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Comic-Con Schedule for Friday Features GAME OF THRONES, DEFENDERS and More

Posted on July 7, 2017 at 4:58 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

the-defenders-cast-slice-600x200With this year’s San Diego Comic-Con rapidly approaching, the schedule for Friday, July 21st has been revealed. While SDCC has primarily been known in past years as the go-to place for movie panels and big studio reveals, TV is really dominating the landscape this year. The same was true of the Wednesday and Thursday panels, where TV shows are moving out of Ballroom 20 and into the cavernous embrace of Hall H. Long Live TV!

Hall H will kick off with a Big Bang Theory video presentation before back to back AMC panels for Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead. AMC then returns later with Preacher, but will see Twin Peaks and a Game of Thrones Q&A in between. Though some of these series are not based on comics, they are some of the fantasy genre’s biggest heavy-hitters. As for Twin Peaks, it will be interesting to see what the response will be to what has largely been a gloriously incomprehensible run of episodes so far, with five or so left to go as of the panel.

It also looks like fans will get to see an exclusive sneak peek of The Defenders as well as Fox’s The Gifted. Outlander may also have a Season 3 sizzle reel (at least I hope so!)

Check out the schedule for the biggest panels below, and you can go here for the full Friday schedule. The 2017 San Diego Comic-Con runs from Wednesday, July 19th to Sunday, July 23rd.

 11:15am — Fear the Walking Dead (Hall H)

Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo, Dayton Callie, Sam Underwood, Daniel Sharman, and Michael Greyeyes join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson,executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd,executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). They will talk about where the series left off in the midseason finale and what to look forward to when it picks up in September.

11:15am — iZombie Special Video Presentation and Q&A (Ballroom 20)

Everyone’s favorite zom-com-rom-dram is back! After the heart-stopping events of the iZOMBiE season finale, the secret is out: The public is no longer in the dark about the existence of zombies. With Seattle now under zombie control at the hands of Fillmore-Graves, Ravi’s search for a cure and vaccine for zombie-ism is now more dire than ever. Be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for Liv and the gang in season 4. See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars).

12:15pm — The Walking Dead (Hall H)

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan,Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Chandler Riggs, Seth Gilliam, Alanna Masterson, and Khary Payton join executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman,executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the past season and filming the 100th episode and will share some hints of what’s to come with a sneak peek into season 8, debuting in October on AMC.

the-100-season-4-die-all-die-merrily-image-4-600x40012:30pm — The 100 (Ballroom 20)

More than six years have passed since Praimfaya ravaged the planet and killed most of the human race. As Clarke waits to hear from the group on the Ark or in the bunker, a new mystery drops from the sky. Who is in the arriving ship, and are they friends or enemies? One thing is certain: Clarke is now the Grounder! Be among the first to find out what’s in store for season 5. Join in for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers.

1:15pm — Rick and Morty (Indigo Ballroom)

Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), writer/producer Ryan Ridley (Community), and voice talent Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) and Chris Parnell (Archer), invite fans to an inside look at the highly anticipated third season of Rick and Morty, premiering this summer on Adult Swim. Moderated by Brian “Q” Quinn(Impractical Jokers).

1:30pm — Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session (Hall H)

Cast panelists include (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Nathalie Emmanuel as game-of-thrones-season-7-jon-snow-399x600Missandei, Conleth Hill as Varys, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. The panel will be moderated by a special Westerosian guest.

2:45pm — Twin Peaks: A Damn Good Panel

Hear from the cast and creators of one of the most influential TV series of all time. Many of the amazing series being made today owe a debt to a small town in the Pacific Northwest called “Twin Peaks.” To quote Entertainment Weekly, “Before there was Peak TV, there was Peaks TV.” And now, 25 years later, the story continues in the new SHOWTIME limited event series starring Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, who returns along with original cast members in their unforgettable roles.

3:45pm — The Gifted Extended Sneak Peek (Ballroom 20)

From 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, The Gifted tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Written by Matt Nix, directed by Bryan Singer, and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory, the series stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White. Join cast and producers for an exclusive first look of the fall’s most anticipated new superhero series, premiering this September on FOX

4pm — Preacher (Hall H)

Executive producer Seth Rogen joins comic book co-creator and series executive producer Garth Ennis and members of the preacher-call-and-response-image-4-600x399cast, including Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, and Graham McTavish for a mid-season 2 panel discussion about the story so far and what’s to come. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of episode 206, which airs on Sunday, July 24.

5pm — Outlander (Ballroom 20)

Ronald D. Moore (executive producer), Maril Davis (executive producer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall), and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield) discuss the hit series and preview what is to come in season 3.

5:15pm — The Defenders (Hall H)

Daredevil. Jessica Jones. Luke Cage. Iron Fist. Four iconic superheroes. One stage. Nuff said! Jeph Loeb and surprise guests of the highly anticipated Netflix original series Marvel’s The Defenders band together for a panel you do not want to miss! Be the first to get an exclusive look into the superhero team-up that everyone is talking about before its August 18 global launch on Netflix.

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