San Diego Comic-Con might feel a bit empty this year. Not regarding crowds, but regarding the significant presence of almost all Disney assets and HBO hits like Westworld and Game of Thrones. But there are still plenty of panels that could reveal potential news and some original streaming panels that will hopefully shed some new light on upcoming projects.
There is a sizeable 10th-anniversary panel for Breaking Bad which will involve everyone from the original show. However, it’s doubtful anything new will come from this. There is also a Better Call Saul panel. That will likely include teasers for Season 4 which is coming in August.
The Passage based on Justin Cronin’s series will be screening the entire first episode at a panel with the show’s stars.
Disney’s limited presence at the show will be a panel for DuckTales. The panel will be a Season 2 discussion with never before seen footage.
Amazon is coming with a strong showing of six creators for upcoming original series, Carlton Cust for Jack Ryan, Ben Edlund for The Tick, Sam Esmail director of Homecoming, Neil Gaiman for his show Good Omens, Gale Anne Hurd for Lore, and Naren Shankar for Amazon’s recently resurrected The Expanse.
Lucifer is still an unknown for the Con, but after Fox canceled it during the third season and Netflix recently picking it up, it may show up somewhere in the coverage.
Meanwhile, DC’s TV lineup will be at the show with a substantial presence including five featured panels. The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Krypton, Black Lightning, and Legends of Tomorrow will all be on display. Their animated side will be there as well with a full screening of The Death of Superman, and Teen Titans Go! to the Movies.
The most anticipated and high-profile panel this year will be Doctor Who with the introduction of the new cast, including Jodie Whittaker as the 14th Doctor, and the new showrunner Chris Chibnall.
The Son’s of Anarchy spin-off show Mayans M.C. will have a panel and rumors are that it will finally have a premiere date.
Legion will be at the show with a panel with show creator Noah Hawley and stars Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza. With that show’s second season recently over, no new news is expected to come from the event.
Jeph Loeb and Matt Nix are going to give a sneak peak at the second season of their show The Gifted.
The Orville cast and crew will be at the convention as well and will probably show a few sneak peaks of the upcoming season.
Nickelodeon is bringing back yet another new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles adaptation and has promised plenty of clips.
Iron Fist and Cloak and Dagger both have panels scheduled at the Convention. Iron Fist Season 2 has already been announced for release later this year, so maybe Netflix will use the opportunity to tease another future show.
The new SyFy show Nightflyers, based on the George R.R. Martin novella, will have an event. So no Game of Thrones but still a Martin consolation prize.
Riverdale will be in attendance with a significant panel in Hall H. The stars and producers will be there.
Star Trek: Discovery is another Hall H heavy hitter. Expect teasers for the second season from this event, as well as an answer to the Patrick Stewart rumors that have been swirling.
There will be a Star Wars panel this year. It’s just for the 10th anniversary of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Not much is known about the event yet so that it could be interesting.
Two Stephen King panels will be at the Convention. One will be for the new J.J. Abrams-produced Hulu original Castle Rock and will feature a screening. There will also be a panel dedicated to Mr. Mercedes, based on the great Stephen King book.
Supernatural a Hall H mainstay will return with cast and crew and presumably news of Season 14.
SyFy also has some more panels lined up in The Magicians, Wynonna Earp, Van Helsing, and Z-Nation.
Vikings will have a panel with many of the show’s stars to talk about the upcoming midseason premiere.
There will be two Walking Dead panels this year, one for the main show and the other for Fear the Walking Dead. Jon Bernthal is expected to appear on the panel as he is returning to the show as Shane.
The new American Horror Story series is expected to have a presence at the con. We already have confirmation that the upcoming season 8 will be a Murder House/Coven crossover.
Gotham will be in attendance after the renewal for an abbreviated fifth season.
Deadly Class will have a significant showing. The new SyFy series based on the Rick Remender and Wesley Craig comic book. They should be at the show along with executive producers Joe and Anthony Russo. The rumor mill is saying that they may screen the entire first episode.
One final rumor with no confirmation: With the announcement of novels and a comic book series, all of which are official canon it would be a surprise if Stranger Things didn’t have a presence at the convention.