Here is a full list the film and television properties that will be on full display at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. This does not include any of the many comic book-related panels that will also be on full display. Sunday’s schedule has yet to be released, but here we include everything from July 18 through July 20.
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art: Behind the Scenes
10:00am – 11:00am – Room 5AB
George Lucas’ new museum is under construction in L.A. Meet Lucas Museum curators Erin M. Curtis, Anastasia James, and Ryan Linkof and learn about a collection of visual storytelling that spans everything from ancient art to illustration, comic art, photography, and the arts of filmmaking, including storyboards, costumes, props, and visual effects.
Terminator: Dark Fate
11:00am – 12:00pm – Hall H
Paramount Pictures brings a Terminator: Dark Fate panel discussion and footage presentation with talent and filmmakers.
Transformers Cyberverse: Season 2 Sneak Peek
11:00am – 12:00pm – Room 29AB
What is The Power of The Spark ? Get a behind-the-scenes look into what’s next for Cartoon Network and Hasbro Studios’ Transformers Cyberverse. Jack Conway moderates the discussion with Cyberverse story editor Randolph Heard, writers Gavin Hignight, Zac Atkinson, Dan Salgarolo, and Mae Catt, Hasbro Studios’ Mikiel Houser, a TBD member of the Transformers Brand team and the voice of Bumblebee, Jeremy Levy. The team will talk new characters, new stories, and new toys and will be sharing an exclusive clip from season 2, as well as opening up the mic for an audience Q&A.
Sneak Peak for Season 4 of SYFY’s Van Helsing
11:15am – 12:15pm – Indigo Ballroom
Hear from the cast, producers, and writers of the hit TV show Van Helsing, including Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Neal McDonough, Jennifer Cheon Garcia, Tricia Helfer, Aleks Paunovic, and introducing Keeya King and Nicole Munoz, with showrunner Jonathan Lloyd Walker and executive producers Chad Oakes and Michael Frislev. moderated by Bevin of the one and only Den of Geek. Get a sneak peek at what’s in store for the explosive season 4, and be sure to arrive early to get your very own season 4 cast poster!
7th Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero: Film and TV Composer Panel
11:30am – 12:30pm – Ballroom 20
Music has always been an important supporting character in movies; it goes to another level in the superhero film genre where the music sets a tone that helps define a character, an impending battle, or a triumphant moment. The annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero returns with a Justice League/Avenger panel of superhero composers of superhero films. Unreleased music and video clips from upcoming and recently released projects will be featured. Leading Hollywood composers will explain the process and challenges of creating music behind the superhero genre, along with collaborating with the director, producers, and the franchise. Composer panelists include Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel, Krypton), Benjamin Wallfisch (Shazam!, Hellboy), Sherri Chung (Batwoman, Super Girl), Blake Neely (Batwoman, The Flash), Christopher Lennertz (The Boys, Agent Carter), and moderator Michael Giacchino (Spider-Man: Far From Home, Dr. Strange), with introductions by Ray Costa (Costa Communications).
Secrets from the Beyond: Behind the Camera with Film and TV’s Top Creatives
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Room 25ABC
Experts in music, costume and production design, as well as visual effects sit down to discuss the process of creating the worlds of your favorite films, television shows, and video games! Learn how they use their craft to shape the story, induce emotion through music, and enhance the setting in projects like The Boys, What We Do in the Shadows (TV Series), The Handmaid’s Tale, The Man in the High Castle, Preacher, Battlewake VR, Weird City, Key & Peele, Workaholics, The Order, and more! Part 2 of 2 from Impact24’s “Behind-the-Camera Superblock” panel series. Panelists include Brendan Taylor of Mavericks VFX (The Boys, What We Do in the Shadows), Gary Kordan (Weird City, Workaholics, Key & Peele), Jeremy Nathan Tisser (Battlewake VR), Jill M. Ohanneson (Preacher), Lawson Demingof Barnstorm VFX (The Man in the High Castle), Natalie Bronfman (The Handmaid’s Tale), Patric Caird (The Order, Ed, Edd n Eddy), and more panelists to be announced. Moderated by actor Harvey Guillen (What We Do in the Shadows) and content creator Chris Villain. Introduction by Impact24 PR’s Andrew S. Cohen.
The Pitching Hour
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Room7AB
Yvette Nicole Brown (host/actress, Community), Deric Hughes (co-EP, Arrow), Lamont Magee (writer, Black Lightning), Nyambi Nyambi (actor/artist, The Good Fight), Malcolm Barrett (actor, Timeless), a surprise panelist or two, and your moderator Dan Evans III (VP creative affairs, DC Entertainment) will take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining representation, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical examples and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand will be an entertainment lawyer to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood!
Batman Beyond 20th Anniversary
12:15pm – 1:15pm – Hall H
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Batman Beyond won two Emmy Awards and three Annie Awards as it captured the imaginations of a new generation of Batman fans, setting new standards for superhero storytelling with innovative designs, outstanding voice acting, and an intriguing approach to DC’s iconic characters and stories. The series also spawned an acclaimed animated film, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Come celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary with many members of the creative team behind the breakthrough production, including producers Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) and Glen Murakami (Teen Titans), eight-time Emmy Award–winning casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano (Justice League), director James Tucker (Batman: Hush), writers Bob Goodman (Elementary, Warehouse 13) and Stan Berkowitz (Justice League: The New Frontier), and the acting stars of the series: Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) and Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Kim Possible), the voices of Batman and Terry McGinnis, respectively. Stay to the end for some exclusive prizes and cool announcements.
Netflix’s New Hit YA Fantasy Series, The Order
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Indigo Ballroom
Meet the cast of Netflix’s The Order at their first ever Comic-Con appearance. Featuring Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Adam DiMarco, Devery Jacobs, Thomas Elms, Katharine Isabelle, Louriza Tronco, creator/showrunner Dennis Heaton, writer/EP Shelley Eriksen, and executive producers Chad Oakes and Michael Frislev. They’ll premiere a sizzle reel with never-before-seen footage.
The Toys That Made Us
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Room 6A
The minds behind the smash-hit Netflix series The Toys That Made Us are back with their signature brand of insight, wit, and unadulterated love of all things toys! What does the future hold for the continuing series about the toys that we all know? Hear from show creator Brian Volk-Weiss, eP Robin Henry, producer Richard Mayerik, editor Nick Ferrell, and production manager Jackie Palombo, and get an exclusive look ahead, along with a peek behind the curtain of season 3.
Evil Exclusive Screening and Panel
12:45pm – 2:00pm – Ballroom 20
Evil is a psychological mystery that examines the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series focuses on a skeptical female psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a carpenter as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings. Their job is to assess if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work. Please join series stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, and Michael Emerson, along with co-creators and executive producers Robert King and Michelle King for an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by Lynette Rice from Entertainment Weekly. Evil will air Thursdays this fall on CBS.
You’re Wrong, Leonard Maltin
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Room 6BCF
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”—Harlan Ellison. Film critic Leonard Maltin is the ultimate movie fan and his reviews are legendary. But . . . are they “right”? In the spirit of kindness and with the communal understanding that film is subjective and opinions come in all colors of the rainbow, “You’re Wrong, Leonard Maltin” gives audience members a rare opportunity to challenge the movie master himself on his categorical cinematic conclusions. It’s a conversation between battling beliefs . . . and possibly the only chance you will ever get in your life to convince Leonard Maltin that his movie methodology is mortally mistaken and, in fact, WRONG. Perhaps best known for his eponymous annual book of movie capsule reviews, Leonard Maltin’s Movie Guide, which was published from 1969 to 2014, Leonard and his daughter Jessie Maltin, who together host the Maltin on Movies podcast, are willing to take on all comers who have a gripe over one of Leonard’s reviews. Marquess of Queensbury rules will be enforced, but anyone who wants to have a lively discussion is welcome to spar (verbally) with America’s best-known film critic.
Marvel Games Panel
1:30pm – 3:15pm – Hall H
Get an inside look at the latest and greatest from Marvel Games. Attendees will see exciting new content from Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Marvel’s Iron Man VR, and Marvel’s Avengers, with many unannounced surprises and panel exclusives. Moderator Greg Miller (loudmouth at KindaFunny.com) will be joined by Bill Rosemann (VP and creative director, Marvel Games) and other panelists from titles throughout the Marvel Games family.
SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout
1:45pm – 2:45pm – Room 6A
Drop on the deck and flop like a fish because it’s a celebration for 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants! Dive deep down into the making of SpongeBob’s brand-new special “SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout!” with co-executive producers Vincent Waller and Marc Ceccarelli. Voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), and Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) will discuss what it was like to portray their characters in front of the camera for the first time in this live action-animation hybrid episode. Plus, they’re covering 20 years of nautical nonsense, so be sure to bring it around town!
1:45pm – 2:45pm – Indigo Ballroom
From acclaimed creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman) comes Undone, a groundbreaking and genre-bending animated series about a young woman’s complex journey to unlock her past and solve the mystery of her father’s death. Alma Winograd-Diaz (Rosa Salazar) takes her mundane life one day at a time until a near-fatal accident induces visions of her late father, Jacob. Through these persistent visions, he urges her to tap into a mysterious ability that allows her to travel through space and time with the hopes of preventing his untimely death. This quest challenges Alma’s relationships and brings into question her mental well-being with those closest to her. Purdy and Bob-Waksberg serve as executive producers, along with Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, and Tommy Pallotta. Dutch artist and filmmaker Hisko Hulsing served as the series director and production designer. Panelists include: Rosa Salazar, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Kate Purdy, and moderator Ben Travers. Undone is produced by Amazon Prime Video and Tornante Productions.
A Celebration of Stan Lee’s Life and Legacy
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Room 5AB
Tom DeSanto (producer of X-Men and Transformers), Gill Champion (president of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and longtime business partner of Stan Lee), Bob Sabouni (CMO of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment), and other panelists celebrate the life and legacy of Stan Lee and the unique influence he had and will continue to have on fans, creators, and pop culture worldwide. Panelists will share memories of Stan, talk about how he inspired their work, and discuss how his legacy will continue to be honored through future projects and endeavors. Fans will also have an opportunity to express the impact Stan had upon them.
Cartoon Legends Speak: Animators Celebrate Disney Anniversaries
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Room 25ABC
It’s SDCC 50, but anniversaries abound at Disney, too! Its Sleeping Beauty’ s 60th, The Little Mermaid’ s 30th, and The Lion King’ s 25th, as well as Tarzan’ s 20th and The Princess and the Frog’ s 10th! Talented artists integral to creating these animated classics old and new will talk about their experience and the influence and importance of these features in the history and future of film. Scheduled to appear: Floyd Norman (animator, Sleeping Beauty; Disney Legend), Jane Baer (animator, Sleeping Beauty; founder, Baer Animation); Kathy Zielinksi (animator, The Little Mermaid), Nik Ranieri (animator, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog), and Dave Bossert (visual effects animator, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (ASIFA–Hollywood, CinemaSiren.com).
Nancy Drew Exclusive Screening and Panel
2:00pm – 3:15pm – Ballroom 20
Nancy Drew is a brilliant teenaged detective whose sense of self has come from solving mysteries in her hometown of Horseshoe Bay, Maine—until her mother’s untimely death derails Nancy’s college plans. Devastated by her mother’s passing, Nancy swears off crime solving, but when a socialite is murdered, Nancy finds herself embroiled in a ghostly murder investigation. A supernatural presence begins to haunt Nancy’s investigation, and she discovers that the current crime has an astonishing connection to the unsolved murder of a local girl. Whether the ghost is here to help or hinder Nancy remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: Nancy’s going to have to unravel the clues from both the living and the dead to solve the crimes. Join series stars Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, and Tunji Kasim, along with executive producers Noga Landau, Melinda Hsu-Taylor, and Stephanie Savage for an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by Damian Holbrook of TV Guide Magazine. Nancy Drew will air Wednesdays this fall on The CW.
Dragon Ball Z: 30th Anniversary Panel
2:15pm – 3:15pm – Room 6BCF
One of the greatest action animated series of all time celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! Join legendary DBZ voice actors Sean Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Sonny Strait (Krillin), and Monica Rial (Bulma) for a celebration 30 years in the making, along with DBZ super-fan Mohamed Sanu, wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.
35th Anniversary of Ghostbusters
3:00pm – 4:00pm – The Theater, Comic-Con Museum
Over three decades ago, four men, the iconic Ecto-1, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man entered our lives. Since then, the proton pack is a constant cosplay want, and fans can’t help singing along to the classic theme song. The franchise spawned countless comics and animated series. With the future Ghostbuster film to look forward to, Jessica Tseang (founder, Positive Pop Culture/Persisted Media Group) discusses with panelists from the original trilogy.
Farscape: The Official 20th Anniversary
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Room 7AB
You’re invited to a frelling awesome panel where creators and actors discuss their favorite moments from The Jim Henson Company’s award-winning hit sci-fi series, now available on Amazon Prime. Featuring stars from the show including Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG-1) as John Crighton, Claudia Black (Farscape, Stargate SG-1) as Aeryn Sun, and Gigi Edgley (Farscape, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge) as Chiana. Hear about this fall’s Hollywood costume party and what the future holds for Farscape from Brian Henson (executive producer, director; chairman of The Jim Henson Company) and creator Rockne S. O’Bannon (Farscape, Defiance). Moderated by James Ganiere (CEO, Rio Vista Universal).
Inglorious Treksperts: Celebrating 40 Years of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Room 5AB
The co-hosts of the only podcast for Star Trek fans with a life, Inglorious Treksperts, Mark A. Altman (The 50 Year Mission, Free Enterprise) and Daren Dochterman (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Director’s Edition) take the center seat to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture with a special live podcast presentation devoted to the movie that started it all as they are joined by panelists Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, ST: TNG Special Edition), and Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits). Relive the overlooked and underappreciated genius of the original Star Trek movie that first began the human adventure. Transmit now!
Teen Titans Go! New Episode Premiere and Q&A
3:15pm – 4:15pm – Room 6DE
Go! Teen Titans Go! The Titans return to San Diego to kick off your Comic-Con weekend waffle fights, meatball parties and . . . if you’re good, they might show a brand-new episode too! Producers and members of the voice cast will show attendees an awesome time covering this favorite animated series. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Mondays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Hall H
The cast and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. take over Hall H for the first time ever! Be the first to hear the scoop about the show-stopping conclusion for season 6 and what awaits in season 7 of Marvel’s flagship television show. With your favorite stars in attendance, including Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward, along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell, and Jeph Loeb, this is a must-see panel to celebrate seven seasons with the world’s greatest fans! This action-packed series from Marvel Television and ABC Studios airs Fridays at 8/7c on ABC.
To Shell and Back: An Exclusive TMNT Creator Panel
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
It’s creator COWABUNGA time! Don’t miss out on this history-making Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel as three generations of TMNT creators take the stage to celebrate the history, fandom, and success of the Heroes in a Half Shell! The audience will have rare access to co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward (Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), executive producer Ciro Nieli (Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and legendary TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman. These award-winning creators will answer fan questions, share audience giveaways, and unveil never-before-seen, original TMNT art. Moderated by Mike Cecchini (Den of Geek).
Adapting Source Material for Film and TV
4:15pm – 5:15pm – Room 6A
Industry producers and writers discuss how to take fandom properties and adapt them for the big or small screen. Panelists include David Alpert (executive producer, The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead), Maggie Bandur (Co-EP, Deadly Class, Powerless), and M. Raven Metzner (Co-EP and writer, Sleepy Hollow, Iron Fist).
4:15pm – 5:15pm – Indigo Ballroom
Based on the Stumptown graphic novel, ABC’s new drama series follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted Army veteran with a complicated love life, a gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police. Panel participants include cast members Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Michael Ealy, Camryn Manheim, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, and Adrian Martinez, with executive producer Jason Richman and Stumptown graphic novel author Greg Rucka.
Horror Times Two: Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Room 6DE
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings a double dip of upcoming horror films in Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie (both produced by Blue Ribbon Content in conjunction with SYFY).
Inspired by the film series from the ’80s and ’90s, Critters Attack! follows 20-year-old Drea (Tashiana Washington), who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to entertain the professor’s children along with her own little brother, Drea takes them on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash-landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter. Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), who starred in the original Critters as Helen Brown and returns to the franchise in the mysterious role of Aunt Dee, and Tashiana Washington (Shaft, Gimme Shelter) will be on the panel alongside director Bobby Miller (The Cleanse), Critters puppeteer Keith Arbuthnot (Eureka, The Cabin in the Woods), voice of the Critters Steve Blum (Cowboy Bebop), and Blue Ribbons’ Peter Girardi.
The Banana Splits Movie offers a new take on the classic characters from the late 1960s The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program. In the horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn—and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom, and their new pals safely escape? Panelists include writers Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (Raven’s Home, My Super Psycho Sweet 16), actor Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries), Blue Ribbon’s Peter Girardi, and the voice of the Banana Splits, Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons). Critters Attack! lands on Earth on July 23 on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital. The Banana Splits Movie comes to Digital on August 13 and Blu-ray and DVD on August 27.
The Art of Ghibli
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Horton Grand Theatre
Have you ever thought about what goes on behind the scenes of the anime films and television series we all know and love? Would you like to learn the trade secrets and day-to-day job profiles of one of Japan’s most lucrative industries? Well here’s your chance to find out with anime industry insider Kihara Hirokatsu. Kihara will talk about his time working on some of the most iconic anime films of all time. Attendees will also have a chance to glimpse some incredibly rare pieces of animation history! Kihara Hirokatsu formerly worked at the Studio Ghibli production desk and was involved in Laputa: Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Nowadays he writes ghost stories and MCs at monster conventions. His most famous work is Tales of Terror: Haunted Apartment, which has been a crucial contributor to many other hits in this genre.
Cobra Kai: Past, Present, and Future
4:45pm – 5:45pm – Ballroom 20
Hear from the cast and creators of the hit YouTube Original Series Cobra Kai, which launched its second season last spring to another round of fanfare and critical acclaim. From its iconic roots in The Karate Kid film franchise to the current YouTube series, fans can learn the moves it took to bring these popular characters back for a new generation—and try to wrestle free the surprises in store for its upcoming third season.
His Dark Materials Panel and Q&A Session
4:45pm – 5:45pm – Hall H
Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, His Dark Materials follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. The series is executive produced by Jane Tranter, Jack Thorne, Julie Gardner, Tom Hooper, Toby Emmerich, Deborah Forte, and Dan McCulloch. Cast panelists include Dafne Keen as Lyra, James McAvoy as Lord Asriel, Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby, and Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Coulter. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly editor-in-chief, JD Heyman.
Home Movies 20th Anniversary Reunion
4:45pm – 5:45pm – Room 6BCF
The classic adult swim animated series is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the first-ever Home Movies panel. The fan-fave series is feted with a cast reunion featuring co-creators Loren Bouchard (Bob’s Burgers) and Brendon Small (Metalocalypse), plus cast members H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob’s Burgers) and Melissa Galsky (Bob’s Burgers). Revisit your favorite characters, episodes, and more with the team that brought them to you!
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Indigo Ballroom
Attention, Cloud 9 shoppers! Universal Television brings NBC’s hit workplace comedy Superstore to Comic-Con 2019. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless seasonal hires, together the employees tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters and riot-causing sales, as well as the varied complex issues facing the American working class today. Join your fellow Cloud 9 employees for a Q&A session with the cast and producers: America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Ben Feldman (Mad Men), Mark McKinney (Saturday Night Live), Lauren Ash (Super Fun Night), Colton Dunn (Parks and Recreation), Nico Santos (Crazy Rich Asians), Nichole Bloom (Shameless), Kaliko Kauahi (Raven’s Home), and executive producers Justin Spitzer (The Office), Gabe Miller (The Office, The Mindy Project), and Jonathan Green (The Office, The Mindy Project).
SHAZAM! Documentary World Premiere
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Horton Grand Theatre
Discover the unbelievable history behind the iconic, magical, and influential superhero who is really just a kid at heart: Shazam! Introduced in person by one of the film’s stars—Asher Angel—this DC spotlight (streaming later this summer on DC Universe) features interviews with the people who helped The World’s Mightiest Mortal evolve from comic book hero to pop culture icon. You’ll witness the enlightening perspectives of legendary DC writers and artists, including Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway, Tom Mandrake, Jeff Smith, Gerry Conway, Jim Lee, and Dan DiDio; filmmaker/comic expert Kevin Smith; and the stars and makers of 2019’s hit film Shazam! : Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, director David F. Sandberg, and producer Peter Safran.
6:45pm – 7:45pm – Indigo Ballroom
The Crank Yankers cast and producers dial in on the upcoming revival, sharing how they updated it for a digital driven audience, their favorite past moments and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and special sneak peeks of the rebooted and beloved series.
Celebrating 40 Years of Alien
7:15pm – 8:15pm – Room 6BCF
Take a deep dive into the origins of Alien and its fandom with documentary director Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas, Doc of the Dead, 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene), Diane O’Bannon (Dan O’Bannon Estate), Will Linn (Joseph Campbell Foundation), David Baxter (Legion M), and others as they discuss Philippe’s upcoming feature documentary Memory: The Origins of Alien, and the sustaining power of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece with fandom. Trailer debut from the Memory documentary will be shown.
Impractical Jokers: From Hidden Camera to Worldwide Success
7:30pm – 8:30pm – Horton Grand Theatre
One of television’s top-rated and longest running comedies is making its official Comic-Con debut in the show’s first-ever panel. Come see why millions of people love these four lifelong friends and comedians who have turned their hidden-camera TV show into a global sensation. Joe, Murr, Q, and Sal have sold out worldwide tours, their very own cruise festival (back for a 4th year), a feature film in the can, tons of merchandise (including a mobile game, action figures, and Halloween costumes), and a new TV game show on TBS called The Misery Index. Brian “Q” Quinn, SalVulcano, James “Murr” Murray, and Joe Gatto share their secrets to success and how four guys from Staten Island built an incredible and hilarious franchise from the ground up.
World Premiere of The Banana Splits Movie
10:00pm – 12:00am – Horton Grand Theatre
One banana, two bananas, three bananas . . . gore! Be among the first to witness the terrifying return of everyone’s favorite silly quartet as The Banana Splits Movie offers a new take on the classic characters, which were first introduced to audiences in 1968 with The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program. In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn—and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom, and their new pals safely escape? The film stars Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) and Dani Kind (Wynonna Earp), while Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, Woody Woodpecker, UniKitty!) supplies the voices of the Banana Splits. The movie was written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (Raven’s Home, My Super Psycho Sweet 16) and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (Level 16). Produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY, The Banana Splits Movie comes to Digital on August 13 and Blu-ray and DVD on August 27.
Writing Avengers: Endgame
10:00am – 10:50am – Hall H
Screenwriters/producers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Avengers: Endgame) chat with Backstory magazine’s (www.backstory.net) publisher/editor-in-chief Jeff Goldsmith (The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith Podcast) about what it took to plot, write, rewrite, and film both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as back-to-back productions for this historic wrap-up of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s amazing 22-film journey.
Warner Archive Celebrates V: The Original Mini-Series
10:00am – 11:00am – Room 6DE
Fifty spaceships, each three miles across, hover ominously above Earth’s major cities. The Visitors that emerge are humanlike in appearance and extend the hand of friendship—or is it? The groundbreaking 1983 V: The Original Mini-Series is a science fiction spectacular that mixes dynamic special effects with cliffhanger thrills . . . and launched an entire television franchise. Come see creator/producer/writer/director Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk), series star Marc Singer (Beastmaster, Arrow) and some possible surprise guests along with the Warner Archive Podcast team of D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson and moderator Gary Miereanu as they celebrate this landmark mini-series and discuss the newly-remastered Blu-ray presentation of the heralded production coming from Warner Archive later in 2019.
DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, a Netflix Original Series
10:15am – 11:15am – Room 6BCF
Join the Rebellion! Executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), and Lauren Ash (Scorpia) offer a peek inside the highly anticipated third season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power in a conversation moderated by Entertainment Weekly senior editor Patrick Gomez.
Cartoon Network First Look
10:30am – 11:30am – Room 6A
The first Cartoon Network panel of SDCC 2019 is all about firsts! Be first in line to get the scoop on Cartoon Network Studios originals before anyone else. Conrad Montgomery, senior director, current series, will be on hand to deliver updates and first-look sneak peeks of everything you love about Cartoon Network. Joining him are Tiffany Ford from Craig of the Creek, Parker Simmons from Cartoon Network’s new series Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart, Diego Molano from Victor and Valentino, Niki Yang, from Summer Camp Island, and Stephen P. Neary from The Fungies. Why settle for second? Come get your first look at everything Cartoon Network Studios!
A Conversation with the Russo Brothers
11:00am – 11:50am – Hall H
For the Russo Brothers, Avengers: Endgame was the culmination of an unprecedented four-film, seven-year journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has included some of the most iconic experiences in modern cinema. Come hear directors Joe and Anthony Russo reflect on Endgame and their epic road to it as they segue into life beyond Marvel with their new company, AGBO, which happens to include an exciting array of new and old creative friends. With AGBO, the Russo Brothers aim to nurture talent and create best-in-class content while keeping creative control fully in the hands of the artists. Moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.
World Premiere: Hulu’s Veronica Mars Revival
11:30am – 12:45pm – Ballroom 20
Come watch the world premiere screening of the new season of Veronica Mars, followed by a conversation with Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, executive producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright and creator/executive producer Rob Thomas. The cult favorite returns after 10 years to Hulu with Veronica Mars (Bell) drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery as a series of bombs terrorize spring-breakers in Neptune.
11:45am – 12:45pm – Room 6A
It’s time for even more racecars, lasers, and aeroplanes with the cast and crew of Disney Channel’s hit series DuckTales ! Executive producer Matt Youngberg, co-executive producer Francisco Angones, and series stars Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec, House of Lies), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, Star Wars Resistance, We Bare Bears), Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates, Don’t Think Twice), and Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds, Harvey Birdman) discuss more epic adventures for season 3 and show footage from never-before-seen episodes. It’s a duck blur of fun, action, and secrets revealed, moderated by Variety ‘s senior editor Michael Schneider.
[adult swim] Robot Chicken
12:00pm – 12:45pm – Indigo Ballroom
It’s happening! Season 10 is upon us! To mark this historic occasion, Robot Chicken returns to SDCC ready to celebrate ten seasons of animated insanity! They’re talking teaser trailers, brand-new clips, and a panel consisting of RC creators and top-secret panelists! Co-creator and executive producer Matthew Senreich is joined by executive producers/co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer, writer/director Tom Sheppard, and wow! a special video message from Seth Green! Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim.
Blade Runner Spins into Comics
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Room 4
Blade Runner returns to comic shops this month with the debut of a comic series written by Blade Runner 2049 scriptwriter Michael Green and his regular writing partner, Mike Johnson. Moderated by Graeme McMillan of The Hollywood Reporter, Michael and Mike will be joined by editors David Leach and Jeff Conner to discuss bringing this critically acclaimed world to comics while expanding the canon of this beloved franchise.
Excelsior! Remembering Stan Lee
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Room 28DE
Colleagues and friends of Lee, the legendary Marvel Universe co-creator who passed away in November, celebrate his life and legacy. Panelists include Paul Levitz (former president and publisher of DC Comics), Marv Wolfman (former Marvel editor-in-chief), Michael Uslan (Batman movies executive producer), Denis Kitchen (Lee’s collaborator on Marvel’s experimental underground venture, Comix Book), Maggie Thompson (former editor of The Comics Buyer’s Guide), and Danny Fingeroth (author of the upcoming St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan biography A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee).
Fear the Walking Dead
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Hall H
Season 5 of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead saw the group on a clear mission: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. Cast and producers will discuss this mission and the challenges they’ve faced as they head into the midseason finale on Sunday evening. They’ll also preview what’s to come in the second half of the season, returning in August. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, panelists include chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero and co-executive producer and director Michael Satrazemis, along with cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Maggie Grace, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Austin Amelio, Alexa Nisenson, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades.
DC Super Hero Girls New Episode Premiere and Q&A
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Room 6DE
The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara, and Barbara—alongside their super hero friends—have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged supervillains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family, and the chaos that comes with managing a social life, but add superpowers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated. Producers and members of the voice cast will share new footage and answer your questions. DC Super Hero Girls airs Sunday afternoons at 4/3c on Cartoon Network.
[adult swim] Rick and Morty
1:00pm – 1:45pm – Indigo Ballroom
Wubba lubba dub dub! The Emmy Award–winning series Rick and Morty is back for a highly anticipated fourth season, premiering November on Adult Swim. Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), and voice talent Spencer Grammer (Greek), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs). and Chris Parnell (Archer) invite fans to take a look at what they have cooking for the new season. Moderated by Rob Schrab (Creepshow, Community).
Hollywood Location Scouts
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Room 9
They found Winterfell in Ireland, Themyscira in Italy, Asgard in Australia, and Wakanda in South Africa. Working alongside directors and production designers, location scouts are the visual artists who bring forth every place that you see on the screen. Six location scouts will discuss the creative and logistical aspects of their jobs, relate some exciting anecdotes, and answer audience questions. Moderator John Rakich (Shadowhunters, The Expanse) hosts Location Managers Guild International panelists Robert Boake (Game of Thrones seasons 1–8), Josh Dillard (Avengers: Infinity War, Ozark), Mike Fantasia (Ant-Man and the Wasp, Spider-Man: Homecoming), Catherine Kagan (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Guardians of the Galaxy 2), and Dustin Pitan (Avengers: Endgame, Stranger Things).
Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Room 23ABC
ASIFA–Hollywood and famed illustrators who have worked on entertainment art for the last 50 years will discuss their craft and what inspired them to pick up the baton and follow in the footsteps of their mentors. Moderator Stephen Kramer Glickman (actor, Big Time Rush, The Night Time Show) is joined by panelists Steve Chorney (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Quigley Down Under), Robert Rodriguez (The Jewel of the Nile, City Slickers 2), James Goodridge (Deadpool, Book of Henry), Matthew Joseph Peak (Nightmare on Elm Street films), William Stout (Life of Brian, Wizards), Paul Shipper (Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Akiko Stehrenberger (Kiss of the Damned, The One I Love), Rory Kurtz (Baby Driver; I, Tonya), and Jason Edmiston (Evil Dead 2, Texas Chainsaw Massacre).
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Ballroom 20
Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but in Steven Universe: The Movie, he will face his biggest challenge yet. Moderated by self-proclaimed “ruler of the skies” Shelby Rabara (Peridot), hear Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), and series creator Rebecca Sugar talk about why it’s more important than ever to believe in Steven. They’ll answer your burning questions about “The Battle of Heart and Mind” special, perform a few songs, and present the worldwide debut of the official trailer for Steven Universe: The Movie.
The Character of Music
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Room 32AB
Ever wonder what goes into creating pulse-pounding action music, emotional character themes, or lush adventurous soundscapes? This panel pairs composers with their directors to discuss what creative thinking and conversations happen behind the scenes to develop music for fan favorite projects in film, television. and video games. Composer Tyler Bates and director Chad Stahelski (John Wick franchise), composer Frederik Wiedmann and showrunner Aaron Ehasz (Netflix’s The Dragon Prince), and composer Austin Wintory and director Matt Nava (Journey, Abzu video games) will elaborate on the creative process. BMI’s senior director of creative film, TV, and visual media Anne Cecere and president of White Bear PR Chandler Poling moderate. A Q&A with the audience will follow, along with fun giveaways.
The Walking Dead
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Hall H
Cast members and producers discuss filming the series’ milestone 10th season and share a first-look trailer ahead of the show’s October return. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, panelists include chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero, along with cast members Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Cooper Andrews, Ryan Hurst, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura, and Cailey Fleming.
[adult swim] Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
2:00pm – 2:45pm – Indigo Ballroom
The new animated series Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal roars to life this year on Adult Swim. Creator Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack), art director Scott Wills (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Samurai Jack), and music composer Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, Samurai Jack) will present a first look at the new series.
The Immersive Experience of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Room 6BCF
Brush up on your spells and get your wand ready for an insider’s look at Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the new augmented reality (AR) real-world mobile game. Co-published and co-developed by WB Games San Francisco and Niantic, under the Portkey Games label, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite invites players to take on the role of a new recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force and explore real-world neighborhoods and cities to discover mysterious artifacts, cast spells, and encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters along the way. Join moderator Felicia Day (Supernatural, The Guild, Geek and Sundry) and team members Mary Casey (Executive Director of Product) and April Stegall (Senior Art Manager) from WB Games San Francisco, alongside Archit Bhargava (Director of Worldwide Marketing) and Alex Moffit (Product Manager) from Niantic, as they discuss how this immersive gaming experience was created. Audience members will also get to hear about upcoming features for the game.
Entertainment Weekly: Brave Warriors
2:15pm – 3:15pm – Ballroom 20
Join EW ‘s laugh-filled conversation among several of today’s male heroes including John Bradley (Game of Thrones), Cameron Cuffe (Krypton), Michael Emerson (Evil), Aiden Gillen (Project Blue Book), Cress Williams (Black Lightning), and William Zabka (Cobra Kai). They will discuss the thrill of playing iconic characters, their sometimes awkward encounters with fans, and the highs (and lows!) of a career in Hollywood.
The Witcher: A Netflix Original Series
2:15pm – 3:15pm – Hall H
Based on the bestselling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Be among the first to get the exclusive scoop on the highly anticipated Netflix original series centering on famed monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. Be introduced to the world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil are not easily identified.
Legacies Special Video Presentation and Q&A
3:15pm – 4:15pm – Room 6BCF
Continuing the tradition of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, Legacies is the third installment of this supernatural series about witches, vampires, and werewolves. Legacies follows 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, daughter of Klaus Mikaelson, along with Alaric Saltzman and his twins at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted as they come of age in the most unconventional way. Returning for its second season in the fall of 2019, the series will pick up immediately following Hope Mikaelson jumping into the pit to save Landon and erasing herself from everyone’s memories. Series stars Danielle Rose Russell, Aria Shaghashemi, Kaylee Bryant, Jenny Boyd, Quincy Fouse, and Matt Davis, as well as executive producers Julie Plec and Brett Mathews, will give attendees a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From My So-Called Company and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, Legacies is currently available to stream on Netflix and returns this fall, Thursdays 9/8c on The CW.
Marvel Animation Celebrates Marvel’s 80th Anniversary
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Room 6A
Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), Kalia Ramirez (director, Family Entertainment, Development and Partnerships), writers Mark Hoffmeier (Spider-Man: The Animated Series) and Marty Isenberg (X-Men: The Animated Series), and fan-favorite voice actors Josh Keaton (Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) and Jennifer Hale (Wolverine and the X-Men, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy) take a journey through highlights of over five decades of Marvel cartoons. Including behind-the-scenes dish on the making of classic shows, a rundown of all ten of Spider-Man series, and a 10th anniversary retrospective of Marvel’s Animation division, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Plus a special in-memoriam look at Stan Lee’s greatest animation moments.
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Ballroom 20
Based on The New York Times bestselling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes—who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as Gods—abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the superpowerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven and Vought—the multi-billion-dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets. The series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Elisabeth Shue. The Boys is executive produced by Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, and Ori Marmur, as well as Ken Levin and Jason Netter. Panelists include: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara; executive producer Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Jessie T. Usher, Elisabeth Shue, moderated by Aisha Tyler. Premiering July 26 on Amazon Prime Video, the eight-episode Amazon Original series is co-produced by Amazon Prime Video and Sony Pictures Television Studios with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises, and Original Film.
Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
3:30pm – 5:15pm – Hall H
Netflix offers an exclusive sneak peek at the highly anticipated fantasy series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, based on Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal. In this stunning new prequel, three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Realized using classic puppetry with cutting-edge visual effects, the cast and creators discuss all your burning questions about bringing Thra to life.
4:00pm – 4:50pm – Indigo Ballroom
Always one of the most entertaining panels at Comic-Con, the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob’s Burgers returns to San Diego with a few surprises in store! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Nora Smith will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, and Megan Mullaly will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage followed by a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A.
Step Inside ILMxLAB’s Star Wars Stories
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Room 7AB
From your Jedi Trials on Tatooine to a walk on the dark side in Vader Immortal, ILMxLAB is taking Star Wars fans on immersive journeys to a galaxy far, far away. Alyssa Finley (senior producer), Jose Perez III (senior experience designer), and Sarah Barrick (production coordinator) will give attendees a look back at these incredible adventures and a sneak peek at Vader Immortal: Episode II. Moderated by Justin Bolger (ILMxLAB marketing manager).
Pennyworth Special Video Presentation and Q&A
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Room 6BCF
A one-hour drama series based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, Pennyworth is an origin story that follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth. A former British SAS soldier in his 20s, he forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960s London. From executive producers Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series), who also directed the pilot, Pennyworth stars Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Ripper Street) as Alfred, Ben Aldridge (Fleabag, Skinny Dip) as Thomas Wayne, multi-award-winning recording artist Paloma Faith (Peter & Wendy, Doctor Parnassus) as Bet Sykes, Ryan Fletcher (Outlander, Shetland) as Dave Boy, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Casualty, Eastenders) as Bazza, Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack, Press) as Martha Kane, Dorothy Atkinson (Mum, Harlots) as Mrs. Pennyworth, Emma Corrin (The Crown) as Esme, and Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Journey, The Missing) as Lord Harwood. Series stars Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, and Paloma Faith and executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon will present a special look at this exciting new origin series, followed by a Q&A. Pennyworth, which is produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, premieres Sunday, July 28, at 10/9c on EPIX.
The 10th Anniversary of Parks and Recreation
4:30pm – 5:30pm – Horton Grand Theatre
Since the finale episode, Parks and Recreation has remained one of the most rewatched series on both Hulu and Netflix. Join Jessica Tseang (founder of Persisted Media Group/Positive Pop Culture) to celebrate Leslie’s love of waffles and government work with writers, producers, and members of the cast as they reflect back on the legacy that Amy Poehler, Greg Daniels, and Michael Schur created.
The Terror: Infamy
4:45pm – 5:35pm – Room 6A
This series centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. Get a sneak peek inside the second season of AMC’s critically acclaimed anthology series, ahead of its August premiere, through this panel discussion with the show’s creators and executive producers Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein, along with cast members Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, Cristina Rodlo, and George Takei. Moderator by Hanh Nguyen (Indiewire), panelists will discuss bringing this period of history to light with historical and supernatural elements and the importance of ensuring authenticity with its cast, costumes, and sets.
4:45pm – 5:45pm – Ballroom 20
Set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man, Amazon Prime Video’s Carnival Row explores how this growing population struggles to coexist with humans—forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom) and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. This panel features a cast and executive producer discussion, exclusive sneak peeks, and audience Q&A. From Amazon Prime Video and Legendary Television Carnival Row is executive produced by Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Eli Stone), René Echevarria (Star Trek, Teen Wolf, Castle, Medium), Jon Amiel (Outsiders), Orlando Bloom, and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans). Beacham’s A Killing on Carnival Row, on which the project is based, appeared on the very first installment of the Hollywood Blacklist in 2005. Panelists include: Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant, Travis Beacham, and Marc Guggenheim, moderated by Tim Kash (IMDB).
Archer: Exclusive Sneak Peek Screening and Q&A
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Indigo Ballroom
Archer, FXX’s award-winning animated comedy series, returns to San Diego in celebration of its 10th season. In Archer: 1999, fans find Sterling Archer, Lana Kane, and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship exploring deep space and trying to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates, and vicious bounty hunters. See an exclusive sneak peek of the season 10 penultimate episode followed by a lively Q&A with the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis.
Entertainment Is Female: A Conversation with Hollywood Executives
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Room 25ABC
From the production companies that brought you Transformers, Deadpool, LEGO movies, The Walking Dead, Lumberjanes, and Mission Impossible, women executives discuss how they are pushing for female representation in Hollywood while adapting comics and games to the big screen. Moderator Tiffany Smith (DC All Access) is joined by panelists Jeannette Francis (Bad Robot), Mette Norkjaer (BOOM! Studios), Nikki Baida (Genre Films), Grey Cusack (Hasbro/Allspark Pictures), Aubrey Lee (Lord Miller), and Sam Crawley (Skybound Entertainment).
Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Hall H
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Emmy- and Golden Globe Award–winning series Game of Thrones concluded its eight-season run on May 19, with the finale setting records for HBO for both a single telecast and premiere night viewing. The drama series was executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. cast panelists include (in alphabetical order) Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei of Naath, Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont, Conleth Hill as Varys, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. Miguel Sapochnik, who won an Emmy for directing “Battle of the Bastards” in season 6 and who also directed several other landmark episodes of the series, also joins.
What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Room 6DE
Acclaimed director and television star Fred Savage cannot wait a second longer to share the world of The Flare, the most mindbending, thrilling, edge-of-your-seat sci-fi show never created. The Flare, based on T. J. Whitford’s classic series of sci-fi book series The Moon Is the Sun at Night, not only sizzled its way into living rooms nationwide but also inspired Fox to create its first ever aftershow, What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage . Fred, alongside stars of The Flare, Shiri Appleby (Roswell), Kevin Zegers (Fear the Walking Dead), Tyler Ritter (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), co-creators Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, and director Jon Cassar (24) will give attendees a sneak peek screening of the fourth episode of the aftershow dedicated to exploring the fandom surrounding the The Flare . Fred’s half-hour hybrid comedy/talk show, airs on FOX on Sunday nights. Screening to be followed by conversation moderated by Fred Savage and fan Q&A.
First Look at Shudder’s Creepshow
5:45pm – 6:45pm – Room 6BCF
Showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), author Joe Hill (NOS4A2), actor Adrienne Barbeau (1982’s Creepshow, The Fog), and other cast members share an exclusive sneak peek of their upcoming Shudder horror anthology series based on the iconic 1982 film, with a Q&A session moderated by Los Angeles Times film reporter Jen Yamato.
The Rook: Season 1
5:45pm – 7:00pm – Room 6A
STARZ original series The Rook tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who wakes up in the rain beside London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no way to explain the circle of latex-gloved dead bodies splayed around her. When Myfanwy discovers she is a high-ranking official in the Checquy, Britain’s last truly secret service for people with paranormal abilities, she will have to navigate the dangerous and complex world of the agency to uncover who wiped her memory—and why she is a target. Followed by an early screening of Episode 104 (1 hour), cast Emma Greenwell (Shameless) as Myfanwy, Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck) as Linda Farrier, and Olivia Munn (Newsroom, Predator) as Monica Reed will discuss the unique journeys and motives of each character while dissecting truths about identity, trust, power and the supernatural grounded within our reality. The series premiered on STARZ June 30. Episode 104 will air Sunday, July 21 at 8.
Q&A with Nathan Fillion and Alexi Hawley
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Horton Grand Theatre
Nathan Fillion (Firefly, The Rookie) reflects on a career that has spanned from sci-fi to Shakespeare and discusses his newest role playing John Nolan, the oldest Rookie in the LAPD. Moderated by longtime friend and collaborator, Alexi Hawley (Castle, The Rookie).
Ray Harryhausen: The Lost Movies
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Room 26AB
For the first time, the secrets have been unearthed for Ray’s unmade films: Missing scenes from the films you love. Stunning artworks, models, and test footage all revealing new worlds, epic lands, and fearsome creatures that until now had thought to have been lost for all time. Filmmaker John Walsh and collections manager Connor Heaney reveal the missing treasures.
6:45pm – 7:45pm – Room 6DE
Come for the world premiere of neXt, a propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with an examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand. Coming to FOX in 2020, neXt stars John Slattery (Mad Men) as a Silicon Valley pioneer who teams with cybercrime agent Fernanda Andrade (The First) to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Panelists include creator and executive producer Manny Coto (24), executive producers and directors John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (This Is Us), Michael Mosley (Ozark), Jason Butler Harner (Ozark), and Eve Harlow (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Hall H
Executive producer Seth Rogen and cast celebrate the beginning of The End. As AMC’s Preacher inches closer to the series finale, God’s endgame for the universe begins to click into place. Trapped between heavenly prophecies, hellish prisons, and all-out nuclear war, Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy make their bloody way to the Most High. Whether they can reach God in time—or whether all this carnage is part of His divine plan—will soon be revealed as Preacher barrels toward the end of the world. Moderated by Terri Schwartz (IGN), panelists will dive into past seasons that often pushed the boundaries with the most outrageous scenes on TV and reveal a sneak peek at the final season, which promises fans of the comic book they’re going out with a bang!
Unboxing Pandora: The New Sci-Fi TV Series on The CW
7:15pm – 8:15pm – Room 6A
Meet the cast and crew of the hit new CW sci-fi adventure series Pandora with stars Priscilla Quintana (“Jax”), Oliver Dench (“Xander”), John Harlan Kim (The Librarians), and Johann Urb (Arrow), along with series creator/showrunner and executive producer Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X) and executive producer Thomas P. Vitale in a panel moderated by Scott “Movie” Mantz. Pandora is produced by Radioactive Fishtank, Vital Signs Entertainment, and Starlings Television and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
World Premiere of Batman: Hush
7:15pm – 9:15pm – Ballroom 20
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC, and Warner Bros. Animation returns for their traditional Friday night Comic-Con World Premiere of the latest DC Universe movie, and this time it’s a doozy—the long-awaited Batman: Hush. An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life—which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. Meet the filmmakers and voice cast behind this new classic for a post-screening panel that will include Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle) and Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Catwoman/Selina Kyle, respectively; Maury Sterling (Homeland) as Hush, Geoffrey Arend (Madam Secretary) as the Riddler, Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Go!) as Harley Quinn, Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde, Kyle XY) as Jim Gordon, director Justin Copeland (Reign of the Supermen), screenwriter Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice), and executive producer James Tucker (Reign of the Supermen). Batman:
Hush arrives on Digital starting July 20, 2019; on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 6; and the DC Universe streaming service on August 13.
Sounds of Horror: Inside Hollywood’s Most Terrifying Film Scores
8:00pm – 9:00pm – Room 9
From the spine-tingling scores for Us, Get Out, and Ma to the gritty and horror-filled themes in Pet Sematary and Hellraiser to the ultra-spooky cues in Critters and The Head Hunter, horror films wouldn’t be nearly as terrifying without their musical scores. Composers Christopher Young, Michael Abels, Gregory Tripi, Russ Howard, and Nick Soole pull back the curtain to reveal how they created some of the world’s most frightening film music.
Batman: Hush Encore Screening
9:30pm – 11:00pm – Ballroom 20
Missed it the first time? Loved it so much, you must see it again? Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to offer a second helping of its all new DC Universe movie, the much-anticipated Batman: Hush. an adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues’ Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life-which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. Batman: Hush arrives on Digital starting today; on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 6; and the DC Universe streaming service on August 13.
10:00am – 10:50am – Indigo Ballroom
The long-awaited series from Cartoon Network makes its debut at Comic-Con this year. Discover the first clues to unlocking the train’s mind-bending mysteries, involving talking Corgis, dour robots, puzzle doors, and perilous secrets. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive look at things no other fan has ever seen before! Cast members Ashley Johnson (Tulip), Jeremy Crutchley (Glad-One), Ernie Hudson (Atticus), Madeline Queripel (supervising director), and Owen Dennis (series creator and voice of Sad-One) will guide you through your inaugural trip aboard this arcane train.
The Jetsons and Primetime Hanna-Barbera
10:00am – 11:00am – Room 6A
In anticipation of Warner Archive’s release of The Jetsons: The Complete Original Series on Blu-ray this summer, legendary animation writer Tony Benedict (The Flintstones, The Atom Ant Show, The Huckleberry Hound Show), animation historian and author Jerry Beck, the wacky Warner Archive Podcast team of D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson, and some surprise panelists will offer a glimpse of remastered footage that’s been restored to its original primetime network form as aired, and they’ll discuss the endearing, landmark animated series, as well as several of Hanna-Barbera’s best-loved primetime animated productions. From The Flintstones to Jonny Quest, the room will be filled with animated excitement. And moderator Gary Miereanu will have just the right giveaways to match the fun.
Inside the Writers’ Room: The Breakdown
10:00am – 11:30am – Room 24ABC
Come see this annual all-star, insider look at your favorite TV series from the scribes behind some of today’s hottest genre shows. The lineup this year includes moderator Chris Parnell (co-president, Sony Pictures Television), Gabrielle Stanton (Titans, The Flash, Haven), Ashley E. Miller (Lore, Fringe, Black Sails), Amy Berg (Counterpart, Eureka), V. J. Boyd (Lincoln, Justified), Steven Melching (Star Wars Rebels, The Clone Wars), Ryan Condal (Colony), Deric Hughes (Arrow, The Flash), Javier-Grillo Marxuach (Netflix’s Dark Crystal, The Middleman), Kay Reindl (Swamp Thing, Freakish), Marc Bernardin (Treadstone, Castle Rock), and Mark A. Altman (CW’s Pandora, The Librarians). Also win a chance to receive a free copy of the new Final Draft 11.
Batwoman Pilot Screening and Q&A
10:30am – 11:45am – Ballroom 20
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. Join cast and producers for a screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A. From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville), Geoff Johns (Arrow, The Flash, Titans), and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl). The cast includes Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black, The Meg, XXX: Return of Xander Cage), Rachel Skarsten (Reign, Fifty Shades of Grey, Lost Girl), Meagan Tandy (Survivor’s Remorse, UnREAL, Teen Wolf), Nicole Kang (You), Camrus Johnson (Luke Cage, The Sun Is Also a Star), Elizabeth Anweis (Twin Peaks), and Dougray Scott (Taken 3, Hitman, Mission: Impossible 2). Marcos Siega (You, God Friended Me, Blindspot) directed the pilot, for which he also served as executive producer alongside David Nutter (Game of Thrones, Arrow, The Flash). Batwoman premieres this fall. airing Sundays at 8/7c on The CW and is based on characters from DC and is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
HISTORY’s Project Blue Book
11:00am – 11:50am – Indigo Ballroom
From Academy Award and Golden Globe–winning executive producer Robert Zemeckis and A+E Studios, HISTORY’s hit UFO drama series Project Blue Book returns to Comic-Con as fans gear up for season 2. Project Blue Book is based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s. Series stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders), Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries), Neal McDonough (Altered Carbon, Yellowstone), and Laura Mennell (Watchmen, The Man in the High Castle), along with producers, share details and a look into what to expect for the sophomore season. Cast subject to change.
Sesame Street Puppets Live!
11:30am – 12:30pm – Horton Grand Theatre
Come watch live readings, sketches, and improv performances with your favorite Sesame Street characters. Muppet performers include Matt Vogel (Big Bird, The Count), Eric Jacobson (Grover, Bert, Oscar), and Ryan Dillon (Elmo).
Enter the Star Trek Universe Panel
11:30am – 1:00pm – Hall H
Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon for the ages. Star Trek broke barriers then and continues to do so now, inspiring people of all generations and walks of life with its celebration of cultural diversity, scientific exploration, and the pursuit of uncharted frontiers. Today, the Star Trek universe continues to thrive, exploring all new missions for Starfleet. CBS All Access invites you to join the cast and producers of its hit series Star Trek: Discovery and be the first to hear about two new upcoming additions to the Star Trek universe: the highly anticipated new series Star Trek: Picard starring Sir Patrick Stewart, and the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. Star Trek: Discovery cast scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, and Heather Kadin, with series guest star Tig Notaro, who plays Chief Engineer Reno, moderating the conversation. Star Trek: Lower Decks will feature co-creator and executive producer Mike McMahan and surprise guests sharing an exclusive first look at the upcoming animated series. Star Trek: Picard cast members will come together for the series’ first Comic-Con. The panel will feature, Sir Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, and Heather Kadin.
12:00pm – 12:45pm – Ballroom 20
The Simpsons is now 30 years old and part of the mighty Disney empire. Get inside insights and secret tips on the upcoming season from Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike B. Anderson, Stephanie Gillis, and Yeardley Smith. There will be freebies!
NBC’s The Good Place
12:00pm – 12:50pm – Indigo Ballroom
From creator Michael Schur comes the critically acclaimed and unique comedy series about what makes a good person. Hear from the stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, D’Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto and executive producers Michael Schur and Drew Goddard for a forking great conversation.
Costume Designers Guild: Costume Concept Art of Television and Film
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Room 23ABC
Costume Designers Guild members Alan Villanueva (costume concept artist, Watchmen, Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Titans), Gina Flanagan (costume concept artist, Stargirl, Doom Patrol, The Boys), Greg Hopwood (costume concept artist, Star Trek: Picard, Birds of Prey, See), Luca Nemolato (costume concept artist, Swamp Thing, Westworld, Titans S2), and Phillip Boutte Jr. (costume concept artist, Avengers Infinity War and Endgame, Black Panther, Captain Marvel) discuss the process behind creating costume concept art for some of the most exciting productions in film and television. The panelists will also take questions from the audience with an autograph table to follow.
Scooby-Doo’s 50th Birthday Bash
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Room 6A
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) salutes that lovable Great Dane Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang with a panel spotlighting half a century of crime-solving silliness. For 50 years, the Mystery Inc. gang has entertained fans with zany hijinks, action-packed adventures, and engaging mysteries that have captivated viewers of all ages. What started as a Saturday morning cartoon exploded into an enormously successful franchise encompassing multiple spinoff series, original animated and live-action films, consumer products, and much more. Included in the celebration will be several key showrunners, filmmakers, and stars of the franchise, including Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Grils, The Loud House) and Kate Micucci (Garfunkel & Oates, Unikitty!), the voices of Daphne and Velma, respectively-and a glimpse of the upcoming Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The Complete Series Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion box set from WBHE (available in stores on September 3).
1:00pm – 1:35pm – Ballroom 20
It’s a Smith-family Funday with “Hayley” (Rachael MacFarlane), “Steve” (Scott Grimes), and “Klaus” (Dee Bradley Baker), “Principal Lewis” (Kevin Michael Richardson), plus executive producer and co-creator Matt Weitzman and producers Kara Vallow & Jeff Kauffmann, who will treat American Dad! fans to a first-look at scenes from new episodes coming soon to TBS . . . plus a few surprises!
1:00pm – 1:50pm – Indigo Ballroom
Calling all Earthers, Belters, and Martians, The Expanse is making its return to Comic-Con this summer! The series has had an incredible journey since San Diego last saw the Rocinante crew. They return with news from beyond the Ring Gate and from their new home-thanks to help from the fans-as an Amazon Prime Video series. Be the first to hear about what’s next for your favorite crew from the creatives and cast, and get an early look at what’s to come when season 4 drops on Prime Video later this year. The Hugo Awardwinning series, based on the hugely popular science fiction novels, was developed and scripted by the Academy Awardnominated writing duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby who executive produce season 4 along with Naren Shankar, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Sharon Hall, Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck and Dan Nowak. Shankar serves as showrunner for season 4. Panelists include: Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Naren Shankar, Ty Franck, Daniel Abraham, moderated by Kyle Hill (Nerdist).
1:15pm – 2:15pm – Hall H
HBO’s Emmy-winning series Westworld returns for its third season in 2020. Creators, executive producers, and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and cast members Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright, will answer questions and present an early look at the forthcoming third season of the drama series, a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth.
1:40pm – 2:15pm – Ballroom 20
Hear from the cast Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry and executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, and Kara Vallow from FOX’s hit animated comedy Family Guy as they celebrate their 20th anniversary! Take a look back at some favorite moments over the last 20 years, and get a sneak peek at the hilarity and hi-jinx in the upcoming season!
2:30pm – 3:15pm – Ballroom 20
From Emmy Award–winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is back for season 3 and stopping in San Diego! See the full crew of the U.S.S. Orville: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Mark Jackson, and Chad L. Coleman, along with executive producers David A. Goodman, Jon Cassar, and Brannon Braga. get an exclusive look back to some never-before-seen moments of season 2 and an exclusive look forward to the new and exciting missions in the upcoming third season!
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Room 24ABC
Celebrate four years of Invader ZIM comics with Oni president and publisher James Lucas Jones, Jhonen Vasquez (Invader ZIM creator and overlord), Eric Trueheart (Invader ZIM writer), Sam Logan (Invader ZIM comics writer), and others. Gain exclusive insight into Invader Zim comics, including information about the fabled issue #50 coming out in December.
Much Ado About Mean Girls
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Horton Grand Theatre
Experience a live performance of the epic drama Mean Girls as a Shakespeare play, complete with Elizabethan verse, iambic pentameter, Shakespearian monologues, and theatrical stage directions! Based on the book from bestselling author Ian Doescher (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars), the audiobook narrators will perform select scenes from this cult classic. Power struggles. Bitter rivalries. Jealousy. Betrayals. When you think about it, it’s pretty surprising William Shakespeare didn’t actually write Mean Girls . Thou shalt wear pink upon the morrow!
Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Panel
2:45pm – 3:45pm – Room 6BCF
It all started in 1969 with a simple idea: Can television be used to get kids ready for school? 50 years later, Sesame Street is an educational force for change that’s seen in over 150 countries around the world. Sonia Manzano (“Maria” from Sesame Street), Matt Vogel (Big Bird and the Count, Sesame Street puppet captain and director), Eric Jacobson (Grover, Bert and Oscar), Ryan Dillon (Elmo), and Dr. Rosemarie Truglio (SVP, Sesame Workshop Content and Curriculum)-with special appearances by some fuzzy and feathered friends-will talk about Sesame Street’s legacy and future.
Snowpiercer on TBS: Panel and Exclusive First Look of Series Premiere
3:00pm – 3:50pm – Indigo Ballroom
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation, based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. Stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, and Steven Ogg and EP/showrunner Graeme Manson will give attendees an exclusive first look at TBS’s highly anticipated post- apocalyptic sci-fi thriller produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios).
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
3:30pm – 4:15pm – Ballroom 20
After spending time at Slabside, Oliver Queen wanted to give back to the city that he loves. Since everyone knows his true identity, Team Arrow worked alongside SCPD as vigilantes to help protect the city at all costs. However, last season led to Oliver finding out about Emiko, the bow-wielding assassin and ring leader of the Ninth Circle who also happened to be his half-sister. The season 7 finale saw them fighting for their lives-both in the present and the future. So, what will the state of Team Arrow look like in the show’s eighth and final season? For answers to this and more, hear from the cast and producers at their final Comic-Con appearance, and be among the first to learn what this means for Oliver and the rest of his team. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will return to The CW for its final season this fall on Mondays at 9/8c. Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 20.
Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Hall H
A discussion among fierce, fearless actresses Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Expanse), Freema Agyeman (New Amsterdam, Doctor Who), Betty Gilpin (The Hunt, GLOW), Ruby Rose (Batwoman), and Cobie Smulders (Stumptown) who open up about the power and privilege of playing women that redefine the rules and refuse to yield.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: A Master Class with Guillermo del Toro, “The Making of a Monster”
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Horton Grand Theatre
Fantasy master and Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro (producer) and acclaimed director André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) give movie fans an exclusive window into their visionary process bringing the book series’ iconic and terrifying illustrations to life for the upcoming thriller Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark . This intimate master class will also debut an original monster created specifically for the film and include a Q&A with the audience. It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind . . . but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley, where for generations the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time-stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home. In theaters August 9. A CBS Films/eOne Entertainment presentation, a Lionsgate release.
Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A
4:15pm – 5:00pm – Ballroom 20
Season 4 showed that truth, justice, and the American way are stronger than fear and hate, as Supergirl stopped Lex Luthor’s anti-alien campaign with the power of the press, no cape required. As the world returns to normal, some things will never be the same now that Lena knows Kara’s secret and the Monitor has arrived on Earth 38. Watch, like Leviathan, as new dynamics and relationships unfold for Supergirl and her friends and colleagues as their adventures continue in season 5. Hear from the members of the cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they’ll discuss what’s to come. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl ‘s fifth season will premiere this fall on Sundays in its new 9/8c time slot on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 17.
Spotlight on Frank Miller
4:15pm – 5:15pm – Room 6DE
Legendary creator Frank Miller (The Dark Knight Returns) is joined by Borys Kit (writer, The Hollywood Reporter) to discuss his body of work over the last four decades as well as his highly anticipated slate of upcoming projects across comics, novels, television and film.
The Man in the High Castle
4:15pm – 5:15pm – Room 6A
The fourth and final season of the Emmy Award–winning series The Man in the High Castle will premiere this fall. The final season will be rocked by war and revolution. The Resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion, driven by Juliana Crain’s (Alexa Davalos) visions of a better world. A new Black insurgent movement emerges to fight the forces of Nazism and imperialism. As empires teeter, Chief Inspector Takeshi Kido (Joel De La Fuente) will find himself torn between his duty to his country and the bonds of family. Meanwhile, Reichsmarschall John Smith (Rufus Sewell) will be drawn toward the portal the Nazis have built to another universe, and the tantalizing possibility of stepping through a gateway to the path not taken. The series was developed by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), with Ridley Scott (The Martian), David W. Zucker (The Good Wife), Richard Heus (Ugly Betty), Isa Dick Hackett (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), Daniel Percival (Banished). and David Scarpa (All the Money in the World) serving as executive producers for season 4. Percival (Banished) and Scarpa (All the Money in the World) are co-showrunners for season 4. Panelists include: Isa Hackett, Daniel Percival, David Scarpa, Rufus Sewell, Joel de la Fuente, Jason O’Mara, Chelah Horsdal, Frances Turner, and moderator Dominic Patten (Deadline).
Black Lightning Special Presentation and Q&A
5:00pm – 5:45pm – Ballroom 20
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and his family return to the small screen this fall! At the conclusion of season 2, Lightning (China Anne McClain), along with her father Black Lightning, had seemingly taken down Tobias Whale (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III), as he’s exiled to a black site for lockdown. Lynn’s (Christine Adams) desire to save the pods almost costs her her life, while Khalil’s (Jordan Calloway) and Jennifer’s (McClain) relationship seemingly comes to an end once Tobias pulled his coattail-or shall, we say, spine? And we can’t forget Anissa, a.k.a. Thunder (Nafessa Williams), who continued to fight her way through Freeland’s corruption. Hear from some of the series stars for a lightning round of a season 2 review and a tease of what’s to come for season 3! In addition, this supercharged series stars Damon Gupton and James Remar. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter. Black Lightning returns this fall to The CW on Mondays (9/8c), with the last two seasons available for streaming on Netflix. Black Lightning: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 1.
SYFY and IDW Entertainment: Wynonna Earp
5:00pm – 5:50pm – Indigo Ballroom
Saddle up, Earpers! SYFY’s hit series and the 2018 People’s Choice Award Winner for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show is back. Just because a mind-blowing season finale put an end to Bulshar and the Earp curse doesn’t mean Wynonna’s done kicking demon-ass or putting up one hell of a fight to rescue Waverly from the Garden of Eden. The cast and creators of the award-winning series, based on the IDW Publishing comic book created by Beau Smith, will tease the upcoming 4th season and look back at the show’s most hell-raising moments.
5:15pm – 6:45pm – Hall H
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and surprise panelists provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Room 6A
Based on Joe Hill’s 2013 bestselling novel of the same name, NOS4A2 features Vic McQueen, a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx, a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland-a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Get a look at the making of AMC’s different kind of vampire story with showrunner and executive producer Jami O’Brien, author and executive producer Joe Hill, and cast members Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto. Moderated by Clark Collis (Entertainment Weekly), panelists will discuss the transformation of Quinto into a 136-year-old vampire and provide a sneak peek into the final episodes of the season.
Diversity in Writing: Women Writers and Producers Take Charge in TV, Animation, Comics, Games, Online
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Room 26AB
Award-winning diverse women writers and producers will discuss creating stories with strong diverse female characters across TV, animation, comics, and games; they’ll also address the importance of diverse representation, getting started in writing, and their career paths from writing to executive producing top shows. Panelists include Nicole Dubuc (Star Wars Forces of Destiny, Rebels; producer of Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy; winner of WGA Animation Writing Award), Denise Downer (Marvel’s Avengers Black Panther’s Quest, Power Rangers: Beast Morphers), Keto Shimizu (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, executive producer and writer; Arrow), Silvia Olivias (Disney’s Elena of Avalor, producer and writer; Moesha), Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn, WGA Video Game Award winner; The Lizzie Bennet Diaries), Joelle Sellner (DC Super Hero Girls, Sonic Boom), and Gloria Shen (Disney Channel’s Amphibia).
The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A
5:45pm – 6:30pm – Ballroom 20
Team Flash spent the last year dealing with not one but two Cicadas, the return of Eobard Thawne (a.k.a. Reverse Flash), and the surprise arrival from the future of Barry and Iris’s daughter Nora West-Allen, (a.k.a. XS). The stakes were higher than ever during the season 5 finale, which culminated in Barry and Iris losing their daughter after only just getting to know her. How will they deal with saying goodbye to their speedster daughter, and what does Thawne’s escape mean for Team Flash? For answers to this and all your other season 6 questions, come and see the cast and creators at their annual Comic-Con panel. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash will return to The CW this fall on Tuesdays at 8/7c. The Flash: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 27.
SYFY’s The Magicians
6:00pm – 6:50pm – Indigo Ballroom
Calling all Fillorians! Magic is back at Comic-Con with your favorite spellbinding millennials. Cast members Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran, and Trevor Einhorn, alongside executive producers Sera Gamble, John McNamara, and Henry Alonso Myers give you the exclusive scoop on the upcoming fifth season.
What We Do in the Shadows (FX) Screening and Q&A
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Room 6BCF
Based on the feature film of the same name from Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires who’ve “lived” together for hundreds of years. Come for a special screening followed by a spirited discussion with series stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch, and the creative team behind TV’s #1 vampire comedy! BAT!
Batman 1989 Movie 30th Anniversary
6:45pm – 7:45pm – Room 6A
Michael Uslan, originator and executive producer of the Batman movie franchise, celebrates the 30th anniversary of this revolutionary film that changed Hollywood and the world culture, presenting an extended version of his TED Talk on the ten-year human endurance contest to get this first dark and serious superhero movie made. Q&A to follow along with the first trailer that changed the perception of fandom and the world. Introduction by producer David Uslan.
Bold Voice of Contemporary Horror
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Room 23ABC
Love Midsommar? Mandy? Get Out? The Witch? The Invitation? The Babadook? It Follows? Some of the most knowledgeable and influential voices in horror today discuss the state of indie and studio horror film, as well as the rise of horror in television and streaming services, and give a sneak peek at the best to come this year, with exclusive footage from festival standouts and hotly anticipated fall releases. This is the place to come to find out which upcoming horror flicks should be on your must-see list and discuss current trends in the horror genre. Panelists include Ryan Turek (VP of development, Blumhouse), Mali Elfman (producer, Before I Wake, The Party’s Just Beginning, co-founder of Fun Size Horror), Aleka Cooper (writer/producer, American Horror Story, Luke Cage, The Nun 2), Gigi Saul Guerrero (writer/director, Hulu/Blumhouse’s Into The Dark), and Adam Egypt Mortimer (writer/director, Some Kind of Hate, Daniel Isn’t Real). Moderated by film critic Amy Nicholson (host, Halloween: Unmasked, Unspooled).
DC Universe Series Sneak Previews and Q&A
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Indigo Ballroom
DC fans, this is your Universe! DC Universe has established itself as the premium go-to destination for fans of all things DC, and they are just getting started! Spend your Saturday night with select producers and stars from DC Universe’s original live-action and animated series and get the latest updates and sneak previews on Titans, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders .
Studio Ghibli Kiki’s Delivery Service Screening
7:00pm – 9:15pm – Horton Grand Theatre
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kiki’s Delivery Service ! This coming-of-age story follows Kiki, a young witch-in-training, to a new town where she delivers goods by broomstick and meets new friends. Join Her Universe and Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes, and a special screening of this delightful adventure with special host.
Kevin Smith Reboots Hall H!
7:15pm – 9:00pm – Hall H
Like long lines and oversized giveaway bags, Ink Pot Award-winner Kevin Smith has become an inevitable fixture of Comic-Con. But instead of hitting the stage and talking about past glories like he usually does, this year Smitty’s bringing a new movie to Hall H-a new flick that’s built on . . . past glories. See the world premiere of the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot trailer, followed by a Hall H-only sneak preview of the movie-within-a-movie scene from the reboot Jay and Silent Bob are trying to stop: Bluntman V Chronic ! Joined by star Jason Mewes and other funny folks from the flick, this panel will be far from Silent, Bob!
7:45pm – 8:45pm – Room 6BCF
Come Join the Night Shift with the Nine-Nine! Universal Television brings NBC’s hit comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine to Comic-Con. The hilarious heroes of New York’s funniest police precinct solve crimes like only they can-with tons of humor and the heart to match. Featuring Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller and executive producers Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici.
Rod Serling’s Night Gallery 50th Anniversary
8:30pm – 9:30p – Room 8
Rod Serling’s classic 1970s horror series, which spawned the directing careers of Steven Spielberg and Leonard Nimoy and many stars of TV and film, celebrates 50 years. Join the artist who created the original Night Gallery paintings, Tom Wright (director, NCIS, Supernatural), Scott Skelton (co-author, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour), Taylor White (publisher and proprietor of Creature Features), and others for a retrospective of the art, horror, and creative legacy of a show that has inspired so many genre creators of today. White and Skelton will be previewing their upcoming coffeetable book exploring the paintings from the series: Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: The Art of Darkness . Moderated by Jim Benson (radio host, TV Time Machine; co-author, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour).
Shooting Clerks: The Kevin Smith Biopic SDCC World Premiere and Q&A
10:00pm – 12:00am – Room 5AB
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Clerks, be the first to see an exclusive screening of the biographical comedy film depicting the indie filmmaking beginnings of Kevin Smith. Featuring 25 cameos from the original cult classic, the cast and crew, along with other panelists, will talk about an event a quarter of a century in the making.