San Diego Comic-Con has increasingly become the place where studios come to show off their coming wares, to offer those in attendance a glimpse at the movies and television shows that will be vying for their hard-earned dollar or their weekly viewership once the fall television season rolls around. While some studios have opted to for a more discrete presence at the Con or have chosen to forego attending altogether over concerns about piracy, Warner Bros. Television has decided to go in a completely different direction by announcing it will be bringing an impressive slate of product and talent from its many shows to San Diego in July.
With the continuing popularity of its programs on The CW, like Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and soon, Supergirl, as well as FOX's Gotham, it's no surprise, really, that the studio will be bringing along its heavy hitters to the Con as a way to get fans riled up about the new, superhero-filled seasons of each respective series. But WB TV isn't just responsible for those DC Comics-related series; it also handles the long-running Supernatural, along with The 100, iZombie, and the upcoming Archie Comics reimagining, Riverdale.
With that line-up it is no wonder Warner Bros. TV is planning a full-scale geek out for Comic-Con 2016 attendees, offering them access to advance pilot screenings as well as video presentations and Q&As for a number of their programs. In anticipation of the event and their massive, time-consuming schedule, Warner Bros. was nice enough to issue an official press release (via: ksiteTV) detailing when and where the TV takeover will occur.
[PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks.]
Wednesday, July 20
6:00–10:00 p.m. Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue our annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of five of the most highly anticipated series of the 2016–17 television season — Riverdale, Powerless, People of Earth, Frequency and Time After Time — as well as a brand new episode of Teen Titans Go! and the debut of Justice League Action. Ballroom 20.
Thursday, July 21
10:15–11:15 a.m. Teen Titans Go! Video Presentation and Q&A
Attending cast members: Aaron Horvath (MAD) and Pete Michail (Space Racers) along with voice cast members Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, Khary Payton and Tara Strong. Room 6DE.
12:00–1:00 p.m. Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A
Attending cast members: producers Butch Lukic (Justice League), Alan Burnett (Batman: The Animated Series) and voice cast members Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series) and Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave and The Bold). Room 25ABC.
Friday, July 22
12:30–1:30 p.m. The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A
2:00–2:30 p.m. People of Earth Pilot Screening and Q&A
Attending cast members: Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), co-executive producer David Jenkins and executive producer Greg Daniels.
2:30–3:00 p.m. Powerless Pilot Screening and Q&A
Attending cast members: Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Danny Pudi (Community), Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory) along with executive producer Ben Queen (A to Z) and executive producer/director Michael Patrick Jann (Reno 911). Room 6BCF.
5:30–6:30 p.m. iZOMBIE Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Attending cast members: series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). Ballroom 20.
Saturday, July 23
1:00–11:45 a.m. The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Attending cast members: cast and creative team. Ballroom 20.
12:00–12:45 p.m. Blindspot Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Attending cast members: Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson and writer/executive producer Martin Gero. Indigo Ballroom.
12:50–1:25 p.m. The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A
1:30–2:05 p.m. Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Attending cast members: series stars as well as executive producers Joe Henderson (White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami). Indigo Ballroom.
2:10–3:00 p.m. Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A
3:30–4:15 p.m. Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A
4:15–5:00 p.m. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
5:00–5:45 p.m. The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A
5:45–6:30 p.m. Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
6:30 p.m.–7:20 p.m. Riverdale Pilot Screening and Q&ARoom 6BCF.
7:25–8:15 p.m. Frequency Pilot Screening and Q&A
Attending cast members: Peyton List (The Tomorrow People, The Flash), Riley Smith (Nashville, The Messengers) and Mekhi Phifer (Torchwood, ER), along with executive producers Jeremy Carver (Supernatural, U.S. version of Being Human) and Jennifer Gwartz (Lethal Weapon, Veronica Mars). Room 6BCF.
8:20–9:15 p.m. Time After Time Pilot Screening and Q&A
Attending cast members: Executive producers Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Dawson’s Creek, The Following, Scream movies) and Marcos Siega (Blindspot, The Following, The Vampire Diaries, Dexter, Cold Case, Veronica Mars) and series stars Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter films, Pitch Perfect, Game of Thrones, 13 Hours, UnREAL) and Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief, Man on a Ledge, Entourage, Big Hero 6). Room 6BCF
Sunday, July 24
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Attending cast members: Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th ), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins (Ringer) and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producers Robert Singer (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Andrew Dabb (Supernatural). Hall H.
3:00–4:15 p.m. Animaniacs Live!
Attending cast members: Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille and Jess Harnell.
That is a lot of panels and Q&As to cover, so get your calendars handy and get ready to be pulled in many directions at once, as Warner Bros. TV is flexing its muscle making Saturday night the biggest night of the week by far. With this many DC Comics-related shows coming to SDCC 2016, The CW and Warner Bros. may have staked an unprecedented claim on the attention of the Con's attendees.
Screen Rant will have more coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2016 as the event is happening.
The Flash season 3 will premiere Tuesday October 4 at 8pm on The CW, Arrow season 5 will premiere in the same timeslot on Wednesday October 5, Legends of Tomorrowseason 2 on Thursday October 13, and Supergirl season 2 on Monday October 17.
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