Marvel Studios and HBO are both skipping Comic-Con 2018, so shows like The Big Bang Theory, The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale and Arrow are taking the spotlight instead.
All of these shows and more will be representing Warner Bros TV at the pop culture convention next month, and the studio will even get to move into the prestigious Hall H on Sunday.
As usual, there will be autograph signings with key cast members throughout the weekend, a world-premiere of NBC’s Lost-like thriller Manifest, and special screenings of The 100 and ArrowVerse animated spin-off Freedom Fighters: The Ray.
But it’s the panel line-ups we’re all most interested in, so let’s have a look (note: all times are in PT):
FRIDAY, JULY 20
Young Justice: Outsiders (10am): Featuring producers Lynn Wang and Ed Skudder, animation director Anna Hollingsworth, and cast Tara Strong, Grey Griffin, Eric Bauza, H. Michael Croner, Roger Craig Smith. Room 6DE.
Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers’ Room (10:15am): The CBS sitcom’s writers “take you inside the biggest moments of season eleven, and behind the scenes of television’s smartest comedy”. Ballroom 20.
Castle Rock (12.45pm): World premiere screening and panel with producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, and stars Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey and Jane Levy. Ballroom 20.
SATURDAY, JULY 21
Black Lightning (11am): A special video preview and panel with cast Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin ‘Krondon’ Jones III, Damon Gupton and James Remar and producer Salim Akil. Ballroom 20.
Krypton (12pm): A special video preview. Indigo Ballroom.
Manifest (1pm): World-premiere pilot screening with producers and cast members Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas. Indigo Ballroom.
Legacies (2pm): A special video preview of The Vampire Diaries and Originals spin-off, and panel with Julie Plec and series stars Danielle Rose Russell and Matthew Davis. Indigo Ballroom.
Supergirl (3.30pm): A special video preview and panel with producers and cast, including Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Katie McGrath and Jesse Rath. Ballroom 20.
Arrow (4.15pm): A special video preview and panel with cast Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and Colton Haynes. Ballroom 20.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (5pm): A special video preview and panel with cast Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan, Courtney Ford, showrunner Phil Klemmer and producer Keto Shimizu. Ballroom 20.
The Flash (5.45pm): A special video preview and panel with cast Grant Gustin, Jesse L Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Hartley Sawyer, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Danielle Nicolet and executive producer Todd Helbing. Ballroom 20.
SUNDAY, JULY 22
Supernatural (10.30am): A special video presentation and a panel with stars Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert, as WB moves into Hall H.
Riverdale (11.45am): A special video presentation and a panel with cast KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry and Vanessa Morgan, once again in Hall H.
Comic-Con International will be held from Wednesday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22 in San Diego.