TV Trailers To Expect At Comic-Con 2018
The big television panels kick off on the first day of Comic-Con with Doctor Who at 11:45am-12:45pm PST on Thursday, which will preview the upcoming season 11. It was thought that the first footage for Doctor Who would be unveiled during Comic-Con, but the initial sneak peek at Doctor Who season 11 arrived during the World Cup final. Still, that teaser was less than a minute, so the BBC series will no doubt have a longer trailer for con attendees that will be released to the public.
Also on Thursday is Syfy's Nightflyers (3-3:50pm PST), which may reveal a new trailer after the first was unveiled earlier this year, and AMC's Better Call Saul (3:30-4:30pm PST). The Better Call Saul season 4 trailer was unveiled recently so it seems more likely the panel will screen part of or the entirety of the season premiere. Unfortunately, that makes it less likely a new trailer or clip will be released online. Closing out Thursday is Netflix and Marvel's Iron Fist season 2 (6-7pm PST), where the first trailer will almost assuredly be revealed - along with a premiere date. The panel may also screen footage from the new season, but that wouldn't be released online.
Kicking off Friday of Comic-Con is DC Universe's Young Justice: Outsiders (10-11am PST), though it's unclear whether the show will debut a trailer. It won't be the first DC Universe original - since that honor belongs to Titans - but it's the only project from the forthcoming streaming service to have a panel at this year's con. As such, a teaser of some kind may be revealed.
Friday is a big day for AMC's comic-based shows, with panels for The Walking Dead (12:15-1:15pm PST), Fear the Walking Dead (11:15am-12:15pm PST), and Preacher (7:30-8:30pm PST). Since Preacher is in the middle of its third season, the show may unveil a midseason trailer to preview what's to come. As for the Walking Dead universe shows, both are on hiatus at the moment. The first trailer for The Walking Dead season 9 is sure to debut at Comic-Con, as well as the first trailer for the second half of Fear the Walking Dead season 4, both of which will no doubt be released online.
Also only Friday are panels for Star Trek: Discovery (1:30-2:30pm PST), which may reveal a trailer for season 2. Given the behind-the-scenes upheaval at the show recently, the CBS All Access series will no doubt be looking to generate some good buzz, and a trailer is the best way to do that. Amazon is also bringing a lineup of their upcoming originals at 3:30-5:30pm PST, including Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, The Tick, Good Omens, Lore and The Expanse. Amazon has already unveiled a number of trailers for Jack Ryan, but they may release another. Further, first trailers for The Tick season 2 and Good Omens may be revealed. Then, closing out Friday is Marvel's Cloak and Dagger, which is currently airing its first season so a midseason trailer will likely be released.
Saturday will be dominated by The CW's superhero lineup as each of their five DC Comics series is set for its own panel, and each will likely release some kind of teaser for their upcoming seasons: Black Lightning season 2 (11-11:45am PST), Supergirl season 4 (3:30-4:15pm PST), Arrow season 7 (4:15-5pm PST), Legends of Tomorrow season 4 (5-5:45pm PST), and The Flash season 5 (5:45-6:30pm PST. Or, The CW may preview all the shows together with a universe trailer that offers new footage from each show. Further Syfy is bringing Krypton season 2 (12-12:50pm PST) and may unveil a new trailer, as well as a full-length trailer for Deadly Class (6-6:50pm PST), the network's upcoming comic adaptation from the Russo brothers. Meanwhile, FOX will almost assuredly debut the first trailer for The Gifted season 2 (2:30-3:15pm PST). Plus, the network will be previewing The Orville season 2 (4-4:50pm PST) and may have a teaser of some kind on offer.
The last day of Comic-Con, Sunday, has a few notable TV panels to look out for, including The CW's Supernatural season 14 (10:30-11:30am PST) and Riverdale season 3 (11:45am-12:45pm PST). Each show will likely debut a short teaser for their respective upcoming seasons. Plus, FX will be previewing Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC (1-2pm PST) and Legion season 3 (2:15-3:15pm PST). A Mayans MC teaser trailer was revealed earlier this year, so a full-length trailer may be revealed. However, since Legion season 2 only recently wrapped up, it seems unlikely there will be any footage from season 3 to showcase.
With Comic-Con just a few short days away, there's plenty to look forward to. As we've outlined here, even for those not attending the event, there will be a number of trailers to keep an eye out for. Plus, beyond what we've listed here, there are sure to be some surprise reveals - as there always are at San Diego Comic-Con. So, stay tuned to Screen Rant for full coverage of the con!
San Diego Comic-Con runs from Thursday July 19 through Sunday July 22.
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