DC Superheroes, 'Vampire Diaries' & 'Big Bang' Headline Warner Bros. TV's Comic-Con Lineup
By Philiana Ng
Comic-Con is starting to take shape!
The annual geekfest is just one month away and Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind some of your favorite TV shows, has big plans for the July 8-12 event – headlined by a huge superhero-themed extravaganza in the cavernous Hall H on Saturday evening.
Following last year’s successful WBTV/DC event, they’re once again pulling out all the stops, presenting the three-hour event as “Superhero Saturday Night” with the stars and executive producers from Arrow, The Flash and Gotham, as well as anticipated series Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and digital offering Vixen, the latter of which will be previewed for the first time.
Lucky Comic-Con attendees at the Saturday event get a super-early look at the full pilot of Supergirl before a Q&A session with stars and executive producers. Fans of Gotham, Arrow, The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will also get the opportunity to get the scoop from the casts and EPs in separate video/Q&A sessions. Expect stars Stephen Amell (Arrow), who hosted last year's WBTV/DC event,and Grant Gustin (The Flash) to lead the charge.
Interestingly, Arrow, The Flash or Gotham won't be getting separate panels outside of the Saturday night spectacular.
WBTV will also bring seasoned veterans and returning favorites down to San Diego, including The Big Bang Theory, The Originals, The 100, iZombie, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Teen Titans Go!, Person of Interest, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and Childrens Hospital. One change of note is The Vampire Diaries, which usually holds fort on Saturdays, moving to Sunday.
In addition to Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, other new shows making their Comic-Con debut include Lucifer, Blindspot and Containment.
And in keeping with tradition, the full pilots of Supergirl, Blindspot, Containment, Lucifer and a new episode of Teen Titans Go! will be screened during Preview Night on Wednesday.
These are just the latest shows to join previously announced shows such as Doctor Who, Scream Queens, American Horror Story, The Strain, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, Sleepy Hollow and The Minority Report, just to name a few.
Get ready because we’re just getting started!
Check out the full WBTV lineup below:
Screenings of Supergirl (CBS), Lucifer (Fox), Blindspot (NBC), Containment (The CW), Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS), 10-11 a.m.: Show writers (Ballroom 20)
Lucifer (Fox), 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt, D.B. Woodside (Room 6BCF)
Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim), TBA: Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras, producer Hugh Davidson (Room TBA)
The 100 (The CW), 12:30-1:30 p.m.: executive producer Jason Rothenberg, cast TBA (Ballroom 20)
Teen Titans Go! (Cartoon Network), 1-2 p.m.: producers Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath (Room 6A)
The Originals (The CW), 4:30-5:30 p.m.: executive producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci, Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Leah Pipes, Danielle Campbell, Charles Michael Davis (Ballroom 20)
iZombie (The CW), 5:45-6:45 p.m.: executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders (Ballroom 20)
Blindspot (NBC), 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Jaimie Alexander, executive producers Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Martin Gero (Room 6A)
Person of Interest (CBS), 5:15-6:15 p.m.: Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, executive producers Jonathan Nolan, Greg Plageman and Denise The (Room 6BCF)
Containment (The CW), 6:15-7:15 p.m.: executive producers Julie Plec, Matt Corman and Chris Ord, David Gysai, Christina Moses, Chris Wood, Claudia Black, Kristen Gutoskie (Room 6BCF)
WBTV & DC’s Superhero Saturday Night – Inside the Worlds of Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Vixen, 8-11 p.m. (Hall H)
The Vampire Diaries (The CW), 10-11 a.m.: Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Kat Graham, Candice Accola, Michael Malarkey, executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries (Hall H)
Supernatural (The CW), 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard, executive producer Jeremy Carver (Hall H)
Childrens Hospital (Adult Swim), 1-2 p.m.: Rob Cordrry, executive producer David Wain (Room 25ABC)