Hot off its multibillion-dollar deal with Lionsgate, Starz is heading back to Comic-Con later next month with a new property and a veteran. No Outlander this year, but the cabler’s American Gods and Ash vs. Evil Dead will be at the San Diego Convention Center on SDCC weekend.
Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed 2001 novel — a Comic-Con favorite — American Gods will be making its debut in Room 6BCF at 3:15 PM July 22. Gaiman, an EP on the 2017-premiering show, will be there along with showrunner Bryan Fuller, an SDCC alum from his Hannibal days. Joining the duo will be castmembers Ian McShane, Ricky Whittle plus Yetide Badaki, Pablo Shreiber, Bruce Langley and EP Michael Green. I hear footage of the series will be shown, though no indication yet if it is a full-on trailer or a tease. Though Gaiman won’t be there, some of the Gods gang also will be signing autographs at the Starz booth on the convention floor that same day at 4:45 PM.
Perpetual tease Bruce Campbell put on a masterful show last year at SDCC as the jaw with a man talked up the then-unseen Ash vs. Evil Dead and then dropped a trailer. Now, with Season 1 on the horror movie adaptation done and Season 2 on the way, Campbell is back. Joining him in Room 6A at 6:45 PM on July 23 will be co-star Lucy Lawless plus Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Ted Raimi and Michelle Hurd. Campbell might have some iconic competition as the Six Million Dollar Man himself Lee Majors, who is joining Ash in Season 2, also will be on the Evil Dead panel. As well as an autograph session in the Ash cabin in San Diego’s Petco Park at 2 PM on that Saturday, there will also be an Ash vs. Evil Dead screening at 10 PM that night in Room 6DE
Comic-Con 2016 runs from July 21-24, with a preview night on July 20.