‘The Bastard Executioner’ First Look Adds To FX’s Comic-Con Lineup — Update

By Denise Petski, Anthony D'Alessandro

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UPDATE, THURSDAY AM: FX will be presenting a world premiere first look of Kurt Sutter’s new series The Bastard Executioner at Comic-Con on Sunday, July 12. The show will cap off FX’s Sunday 3-4:30PM block which includes a presentation of Denis Leary’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll as well as The Strain. Set in the Middle Ages, The Bastard Executioner tells the story of a warrior knight (Lee Jones) in King Edward I’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all. The rest of the Fox and FX Comic-Con lineup is below.

PREVIOUS, WEDNESDAY AM:  20th Century Fox TV has announced the times and locations for its screenings and panels at next month’s Comic-Con.  The release is posted below the previous story, with complete descriptions and panelists.

PREVIOUS, 10:30 AM, June 1: Fox’s anticipated comedy horror anthology series Scream Queens will make its world premiere at Comic-Con. It’s among 13 20th Century Fox TV series that will be repped at the megafest, which runs July 9-12 at the San Diego Convention Center, with the preview night on July 8.

From Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, the first installment of Scream Queens revolves around a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders. In addition to the world premiere screening, there will be a joint Scream Queens/American Horror Story panel session with Scream Queens stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels and Keke Palmer, and AHS: Freak Show and upcoming AHS: Hotel stars Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Matt Bomer.

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minorityreportThe Comic-Con crowd also will get a first look at sci-fi action thriller Minority Report. Based on the 2002 Steven Spielberg movie, it follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Stark Sands (Inside Llewyn Davis), Meagan Good, (Think Like A Man franchise, Californication) will be there, along with other cast and producers for a special screening followed by a Q&A.

Comic-Con-LogoOther Fox series to make their ‘Con debut include The Last Man On Earth, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and Damien, along with ‘Con returnees Sleepy Hollow, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers and Salem. Seth MacFarlane will lead a panel that featuring first looks at the upcoming seasons of Fox’s Family Guy and TBS’ American Dad! and an exclusive look at his newest animated project, Fox’s Bordertown.

Descriptions of panel sessions and screenings follow:


6:45 – 7:45PM Damien – From Executive Producer Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead, The Shield), “Damien” follows the adult life of Damien Thorn, the mysterious child from the 1976 motion picture who has grown up seemingly unaware of the satanic forces around him. Haunted by his past, Damien must now come to terms with his true destiny — that he is the Antichrist. Starring Bradley James (“Merlin”), Barbara Hershey, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Omid Abtahi. Get an exclusive look at the exciting first season of A&E’s drama series “Damien” followed by a Q&A with cast and producers – plus a very special guest appearance! Room 6A


1:45 -2:45PM Minority Report – Be one of the first to take a look at Fox’s new fall sci-fi action thriller! Based on the hit futuristic Steven Spielberg feature, “Minority Report” follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Join Stark Sands (Inside Llewyn Davis), Meagan Good, (Think Like A Man franchise, Californication) along with other cast and producers for a special screening followed by a Q&A. Ballroom 20

4:00 – 5:00PM Bob’s Burgers – The always entertaining cast and creators behind Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers” bring their Emmy Award-winning animated series back to San Diego for another unforgettable panel you don’t want to miss! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy will entertain with never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A panel discussion. Indigo Ballroom

5:00–6:00PM Archer. Creator Adam Reed and Executive Producer Matt Thompson with the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Jessica Walter,Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates. In addition to the panel, fans will see an exclusive screening of a “Best of…” reel highlighting many of the series’ best moments.

4:45-5:45PM Sleepy Hollow – Everyone’s favorite witnesses return to Comic-con! Join Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Lyndie Greenwood and Executive Producers of the hit Fox show for a first peek into the highly anticipated third season. Room 6A


10:00-11:00AM The Last Man On Earth – What would you do if you were the last person on earth? Join us for a Q&A panel discussion with star and creator Will Forte (Nebraska, Saturday Night Live), Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers, Flight of the Conchords), January Jones (Mad Men) and director/executive producer Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) as they discuss the surprising twists and turns of the first season of the Fox hit comedy as well as tease the upcoming second season. Indigo Ballroom

12:00 -12:45PM The Simpsons – Going into its record-demolishing 27th season on Fox! Join us for a sneak peek behind “Treehouse of Horror XXVI” and much much more with creator Matt Groening, Executive Producers Al Jean and Matt Selman, Supervising Director Mike Anderson, long-time director David Silverman and the woman behind Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz and Ralph Wiggum, Nancy Cartwright. Ay carumba indeed. Ballroom 20

1:00-2:45PM Seth MacFarlane Animation Block – A COMIC-CON FIRST! The renaissance man of entertainment will participate in a panel featuring sneak peeks at the upcoming seasons of Fox’s “Family Guy” and TBS’ “American Dad!” plus an exclusive look at his Fox’s newest animated project, “Bordertown.” Joined by the casts and executive producers from each show, including: Seth Green, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry, Scott Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Wendy Schaal, Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Matt Weitzman, Brian Boyle, and from “Bordertown,” Missi Pyle, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Mark Hentemann. Ballroom 20

5:30-6:30PM Salem – It’s a witch war! Join the star-studded cast including Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe and Iddo Goldberg, along with executive producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek) and Adam Simon, for a look back at intriguing footage from the supernatural second season, from WGN America and Fox 21 Television Studios. Moderated discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A. Room 6A

9:15 -10:15PM Scream Queens: World Premiere Screening – Be the first in the world to see Fox’s comedy-horror anthology series “Scream Queens!” From Emmy-and Golden Globe Award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, and starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Abigal Breslin, Nasim Pedrad, Oliver Hudson, Skyler Samuels, Keke Palmer, Billie Lourd, Diego Bonita, Glen Powell, Lucien Laviscount, Niecy Nash, Nick Jonas and Ariana Grande, this killer new series centers around a string of college campus murders. Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a designer glove) by its Queen Bitch, Chanel Oberlin (Roberts). But when anti-Kappa Dean Munsch (Curtis) decrees that Kappa must accept all new pedges, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a 20-year old mystery and a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc. Room 6DE


12:30-1:30PM American Horror Story & Scream Queens – Get ready to scream! It’s a Comic-Con horror fest when members of the all-star cast of Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan’s Fox comedy “Scream Queens” (Jamie Lee Curtis—the original “scream queen”—Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, Skyler Samuels, Abigail Breslin and Keke Palmer) come face to face with the stars of Murphy and Falchuk’s FX dramas “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and upcoming “American Horror Story: Hotel” (Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Matt Bomer). This lively gathering of headliners promises laughs, scares and secrets from the sets. Room: Hall H

3:00-4:30PM Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll – FX’s new comedy series, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, centers on a legendary early 90’s band called The Heathens, who were on the brink of becoming famous until they broke up the same day the album dropped. Many years later, a talented young singer shows up with a desire to be famous, an appreciation for the band’s only album, and a stack of cash big enough to bring the whole band back into the studio. Come see an exclusive screening, and then join Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director Denis Leary and actors Elizabeth Gillies, John Corbett, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly and John Ales as they discuss bringing the show to life. Room: Hall H.

During this block, there’s also The Strain panel which will deliver to fans an exclusive screening of all-new material, including two original pieces created specifically for Comic-Con.  Sitting on The Strain panel will be showrunner/EP Carlton Cuse, Co-Creator/EP/Writer Guillermo del Toro, Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer Chuck Hogan and actors Corey Stoll,David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Richard Sammel and Natalie Brown. This is followed by an exclusive world premiere first-look at Sons of Anarchy Creator Kurt Sutter’s highly-anticipated new series The Bastard Executioner.

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