Netflix is getting in the Halloween spirit with its TV lineup for the 2018 New York Comic Con in October.
The company will bring several brand-new series to NYCC this year, including The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Haunting of Hill House. Netflix will further spotlight the second season of its animated "hormone horror" series Big Mouth with its own panel at the event. On top of all that (as was reported earlier this week), the streaming service will join forces with Marvel TV to unveil the first-look footage from the upcoming Daredevil season 3.
Netflix's NYCC festivities will begin at the Javits Convention Center on Friday, October 5 (from 4-5 p.m. in Room 1A06). The Big Mouth panel will take place first and feature a season 2 episode live-read - as performed by the series' voice actors Nick Kroll, Jessi Klein, Jason Mantzoukas and John Mulaney. Later that night (from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the Mainstage), the company will host Netflix & Chills: a spooky-themed event spotlighting series like Chilling Adventures and its fellow comic book fantasy adaptation, The Umbrella Academy.
Netflix & Chill will further shine a light on two very different upcoming limited Netflix series: The Haunting of Hill House and The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance. The former is an adaptation of the Shirley Jackson novel by Oculus and Gerald's Game director Mike Flanagan, whereas the latter is a quasi-prequel series to Jim Henson's cult 1982 fantasy adventure The Dark Crystal. Marvel's Daredevil season 3 panel will round things out thereafter on Saturday, October 6, from 1:30-2:45 p.m. at The Theatre in Madison Square Garden.
Shipka, Page, and the Big Mouth voice cast will be joined by several other high-profile actors and creatives during Netflix's NYCC 2018 TV events. The roster includes Chilling Adventures creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (who's also the showrunner for Riverdale), Umbrella Academy costar Mary J. Blige, Haunting of Hill House actors Michiel Huisman and Elizabeth Reaser, and Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance overseers Lisa Henson and Louis Leterrier (who is directing every episode). Daredevil season 3 showrunner Erik Oleson will also be attending the event, along with the show's longtime cast (Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D'Onofrio, and so on).
Television usually dominates NYCC and that should remain the case in 2018, by the look of things. Netflix's own TV game is going strong as ever right now and its 2018 fall release slate (as well as The Age of Resistance, which is expected to premiere in 2019) reads as quite promising, on paper. Those who are attending the 'Con this year - and are eager to get their Halloween game on as soon as possible - will certainly want to try and attend Netflix's panels, for that very reason.
New York Comic Con 2018 takes place from October 4-7.