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SDCC 2018: The Most Important Panels (And What to Expect From Them)

Young Justice: Outsiders

  • Time: 10:00am
  • Venue: Room 6DE

Warner Bros. is finally giving viewers a taste of some of the exclusive content to be released on the DC Universe streaming service. The Young Justice: Outsiders animated series will be one of the shows premiering online, and will see the team take on metahuman trafficking and the threat of a genetic arms race. Expect a "special video presentation," followed by a panel featuring producers and members of the voice cast.

AMC's Fear the Walking Dead

Fear The Walking Dead 4b poster header

  • Time: 11:15am
  • Venue: Hall H

The Fear the Walking Dead panel will pick up where the midseason finale left off, offering a preview of the second half of Season 4. Confirmed panelists include stars Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Lennie James, Danay Garcia, Jenna Elfman, Maggie Grace, and Garret Dillahunt. They'll be joined by join executive producers and showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero.

Related: Fear the Walking Dead Season 4B Poster Is Missing Madison

Teen Titans Go! to the Movies

  • Times: 12:00pm, 2:00pm
  • Venue: Horton Grand Theater

Fans will be able to check out Teen Titans Go! to the Movies at SDCC, with two showings on Saturday - at 12:00pm and 2:00pm. It's unknown if any other information will be revealed.

AMC's The Walking Dead

  • Time: 12:15pm
  • Venue: Hall H

The Walking Dead returns to SDCC with an exclusive sneak peek into Season 9, followed by an all-star panel including executive producer and showrunner Angela Kang; executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and Dave Alpert; stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan; and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero. Jon Bernthal is set to reprise the role of Shane, and according to Deadline, he's expected to appear on the panel.

Castle Rock

Castle Rock

  • Time: 12:45pm
  • Venue: Ballroom 20

Attendees will get to watch the entire first episode of Stephen King and J.J. Abrams's Castle Rock. That will be followed by a panel including creators and executive producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason and stars Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, and Jane Levy. Unfortunately, Abrams himself is unable to attend due to his Star Wars commitments.

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek Discovery promo art

  • Time: 1:30pm
  • Venue: Hall H

The last few months have seen Star Trek: Discovery suffer more behind-the-scenes drama, with Alex Kurtzman stepping up as showrunner for Season 2. He'll be appearing as part of the panel, joined by Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount, alongside executive producer Heather Kadin. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Tig Notaro, who will appear as Chief Engineer Reno.

Rumor: Patrick Stewart Teasing Star Trek Discovery Appearance?

Amazon Prime Video Showcase

Cas Anvar Wes Chatham and Elizabeth Mitchell in The Expanse Season 3

  • Time: 3:30pm
  • Venue: Ballroom 20

Rather than run separate panels for the individual shows, Amazon Prime Video is hosting a single event dedicated to six of their top series. Featured panelists include Carlton Cuse, described by Amazon as "the prolific creative force behind Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan"; The Tick creator Ben Edlund; Sam Esmail, director of Homecoming; world-renowned author Neil Gaiman, creator/writer/showrunner of Good Omens; Lore super-producer Gale Anne Hurd; and Naren Shankar, showrunner of The Expanse.

Universal Pictures: Glass and Halloween

  • Time: 3:45pm
  • Venue: Hall H

This year, Universal is choosing to focus on two of their upcoming releases; Glass and Halloween. The studio is keeping details of the panel under wraps, but M. Night Shyamalan has confirmed he'll be present. He also promised a "surprise," which almost certainly means Universal will drop the first Glass trailer.

Bumblebee

  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Venue: Hall H

This is actually the first time Paramount has brought one of their Transformers films to SDCC. The studio has confirmed that Bumblebee director Travis Knight and star Hailee Steinfeld will both be present, but hasn't announced any other cast members.

Wynonna Earp

Melanie Scrofano in Wynonna Earp

  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Venue: Horton Grand Theater

Syfy is using SDCC to screen the first episode of Wynonna Earp Season 3, which will be followed by a panel including cast members Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Domonique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Chantel Riley, showrunner Emily Andras, and comic creator Beau Smith. There'll be a further panel on Saturday at 6:45pm, which promises to include "behind-the-scenes antics" and exclusive footage.

Related: How Wynonna Earp Became One of the Most Feminist Sci-Fi Shows on TV

Marvel's Cloak & Dagger

  • Time: 5:45pm
  • Venue: Ballroom 20

Marvel's latest ongoing series, Cloak & Dagger, will make its SDCC debut. The first season is currently streaming on Freeform, and attendees will be able to glimpse exclusive, never-before-seen footage. The panel includes Marvel's Jeph Loeb, who will be accompanied by stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana, and Ally Maki, as well as showrunner Joe Pokaski. This is expected to feature a lively Q&A.

The Passage

The Passage FOX

  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Venue: Room 6A

SDCC 2018 features the world premiere screening of The Passage, a series inspired by Justin Cronin's bestselling fantasy book trilogy about a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or wipe out the human race. The screening will be followed by a moderated conversation and fan Q&A, featuring stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Henry Ian Cusick, and Jamie McShane; executive producer Liz Heldens; executive producer/director Jason Ensler; and Justin Cronin himself.

Sony Pictures: Venom and Spider-Man

  • Time: 6:15pm
  • Venue: Hall H

This year's Sony Hall H presentation will be focused on their two upcoming Marvel superhero films, the live-action Venom and the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. No details have been provided, but Venom star Tom Hardy has been doing the rounds at other cons, so is likely to attend. It's also possible Chris Miller and Phil Lord will also be present.

Read More: Sony & Venom at SDCC 2018: Times, Details & More

The Death of Superman

The Death of Superman Animated Movie Superman with Lois Lane

  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Venue: Ballroom 20

DC Animation tend to use SDCC for the world premiere of their animated movies, and this year will be no different, with The Death of Superman debuting. It will be followed by a panel featuring voice actors Jerry O'Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Jason O'Mara, and Christopher Gorham, alongside producer/co-director Sam Liu, co-director Jake Castorena, screenwriter Peter J. Tomasi, and executive producer James Tucker. DC Animation has hinted that there will be some additional surprise guests, too.

Related: Death of Superman Sneak Peek Offers First Look at DC's Animated Film

AMC's Preacher

Preacher Season 3 Cast

  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Venue: Hall H

Preacher Season 3 is currently airing, so this Hall H presentation could be quite an interesting one. It will feature executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, showrunner/EP Sam Catlin, and stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun.

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