Warner Bros. Television Group has announced their return to San Diego’s Comic-Con International next month with 17 series, including 10 returning fan-favorite shows and seven programs making their Comic-Con debut.
Comic-Con-favorite stars such as Kevin Bacon (“The Following”); Stephen Amell (“Arrow”); Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder (“The Vampire Diaries”); Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles (“Supernatural”); Karl Urban and Michael Ealy (“Being Human”); Henry Ian Cusick (“The 100’s”); Rob Corddry (“Children’s Hospital”); and Maggie Q (“Nikita”) — to name just a few — will join producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Tomorrow People”), Eric Kripke (“Revolution”), Jonathan Nolan (“Person of Interest”), Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Originals,” “The Tomorrow People”), Kevin Williamson (“The Following,” “The Vampire Diaries”) and many more to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.
Fans can catch screenings of the pilot episodes of highly anticipated new drama series “Almost Human,” “The Tomorrow People,” and “The 100,” and hear from producers and stars of the shows during panels and autograph signings.
The full schedule is posted below with more surprises to come! PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional attendees — as well as information on panel sessions, signings and other events — will be provided as news breaks. Panel times and room locations will be announced in the coming weeks.
SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS
For the sixth straight year, WBTVG gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on Preview Night, debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2013, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of “Almost Human,” “The Tomorrow People” and “The 100” for the first time ever in public. Additionally, WBTV will unveil a special presentation of “The Originals” on the big screen, featuring never-before-seen footage that did not air as part of “The Originals” episode of “The Vampire Diaries” episode in April.
“Almost Human”: In the near future, technology and crime will increase so quickly that law enforcement will not be able to keep up. To maintain order and keep the public safe, all police officers must partner with highly evolved human-like-androids known as synthetics. From J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Production and Fringe executive producer J.H. Wyman, “Almost Human” is the story of Detective John Kennex (Urban), and his life-like android partner Dorian (Ealy).
“The Originals”: From executive producer Julie Plec comes “The Originals,” a spinoff of The CW’s #1 series among Adults 18–34 and Comic-Con fan-favorite “The Vampire Diaries”. The sexy new drama centers on the Original Family, as Klaus (Joseph Morgan) returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans.
“The Tomorrow People”: From executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow”), Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries”), Phil Klemmer (“Chuck”) and Danny Cannon (“Nikita”), “The Tomorrow People” is a story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically.
“The 100”: 97 years ago, Earth was devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, and mankind was nearly destroyed. The only survivors were the inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time. The stations came together to form the Ark, but with resources dwindling and population growth soaring, the decision is made to send The 100, a group of juvenile delinquents, to the surface to test whether Earth is once again habitable.
THURSDAY, JULY 18
“MAD” (Mondays 8:30/7:30c Cartoon Network): Get a glimpse behind the MADness with “MAD” television producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
“Almost Human” (Late Fall, Mondays 8/7c FOX): Step into the future with series stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and executive producer J.H. Wyman.
“The Big Bang Theory” (Thursdays 8/7c CBS): In a panel sure to be filled with debate and discussion — and more than a few surprises — executive producers Steven Molaro and Bill Prady and the writers of “The Big Bang Theory” take fans behind the scenes of TV’s #1 comedy.
“Childrens Hospital” (Returning This Summer, Adult Swim): Creator/star Rob Corddry and executive producers David Wain and Jonathan Stern join cast members Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Ken Marino and Rob Huebel for a sneak peek of the show’s upcoming fifth season.
“The Following” (Midseason, Mondays 9/8c FOX): Become a follower with stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore and Valorie Curry joining executive producers Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega.
“Nikita” (Midseason The CW): “Nikita” makes its Comic-Con farewell with stars Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Devon Sawa and Noah Bean joining executive producer Craig Silverstein.
“The 100” (Midseason The CW): Series stars Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos, and Henry Ian Cusick join executive producers Matthew Miller and Jason Rothenberg.
“The Paranormal” and “Extraterrestrial Squad” (Coming Soon, CWTV.com) Join producers Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes”) & Russ Cundiff and creators/stars John Dale & Michael Hobert as they introduce a new digital series about the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college students searching for paranormal and extraterrestrial (PET) activity.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
“Arrow” (Wednesdays 8/7c The CW): Chills turn to thrills in this session with stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards and Colton Haynes joining executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.
“The Originals” (Tuesdays 8/7c The CW): Series stars Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Charles Michael Davis join executive producer Julie Plec.
“Person of Interest” (Tuesdays 10/9c CBS): Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman join members of the cast for their third visit to Comic-Con. (You’re being watched.)
“Revolution” (Wednesdays 8/7c NBC): Series stars and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke power up this panel.
“The Tomorrow People” (Wednesdays 9/8c The CW): Practice your teleportation skills and get to this session featuring series stars Robbie Amell, Mark Pellegrino and Peyton List with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Danny Cannon.
“The Vampire Diaries” (Thursdays 8/7c The CW): Comic-Con veterans Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola join executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries.
SUNDAY, JULY 21
“Supernatural” (Tuesdays 9/8c The CW): Returning to Hall H are cast members Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard with executive producers Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer.
“Beware the Batman” (Saturdays 10 a.m. ET/PT Cartoon Network, premiering July 13): The Dark Knight makes his return to television in this new action-packed CG animated series. Producers Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson will give fans a peek behind the cape.
“Teen Titans Go!” (Tuesdays 7:30/6:30c Cartoon Network): Producer Aaron Horvath joins members of the voice cast, including Greg Cipes and Scott Menville, for this screening and Q&A. Go!