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: 17/5/17

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

American Horror Story Hotel


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.


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?

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?


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.


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

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.


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.

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 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.


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.



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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.

Wynnona Earp

Season 2 is premiering in June and it looks like the cast and crew are interested in heading back to SDCC this year according to a tweet by IDW president David Ozer.


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.


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Jenny Tang

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