‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Orphan Black:’ Here Are Friday’s SDCC TV-Centric Panels
If you love television and you’re attending or plan to follow San Diego Comic-Con, here’s everything you need to know for Friday’s panels.
* indicates panels that are moderated by TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider staff
Behind the Music: Syfy Thrills and Chills
Panelists reveal the hard work that goes into creating some of the eerie and intense music behind some of Syfy’s biggest programs. Music contributes more to your viewing experience than you may realize when it comes to these post-apocalyptic thrillers!
Panelists: Bill Brown (Dominion), Jason Gallagher (Z Nation), Reinhold Heil (Helix), FM Le Sieur (Being Human), Paul Linford (12 Monkeys), Chris Ridenhour (Sharknado 1-3)
Moderator: Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica) and DJ Qualls (Z Nation)
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 10:00-11:00AM, Room 23ABC
Cartoon Network’s Regular Show and Uncle Grandpa
Inside two of CN’s top animated comedies.
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 10:00-11:00AM, Indigo Ballroom
Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer’s Room
Televisions No. 1 comedy will open the doors to it’s Writer’s room in this panel, to chat about the intentions behind last season’s shocking finale episode and what it takes to write an episode of Big Bang.
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 10:00-11:00AM, Ballroom 20
Nickelodeon and Dark Horse Comics: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra
The co-creators and executive producers of the Avatar world tease the future of some of it’s top characters and share behind-the-scenes stories.
Panelists: Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 10:00-11:00AM, Room 25ABC
My Little Pony
The cast and creative minds behind the popular animated series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and My Little Pony Esquestria Girls take a peek into the remainder of Season 5 and a look at this fall’s upcoming film, My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship Games.
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 10:30-11:30AM, Room 6A
Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Started
An opportunity to ask some of television’s top writers, and biz insiders what to do to get your spec noticed.
Panelists: Phil Klemmer (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Wendy Mericle (Arrow), Kerry Ehrin (Bates Motel), NBCUniversal VP Karen Horne, agent Cori Wellins, and manager Steve Iwanyk
Moderator: Spiro Skentzos (Grimm)
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 10:30-11:30AM, Room 24ABC
Cartoon Network: Adventure Time and Steven Universe
This jam-packed panel will be celebrating these two show’s massive fans with big news, special musical performances, and more.
Panelists: Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Olivia Olson, Adam Muto, Rebecca Sugar, Zach Callison, Estelle, and Ian Jones-Quartey
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 11:00-12:00PM, Indigo Ballroom
Falling Skies: The Final Farewell
Saying goodbye to TNT’s alien-tastic series with the final exclusive look ahead to the show’s last season and a Q&A with it’s stars.
Panelists: Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, and more
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 11:15-12:15PM, Ballroom 20
Lucifer Pilot Screening and Q&A
Fox’s midseason show will be screening it’s pilot episode along with a Q&A for all of your musings about the original fallen angel.
Moderator: Michael Schneider*
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 11:30-12:30PM, Room 6BCF
Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
A look into Season 4 with the executive producers and voice actors bringing the TMNT world to life.
Panelists: Executive producers Ciro Nieli, Brandon Auman, Seth Green, Rob Paulsen, Greg Cipes, and more
Moderator: Andre Meadows
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 11:45-12:45PM, Room 6A
Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge
This Syfy reality show captures creature creation from inception to the final product. Though they weren’t picked up for Season 2, there may be some surprise news at SDCC. If not, at least the panel will have puppeteers and creatures.
Panelists: Gigi Edgley, Kirk Thatcher, and more
Moderator: Sean Murphy
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 12:00-1:00PM, Room 6BCF
AMC’s The Walking Dead
Bring out your dead! Everyone’s coming out for The Walking Dead‘s panel that will include a discuss of Season 5’s abrupt finale and what’s to come in Season 6, plus a sneak peek of the new season.
Panelists: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, Lennie James, executive producers Scott Gimple, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero
Moderator: Chris Hardwick
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 12:00-1:00PM, Hall H
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever and Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell
Celebrating YPFIGTH‘s sophomore season, and saying farewell to the longest-running Adult Swim series, Hunger Force.
Panelists: Dave Willis, Casper Kelly, Craig Rowin (The Jack and Triumph Show), Matt Servitto (Banshee)
Moderator: Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen and Squidbillies)
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 12:15-1:00PM, Indigo Ballrom
MTV’s The Shannara Chronicles
The upcoming epic series will be sharing sneak peeks and a moderated Q&A with fan questions.
Moderator: Damian Holbrook*
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 12:30-1:30PM, Room 6DE
The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A
This CW cult show won’t be returning until fall, but in the meantime you can grill the cast and creators about the show’s world, including the mysterious City of Light, and what will become of The Ark’s survivors as they continue their struggle onward.
Panelists: Executive producer Jason Rothenberg, and stars of the show
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 12:30-1:30PM, Ballroom 20
Teen Titans Go! Video Presentation and Q&A
Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven are soaring into Season 3 of the Cartoon Network animated series. Check out a new episode and dish questions to the show’s producers and voice cast members.
Panelists: Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath, and voice cast members
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 1:00-2:00PM, Room 6A
AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead
The highly-anticipated companion series to The Walking Dead will be airing a special sneak preview as well as hosting a Q&A panel for the upcoming horrorshow.
Panelists: Stars Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriquez, Lorenzo James Henrie, Ruben Blades, Mercedes Mason, executive producers Dave Erickson, Gale Ann Hurd, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 1:00-2:00PM, Hall H
[adult swim]: Rick and Morty
Adult Swim’s animated series returns July 26, but don’t miss your chance to take a look at Season 2 first.
Panelists: Dan Harmon (Community), Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), and cast members
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 1:15-2:00PM, Indigo Ballroom
Fox’s fall futuristic cop thriller, based on a Steven Spielberg feature will be hosting a special screening followed by a Q&A.
Panelists: Stark Sands (Inside Llewyn Davis), Meagan Good (Californication) and more
Moderator: Rob Moynihan*
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 1:45-2:45PM, Ballroom 20
[adult swim]: Mike Tyson Mysteries
Next up: Mike Tyson is back in the Comic-Con ring again with his quirky Adult Swim animated series, which will be returning for it’s second season this fall.
Panelists: Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras, and producer Hugh Davidson
Moderator: Jon Hein
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 2:15-3:00PM, Indigo Ballroom
Amazon: The Man in the High Castle
The streaming service will be popping out a new one-hour drama based on a Philip K. Dick novel about the results of WWII if the Allied Powers had lost. Got questions? This is the place to ask ’em.
Panelists: Executive producer Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), producers David Zucker (The Good Wife), Isa Dick Hackett, and cast members Alexa Davalos (Clash of the Titans), Luke Kleintank (Pretty Little Liars), Rupert Evans (Hellboy), Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat Legacy), and Rufus Sewell (Killing Jesus)
Moderator: Jeff Jensen
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 2:15-3:15PM, Room 6A
Disney XD’s Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero and Star vs. The Forces of Evil
Check out exclusive clips from these two new shows as well as peeks at the other new animated shows cropping up on Disney XD.
Panelists: Sam Levine, Jared Bush, and Daron Nefcy
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 2:30-3:30PM, Room 5AB
Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session
HBO’s epic and deadly fifth season ended in June, and the sixth season will be filming this summer. So now’s your chance to grill the panelists on whether [REDACTED] is really dead or not.
Panelists: Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Natalie Dormer, Conleth Hill, David Nutter, Hannah Murray, Carolyn Strauss, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Maisie Williams
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 2:30-3:30PM, Hall H
Marvel Television Presents
This can’t-miss panel will answer all your questions about ABC shows Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter.
Panelists: Jeph Loeb, showrunners, and cast members
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 3:00-4:15PM, Ballroom 20
[adult swim]: Robot Chicken
Going into it’s eighth season, this classic Adult Swim show will chat about what’s to come and give an upcoming look at the third Robot Chicken DC Comics Special.
Panelists: Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Tom Root, Breckin Meyer, and Geoff Johns
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 3:15-4:15PM, Indigo Ballroom
Join the Lothbrok clan and the creative minds behind the History channel historical drama as they show a glimpse into what Season 4 will look like.
Panelists: Travis Fimmel, Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Alexander Ludwig, Michael Hirst, and Dirk Hoogstra
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 3:30-4:30PM, Room 6A
One of Fox’s funniest families in it’s Sunday night comedy lineup will be bringing it back to San Diego airing never-seen footage and a Q&A panel.
Panelists: Creator Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and cast members H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, and Larry Murphy
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 4:00-5:00PM, Indigo Ballroom
Entertainment Weekly: Brave New Warriors
A roundup of some of television’s most varied male heroes chat about taking on their characters, set stories, and how they got their gigs.
Panelists: Zachary Levi (Heroes Reborn), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black), Kevin Durand (The Strain), Rob Kazinsky (The Frankenstein Code), and Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead)
Moderator: Lynette Rice
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 4:00-5:00PM, Hall H
DC Entertainment: From Page to Screen
DC Entertainment is sweeping pop culture, from television, to video games and films. These behind-the-scenes insiders chat about what it takes to translate these iconic stories and characters from their original format to well, everything else.
Moderator: Damian Holbrook*
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 4:15-5:15PM, Room 6DE
The cast and producers of the new horror/comedy/whatever else will be making it’s first trip to SDCC to show an exclusive clip and answer all your questions about the masked creeper.
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 4:30-5:30PM, Room 5AB
The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A
The CW’s supernatural thriller will be bringing fans back to NOLA this fall, but before then chat with the stars and EPs about Season 2 and beyond.
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 4:30-5:30PM, Ballroom 20
Colony: USA Network Series
USA’s highly-anticipated futuristic drama will air new trailers and clips and host a panel Q&A to prep you for it’s fall premiere.
Panelists: Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost), Ryan Condal (Hercules), and stars Josh Holloway (Lost), Sarah Wayne Callies (The Walking Dead), and Peter Jacobson (House)
Moderator: Michael Schneider*
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 4:30-5:30PM, Room 6BCF
The very first panel for Netflix’s newest sci-fi thriller.
Moderator: J. Michael Straczynski
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 4:45-5:45PM, Room 5AB
FX’s animated spy comedy is returning to sabotage SDCC with their crazy antics. In addition to a panel, look out for a screening of the series’ best moments.
Panelists: Creator Adam Reed, executive producer Matt Thompson, and cast H. Jon Benjamin, Jessica Walter, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 5:00-6:00PM, Indigo Ballroom
iZombie Special Video Presentation and Q&A
After The CW’s zombie-infested hit’s deadly Season 1 finale, check in with the cast and brains behind the show with a video presentation and panel.
Panelists: Rose McIver, Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 5:45-6:45PM, Ballroom 20
Orphan Black: BBC America Official Panel
A clone club meeting is in session! Take a look back at Season 3, and a look ahead to Season 4 with the cast and co-creators.
Panelists: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dylan Bruce, Kristian Bruun, Ari Millen, John Fawcett, and Graeme Manson
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 5:45-6:45PM, Room 6BCF
Starz: Ash vs. Evil Dead
This highly-anticipated slasher series coming this fall brings the film franchise back in the game for more action. Stop by to chat about what to expect in this new series, and how it’s varies from it’s Evil Dead counterpart.
Panelists: Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, Ivan Raimi, Craig DiGregorio, and Lucy Lawless
Moderator: Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!)
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 6:00-7:00PM, Room 6A
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
The third film in the Syfy franchise is swimming it’s way to SDCC for a Q&A.
Panelists: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, David Hasselhoff, Anthony C. Ferrante, and Thunder Levin
Moderator: Damian Holbrook*
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 7:15-8:15PM, Room 6A
The Aquabats Super Show! What Happens Next?!
The Aquabats and the show’s co-creator will be revealing what’s next for the future of the show, moderated by a “very special surprise guest.”
Panelists: M.C. Bat Commander, EagleBones FalconHawk, Jimmy the Robot, Crash McLarson, Ricky Fitness, Jason deVilliers, and more
When and Where: Friday, July 10, 8:00-9:00PM, Room 29AB