UPDATED with Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday events: Still finishing up its final season, Game of Thrones won’t be unleashing its Hall H power this year but television will still be storming Comic-Con this year. With what may be Andrew Lincoln’s last appearance, The Walking Dead will be there, as Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, the SDCC debut of new Doctor Who Jodie Whittaker in Hall H plus a sneak peek at Syfy’s highly anticipated adaptation of Deadly Class by Avengers Infinity War directors the Russo Bros.
Add to that, Warner Bros. TV is coming out in full force with 15 shows — but that’s not to say that they are having all the fun. From network reboots (Charmed) to veteran shows (Supernatural) to reunions (Breaking Bad) to newbies (Cloak & Dagger), Comic-Con is busting at the seams with shows for the masses of discerning fanboys and fangirls setting up shop in San Diego from July 19-22 for the confab.
Marvel’s presence at SDCC this year is scarce — nay — practically non-existent on the film side, but they’ll be throwing us a bone with TV as they push Netflix’s Iron Fist as well as Legion, The Gifted and their newest series Cloak & Dagger on Freeform. Other surprises may pop up, but those should keep Marvel fans satisfied.
WBTV is showing up and showing out with mainstays The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl, and Supernatural. Archie and the gang will also make their annual Comic-Con visit as Riverdale makes their Hall H debut.
Among the new shows making their Comic-Con debut are Manifest, Mayans M.C., and Castle Rock while reboots for Charmed and Magnum P.I. are set to take the stage. Fans of Breaking Bad will be treated to a 10-year anniversary reunion and of course, it wouldn’t be Comic-Con without Star Trek: Discovery beaming in to energize the crowd.
As in past years, Deadline will also be having a big presence at SDCC. Co-Editor-in-chief Mike Fleming Jr will be leading our team of Senior Editor Dominic Patten, Amanda N’Duka, and Dino-Ray Ramos. See ya on the convention floor.
We’ll update over the next few days but see our “best of” schedule below:
Wednesday, July 18
Special Preview Night Screenings: Manifest, The 100, and Freedom Fighters: The Ray
6-10 PM, Ballroom 20
Thursday, July 19
Behind the Music 10th Anniversary: Crime, Death and Resurrection
10AM, Room 25ABC
TV Composer panel includes Mac Quayle (Mr. Robot, American Horror Story), Siddhartha Khosla (This Is Us, Marvel’s Runaways), Jared Faber (Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, Captain Underpants), Jim Dooley (A Series of Unfortunate Events), Sherri Chung (Riverdale, Blindspot), and Kris Bowers (Dear White People). Moderated by Jon Huertas (This Is Us) and Sara Rue (A Series of Unfortunate Events).
11AM, Indigo Ballroom
Freeform’s mermaid drama dives into season 2 with Panelists EPs Eric Wald and Emily Whitesell, with series stars Eline Powell, Alex Roe, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun, and Rena Owen.
11:15 AM-12:15 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Stars Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock, and Rupert Evans along with producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin will be on hand after a sneak peek of episode 1 of the reboot.
11:45AM, Hall H
Meet the 13th Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, joined by co-stars, Tosin Cole, and Mandip Gill, who play Ryan and Yasmin, as well as series showrunner Chris Chibnall and EP Matt Strevens.
Tell Me a Story
12:15-12:45 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Join executive producer Kevin Williamson, as well as series stars Paul Wesley and James Wolk, for an exclusive sneak peek of the CBS All Access series followed by a panel discussion. Tell Me a Story is a reimagining of fairy tales such as “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel.” These stories come to life as dark and twisted psychological thrillers interweaving with each other against the backdrop of modern day New York City.
A Discovery of Witches
1 PM, Ballroom 20
The new Sky series from across the pond doesn’t have a distributor yet, but will likely be announced at SDCC. It’s based on Deborah Harkness’ fantasy trilogy. The cast and creatives are on hand to discuss including Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Alex Kingston and Owen Teale along with Harkness.
1 PM, Indigo Ballroom
From the producers of The Crown and Strike Back. StarsTom Felton, Natalia Tena, Nora Arnezeder, Sen Mitsuji, and writer/creator/executive producer Mika Watkins and director Paul W. S. Anderson will chat about their new sci-fi series. In Origin, a group of outsiders seek a clean slate on a colonized planet but are jarred awake on their journey as an asteroid collision damages their spaceship, leaving them stranded. The abandoned passengers discover a terrifying truth and must work together for survival, quickly realizing that one of them is far from who they claim to be.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1:45-2:45 PM, Room 6A
Panelists: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back with Nickelodeon’s brand-new mutation of New York’s half-shell heroes. Joining the discussion is the new voice cast: Omar Miller as Raph, Ben Schwartz as Leo, Josh Brener as Donnie, Brandon Mychal Smith as Mikey, Kat Graham as April O’Neil, and Eric Bauza as Splinter. They will be joined by co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward, and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen. The panel will also feature never-before-seen clips from the upcoming series.
3 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Cast and creators will chat about the new Syfy series from Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin.
In Conversation with Robert Kirkman
3 PM, Room 6A
The Walking Dead EP and comic book creator hablas about his career.
Better Call Saul
3:30-4:30 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Bob Odenkirk, Banks, Esposito, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, Patrick Fabian, Vince Gilligan and co-creator Peter Gould.
4-5 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Panelists: Stars of the Syfy action horror series Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Vincent Gale, Aleks Paunovic, Rukiya Bernard, and Trezzo Mahoro will join creator/showrunner Neil LaBute and executive producers Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes to give fans an exclusive first-look at what’s in store for the upcoming third season.
4:15-5:30 PM, Room 6A
Panelists: Fans will get to watch a sneak peek of episode 1 and afterwards, stars Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks and executive producers Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim will talk about the revival and participate in a Q&A.
Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary Panel
4:30-5:30 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt, Jonathan Banks, RJ Mitte and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan will reunite for the anniversary.
5 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Panelists: D.J. Qualls, Kellita Smith, Russell Hodgkinson, Karl Schaefer, and surprise panelists discuss the 5th and possibly final season of the Syfy series.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: The Final Curtain Call
5:45–6:30 PM, Room 6A
Panelists: Show co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna look back on some of the series’ most memorable moments and talk about what’s ahead for the CW series. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Michael McMillian and will include a special performance and never-before-seen footage.
6–7 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb welcomes surprise guests from the Netflix Marvel series ahead of its Season 2 launch.
6-7 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Panelists: Attendees will get a first look at the spin-off to Syfy’s Z Nation. Cast and creators to attend are TBD.
7 PM, Indigo Ballroom
The series that NBC saved after Fox axed is coming to SDCC. They have this slot RSVPed with a TBD of who’ll be there.
8-9 PM, Room 7AB
Panelists: Creators and cast of the AT&T Audience Network’s hit series written by David E. Kelley and Dennis Lehane and directed by Jack Bender make their second Comic-Con appearance and talk about what to expect in the second season.
Friday, July 20
Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers’ Room
10:15–11:15 AM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Join The Big Bang Theory writers and producers as they return to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season eleven.
The Walking Dead and Fear The Walking Dead
11:15 – 1:15 PM, Hall H
Panelists: this sprawling panel will include Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Norman Reedus, FearTWD’s Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo and Lennie James plus EPs Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman and new TWD showrunner Angela Kang among others. If past years are any indication expect to learn the premiere date of the new season of TWD and see a sneak preview of what is expected to Linclon’s final year on the show.
11:30AM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Series creator/writer Michael Hirst will be joined by stars Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Alexander Ludwig, Alex Høgh Andersen, and Georgia Hirst to talk about the forthcoming season of the History’s epic drama.
World Premiere of Hulu’s Castle Rock
12:45-2 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: After a screening of the first episode of J.J. Abrams and Stephen King’s psychological horror series, join show creators and executive producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason along with stars Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, and Jane Levy as they discuss the most tragic and disturbing town in America.
INVADER ZIM: Enter the Florpus!
1-2 PM, Room: 6A
Panelists: Nickelodeon’s forthcoming new movie lands at Comic-Con with Original series creator Jhonen Vasquez, art director Jenny Goldberg, and voice talent Richard Horvitz, Rikki Simons, Wally Wingert, and Kevin McDonald. They will present behind-the-scenes art and exclusive brand-new footage.
Star Trek: Discovery
1:30-2:30 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Cast members scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Tig Notaro, who will appear as Chief Engineer Reno.
Amazon Mega-panel: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Good Omens, The Tick, Homecoming, Lore, The Expanse
3:30PM-5:30PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Carlton Cuse, Executive Producer of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Tick creator Ben Edlund; Sam Esmail, director of Homecoming; Neil Gaiman, creator-writer-showrunner of Good Omens; Lore Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd and Naren Shankar, showrunner of The Expanse.
4:15-5:10 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Panelsts: Creator and EP Loren Bouchard, and cast H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy talk next season and drop exclusive footage.
5:15M, Indigo Ballroom
Season 9 talk about Danger Island and some chatter about season 10 with voice cast H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, co-executive producer Casey Willis and art director Chad Hurd.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
5:45–6:45 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Executive Producer and head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb moderates a panel with stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana, Ally Maki and executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski. The panel will also include a special look at exclusive, never-before-been-seen footage.
6-7 PM, Room 6A
Panelists: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyaa Sidney, Henry Ian Cusick, Jamie McShane, executive producer Liz Heldens, executive producer/ director Jason Ensler and author Justin Cronin will be on hand for a Q&A after Fox’s world premiere screening of this epic thriller based on Justin Cronin’s best-selling fantasy book trilogy.
The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time
7PM, Room 6BCF
Stars Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo and Ian Ziering.
7:30 PM, Hall H
Season 3 chat with EPs Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, showrunner Sam Catlin, stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun.
Saturday, July 21
10-10:50 AM, Inidigo Ballroom
Panelists: Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Zach Callison (Steven), and the true diamond authority series creator Rebecca Sugar will share insights about the show and make announcements.
10-11 AM, Room 6DE
Panelists: Producers Lynn Wang and Ed Skudder, animation director Anna Hollingsworth and the voice cast, Tara Strong, Grey Griffin, Eric Bauza, H. Michael Croner, and Roger Craig Smith will be there to share a brand-new episode and answer your questions.
11-11:45 AM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Join series stars Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, Damon Gupton and James Remar and producer Salim Akil for an electrifying look at season two.
The Good Place
11-11:50 AM, Indigo Ballroom
Panelists: Stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto join executive producers Michael Schur, Morgan Sackett, and Drew Goddard to talk about the critically acclaimed NBC afterlife comedy about what it means to be a good person
Noon-12:50 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Panelists: Join series stars and executive producers of SYFY’s hit series as they discuss the many surprises of the first season and provide an inside look into what fans can expect in season two.
12:00 – 12:45 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Creator Matt Groening, Executive Producer Al Jean, Supervising Director Mike Anderson, Legendary Director David Silverman, Actress Tress MacNeille and Moderator Johnathan Fernandez look ahead to their 30th season.
1-2 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Panelists: In case you missed the preview screening, executive producer Jeff Rake and series stars Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Dallas will be on hand for a pilot screening and a Q&A ahead of the series’ premiere on September 24.
2-2:50 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Panelists: Executive producer Julie Plec and series stars Danielle Rose Russell and Matthew Davis for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A for the fortcoming series that continues the tradition of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Legacies is the third installment of this supernatural series about witches, vampires and werewolves.
American Dad! and Family Guy
1-2:15 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: It’s a Smith-family Funday with “Francine” (Wendy Schaal), “Steve” (Scott Grimes), “Klaus” (Dee Bradley Baker) along with “Snot” (Curtis Armstrong), “Barry” (Eddie Kaye Thomas), Toshi (Daisuke Suzuki) plus executive producer Matt Weitzman who will treat American Dad! fans to a first look at scenes from all new episodes coming soon to TBS.
This will be followed by Family Guy panel with stars Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, and Mike Henry and executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, and Steve Callaghan. They will share their favorite memories from the hit animated comedy and give a special sneak peek of the upcoming season.
2:30-3:15 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Join executive producers Matt Nix and Jeph Loeb and stars Stephen Moyer, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind and Skyler Samuels for an exclusive first-look at the upcoming season.
2:45-3:45 PM, Room 6BCF
Join your fellow “Midnighters” for a sneak peek of season 2 and a Q&A session with the cast and producers: François Arnaud (The Borgias), Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), Parisa Fitz-Henley (Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries), Jason Lewis (Sex and the City), Peter Mensah (True Blood), executive producers David Janollari (Six Feet Under), Eric Charmelo (Supernatural), and Nicole Snyder (Supernatural).
Explore the Wonders of the Universe with Cosmos: Possible Worlds
3-3:50 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Get an exclusive sneak peek of Cosmos: Possible Worlds as host Neil deGrasse Tyson along with executive producer/writer/director/creator Ann Druyan and executive producers Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, and Jason Clark. The panelists discuss more on cosmic evolution and the great minds who’ve contributed to our understanding of the universe, and get a first look at the new season which will debut 2019.
3:30–4:15 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Join the series’ cast, Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Katie McGrath andJesse Rath and executive producers Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller and Sarah Schechter for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they’ll discuss what’s to expect in season four.
4:00-4:50 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Panelists: Join the some of the crew members of the U.S.S. Orville: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes along with Executive Producers David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga and Jon Cassar to get an exclusive look at some of the new and exciting missions in the upcoming second season.
4:15–5 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Stars Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and Colton Haynes and executive producer Beth Schwartz will take the dais to talk about the fate of Oliver and the rest of his team after the season six finale.
The Man in the High Castle
4:15–5:15 pm, Room: 6A
Panelists: cast Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Jason O’Mara, and Stephen Root along with Executive Producers Isa Dick Hackett and Dan Percival. Moderated by Deadline’s Dominic Patten
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
5–5:45 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan, Courtney Ford, showrunner Phil Klemmer and producer Keto Shimizu will share a video presentation and answer all of your questions about what makes this time-traveling crew tick.
The Purge: From Film to Television
5:15-6:15 PM, Room 6BCF
Jason Blum, founder of Blumhouse Productions, and creators of the Purge film franchise share an exclusive inside look at how they are expanding the universe into TV with USA Network this Fall. Cast from the latest film The First Purge and the upcoming TV series will join the creative team. The television series picks up 10 years after the events of The First Purge and will follow several seemingly unrelated characters whose stories all connect in a mysterious way as they discover how far they’ll go to survive The Purge.
5:30-6:30 PM, Room 6A
Netflix and Matt Groening give a special sneak peek at his newest series, Disenchantment. Get whisked away into the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where Matt tells the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. The cast and creators will be in attendance to show you an exclusive first look and for a Q&A.
5:45–6:30 PM, Ballroom 20
Panelists: Join the cast and creators of The CW’s highest-rated series – stars Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Hartley Sawyer, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Danielle Nicolet and executive producer Todd Helbing – at their annual Comic-Con panel.
6PM-6:50PM, Indigo Ballroom.
Panelists: Comic creator and EP Rick Remender, Miles Orion Feldsott, Mick Betancourt, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela De Faría, Benedict Wong and comic co-creator Wes Craig. Moderated by Deadline’s own Dominic Patten
Project Blue Book
6:45-7:45 PM, Room 6A
Panelists: History’s new drama series makes its Comic-Con debut with creator/co-EP/writer David O’Leary, showrunner/EP/writer Sean Jablonski as well as stars Aidan Gillen, Michael Malarkey, Neal McDonough, and Laura Mennell. Project Blue Book is based on the true, top-secret investigations into UFOs and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1969.
6:45-7:45 PM, Room 6DE
Panelists: Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Chantel Rileyalong join showrunner Emily Andras, and comic creator Beau Smith to reveal behind-the-scenes antics, show off exclusive footage, and answer your biggest questions about season 3.
7-7:50 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Join the cast and creators to get an exclusive look at the upcoming 4th season and answers to most of your burning questions. Panelists TBD.
Twin Peaks and the revival of a Cult Classic
8-8:50 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Panelists: Cast members from both the new and original Twin Peaks, Mädchen Amick (Shelly Briggs/Shelly Johnson), Sheryl Lee (Laura Palmer/Carrie Page/Maddy Ferguson), Sherilyn Fenn (Audrey Horne), Kimmy Robertson (Lucy Brennan/Lucy Moran), Harry Goaz (Deputy Andy Brennan), James Marshall (James Hurley), Adele Rene (Lt. Cynthia Knox), Chrysta Bell (FBI Agent Tammy Preston), Nicole LaLiberte (Darya), John Pirruccello (Deputy Chad Broxford), Amy Shiels (Candie), George Griffith (Ray Monroe), and Sabrina Sutherland (executive producer) talk about about how the show has evolved and the passion behind the fandom.
Sunday, July 22
10:30-11:30 AM, Hall H
Panelists: Stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert and executive producers Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner will answer burning questions about the shocking events in last season’s intense finale, as well as what’s in store for the 14th season, when the show will reach the rare milestone of 300 episodes.
11:45 AM–12:45 PM, Hall H
Panelists: The cast and creators of the CW drama graduates to Hall H. Series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry and Vanessa Morgan and producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater will make their Hall H debut with a special video presentation and a Q&A.
1-2 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director Kurt Sutter, Co-Creator/Co- Executive Producer/Writer Elgin James, and Executive Producer/Director Norberto Barba, plus stars JD Pardo, Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Danny Pino, Emilio Rivera, Frankie Loyal, Joseph Lucero, and Vincent Rocco Vargas discussing what to look forward to from Season in the next chapter in Kurt Sutter’s award-winning Sons of Anarchy saga.
2:15–3:15 PM, Hall H
Panelists: Executive Producers John Cameron and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb, along with co-EP, Nathaniel Halpern, plus cast members discuss what to look forward to from Season 3.
Buffy Musical: “Once More with Feeling”
3:45-5 PM, Room 6BCF
Once again, the special Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode “Once More with Feeling” closes Comic-Con with a special interactive screening. End your Comic-Con experience with a sing-along with Buffy and the gang!