Buckle up, television fans, because Friday is one heck of a ride. The day is jam packed with new series and returning favorites in a variety of different rooms that you’ll likely want to came in all day long. We can’t really give you much advice when it comes to which room to camp in because it’s going to be a hard choice one way or another!
Netflix and Amazon in particular are hitting up Friday hard with panels introducing a number of series. Plus AMC is back in Hall H with the Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.
Notably, Netflix will be hitting up Hall H later in the day with their highly anticipated The Witcher series as well as what appears to be a lengthy panel and first look at their new Dark Crystal series. Meanwhile Amazon will have a strong hold on Ballroom 20.
But while television may be where it’s at on Friday don’t forget about some of the smaller panels including a panel on comics journalism featuring our own Therese Lacson!
Also, if you need something to do Friday night check out the premiere of Batman: Hush, the latest DC animated feature. We’ve been to a few of these premiers over the years at various conventions and they are always a lot of fun!
Anyway, check out this seriously packed Friday schedule:
Writing Avengers: Endgame
10:00am – 11:00am @ Hall H
Screenwriters/producers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Avengers: Endgame) chat with Backstory magazine’s (www.backstory.net) publisher/editor-in-chief Jeff Goldsmith (The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith Podcast) about what it took to plot, write, rewrite, and film both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as back-to-back productions for this historic wrap-up of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s amazing 22-film journey.
DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, a Netflix Original Series
10:15am – 11:15am @ Room 6BCF
Join the Rebellion! Executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara(Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), and Lauren Ash (Scorpia) offer a peek inside the highly anticipated third season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power in a conversation moderated by Entertainment Weeklysenior editor Patrick Gomez.
A Conversation with the Russo Brothers
11:00am – 12:00pm @ Hall H
For the Russo Brothers, Avengers: Endgame was the culmination of an unprecedented four-film, seven-year journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has included some of the most iconic experiences in modern cinema. Come hear directors Joe and Anthony Russo reflect on Endgame and their epic road to it as they segue into life beyond Marvel with their new company, AGBO, which happens to include an exciting array of new and old creative friends. This new independent studio develops and finances filmed projects in any medium, while keeping creative control within the hands of artists. This discussion will be moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.
Comics Journalism: No Guts, No Glory
11:00am – 12:00pm @ Room 28DE
It’s the annual look at the state of writing about comics. Editors and writers reveal the ups and downs of covering comics, comic cons, and comics media, with a special emphasis on social media’s impact—from cancel culture, responding to reviews, scrambling for scoops, making sure diverse voices are heard and more. With Wendy Browne (Women Write About Comics), Corrina Lawson (Geek Mom), Therese Lacson (Nerdophiles), Rosie Knight (Nerdist), James Viscardi (Comicbook.com), and others.
Fear the Walking Dead
12:00pm – 1:00pm @ Hall H
Season 5 of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead saw the group on a clear mission: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. Cast and producers will discuss this mission and the challenges they’ve faced as they head into the midseason finale on Sunday evening. They’ll also preview what’s to come in the second half of the season, returning in August. Moderated by Chris Hardwick,panelists include chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero and co-executive producer and director Michael Satrazemis,along with cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Maggie Grace, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Austin Amelio, Alexa Nisenson, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades.
[adult swim] Rick and Morty
1:00pm – 1:45pm @ Indigo Ballroom
Wubba lubba dub dub! The Emmy Award–winning series Rick and Morty is back for a highly anticipated fourth season, premiering November on Adult Swim. Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon(Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), and voice talent Spencer Grammer (Greek), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs). and Chris Parnell (Archer) invite fans to take a look at what they have cooking for the new season. Moderated by Rob Schrab (Creepshow, Community).
1:00pm – 2:00pm @ Ballroom 20
Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but in Steven Universe: The Movie, he will face his biggest challenge yet. Moderated by self-proclaimed “ruler of the skies” Shelby Rabara (Peridot), hear Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), and series creator Rebecca Sugar talk about why it’s more important than ever to believe in Steven. They’ll answer your burning questions about “The Battle of Heart and Mind” special, perform a few songs, and present the worldwide debut of the official trailer for Steven Universe: The Movie.
The Walking Dead
1:00pm – 2:00pm @ Hall H
Cast members and producers discuss filming the series’ milestone 10th season and share a first-look trailer ahead of the show’s October return. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, panelists include chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang,executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero, along with cast members Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Cooper Andrews, Ryan Hurst, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura, and Cailey Fleming.
The Witcher: A Netflix Original Series
2:15pm – 3:15pm @ Hall H
Based on the bestselling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Be among the first to get the exclusive scoop on the highly anticipated Netflix original series centering on famed monster hunter Geralt of Rivia. Be introduced to the world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil are not easily identified.
3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Ballroom 20
Based on The New York Times bestselling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes—who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as Gods—abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the superpowerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven and Vought—the multi-billion-dollar conglomerate that manages these superheroes and covers up all of their dirty secrets. The series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Elisabeth Shue. The Boys is executive produced by Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Pavun Shetty, and Ori Marmur, as well as Ken Levin and Jason Netter. Panelists include: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara; executive producer Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Jessie T. Usher, Elisabeth Shue, moderated by Aisha Tyler. Premiering July 26 on Amazon Prime Video, the eight-episode Amazon Original series is co-produced by Amazon Prime Video and Sony Pictures Television Studios with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises, and Original Film.
Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
3:30pm – 5:15pm @ Hall H
Netflix offers an exclusive sneak peek at the highly anticipated fantasy series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, based on Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal. In this stunning new prequel, three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Realized using classic puppetry with cutting-edge visual effects, the cast and creators discuss all your burning questions about bringing Thra to life.
4:00pm – 4:50pm @ Indigo Ballroom
Always one of the most entertaining panels at Comic-Con, the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob’s Burgers returns to San Diego with a few surprises in store! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, and Megan Mullaly will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage followed by a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A.
The 10th Anniversary of Parks and Recreation
4:30pm – 5:30pm @ Horton Grand Theatre
Since the finale episode, NBC’s Parks and Recreation has remained one of the most rewatched series on both Hulu and Netflix. Join Jessica Tseang (founder of Persisted Media Group/Positive Pop Culture) to celebrate Leslie’s love of waffles and government work with writers, producers, and members of the cast as they reflect back on the legacy that Amy Poehler, Greg Daniels, and Michael Schur created.
NOTE: THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT
4:45pm – 5:45pm @ Ballroom 20
Set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man, Amazon Prime Video’s Carnival Row explores how this growing population struggles to coexist with humans’
Archer: Exclusive Sneak Peek Screening and Q&A
5:00pm – 6:00pm @ Room
Archer, FXX’s award-winning animated comedy series, returns to San Diego in celebration of its 10th season. In Archer: 1999, fans find Sterling Archer, Lana Kane, and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship exploring deep space and trying to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates, and vicious bounty hunters. See an exclusive sneak peek of the season 10 penultimate episode followed by a lively Q&A with the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis.
Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session
5:30pm – 6:30pm @ Hall H
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Emmy- and Golden Globe Award–winning series Game of Thrones concluded its eight-season run on May 19, with the finale setting records for HBO for both a single telecast and premiere night viewing. The drama series was executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. cast panelists include (in alphabetical order) Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei of Naath, Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont, Conleth Hill as Varys, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. Miguel Sapochnik, who won an Emmy for directing “Battle of the Bastards” in season 6 and who also directed several other landmark episodes of the series, also joins.
First Look at Shudder’s Creepshow
5:45pm – 6:45pm @ Room 6BCF
Showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), author Joe Hill (NOS4A2), actor Adrienne Barbeau(1982’s Creepshow, The Fog), and other cast members share an exclusive sneak peek of their upcoming Shudder horror anthology series based on the iconic 1982 film, with a Q&A session moderated by Los Angeles Times film reporter Jen Yamato.
The Rook: Season 1
6:00pm – 7:00pm @ Room 6A
STARZ original series The Rook tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who wakes up in the rain beside London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no way to explain the circle of latex-gloved dead bodies splayed around her. When Myfanwy discovers she is a high-ranking official in the Checquy, Britain’s last truly secret service for people with paranormal abilities, she will have to navigate the dangerous and complex world of the agency to uncover who wiped her memory’
Unboxing Pandora: The New Sci-Fi TV Series on The CW
7:15pm – 8:15pm @ Room 6A
Meet the cast and crew of the hit new CW sci-fi adventure series Pandora with stars Priscilla Quintana(“Jax”), Oliver Dench (“Xander”), Tehmina Sunny (“Regan”), John Harlan Kim (The Librarians), and Johann Urb (Arrow), along with series creator/showrunner and executive producer Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X) and executive producer Thomas P. Vitale in a panel moderated by Scott “Movie” Mantz. Pandora is produced by Radioactive Fishtank, Vital Signs Entertainment, and Starlings Television and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
World Premiere of Batman: Hush
7:15pm – 9:15pm @ Room
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC, and Warner Bros. Animation returns for their traditional Friday night Comic-Con World Premiere of the latest DC Universe movie, and this time it’s a doozy—the long-awaited Batman: Hush. An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life—which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. Meet the filmmakers and voice cast behind this new classic for a post-screening panel that will include Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle) and Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Catwoman/Selina Kyle, respectively; Maury Sterling (Homeland) as Hush, Geoffrey Arend (Madam Secretary) as the Riddler, Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Go!) as Harley Quinn, Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde, Kyle XY) as Jim Gordon, director Justin Copeland (Reign of the Supermen), screenwriter Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice), and executive producer James Tucker (Reign of the Supermen). Batman: Hush arrives on Digital starting July 20, 2019; on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 6; and the DC Universe streaming service on August 13.