New York Comic-Con (NYCC) is right around the corner, and that means the schedule is being released this week.
First up that you may be interested to know about is the DC Universe (the new Warner Bros. streaming service) lineup of panels and premieres.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3rd:
7:30 p.m. Titans World Premiere Screening and Q&A, Hammerstein Ballroom. Warner Bros. Television’s highly anticipated, live-action dramatic adventure seriesTitans will be the first original series to launch on the upcoming DC UNIVERSE, the first-of-its-kind digital subscription service that gives fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. But before its October 12 debut on the DC UNIVERSE service, Titanswill serve as the kickoff event for New York Comic Con 2018, with an exclusive world premiere screening on Wednesday night followed by a Q&A session with series stars and executive producers.
NYCC fans will be among the first to see the new series, as Robin and friends take over the Big Apple for this world premiere event. After the screening, series stars Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), Teagan Croft (The Osiris Child), Anna Diop(24: Legacy), Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6: The Series), Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) and Alan Ritchson (Blood Drive) will join executive producers for an on-stage Q&A.
From executive producers Akiva Goldsman (Star Trek: Discovery), Geoff Johns (Arrow), Greg Berlanti (The Flash), Greg Walker (Extant), Sarah Schechter (Supergirl) and John Fawcett (Orphan Black), Titans follows a group of young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6th:
10:30–11:30 a.m. Legacies World Premiere Pilot Screening and Q&A, Room 1A06. A thrilling new drama that tells the story of the next generation of supernatural beings at The Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted, Legacies follows 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson and others who come of age in the most unconventional way possible, nurtured to be their best selves…in spite of their worst impulses…all under the watchful eye of headmaster Alaric Saltzman. Join Legacies stars Danielle Rose Russell, Matt Davis, Jenny Boyd, Kaylee Bryant, Quincy Fouse, Aria Shahghasemi and Peyton Alex Smith, and executive producers Julie Plec and Brett Matthews for the world premiere pilot screening, exclusively for New York Comic Con, of the next chapter in The Vampire Diaries/The Originals trilogy. Legacies premieres October 25 and airs Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW.
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Roswell, New Mexico World Premiere Pilot Screening and Q&A, Room 1A06. Based on the Roswell High book series, Roswell, New Mexico is a love story, a relationship drama and the story of a small town…which happens to have aliens. Roswell, New Mexico starsJeanineMason (Grey’s Anatomy, Bunheads, So You Think You Can Dance) and Nathan Parsons (The Originals, True Blood, Once Upon a Time, Bunheads). Join us for Roswell, New Mexico’s first appearance at New York Comic Con for the world premiere pilot screening presentation and a Q&A with the actors and executive producers. Roswell, New Mexico premieres in 2018 on The CW.
4:45–5:40 p.m. Blindspot Season Four Premiere Screening and Q&A, Room 1A06. Following the action-packed, emotionally charged cliffhangers that ended season three, Blindspot returns for its third appearance at New York Comic Con! Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander star in this one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. As we learned in last season’s finale, Jane (Jaimie Alexander) is being poisoned by ZIP, the very drug used to wipe her memory at the premiere of the series. Also suffering from the disease, her brother Roman (Luke Mitchell) was searching for a cure and hid caches of data all over the globe. The team will follow a trail of cryptic breadcrumbs that lead to all-new crimes to solve and, with any luck, a cure to save Jane. Season four begins with Weller (Stapleton) on the brink of death, Remi returned from the depths of Jane’s mind and Zapata (Audrey Esparza) working with the bad guys. Not knowing that Zapata has joined the villainous HCI Global, Reade (Rob Brown) tries desperately to find her. At the same time, Patterson (Ashley Johnson) hunts to cure Jane with her lab partner, fan-favorite Rich DotCom (Ennis Esmer). Embracing the global scope established last season, we smash into season four with a daring heist in Tokyo, and exhilarating and emotional missions will take the team all over Europe and South America. Join us for an exclusive screening of the season four premiere followed by a Q&A with series stars Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton. Blindspot returns for its fourth season on October 12, airing Fridays at 8/7c on NBC.
5:40–6:05 p.m. Manifest Special Video Presentation and Q&A, Room 1A06. When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely in New York after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible. From executive producers Jeff Rake (The Mysteries of Laura, The Tomorrow People, Boston Legal, Miss Match, The Practice), Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future movies, Cast Away, What Lies Beneath, Contact), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, The Polar Express, What Lies Beneath) and Jackie Levine (Flight, Real Steel, Allied, The Borgias) comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny. Join series stars Melissa Roxburgh (Valor, Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies) and Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time, Thor), along with executive producer Jeff Rake, as they share series highlights and a special sneak peek at some exclusive new footage and delve even further into the mystery of Flight 828. Manifest airs Monday nights at 10/9c on NBC and is produced by Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and Universal Television.
6:05–6:30 p.m. The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A, Room 1A06. After the heartbreaking season five finale, Clarke and Bellamy are left wondering if this new planet is suitable for life, and if the human race can finally live in peace? What will they find on this new mysterious home, and how will the rest of the survivors react to the news that they’ve been asleep for more than 100 years? And what happened to Eligius III? Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley and executive producer Jason Rothenberg as they answer your burning questions. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns for season six in midseason on The CW.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th:
10:00–11:00 a.m. Riverdale Exclusive Sneak Peek and Q&A, The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Following yet another drama-filled season and shocking season two finale, don’t miss Riverdale when it makes its debut at New York Comic Con this year! Join Archie and the gang as they continue to dive into the secrets that loom and keep emerging from the shadows in a town that once seemed like a quiet, ordinary place. The circumstances surrounding Archie’s arrest kick off the drama of season three as the gang tries to #FreeArchie, while Hiram Lodge continues to flesh out his plans to control not only Riverdale, but also the ever growing SoDale. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. Join us for an exclusive sneak peek at season three followed by a Q&A with series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick and executive producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Jon Goldwater. Riverdale returns for season three October 10, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A, The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. Join Gotham as the show returns to New York Comic Con for its final appearance. With Gotham on the brink of total anarchy and cut off from the outside world, only Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and a handful of heroes remain behind to retake the city. Inspired by the “No Man’s Land” arc from the comics, villains including Penguin, the Riddler, the Sirens and Jeremiah have taken claim on various regions of the city. Will order be restored, or will chaos reign in Gotham? Be among the first to hear what’s in store for the final chapter of Gotham as the show returns to New York Comic Con for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns for its fifth and final season midseason on FOX.