With just over a month remaining until the pop culture fandom hordes invade San Diego for Comic-Con International (July 12-15), Warner Bros. Television Group has announced their bang-up event lineup for 2012. Stars and creators from hit WB TV and WB Animation series will be in attendance with a packed schedule of screenings, panels, signings and media appearances announced. Check out some toon and vfx property highlights below and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon or follow @TheWBdotcom on Twitter for updates.
Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings (Wednesday, July 11 in Ballroom 20): Preview five hotly anticipated WB dramas with sneaks for the wish fulfilling 666 Park Avenue (ABC), DC comic-book character reinvention Arrow (The CW), mystery thriller Cult from the creator of Farscape (The CW), psychological serial killer fare The Following (FOX) and post-apocalyptic adventure Revolution (NBC).
MAD Panel (Thurs. July 12, Room 6DE). Producers Keven Shinick and Mark Marek give fans a glimpse behind the animated MADness of the Cartoon Network series!
Arrow Screening + Panel (Fri. July 13, Ballroom 20). Stephen Amell will join TBC cast members and producers for a pilot screening and discussion of the latest Green Arrow reinvention. From Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern), Andrew Kreisberg (Warehouse 13, Fringe) and David Nutter (Smallville, Supernatural, Game of Thrones), this hard-hitting action series finds billionaire Oliver Queen returning home with a mysterious agenda and a new lethal skill set to fight crime after being marooned on a remote island for five years.
666 Park Avenue Panel (Fri. July 13, Room 6BCF). Familiarize yourself with The Drake, a mysterious NYC luxury high rise where all your dreams can come true…for a price. Series stars Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Rachael Taylor and Dave Annable join exec producers David Wilcox (Fringe) and Matthew Miller (Chuck) to discuss the show.
The Vampire Diaries Panel (Sat. July 14, Ballroom 20). Stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and more join exec prods/writers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec.
Revolution Panel (Sat. July 14, Room 6BCF). Stars Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito and Tracy Spiridakos join creator/exec prod Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and director/co-exec prod Jon Favreau (Iron Man) to discuss the epic adventure thriller from Kripke, Favreau and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Prod., which will follow a family struggling to reunite in a post-apocalyptic landscape of empty cities, local militia and heroic freedom fighters where all technology has mysteriously blacked out.
DC Nation Sneak Peek + Panel (Sun. July 15, Room 6BCF) Get an exclusive first-look at what’s in store for Cartoon Network’s upcoming action-comedy block! Participating producers TBA.
Supernatural Panel (Sun. July 15, Hall H). Stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles will be joined by recurring guest stars Misha Collins, Jim Beaver and Mark A. Sheppard as well as new exec prod Jeremy Carver and consulting producer Ben Edlund.
Fringe Panel (Sun. July 15, Hall H). Celebrate the upcoming fifth season of Fox’s sci-fi drama with stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole and John Noble and the show’s exec producers.