At the San Diego Comic-Con International next month we’re going to see the return of Warner Brothers, and in a recently released announcement, the company gave a list of their their upcoming Fall lineup and when they’ll be previewed at the event.
There have been 17 series announced and 10 of them are returning to the network. So what shows can fans of the WB expect? What shows are new? What shows do we have to look forward to? Let’s take a look: ‘MAD’, ‘Almost Human’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘The Following’, ‘The 100’, ‘The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad’, ‘Arrow’, ‘The Originals’, ‘Person of Interest’, ‘Revolution’, ‘The Tomorrow People’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘Supernatural’, ‘Beware the Batman’, and ‘Teen Titans Go’!
Whew! That might be a lot to take in but let’s actually see how it breaks down schedule wise for those who will be at the con:
Wednsday July 17th
This is going to be the big day for those interested in the new shows. While we won’t see all 7 of the new shows, there will be screenings of the pilots of 4 of them. They will all be show in in Ballroom 20, so you’ll have a chance to see pilots for ‘Almost Human‘, ‘The Originals’, ‘The Tomorrow People‘, and ‘The 100’. I’ll be the first to admit that I have no interest in ‘The Originals’ but the other 3 all sound like they have potential depending on their target audience.
What are these 4 about?
‘Almost Human’: In the near future, technology and crime will increase so quickly that law enforcement will not be able to keep up. To maintain order and keep the public safe, all police officers must partner with highly evolved human-like-androids known as synthetics. From J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Production and Fringe executive producer J.H. Wyman, ‘Almost Human’ is the story of Detective John Kennex (Urban), and his life-like android partner Dorian (Ealy).
‘The Originals’: From executive producer Julie Plec comes ‘The Originals’, a spinoff of The CW’s #1 series among Adults 18–34 and Comic-Con fan-favorite, ‘The Vampire Diaries’. The sexy new drama centers on the Original Family, as Klaus (Joseph Morgan) returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans.
‘The Tomorrow People’: From executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow”), Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries”), Phil Klemmer (“Chuck”) and Danny Cannon (“Nikita”), ‘”The Tomorrow People’ is a story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically.
‘The 100’: 97 years ago, Earth was devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, and mankind was nearly destroyed. The only survivors were the inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time. The stations came together to form the Ark, but with resources dwindling and population growth soaring, the decision is made to send the 100, a group of juvenile delinquents, to the surface to test whether Earth is once again habitable.
Thursday July 18th
It looks like Cartoon Network is working with WB for a new show. This one is going to be called MAD and sounds like it’s going to be something full of “MADness”
‘MAD’: Get a glimpse behind the MADness with “MAD” television producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek.
Friday July 19th
Friday is a day of panels. New shows and old will be available throughout the day in order to talk to fans, talk about the show, answer questions, and tease us with surprises for the upcoming season! With information being given on ‘Almost Human’ and ‘The 100’ , I’m curious to see what more we an find out about these two. Also, as someone who’s enjoying ‘The Following’ though not completely sold on it, I’d love to hear more on where they want the show to be going. Here’s who will be showing up at the panels:
‘Almost Human’: Step into the future with series stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and executive producer J.H. Wyman.
‘The Big Bang Theory’: In a panel sure to be filled with debate and discussion — and more than a few surprises — executive producers Steven Molaro and Bill Prady and the writers of “The Big Bang Theory” take fans behind the scenes of TV’s #1 comedy.
‘The Following’: Become a follower with stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore and Valorie Curry joining executive producers Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega.
‘The 100’: Series stars Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos, and Henry Ian Cusick join executive producers Matthew Miller and Jason Rothenberg.
‘The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad’: Join producers Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes”) & Russ Cundiff and creators/stars John Dale & Michael Hobert as they introduce a new digital series about the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college students searching for paranormal and extraterrestrial (PET) activity.
Saturday July 20th
Another day of panels! This is probably my personal least interesting as I’d only be interested in hearing about ‘The Tomorow People’ assuming it’s target audience is adults and not young adults.
‘Arrow’: Chills turn to thrills in this session with stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards and Colton Haynes joining executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.
‘The Originals’: Series stars Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Charles Michael Davis join executive producer Julie Plec.
‘Person of Interest’: Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman join members of the cast for their third visit to Comic-Con. (You’re being watched.)
Revolution’: Series stars and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke power up this panel.
‘The Tomorrow People’: Practice your teleportation skills and get to this session featuring series stars Robbie Amell, Mark Pellegrino and Peyton List with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Danny Cannon.
‘The Vampire Diaries’: Comic-Con veterans Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola join executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries.
Sunday July 21st
BATMAN! I’ll never fully grow up. While I’m fully in the Marvel camp, Batman is the one DC character who will always draw me in. With my now being a father, I totally have an excuse to watch the latest iteration of the caped crusader! Sure my son is only a couple weeks old, but c’mon! Who really needs excuses – It’s Batman! Yes it’s a CGI Batman, but it’s Batman nonetheless.
‘Supernatural’: Returning to Hall H are cast members Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard with executive producers Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer.
‘Beware the Batman’: The Dark Knight makes his return to television in this new action-packed CG animated series. Producers Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson will give fans a peek behind the cape.
‘Teen Titans Go!’: Producer Aaron Horvath joins members of the voice cast, including Greg Cipes and Scott Menville, for this screening and Q&A. Go!
Planning on attending the show? Currently there are quite a few celebrities from the WB that may be in attendance. As mentioned above, if you are going to be there you have a chance of seeing: Kevin Bacon (‘The Following’); Stephen Amell (‘Arrow’); Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder (‘The Vampire Diaries’); Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Mark Sheppard (‘”Supernatural’); Karl Urban and Michael Ealy (‘Being Human’); Henry Ian Cusick (‘The 100’s’); and Rob Corddry (‘Children’s Hospital’); — to name just a few. They will be joining producers Greg Berlanti (‘Arrow’, ‘The Tomorrow People), Eric Kripke (‘Revolution’), Jonathan Nolan (‘Person of Interest’), Julie Plec (‘The Vampire Diaries’, ‘The Originals’, ‘The Tomorrow People’), Kevin Williamson (‘The Following’, ‘The Vampire Diaries’) There will of course be more, but these are the ones who are scheduled to show up so far.
So who all might you see at this year’s Comic Con and what panel do you plan on attending?