With SDCC 2017 coming-up in July, Deadline Hollywood is reporting that FX is throwing down the gauntlet by unleashing comic-con stalwarts Legion, Archer and The Strain to represent the network proudly at the annual “geek”/pop culture convention. For fans and SDCC attendees, here are some things to keep in mind:
The Strain: With its fourth and final season premiering around the time of SDCC (July 16), expectations are that the Guillermo del Toro/Chuck Hogan created horror series will be making its final appearance on July 20 in Ballroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center, moving it up from its traditional last-day appearance.
Legion: Having built-up momentum for it’s premiere beginning with a trailer release at last year’s SDCC and a pilot screening at NYCC, the critically-acclaimed and fan-favorite Legion should also be setting-up shop also on July 20 in Ballroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center. Though panel attendees have yet to be announced, travel is one factor that shouldn’t be an issue now that the second season is being filmed in California (thanks to tax credits awarded to the production from the state). Possible attendees include show creator Noah Hawley, actor Dan Stevens (David Haller), Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb and other key cast members.
Archer: With the animated spy comedy wrapping-up its eight season (and first on FXX) in May, there’s an expectation that fans will be treated to some kind of sneak preview of the show’s ninth season. Archer panels have earned the reputation of being one of the biggest “must see” panels at SDCC; and though once again no names have been confirmed, if past experience shows then fans shouldn’t be disappointed. Previous years’ panelsist have included H. Jon Benjamin (Sterling Archer), Aisha Tyler (Lana Kane), Jessica Walter (Malory Archer), Chris Parnell (Cyril Figgis), Judy Greer (Cheryl Tunt), Amber Nash (Pam Poovey), Lucky Yates (Doc Krieger), creator and EP Adam Reed, EP Matt Thompson and co-executive producer Casey Willis.
Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017 takes place from July 20–23 at the San Diego Convention Center, with a Preview Night on July 19. For more information, visit their website here.