Day three (I count preview night because man, that’s a full day wrapped into a few hours) of Comic-Con 2017, and it is a full one so let’s get right to it as television rules Hall H.
AMC rolls out the zombies in Hall H with AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” with Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Daniel Sharman and Michael Greyeyes along with David Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Ann Hurt, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero. The panel will of course be moderated by Chris Hardwick and talk about what is up in the midseason finale and what is coming in September.
Not enough zombie for you? Well, Hall H follows up with the gang that began it all with the AMC’s “The Walking Dead” panel. Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, and Chandler Riggs are on hand along with Scott M. Gimple and Robert Kirkman to talk about what is coming for the group and will Neegan get what we all think is coming to him! Celebrating the upcoming 100th episode — seriously can you believe that? — the cast will hint at what is coming in season 8 and October can’t come soon enough!
AMC continues to kill it with fans and their panel for another hits series AMC’s “Preacher.” Seth Rogen and Garth Ennis bring Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti and Graham McTavish in to talk about mid-season 2 and a sneak look at the next episode.
Television has the undead of their own with the series “iZombie” as the zombie is out of the bag in Seattle. Executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright are on panel that follows a video presentation with the stars that have made the CW series a hit!
Adult Swim (and you know it’s going to be good) brings an exclusive look to their new animates series “The Jellies.” They invite everyone to see an exclusive look at their animated series. They are also bringing fans more of “Rick and Morty” and if you haven’t checked it out we may not be able to continue to be friends. Beginning their third season, do me a favor and check it out — you won’t be sorry. Also on Adult Swim’s agenda is “Mike Tyson Mysteries.”
FOX joins the fun with “Bob’s Burgers” and the cast including Jon H. Benjamin (did I ever mention I love this guy?), Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and more showing never-before-seen-footage and a Q&A to follow.
“Archer”— that’s all that really needs to be said because fans lose their animated minds when the world’s best secret agent is on the move. FXX bring their award winning fun with Season 8 and the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter (she is hilarious), Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates to talk all things spy-like.
“Street Fighter” is celebrating its 30th anniversary at Comic-Con 2017 and that just made a gray hair pop out of my head. It has been 30 years since Capcom brought their fighting game to the world and they are taking a look back and ahead to what it in store.
Spike & Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation is always one that I cannot miss. It probably has something to do with the “sick and twisted” part of it all. Fans now have the opportunity to be part of it all as voting on the films they see is a must. Spike will be in attendance so get your cameras ready.
HBO is driving us all crazy with their universally beloved series (I’m sure they watch on Mars!) “Game of Thrones.” The seventh season began July 16th as fans wait for the big question to be answered — who will take the Iron Throne? The panel will have Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Conleth Hill Isaac Wright and the ever lovely Sophie Turner. There is no telling who will moderate but fans are going to be thrilled no matter who it is! See me front row dead center for details!
Showtime is bringing my all time favorite ultimate geek out television series to cable with their limited series and the return of “Twin Peak:” A Damn Good Panel. The cast and creator will be there to talk everything Agent Cooper played by the guy who gets me every time, Kyle MacLachlan.
Speaking of cable, Starz is geared up with the panel many of us are waiting for as “Outlander”returns to drive us all crazy with questions. Executive producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis along with author Diana Gabaldon are joined by cast Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughnan (I’m sorry, if he’s wearing a kilt I’m going to fall out of my chair), Tobias Menzies, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin.
Netflix brings Marvel’s “The Defenders” with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. A panel will be on hand to share along with an exclusive look into August 18th launch.
History’s “Vikings”returns to Comic-Con with an exclusive peek at the new season along with Katheryn Winnick, Gustaf Skarsgard, Alex Anderson and Alexander Ludwig who will set the room to screaming with excitement. Also writer Michael Hirst will be on hand and boy do I have some questions for him!
Am I exhausted? Absolutely! Will I continue? Is that even a question? This is just a small look at what Friday brought and continues to bring well into the wee hours. Tomorrow is another long day as many people are thrilled with Saturdays as downtown booms even more with the hustle and bustle of all things Comic-Con!
Be prepared for Saturday’s onslaught as more people have the opportunity to come downtown and experience all the outdoor exhibits because no badge is required! Don’t you love that? I certainly do as San Diego Comic-Con International wants everyone to come down and enjoy the experience so dress accordingly, drive carefully, be safe crossing the streets and bring plenty of water. Once again San Diegans know this is the warm time of year so if you are visiting our fair city from out of town, heed our advice!
With that — Happy Comic-Con 2017!