Warner Bros. Television is one of the most busy studios when it comes to genre television, and they will prove that once again at San Diego Comic-Con in July.
The shingle is bringing a total of 17 series to the convention, and will include such names as J.J. Abrams, Greg Berlanti, Eric Kripke and Jonathan Nolan among those appearing on panels. Warner Bros. will also have screenings and singings for shows that include “Revolution,” “Big Bang Theory” and “Arrow.”
Also joining them are actors like Kevin Bacon from “The Following,” Stephen Amell from “Arrow,” Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles from “Supernatural,” Henry Ian Cusick of “Lost” fame, and of course, some of the big names from “The Vampire Diaries,” Paul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder.
Probably what will be most anticipated is the Preview Night of the convention, which Warner Bros. has dominated in recent years. This time around, they will include pilot episodes of new shows like “Almost Human,” “The Tomorrow People” and “The 100.”
“Almost Human” is set in the near future where technology and crime increase so rapidly that police officers just cannot keep up. From Abrams’ Bad Robot Production as well as J.H. Wyman of “Fringe” fame, “Almost Human” stars Karl Urban of “Star Trek: Into Darkness” and Michael Ealy from “Underworld Awakening” as a crime-fighting pair that brings both humans and technology together.
“The Tomorrow People” is from executive producers Berlanti (“Arrow”), Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries”), Phil Klemmer (“Chuck”) and Danny Cannon (“Nikita”) where several young people from around the world representing the next stage in human evolution get together. They have special powers that include the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically.
“The 100” focuses on life on Earth 97 years after Earth was devastated by a nuclear apocalypse. The only survivors were the inhabitants of 12 space stations in orbit at the time. Those stations came together to form an “ark,” but with resources dwindling and population growth soaring, a decision is made to send 100 juvenile delinquents to Earth to see if the planet is habitable once again.
Finally, “The Originals” is a spinoff from “The Vampire Dairies” and executive producer Plec, starring Joseph Morgan as Klaus in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans. That’s something that would make Anne Rice very proud.
Also coming back is Warner Bros.’ 2,400-square-fot booth on the convention floor that will feature signings, guest appearances and more.
The panel schedule for Warner Bros. Television at Comic-Con include:
Friday, July 19
“Almost Human,” the upcoming Fox series which will air Mondays at 8 p.m. ET with Urban, Ealy and Wyman.
“The Big Bang Theory,” which airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, will include executive producers Steven Molaro and Bill Prady as well as the writers of the series.
“The 100,” which is expected to premiere at mid-season on The CW, complete with stars Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos and Cusick, as well as executive producers Matthew Miller and Jason Rothenberg.
“The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad,” which is coming soon to CWTV.com, will includes producers Milo Ventimiglia (“Heroes”) and Russ Cundiff, as well as creators and stars John Dale and Michael Hobert. This is a new digital series about the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college students searching for paranormal and extraterrestrial activity.
Saturday, July 20
“Arrow,” which airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, will include stars Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards and Colton Haynes, joined by executive producers Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.
“The Originals,” which will air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, will include stars Morgan, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Charles Michael Davis as well as executive producer Plec.
CBS’s hit show “Person of Interest,” which airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET, will include executive producers Nolan and Greg Plageman.
“Revolution,” which airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, will include some of the series stars as well as executive producer Kripke.
“The Tomorrow People,” which airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW, will feature stars Robbie Amell, Mark Pellegrino and Peyton List, as well as executive producers Berlanti, Klemmer and Cannon.
“The Vampire Diaries,” which airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW, will include Dobre, Wesley, Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola along with executive producers Plec and Caroline Dries.
Sunday, July 21
“Supernatural,” which airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW, will take on Hall H, will include Padalecki, Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard, as well as executive producers Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer.
For more information on San Diego Comic-Con, which kicks off July 18, visit comic-con.org.