Warner Bros. descends upon Comic-Con with teleporters, superheroes, vampires, androidsby jmaloni
Studio returns to Comic-Con with 17 series from top producers, including J.J. Abrams, Greg Berlanti, Eric Kripke, Jonathan Nolan, Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson and many more
Screenings, panels and signings with the stars and producers of "Arrow," "The Big Bang Theory," "Childrens Hospital," "The Following," "Nikita," "Person of Interest," "Revolution," "Supernatural," "The Vampire Diaries," "Almost Human," "The Originals," "The Tomorrow People," "The 100," "Beware the Batman," "MAD," "Teen Titans Go!" and "The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad"
Warner Bros. Television Group returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego, the world's leading pop-culture convention, next month with 17 series, including 10 returning fan-favorite shows and seven programs making their Comic-Con debut. Comic-Con-favorite stars - "The Following's" Kevin Bacon; "Arrow's" Stephen Amell; "The Vampire Diaries' " Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder; "Supernatural's" Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles; "Almost Human's" Karl Urban and Michael Ealy; "The 100's" Henry Ian Cusick; "Childrens Hospital's" Rob Corddry; and "Nikita's" Maggie Q - to name just a few - will join producers Greg Berlanti ("Arrow," "The Tomorrow People"), Eric Kripke ("Revolution"), Jonathan Nolan ("Person of Interest"), Julie Plec ("The Vampire Diaries," "The Originals"), Kevin Williamson ("The Following," "The Vampire Diaries") to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.
•Fans can catch screenings of the pilot episodes of highly anticipated new drama series "Almost Human," "The Tomorrow People" and "The 100," and hear from producers and stars of the shows during panels and autograph signings.
•The studio's 2,400-square-foot booth will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention floor.
•Cast and producers of "Nikita" appear for their final Comic-Con panel.
•And more surprises to come...
•For additional info on the studio's plans for Comic-Con and for real-time updates during the convention, follow along on Twitter at@TheWBdotcom — official hashtag #WBSDCC — and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon
•To connect with WBTVG in the social space — including official Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for WBTVG series, talent and producers — check out the social media contacts page here:http://bit.ly/105uMby
Special Sneak Peek Pilot ScreeningsWednesday, July 17 • Ballroom 20
For the sixth straight year, WBTVG gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on "Preview Night," debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2013, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of "Almost Human," "The Tomorrow People" and "The 100" for the first time ever in public. Additionally, WBTV will unveil a special presentation of "The Originals" on the big screen, featuring never-before-seen footage that did not air as part of "The Originals" episode of "The Vampire Diaries" episode in April.
TV SERIES SCHEDULE
Please note: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional attendees — as well as information on panel sessions, signings and other events — will be provided as news breaks. Panel times and room locations will be announced in the coming weeks.
THURSDAY, JULY 18
•MAD (Mondays 8:30/7:30c Cartoon Network): Get a glimpse behind the "MADness" with "MAD" television producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek.
FRIDAY, JULY 19
•Almost Human (late fall; Mondays, 8 p.m., FOX): Step into the future with series stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and executive producer J.H. Wyman.
•The Big Bang Theory(Thursdays, 8 p.m., CBS): 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 No. 1 comedy.
•Childrens Hospital(returning this summer to Adult Swim): Creator/star Rob Corddry and executive producers David Wain and Jonathan Stern join cast members Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Ken Marino and Rob Huebel for a sneak peek of the show's upcoming fifth season.
•The Following(midseason; Mondays, 9 p.m., FOX): join stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore and Valorie Curry and executive producers Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega.
•Nikita(midseason; The CW): "Nikita" makes its Comic-Con farewell with stars Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Devon Sawa and Noah Bean joining executive producer Craig Silverstein.
•The 100(midseason; The CW): 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 (coming soon to CWTV.com) Join producers Milo Ventimiglia ("Heroes") and Russ Cundiff and creators/stars John Dale and 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 20
•Arrow (Wednesdays, 8 p.m., The CW): 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 (Tuesdays, 8 p.m., The CW): Series stars Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Charles Michael Davis join executive producer Julie Plec.
•Person of Interest (Tuesdays, 10 p.m., CBS): Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman join members of the cast for their third visit to Comic-Con. (You're being watched.)
•Revolution(Wednesdays, 8 p.m., NBC): Series stars and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke power up this panel.
•The Tomorrow People(Wednesdays, 9 p.m., The CW): Practice your teleportation skills and get to this session featuring series stars Robbie Amell, Mark Pellegrino and Peyton List with executive producers Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Danny Cannon.
•The Vampire Diaries(Thursdays, 8 p.m., The CW): Comic-Con veterans Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola join executive producers Plec and Caroline Dries.
SUNDAY, JULY 21
•Supernatural (Tuesdays, 9 p.m., The CW): 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 (Saturdays, 10 a.m., Cartoon Network; premiering July 13): 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! (Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Cartoon Network): Producer Aaron Horvath joins members of the voice cast, including Greg Cipes and Scott Menville, for this screening and Q-and-A.