hosting a panel of their own.
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