The cast of American Horror Story is finally coming to Comic-Con after three seasons on the air. The FX show has skipped the fanboy confab in previous summers partly due to its production schedule, however, the Coven and Freak Show cast will be heading to San Diego including Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, new addition Michael Chiklis and exec producer Tim Minear. The panel, which is scheduled for Saturday, July 26 from 7-8 PM in Room 6DE will provide a look back at Coven as well as exclusive secrets from the set of the upcoming Freak Show.
Also announced today is Showtime’s plan for Penny Dreadful, which wrapped its first season June 27. It will make its Comic-Con debut on Thursday, July 24th with a 6-7 PM panel session in Ballroom 20, combined with signings and merchandise and a tie-in with the confab that will put Showtime and Penny Dreadful branding on more than 150,000 lanyards worn by attendees. Featured panelists include stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway and creator/writer/executive producer John Logan. Aisha Tyler will moderate.
Meanwhile, 20th Century Fox TV made the announcement this morning in addition to the Comic-Con return of Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) to celebrate the DVD/Blu-ray release of 24: Live Another Day on July 24 from 10-11 AM in Ballroom 20. Joining Sutherland for a retrospective on the show and clips will be show’s EP Jon Cassar. Three other frosh Fox TV series making their Con debuts include Witches Of East End cast with Julia Ormond, Madchen Amick and EPs Rich Hatem and Maggie Friedman on Thursday, 5:45-6:45 PM in Room 6DE. Also on Thursday in Room 6A from 12:30-1:30pm, 20th Century Fox will provide a first look at TNT’s new FBI undercover agent series Legends from Howard Gordon, Alexander Cary (Homeland) and David Wilcox (Fringe) starring Sean Bean. On Saturday, 5:45-6:45 PM in Room 6DE, the cast and creators from the WGN American-Fox 21 series Salem will look back at season one. In addition, FX is bringing the cast and creators of their summer vampire virus series Guillermo del Toro’s The Strain to Comic-Con.
In other Comic-Con news today, USA Network‘s drama series Dig has set a panel at 11:30 AM Thursday, July 24 ahead of its fall premiere. The group at the Hilton Bayfront’s Indigo Ballroom will feature Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche, Lauren Ambrose and Alison Sudol as well as co-creators/executive producers Gideon Raff and Tim Kring. A&E’s Bates Motel will be returning with cast Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell and EPs Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin in Room 6A from 3:30-4:30 PM Friday followed by History’s Vikings in the same venue from 4:45-5:45 PM with Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen and Alexander Ludwig along with creator Michael Hirst and History’s VP Development & Programming Julian Hobbs.
The complete 20th Century Fox TV & FX Comic-Con schedule is as follows:
Thursday, July 24
24: Live Another Day, 10:00-11:00 AM, Ballroom 20, Kiefer Sutherland, EP Jon Cassar.
Legends, 12:30-1:30, Room 6A, Sean Bean, producers Howard Gordon, Alexander Cary, David Wilcox.
The Witches of East End, 5:45 – 6:45PM, Room 6DE, with cast Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Rachel Boston, Mädchen Amick, Daniel DiTomasso, Eric Winter and EPs Rich Hatem and Maggie Friedman.
Bob’s Burgers, 4:00 – 5:00 PM, Indigo with Creator/EP Loren Bouchard, EP Jim Dauterive and cast H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy.
Archer, 5:00-6:00PM, Indigo, Screening and Q&A with cast H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, plus creator Adam Reed and Co-EP Casey Willis.
Brickleberry!, 5:30-6:30 PM, Room 25ABC. Live table read and never-before-seen episode of the Comedy Central’s show with creators and EPs, Waco O’Guin and Roger Black along with cast David Herman, Tom Kenny, Jerry Minor and Natasha Leggero.
Sleepy Hollow, 5:45 – 6:45PM, Room 6BCF, with EPs Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman, Mark Goffman, Heather Kadin and cast members Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones, Lyndie Greenwood and Katia Winter.
Family Guy, 1-1:45 PM with Seth Green, Mike Henry and EPs Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Danny Smith, and co-EP Peter Shin.
American Dad, 2-2:45 PM, Ballroom 20 with Dee Bradley Baker, EPs Matt Weitzman and Brian Boyle.
Salem, 5:45-6:45 PM, Room 6DE, with cast members Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg and Elise Eberle along with EPs Brannon Braga, Adam Simon and Josh Barry.
American Horror Story, 7-8 PM, Room 6DE with cast members Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Michael Chiklis, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, and EP Tim Minear.
Sunday, July 27
Sons of Anarchy, 12:30-1:30PM, Hall H with creator Kurt Sutter, EP/director Paris Barclay and cast Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, Jimmy Smits, David Labrava, Niko Nicotera and Drea de Matteo.
The Strain, 1:45 PM – 3:45 PM ,Hall H, never-before-seen third episode screening and Q&A with creator/author Guillermo del Toro, EPs Carlton Cuse, Chuck Hogan and cast Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Ben Hyland and Jack Kesey.