WBTV's 2018 San Diego Comic-Con schedule includes a Hall H presence for Riverdale, along with the customary Ballroom 20 panels for the Arrowverse shows. Most of WBTV's original programming airs on The CW, but there some notable exceptions. That includes Syfy's Krypton and CBS' The Big Bang Theory, along with new shows like Castle Rock and the first DC Universe digital streaming series, Young Justice: Outsiders. All of these shows will have a presence at SDCC this year, along with The CW newcomer Legacies (the network's latest Vampire Diaries spinoff) and its sole non-Arrowverse superhero TV show, Black Lightning.
This year's SDCC will kickoff with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 18. WBTV will be screening the pilot for its NBC plane crash mystery series Manifest, along with a new episode of The 100 season 5 and episodes of the CW Seed animated series Freedom Fighters: The Ray. WB's TV show panels will then kick-off, starting on Friday, July 20.
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TVLine reports that panels for the animated Outsiders and DC Super Hero Girls will take place in Room 6DE on Friday, July 20, along with Ballroom panels for Big Bang Theory and Castle Rock. Outsiders is the long-awaited third season of Young Justice and a good showing at SDCC would give DC's streaming service a boost, ahead of its August launch. Similarly, Hulu hopes to draw attention to its J.J. Abrams and Stephen King collaboration by showing the first Castle Rock episode during its panel.
Black Lightning and the four Arrowverse TV shows (Arrow, The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl) will have Ballroom 20 panels on Saturday, July 21. In addition, several new series regulars will be attending the panels, including Supergirl's Jesse Rath, Legends of Tomorrow's Jes Macallan, and both The Flash's Jessica Parker Kennedy and Hartley Sawyer. Meanwhile, Krypton, Manifest, and Legacies will all have panels in Indigo Ballroom that day.
Finally, WBTV's SDCC lineup will conclude on Sunday, July 22, with Hall H panels for Supernatural and Riverdale. The Hall H upgrade for Riverdale is a testament to just how popular the Archie Comics TV series has become after two seasons. Riverdale's core cast will by and large attend the event, along with Vanessa Morgan, who plays Toni Topaz and has been upped to series regular status for season 3.
The 2018 International Comic-Con in San Diego takes place from July 19-22 next month.