Convention

Which TV series can we expect at San Diego Comic-Con 2017?

With everyone gearing up for San Diego Comic-Con 2017, I take a guess at which TV shows I think will make a comeback or debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Of course not every show is listed here but I will update this as more information becomes available about the status of regular and new shows. LAST UPDATED: 12/7/17

Outlander has already been confirmed to attend Comic-Con 2017 to promote season 3, which will air in September 2017. In the meantime here is trailer for season 3. I can’t wait and I really hope Jamie can find Claire again.

Update 30/6/17: Outlander panel is set for Friday, July 21 from 5PM-6PM in Ballroom 20, the panel will be moderated by Jenna Dewan Tatum. I wonder if Channing Tatum will make an appearance?

UPDATE 6/7/17: Cast members will also participate in and autograph signing session that will take place in the STARZ booth (#4029) on Saturday, July 22nd (time TBA). Fans who visit the STARZ booth on Thursday and Friday can enter a raffle for a chance to win a spot at the Saturday signing.

Netflix could surprise us all and appear at San Diego Comic-Con officially for the first time to promote The Defenders, which will premiere on Netflix on Friday 18th August.

UPDATE 30/6/17: The Defenders are heading to Comic-Con on Friday 21st July from 5.15pm in Hall H. Daredevil.  Jessica Jones.  Luke Cage.  Iron Fist.  Together for the first time.  Join Charlie CoxKrysten RitterMike Colter and Finn Jones plus guest stars galore.  This is the one you’ve been waiting for!

Not to mention they also have the upcoming series 2 of Stranger Things they could bring along to promote, which will air on Halloween night on Netflix.

UPDATE: Now that Netflix will have a booth on the convention floor for the first time at San Diego Comic-Con, it’s a good sign that Netflix could be heading there with panels for Stranger Things and The Defenders.

UPDATE 30/6/17: Stranger Things is heading to Comic-Con.

The 100

CW Network has renewed The 100 for a 5th season, which means the cast and crew should be heading back to SDCC to promote the new series airing later this year.  When I watched the pilot I was quickly drawn in and with each episode of the first and second season I was impressed by the writers. They created plots and twists that I never saw coming.

UPDATE 29/6/17: 

The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A panel will be on Friday 21st July from 12:30–1:30 p.m. in Ballroom 20. Following the surprising events of the season finale, join The 100 as the critically acclaimed series returns to San Diego for its annual appearance at Comic-Con. More than six years have passed since Praimfaya ravaged the planet, and killed most of the human race. As Clarke waits to hear from the group on the Ark, or in the bunker, a new mystery drops from the sky. Who is in the arriving ship, and are they friends or enemies? One thing is certain, Clarke is now the Grounder! Be among the first to find out what’s in store for season five. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon and executive producer Jason Rothenberg. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. The 100: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on July 18. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWThe100, and follow the show on Twitter at @CWThe100.

Adventure Time

With season 9 being its last the cast and crew could be heading to SDCC for a fond farewell panel for their fans.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

This really should come as no surprise, a renewal was always expected and I expect Marvel will once again bring back its cast and crew to San Diego Comic-Con International 2017. This show has come from strength to strength, it’s brilliantly written and well acted.Hopefully they will bring exclusive footage and reveal what season 5 holds for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.

UPDATE 30/6/17: Sadly Agent’s of Shield will be skipping San Diego Comic-Con this year to focus on filming and making a great season 5.

American Dad

TBS announced it has renewed the series for a 13th season, which means the cast and crew could be back to SDCC to promote the new series and probably show us a trailer just like how they debuted the trailer for season 12.

UPDATE 30/6/17: The panel will be on Saturday 22nd July from 1PM-2:15PM in Ballroom 20, along with Family Guy.

American Gods

American Gods is based on a successful novel by Neil Gaiman but the fact that the TV series is created by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and it has an amazing cast (Ian McShane, Gillian Anderson,Emily Browning, Peter Stormare, Orlando Jones, Ricky Whittle and crispin Glover) is what makes this series all the more exciting. In fact American Gods has already been renewed for a second season. Here’s hoping they bring American Gods back to San Diego Comic-Con this July because I really want to get my hands on the cool t-shirt and tote bag they give out last year.

19/6/16-Sadly Bryan Fuller has stated in an interview with Deadline that American Gods will be skipping San Diego Comic-Con this year to focus on season 2.

American Horror Story

As FX network’s highest rated show, a renewal was always predictable and FX has renewed through to season 9. FX certainly show no expense is spared when they promote this series at SDCC, remember the offsite event they created of the hotel to promote season 5?

UPDATE 23/6/17: FX networks officially announced which shows they are bringing to San Diego Comic-Con next month and unfortunately American Horror Story was not on the list. However that doesn’t mean that there won’t be an offsite event.

UPDATE 5/7/17: At San Diego Comic-Con this month, FX bends the boundaries of Comic-Con’s reality and invites fans to enter FXhibition 2017. Visitors will immerse themselves in the mind-altering world of Legion in the Sessions Mixed Reality Experience, suspend the rules of normal in the Atlanta Shop Shot, and succumb to the twisted terror of American Horror Story as they stare deep into the hypnotic AHS Zoetrope.

American Horror Story Hotel

Archer

This has been renewed for 10 seasons already and personally I hope it never ends as the adventures of Archer never ceases to amuse me. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they will bring the live reading on a private yacht with cast back again to SDCC this year.

UPDATE 23/6/17: FX Networks have officially confirmed they are bringing Archer to Comic-Con although they haven’t released the information yet on which cast and crew will be taking part in the panel and which day the panel will be on.

Arrow

At Comic-Con 2015 Stephen Amell walked onto the Hall H stage and debuted his new Green Arrow costume to the screams, thunderous applause and excitement of the crowd. The CW network and Warner Bros know exactly how to build up excitement among fans and potential fans for their upcoming TV shows and films. Now that the CW network has officially confirmed it is renewing all its shows including Arrow, we can certainly expect many more surprises at this year’s Comic-Con event in San Diego. What costumes or potential characters could we expect to be announced or to make an appearance at this year’s annual San Diego Comic-Con International for Arrow season 6?

UPDATE 29/6/17: There will be an Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A from 5:50–6:30 p.m. on Saturday 22nd July in Ballroom 20. With the future of the team left hanging in the balance,Arrow gave new definition to the phrase “blowing up the show.” The emotional showdown between Oliver Queen and Adrian Chase was the perfect conclusion to a stellar fifth season of The CW’s gritty DC Super Hero series. Now, the focus shifts to uncovering the fate of each and every member of Team Arrow. Could anyone have possibly survived an island-wide explosion, or has the book closed on them, as it has on Oliver’s five-year flashback story? Returning to San Diego Comic-Con for a sixth consecutive year, cast members Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and producers will be on-hand for an eye-opening conversation about the upcoming season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow’s season six premiere moves to its new night on  Thursday, October 12, at 9/8c on The CW. Arrow: The Complete Fifth Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 19. Become a fan of Arrow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWArrow, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Arrow.

Ash vs Evil Dead

Starz greenlit the 3rd series when the 2nd series was still airing last year. Here’s hoping they bring Bruce Campbell back to promote the new series because he loves his fans and they love him.

Black Lightning

The CW Network will be premiering another new DC Comics series, The Black Lightning and no doubt the cast and crew will make an appearance to promote this exciting new series and hopefully show us some exclusive footage or maybe even the trailer during preview night?

UPDATE 29/6/17: The Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A panel will be from 4:50–5:10 p.m. on Saturday 22nd July in Ballroom 20. Black Lightning makes its Comic-Con debut! Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Join series stars Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights), Nafessa Williams (Twin Peaks), China Anne McClain (House of Payne) and Christine Adams (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), along with executive producers Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Jumping the Broom, Girlfriends) for an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming series along with an electrifying Q&A session. 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 (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Salim & Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Supergirl). Black Lightning premieres midseason on The CW. Become a fan of Black Lighting on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CWBlackLightning, and follow the show on Twitter @BlackLightning.

Blindspot

Great news, Blindspot has officially been renewed for a third season. This series turned out to be  one of NBC’s top rated new shows which means we can expect the cast to be back this year promoting a new season and NBC seems to be confident that Blindspot is here to stay. This show has lots of potential to last a few seasons thanks to its amazing cast and the intriguing tattoos that lead to a new story in each episode.

Cloak & Dagger

Now that Marvel has confirmed they are attending San Diego Comic-Con 2017, one new TV series they could bring along to promote is Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger.

“Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” is the story of Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) – two teenagers from very different backgrounds, who find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers which are mysteriously linked to one another. Tandy can emit light daggers and Tyrone has the ability to engulf others in darkness. They quickly learn they are better together than apart, but their feelings for each other make their already complicated world even more challenging. The network has ordered 10 one-hour episodes slated to debut early 2018.

Colony

USA Network renewed the series for a 3rd season, looks like the cast and crew could be heading back to SDCC this summer.

UPDATE 30/6/17:  Colony will be holding a panel on Thursday, July 20 in the Indigo Ballroom from 2PM-3PM.

Dark Matter

Syfy renewed this series with a 3rd season, a premier date for the 3rd season hasn’t been confirmed yet but rumour is it could be this summer. If it does premier this summer in June or July, we may see the cast and crew promoting the new season at Comic-Con.

UPDATE 5/7/17: Dark Matter is heading to Comic-Con

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

There is no confirmation date yet for when the 2nd season will premier other than that it will be this year. BBC America may bring the cast and crew to promote the new season or they could be too busy filming.

UPDATE 30/6/17: Apparently the panel will be in Hall H on Sunday 23rd July along with Doctor Who. Elijah Wood is expected to take part.

The Expanse

Syfy has renewed this series for a 13 episode third season, which will premier in 2018. There is a good chance they will bring the cast and crew to promote the new season especially since Syfy will be bringing back Syfy live from Comic-Con this summer. I wonder if the Expanse cafe will be back this year?

UPDATE 30/6/17: The panel will be on July 22 from 5pm in the Indigo Ballroom.

Falling Water

USA Network has renewed it for a 2nd season, so chances are they will bring the cast and crew back to promote the new season.

Fear the Walking Dead

Season 3 hasn’t even premiered yet and already it has been renewed for a 4th season. Here’s hoping they bring back abigail or another offsite event to promote season 3 and 4.

UPDATE 30/6/17: Panel from 11:15am-12:15pm on Friday, July 21 in Hall H. “Fear the Walking Dead” panelists include cast members Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Mercedes Mason, Sam Underwood, Daniel Sharman and Michael Greyeyes along with Executive Producer and Showrunner David Erickson, Executive Producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.

The Flash

Without a doubt the cast and crew of The Flash would be at San Diego Comic-Con especially since it has been renewed for a fourth season. In fact I’m looking forward to season 4 and its new villain.”Next season we’re not going to have a speedster as the main bad guy,” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told the crowd at Paley Fest in Los Angeles.

UPDATE 29/6/17: The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A panel is from 5:10–5:50 p.m. on Saturday 22nd July in Ballroom 20.

Running up against an evil time remnant version of yourself is something no one should ever have to do, but that’s exactly what faced Barry Allen (aka The Flash) as he fought to save the life of fiancée Iris West from the God of Speed known as Savitar. Barry’s victory was short-lived, however, as an unbalanced Speed Force began to wreak havoc on Central City, forcing Barry to sacrifice himself for the greater good. With The Fastest Man Alive now trapped inside an extra-dimensional energy, and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows, it will be up to Team Flash to free Barry from his own personal Hell. Join cast members Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Keiynan Lonsdale and producers of The CW’s highest-rated series at their annual Comic-Con panel, and be among the first to find out where things will pick up when season four returns this fall. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash season four premiere airs Tuesday, October 10, at 8/7c on The CW. The Flash: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 5. Become a fan of The Flash on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/CWTheFlash, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_TheFlash.

Game of Thrones

I imagine HBO will be heading back to heavily promote the show as they have done in previous years at San Diego Comic-Con.  In fact everyone will be busy talking about the 1st episode of season 7 as it airs the weekend before Comic-Con 2017. Although I’m keeping my fingers crossed that HBO will bring back another offsite event. You read our experience at Comic-Con 2016 Game of Thrones Hall of Faces by clicking here.

UPDATE 30/6/17: Game of Thrones panel is set for Friday at 1:30PM with cast members Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, and Sophie Turner.

Gifted

Fox could potentially bring this to promote the pilot for Marvel’s new TV series based on X-Men characters including Blink. Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot focuses on two ordinary parents, Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Kate (Acker), who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants, led by Sam (Blair Redford), and must fight to survive. The series also stars Emma Dumont, Percy Hynes White and Sean Teale.

UPDATE 12/7/17: Fox will be bringing The Gifted to San Diego Comic-Con 2017. The panel will be on Friday 21st July from 3:45 – 4:45PM in Ballroom 20. Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White are confirmed for the panel.

Good Place

Would it be biased of me if i wanted the Good Place to come back to San Diego Comic-Con this year because I love the series and the frozen yogurt they brought to San Diego Comic-Con last year?

Gotham

Gotham has been renewed for a 4th season but I’m still waiting for them to bring back the Gotham zipline off-site event back to San Diego Comic-Con.

UPDATE 29/6/17: The  Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A panel will be from 2:50–3:50 p.m. on Saturday 22nd July in the Indigo Ballroom.

Gotham’s origin story continues to unfold, and as the show enters its fourth season, the stakes will be higher than ever! With the Court of Owls decimated, the aftermath of the Tetch virus crippling the city, and every (surviving) villain in Gotham’s underworld jockeying for power, Jim Gordon and the GCPD will have their hands full. And that’s just the beginning! What threat does Ra’s al Ghul pose, and will Penguin regain his title as the King of Gotham? What new villains are in store for season four, and what does Bruce Wayne’s season finale reveal mean for Gotham City — and his ultimate destiny? Be among the first to see what’s in store for season four as Gotham returns to Comic-Con for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns September 28 with all-new episodes on its new night, Thursdays at 8/7c on FOX. Gotham: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 29. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GOTHAMonFOX, and follow the show on Twitter at @Gotham.

Inhumans

A fresh new show for ABC will be Marvel’s Inhumans. Since the film never happened, I’m pinning my hopes that they will do it justice with a TV series. I hope they bring the cast and crew to San Diego Comic-Con International and show us a new trailer or exclusive clips or both. Of course it would be nice if they aired the pilot on preview night but that’s highly unlikely.

UPDATE 30/6/17: Inhumans is heading to Comic-Con, the panel will be in Ballroom 20 on Thursday 20th July from 5pm – 6pm. Marvel’s Royal Family storms into San Diego.  Meet the cast and see exclusive footage from the show that will make television history, with the first two episodes premiering exclusively in IMAX® theatres for a two-week window beginning September 1. Then be sure to check out the full series starting September 29 on ABC.

iZombie

iZombie has been renewed for a fourth season and I can’t wait to see what the writers have planned for season 4.

UPDATE 29/6/17: iZombie fans heading to San Diego Comic-Con next month will be happy to know that the cast and crew will be there with a panel on Friday 21st July from 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m in Ballroom 20. Everyone’s favorite Zom-Com-Rom-Dram is back! After the heart-stopping events of the iZombie season finale, the secret is out: The public is no longer in the dark about the existence of zombies. With Seattle now under zombie control at the hands of Fillmore Graves, Ravi’s search for a cure and vaccine for zombie-ism is now more dire than ever. Be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for Liv and the gang in season four. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders and Aly Michalka, as well as executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo from DC Entertainment,iZOMBIE returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. iZOMBIE: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD this fall. Become a fan of iZOMBIE on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cwizombie, and follow the show on Twitter at @CWiZombie.

Krypton

I grew up watching Smallville, I will admit it was a guilty pleasure and it’s why i’m intrigued by this new series as it will explore Kal-El’s home planet Krypton.

Krypton is an upcoming American cable television series developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler for Syfy. The show is set in Superman’s home planet, approximately 200 years before the time period of the Man of Steel film. Here’s hoping the cast and crew make an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con this July with a panel discussion on what we can expect.

UPDATE 29/6/17: ‪The Krypton Special Video Presentation and Q&A panel will be from 1:15–1:45 p.m. on Saturday 22nd July in Indigo Ballroom.

Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Join series star Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon, Florence Foster Jenkins) and executive producers Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) and Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead, Constantine) for a sneak peek at the upcoming series followed by an out-of-this-world Q&A. Based on DC characters, Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner, along with Damian Kindler and Cameron Welsh. Krypton is based on characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, published by DC, and will debut in 2018 on SYFY. Follow the show on Twitter at @KryptonSYFY.

Legends of Tomorrow

At first I wasn’t sure about this series but its grown on me especially since the writers can pretty much get away with anything as the characters can time travel. The possibilities of stories within time travel is endless which means there is no shortage of stories to tell and Legends of Tomorrow can go on for many seasons. With the 3rd season premiering this fall, it looks like the cast and crew could be heading back to SDCC this year.

UPDATE 29/6/17: The DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A panel will be from 4:10–4:50 p.m. on Saturday 22nd July in Ballroom 20.

After crash landing the Waverider in a version of 2017 Los Angeles where dinosaurs roam the streets and the skyline is adorned with London’s iconic Big Ben clock tower, the Legends were quick to realize that “we broke time.” Last year, the loveable band of misfit heroes traveled throughout the timeline fixing a series of Aberrations. This year, they’ll be turning the crazy up to 11, as a wave of Anachronisms turns History on its head, leaving the Legends responsible for piecing it back together. What is an Anachronism you ask? For the answer to that, and many other questions, join cast members Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and producers at their annual Comic-Con panel. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s season premiere airs Tuesday, October 10, at 9/8c on The CW. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 15. Become a fan of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CWLegendsofTomorrow, and follow the show on Twitter at @TheCW_Legends.

 

Legion

FX announced a season 2 renewal which will broaden the story of David Haller, son of Professor X. SDCC 2017 would provide a great opportunity for FX to promote their X-Men TV series, Legion and Gifted. Clearly after Logan we can’t get enough of the X-Men, Logan showed us all that you only need good characters, actors and a premise tell a great story. I look forward to seeing what stories the will tell in season 2 of Legion.

UPDATE 23/6/17: FX Networks have officially confirmed they are bringing Legion to Comic-Con although they haven’t released the information yet on which cast and crew will be taking part in the panel and which day the panel will be on.

UPDATE 30/6/17: 

The fun launches at the Legion panel where cast and producers will have a lively discussion about Season 1 and what’s ahead for Season 2 of Legion! The panel will be from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM in Ballroom 20.

Lucifer

The Devil himself will be back for a 4th season. I love this series as it’s both wittingly well written and acted and I really hope the cast and crew come back to SDCC this summer and give us a glimpse of what to expect in season 4 especially now that it will consist of 26 episodes.

UPDATE 29/6/17: The Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A panel will be from 1:50–2:50 p.m. on Saturday 22nd July in Indigo Ballroom. Lucifer returns to San Diego to heat things up. The climactic events of the season finale left us wondering, where in the world is Lucifer and how did he get his wings back? Join the series stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Aimee Garcia, Tricia Helfer and executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich for a special video presentation and Q&A where they’ll discuss the sizzling second season and what’s in store for Lucifer in season three! From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based upon characters created by Neal Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns for its third season on October 2, airing Mondays 8/7c on FOX. Lucifer: The Complete Second Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 22. Become a fan on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/LuciferonFOX, and follow the show on Twitter at @LuciferonFOX.

The Magicians

This has been renewed for a third season before the second season has even aired. You can expect this show to be at SDCC 2017 along with all of Syfy’s other series including The Expanse and Dark Matter.

UPDATE 30/6/17: The panel will be on Saturday 22nd July from 4PM-4:50PM in Indigo Ballroom.

Man in the High Castle

As Amazon Prime’s biggest hit drama, it’s a no wonder this got renewed for a third season, which means they could be bringing another Amazon offsite experience at SDCC.You can check out our review of last year’s offsite experience here.

Mr Robot

This was a critically acclaimed hit that many did not see coming, although we knew how good it would be when we watched its worldwide premiere at SXSW 2015, that it was even renewed for a second season before the pilot of the first season even aired. The panels for Mr Robot at SXSW 2015 and Nerd HQ 2015 where definitely highlights for me as they revealed how much work really went into making the series as realistic as possible when it comes to the world of hacking. I expect the cast and crew will be back st San Diego Comic-Con 2017 to promote the 3rd season and any panels they do is definitely a must see and should be on your to do list.

USA Network is aiming for a October premiere of season 3. Here’s hoping they bring back another Mr Robot offsite event to SDCC to give us a glimpse of what to expect in season 3.

UPDATE 29/6/17: Sadly there will not be a MR.Robot panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Once Upon a Time

As a long time Disney fan, Once Upon a Time is definitely one of my guilty pleasures and I always love watching how they will bring old and new Disney characters into a live action TV series. I guess many people including the ABC network feel the same way as its been renewed for a 7th season although what direction the series will go remains to be seen following the departure of six of its stars including Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan), Rebecca Mader (Zelena),Jared Gilmore (Henry Mills), Ginnifer Goodwin (Mary Margaret Blanchard), Josh Dallas (Henry Nolan) and Emile De Ravin (Belle French). Hopefully such answers can be explained if they bring the show to San Diego Comic-Con.

UPDATE 30/6/17: Sadly Once Upon A Time is skipping San Diego Comic-Con this year.

UPDATE 8/7/17: According to Hollywood Reporter there will be a panel on Saturday, JULY 22 Once Upon a Time (ABC) 10-11 a.m., Ballroom 20.

The Originals

This show has been renewed for a fifth season, expect the beautiful cast of The Originals to be back at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Dare I say that I think this is better than The Vampire Diaries.

UPDATE 26/6/17: According to The Originals writer Carina Mackenzie they will be heading to Comic-Con next month.

UPDATE 29/6/17: The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A panel will be from 12:00–1:00 p.m.  on Saturday 22nd July in Indigo Ballroom.

The Originals returns for a fifth season with more supernatural intrigue, romance and bloodshed in The Big Easy. Join executive producer Julie Plec and series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood and Riley Voelkel for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air midseason on The CW. The Originals: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 29. Become a fan of The Originals on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cworiginals, and follow the show on Twitter at @cworiginals.

Preacher

The second season will already have started to air by the time San Diego Comic-Con 2017 rolls around which means it’s up in the air on whether AMC thinks it’s worth bringing the cast and crew to the event. I love the show and its cast so I’m biased in wishing that they would attend. But never say never since there is still a possibility especially if AMC heads down to Comic-Con 2017 anyway to promote their other TV series as well including The Walking Dead.

UPDATE 30/6/17: The Panel will be from 4:00-5:00pm on Friday, July 21 in Hall H.

“Preacher” panelists include cast members Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti and Graham McTavish along with Executive Producer Seth Rogen and Executive Producer and the author of the Preacher graphic Novel, Garth Ennis. 

Rick & Morty

I would love if the cast came to San Diego Comic-Con 2017, as their panels are always fun to watch. Not mention I love them even more because I want McDonalds to bring back the Szechaun dipping sauce too and the McRib. The impact the first episode of season 3 had on its viewers just goes to show how popular both the show and the sauce is even after all these years.

Riverdale

It’s already been confirmed for a second season so I wouldn’t be surprised if the cast and crew come back to Comic-Con 2017 especially since CW tends to bring most if not all their shows to the event.

UPDATE 29/6/17: The Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A panel will be from ‪11:00–11:45 p.m. on Saturday 22nd July in Ballroom 20. Following the shocking first season finale, don’t miss Riverdale when it returns to San Diego for its second appearance at Comic-Con! Join Archie and the gang as they dive into the secrets that continue to loom over what once looked like a quiet, sleepy town. The circumstances surrounding Fred’s shooting kick off the mystery of season two. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Casey Cott, Haley Law, Asha Bromfield and producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater.Riverdale’s season two premiere airs Wednesday, October 11, at 9/8c on The CW Riverdale: The Complete First Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 15. Become a fan on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CWRiverdale, and follow the show on Twitter at @CW_Riverdale.

 

Scorpion

CBS has renewed it for a 4th season, yay, I do love the characters on Scorpion and I do hope they will be back at San Diego Comic-Con this year.

UPDATE 30/6/17: Sadly Scorpion will be skipping San Diego Comic-Con this year.

Star Trek: Discovery

Since the series premiere is delayed to this fall, CBS could potentially bring this to SDCC to promote. Even though CBS held a Star Trek 50th anniversary panel last year, I think there is a high chance they could be back to promote the new series and to remind everyone about the upcoming premiere especially since it got delayed.

UPDATE 30/6/17: Star Trek Discovery is coming to ​! Join cast and creatives on Saturday, July 22, 2:30PM PT in Ballroom 20

Star Wars Rebels

This series being renewed should come as no surprise especially with all the Star Wars hype thanks to the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Han Solo next year. This is one for kids and adults alike, yep you can watch it with your kids and pretend it’s for the kids but we know it’s really for you. Although this year will be a fond farewell as the 4th season, which airs this fall will also be its last.

The Strain

With the final season set to premiere next month, the cast and crew will be heading to Comic-Con for the last time to say farewell to their fans. FX Networks have officially confirmed they are bringing The Strain to Comic-Con although they haven’t released the information yet on which cast and crew will be taking part in the panel but the panel will be on Thursday.

UPDATE 30/6/17: The Strain: Discussion and Q&A – Thursday, July 20, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM, Ballroom 20
The fourth and final season of The Strain premieres Sunday, July 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. The world has gone dark in the wake of a nuclear explosion and strigoi are in control. Do our heroes have what it takes to save humankind? The Strain, FX’s action-packed vampire thriller based on the best-selling books from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan returns for its fourth and final season. Get a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage and then join showrunner/executive producer/writer Carlton Cuse, executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan, and stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel and Max Charles as they discuss the challenges (and fun!) of bringing this post-apocalyptic world to life. Room: Ballroom 20. Moderator: Jim Halterman, TV Guide Magazine

Supergirl

Very few people probably predicted the success that it would be but that could be down to the first trailer that came out. The trailer made people nervous and many expected it to be a huge flop but once the pilot aired, it’s safe to say that most critics where silenced and clapped at the surprisingly job well done by the Supergirl creative team and cast. Supergirl has been renewed for a third season and I can’t wait to see more adventures of Kara.

UPDATE 29/6/17: The Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A panel will be from 3:30–4:10 p.m. on Saturday 22nd July in Ballroom 20. Ridding National City of Queen Rhea and her Daxamite army was a major win for Supergirl, but one that came at a significant cost, as Kara was forced to sacrifice her budding relationship with Mon-El. When season three returns with all-new supercharged adventures this fall on The CW, Kara and team will come up against a new threat in the form of DC Worldkiller, Reign. Want to know more about Reign and what she has in store for the Girl of Steel? Join the series’ cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they’ll discuss this hot topic and more! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television,Supergirl’s third season will debut Monday, October 9, at 8/7c on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete Second Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray™ and DVD on August 22. Become a fan on Facebook athttp://www.facebook.com/TheCWSupergirl, and follow the show on Twitter at @TheCWSupergirl.

UPDATE 12/7/17: Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Jeremy Jordan, Chris Wood, Katie McGrath & Odette Annable are confirmed for the panel.

Supernatural

This is one show that proves that fans can keep a show going, I would have never guessed that Supernatural would have such staying power nor that it would be renewed for a 13th season. It amazes me that the writers can keep coming up with clever ideas to keep the show going for another season and another. It does make me wonder how they could end the show that would satisfy its fans? There is no doubt that the cast will be back again at San Diego Comic-Con this year, just make sure to keep a lookout in the Hall H line for Misha Collins serving coffee and pizza.

UPDATE 29/6/17: The Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A panel will be from  10:30 –11:30 a.m.  on Sunday 23rd July in Hall H.Join the series’ stars and executive producers in Hall H to answer questions about the shocking events in last season’s intense two-part finale, as well as what’s in store for lucky season 13 of this exciting series! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights of your favorite guys from Kansas, and maybe a surprise or two! The 13th season of Supernatural will return to Thursdays onOctober 12 in its new 8/7c time period on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Become a fan of the show on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Supernatural, and follow the show on Twitter at @cw_spn.

Timeless

Talk about a close call, Timeless was originally cancelled but due to much fanfare over the cancellation NBC had a change of heart and renewed it for a 10 episode season. At least fans can get conclusion but ratings will need to improve drastically for more an extended episode renewal of the season season before a third season would even be considered. I’m hoping the cast and crew come to San Diego Comic-Con to thank their fans for the support in helping them get a second season and to bid farewell if season 2 does end up being its last.

UPDATE 29/6/17: The Timeless panel will be on Thursday 20th July from 3.30-4.30pm.

Van Helsing

The second season is currently in production with a fall release date but I think we could be treated to a new trailer or exclusive footage at SDCC especially since production would have wrapped by then.

UPDATE 30/6/17: Panel will be on Thursday 20th July from 3PM-3:45PM in Indigo Ballroom.

Vikings

With production to begin in the summer for season 5, the cast and crew will be at SDCC this year, according to Katheryn Winnick’s instagram.

After previous years I would expect Vikings to be back at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 with another amazing off site event. In previous years fans could board a Vikings Longship, a San Diego Seal Boat that was transformed, which drove through Downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, and sailed the harbour. After the ride they gave out complimentary Vikings drinking horns.

The Walking Dead

As AMC network’s highest rated show and a regular fixture at SDCC, it should come as so surprise that this show was renewed for an eighth season. The cast will definitely be back at SDCC or there will be many angry fans at SDCC 2017.

UPDATE 30/6/17: Panel from 12:15-1:15pm on Friday, July 21 in Hall H.

“The Walking Dead” panelists include cast members Andrew Lincoln, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Norman ReedusLauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Seth Gilliam, Alanna Masterson, Khary Payton, and Chandler Riggs along with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Executive Producer David Alpert. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick. 

Wynnona Earp

The panel will be on Saturday 22nd July from 2:30PM-3:30PM in Room 5AB. Expected to Appear: Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Shamier Anderson, Katherine Barrell, Tamara Durarte, Varun Saranga, Emily Andras, and Beau Smith.

X-Files

There will be another 10 episode revival of The X-Files, I do hope David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will make an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017.

Z Nation

This show may not be experiencing the same dizzying heights of success like The Walking Dead but boy is it entertaining and anything can certainly happen in this show. As much as I enjoy watching The Walking Dead, it tends to drag along but this show just gets to the point and has more surprises up its sleeves to keep the viewer entertained. After Syfy announced its season 4 renewal, we can certainly expect the cast to be back at SDCC to promote their new season. If you haven’t seen this show yet, I highly recommend that you get round to it and you won’t be left disappointed.

UPDATE 26/6/17: Sadly it looks like Z Nation may not be heading to Comic-Con next month.

UPDATE 5/7/17: It looks like Z Nation is heading to Comic-Con, the panel will be on Thursday 20th July from 4-5pm in Indigo Ballroom. What’s on the horizon for this zombie virus dystopian series? Find out when cast and producers from the show preview the fourth season at Comic-Con.


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