Amazon Prime Video knows you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, so they’re bringing out the “heavy artillery” for this year’s San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). The streaming service’s set-up will include a massive immersive fan experience that showcases The Boys, The Expanse, and Carnival Row – as well as a packed slate of panels showcasing Undone and The Man in the High Castle, parties, and a free two-episode fan screening of The Boys.
Amazon Prime Video Experience is an immersive, 60,000 square-foot “headquarters” features a 40-foot tower with LED screens playing scenes from spotlight shows The Boys, The Expanse, and Carnival Row. Running from Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21 (with a press preview day on Wednesday, July 17), the event will have fans receiving collectible gold and silver coins which can be used to further explore the activation experience. Carl’s Jr. will be on hand for burger duty, with a professional portrait photography studio set-up for cosplayers.
On the premiere side, the cast and creators of The Boys will join fans for an exclusive two-episode sneak preview on Friday, July 19. Inside the convention hall, Amazon Prime Video is sponsoring five panels over three days with a number of famous faces taking part: Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne from Carnival Row; and Karl Urban and Jack Quaid from The Boys.
Thursday, July 18th
Undone : From Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy, the acclaimed creators of BoJack Horseman, comes Undone, a groundbreaking and genre bending animated series, starring Rosa Salazar, about a young woman’s complex journey to unlock her past and solve the mystery of her father’s death.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Friday, July 19th
The Boys: Join executive producers Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Elisabeth Shue, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind the scenes look at their upcoming series. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super-powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven. The series premieres July 26th on Amazon Prime Video.
Ballroom 20, San Diego Convention Center, 3 :30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT
Carnival Row: Join stars Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant and executive producers Travis Beacham and Marc Guggenheim for a sneak peek and conversation about Carnival Row, moderated by Tim Kash. Set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man, Amazon Prime Video’s Carnival Row explores how this growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society.
Ballroom 20, San Diego Convention Center 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. PT
Saturday, July 20th
The Expanse: The series has had an incredible journey since San Diego last saw the Rocinante crew. They return with news from beyond the Ring Gate and from their new home – thanks to help from the fans – as an Amazon Prime Video series. Join series stars Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, and executive producers Naren Shankar and Ty Franck to get an early look at what’s to come when Season 4 drops on Prime Video later this year.
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel, 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. PT
The Man in the High Castle: With the 4th and final season of The Man in The High Castle premiering this fall on Amazon Prime Video, the series’ cast and creators, including Isa Dick Hackett, Daniel Percival, David Scarpa, Rufus Sewell, Joel de la Fuente, Jason O’Mara, Chelah Horsdal and Frances Turner, with moderator Dominic Patten, will take fans behind the scenes as the resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion.
Room 6A, San Diego Convention Center, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. PT