NBC Announces Exciting Panel Lineup at Comic-Con, Including THE BLACKLIST, HANNIBAL, COMMUNITY, REVOLUTION and GRIMM!

NBC - Grimm - Revolution - The Blacklist - Hannibal - Community - Dracula - Ironside - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - Header r1NBC has announced plans for the upcoming Comic-Con International gathering in San Diego running from July 18-21.

The Blacklist, Hannibal, Grimm, Revolution and Community will headline at Comic-Con, along with NBC talent from Saturday Night Live, Late Night with Seth Meyers and Ironside also participating on various panels.

Featured during the Grimm panel will be a special trailer of the new Friday night series Dracula, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Panel schedules:

NBC - Comic-Con 2013 - Thursday, July 18 - SDCCThe Blacklist - NBC - Promo ImageThe Blacklist (Sony Pictures Television)

Who: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff and executive producers Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath and John Fox

For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives. Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. Liz soon discovers that Red has compiled a secret list of criminals over the years: a “blacklist” of politicians, mobsters, spies, and international terrorists. He will help catch them all … with the caveat that Liz continues to work as his partner.


Hannibal - NBC - Cast Photo - MDHannibal (Gaumont International Television)

Who: Hugh Dancy, executive producer Bryan Fuller, executive producer/director David Slade and executive producer Martha De Laurentiis

Hannibal, which is based on the characters created by author Thomas Harris in his novel Red Dragon, was one of the best-reviewed series of the past season and was recently renewed for season two. Hugh Dancy plays criminal profiler Will Graham while Mads Mikkelsen plays psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter.


NBC - Comic-Con 2013 - Saturday, July 20 - SDCCGrimm - NBC - Cast PhotoGrimm (Universal Television)

Who: David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, Russell Hornsby, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bitsie Tulloch, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, and executive producers Todd Milliner, David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf and Norberto Barba

Grimm, a drama series inspired by the classic Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales, follows Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (Giuntoli) as he tries to find the balance between normal life and his birthright as a Grimm, an elite line of criminal profilers who have the ability to see the monsters that lurk below a seemingly human surface.


Revolution - NBC - Cast Photo - PromoRevolution (Warner Bros. Television)

Who: Executive producer Eric Kripke and others to be determined

In its first season, Revolution examined why the Earth’s power was turned off and asked how the world’s citizens are expected to survive. In the season finale, the power is turned back on, but at what cost and consequence? The second season begins in the fall.


NBC - Comic-Con 2013 - Sunday, July 21 - SDCCCommunity - NBC - Cast PhotoCommunity (Sony Pictures Television)

Who: Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Ken Jeong and executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna

Community is back at Comic-Con and ready to celebrate with the show’s devoted fandom. Come be a part of the study group for a panel and Q&A moderated by Chris Hardwick (“The Nerdist”) and find out firsthand what surprises are in store for the series when it returns to NBC for its fifth season.


Ironside - NBC - Cast PhotoIronside star Blair Underwood will appear on the TV Guide Fan Faves panel on Friday, July 19.

Saturday Night Live veteran Seth Meyers and Late Night with Seth Meyers producer Michael Shoemaker will appear at the Hulu panel on Sunday, July 21.

Additional panelists are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

via NBC Press Release

Dracula - NBC - Promo Image

Warner Bros. Television Group Descends Upon Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013 with Teleporters, Super Heroes, Vampires, Androids and More

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - SDCC - HeaderHighlights include the world premieres of Almost Human, The Tomorrow People and The 100.


Studio Returns to Comic-Con with 17 Series from Top Producers Including J.J. Abrams, Greg Berlanti, Eric Kripke, Jonathan Nolan, Julie Plec, Kevin Williamson and Many More


People Get Ready for Screenings, Panels and Signings with the Stars and Producers of Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Childrens Hospital, The Following, Nikita, Person of Interest, Revolution, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Almost Human, The Originals, The Tomorrow People, The 100, Beware the Batman, MAD, Teen Titans Go! and The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad


Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) returns to Comic-Con International: San Diego, the world’s leading pop-culture convention, next month with 17 series, including 10 returning fan-favorite shows and seven programs making their Comic-Con debut. Comic-Con-favorite stars such as The Following‘s Kevin Bacon; Arrow‘s Stephen Amell; The Vampire DiariesPaul Wesley, Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder (Lost); Supernatural‘s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles; Almost Human‘s Karl Urban (Star Trek) and Michael Ealy (Underworld: Awakening); The 100‘s Henry Ian Cusick (Lost); Childrens Hospital‘s Rob Corddry; and Nikita‘s Maggie Q – to name just a few – will join producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Tomorrow People), Eric Kripke (Revolution), Jonathan Nolan (Person of Interest), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, The Tomorrow People), Kevin Williamson (The Following, The Vampire Diaries) and many more to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, autograph signings and media appearances.

  • Fans can catch screenings of the pilot episodes of highly anticipated new drama series Almost Human, The Tomorrow People and The 100, and hear from producers and stars of the shows during panels and autograph signings
  • The Studio’s 2,400-square foot booth will once again be a must-visit destination on the convention floor
  • Cast and producers of Nikita appear for their final Comic-Con panel
  • Comic-Con favorites Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Childrens Hospital, The Following, Person of Interest, Revolution, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries are all back in San Diego, and The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals makes its debut
  • And more surprises to come…
  • For additional info on the Studio’s plans for Comic-Con and for real-time updates during the convention, please follow us on Twitter at @TheWBdotcom – official hashtag #WBSDCC – and visit www.thewb.com/comiccon
  • To connect with WBTVG in the social space – including official Facebook pages and Twitter feeds for WBTVG series, talent and producers – check out the social media contacts page here: http://bit.ly/105uMby

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - SPECIAL SNEAK PEEK PILOT SCREENINGS - SDCCFor the sixth straight year, WBTVG gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on Preview Night, debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2013, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of Almost Human, The Tomorrow People and The 100 for the first time ever in public. Additionally, WBTV will unveil a special presentation of The Originals on the big screen, featuring never-before-seen footage that did not air as part of The Originals episode of The Vampire Diaries episode in April.

  • Almost Human - Cast Photo - Karl Urban - Michael Ealy - Lili Taylor - Mackenzie Crook - Michael Irby - Minka KellyAlmost Human: In the near future, technology and crime will increase so quickly that law enforcement will not be able to keep up. To maintain order and keep the public safe, all police officers must partner with highly evolved human-like-androids known as synthetics. From J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Production and Fringe executive producer J.H. Wyman, Almost Human is the story of Detective John Kennex (Karl Urban – Star Trek), and his life-like android partner Dorian (Michael Ealy – Underworld Awakening).
  • The Originals - Cast Photo - Daniel Gillies - Joseph Morgan - Phoebe Tonkin - Charles Michael Davis - Claire HoltThe Originals: From executive producer Julie Plec comes The Originals, a spinoff of The CW’s #1 series among Adults 18-34 and Comic-Con fan-favorite The Vampire Diaries. The sexy new drama centers on the Original Family, as Klaus (Joseph Morgan) returns to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans.

The Tomorrow People - Mark Pellegrino

  • The Tomorrow People: From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow), Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries), Phil Klemmer (Chuck) and Danny Cannon (Nikita), The Tomorrow People is a story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically.
  • "Pilot"The 100: 97 years ago, Earth was devastated by a nuclear apocalypse, and mankind was nearly destroyed. The only survivors were the inhabitants of 12 international space stations that were in orbit at the time. The stations came together to form the Ark, but with resources dwindling and population growth soaring, the decision is made to send The 100, a group of juvenile delinquents, to the surface to test whether Earth is once again habitable.

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - TV SERIES SCHEDULE - SDCCPLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional attendees – as well as information on panel sessions, signings and other events – will be provided as news breaks. Panel times and room locations will be announced in the coming weeks.

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - THURSDAY, JULY 18 - SDCC

  • MAD - Cartoon NetworkMAD (Mondays 8:30/7:30c Cartoon Network): Get a glimpse behind the MADness with MAD television producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek.

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - FRIDAY, JULY 19 - SDCC

  • Almost Human (Late Fall, Mondays 8/7c FOX): Step into the future with series stars Karl Urban, Michael Ealy and executive producer J.H. Wyman.
  • The Big Bang Theory - Cast Photo - Jim Parsons - Mayim Bialik - Kaley Cuoco - Johnny Galecki - Simon Helberg - Melissa Rauch - Kunal NayyarThe Big Bang Theory (Thursdays 8/7c CBS): In a panel sure to be filled with debate and discussion – and more than a few surprises – executive producers Steven Molaro and Bill Prady and the writers of The Big Bang Theory take fans behind the scenes of TV’s #1 comedy.

Childrens Hospital - Cast Photo - Henry Winkler - Megan Mullally - Malin Akerman - Erinn Hayes - Zandy Hartig - Ken Marino - Rob Huebel - Rob Corddry - Lake Bell

  • Childrens Hospital (Returning This Summer, Adult Swim): Creator/star Rob Corddry and executive producers David Wain and Jonathan Stern join cast members Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Ken Marino and Rob Huebel for a sneak peek of the show’s upcoming fifth season.
  • The FollowingThe Following (Midseason, Mondays 9/8c FOX): Become a follower with stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore and Valorie Curry joining executive producers Kevin Williamson and Marcos Siega.

Nikita - Cast Photo - Maggie Q - Shane West - Melinda Clarke - Aaron Stanford - Lyndsy Fonseca

  • Nikita (Midseason The CW): Nikita makes its Comic-Con farewell with stars Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Devon Sawa and Noah Bean joining executive producer Craig Silverstein.
  • The 100 - Cast Photo - Eliza Taylor -  Marie Avgeropoulos - Thomas McDonellThe 100 (Midseason The CW): Series stars Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos, and Henry Ian Cusick join executive producers Matthew Miller and Jason Rothenberg.
  • The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad (Coming Soon, CWTV.com) Join producers Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) & Russ Cundiff and creators/stars John Dale & A028_C005_0503BFMichael Hobert as they introduce a new digital series about the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college students searching for paranormal and extraterrestrial (PET) activity.

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - SATURDAY, JULY 20 - SDCC

  • Arrow - Stephen AmellArrow (Wednesdays 8/7c The CW): Chills turn to thrills in this session with stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards and Colton Haynes joining executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg.
  • The Originals (Tuesdays 8/7c The CW): Series stars Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin and Charles Michael Davis join executive producer Julie Plec.

Person of Interest - Cast Photo - Jim Caviezel - Taraji P. Henson - Kevin Chapman - Michael Emerson

  • Person of Interest (Tuesdays 10/9c CBS): Executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman join members of the cast for their third visit to Comic-Con. (You’re being watched.)

Revolution - Cast Photo - Billy Burke - Tracy Spiridakos  - Giancarlo Esposito - Zak Orth - David Lyons - Elizabeth Mitchell - JD Pardo

  • Revolution (Wednesdays 8/7c NBC): Series stars and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke power up this panel.
  • The Tomorrow People - Cast Photo - Luke Mitchell - Aaron Yoo - Mathieu Young - Robbie Amell - Peyton ListThe Tomorrow People (Wednesdays 9/8c The CW): Practice your teleportation skills and get to this session featuring series stars Robbie Amell, Mark Pellegrino and Peyton List with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Phil Klemmer and Danny Cannon.

The Vampire Diaries - Cast Photo - Nina Dobrev - Paul Wesley - Ian Somerhalder

  • The Vampire Diaries (Thursdays 8/7c The CW): Comic-Con veterans Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham and Candice Accola join executive producers Julie Plec and Caroline Dries.

Warner Bros. - Comic-Con 2013 - SUNDAY, JULY 21 - SDCC

  • Supernatural - Jared Padalecki - Jensen AcklesSupernatural (Tuesdays 9/8c The CW): Returning to Hall H are cast members Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard with executive producers Jeremy Carver and Robert Singer.

Beware the Batman - Cartoon Network

  • Beware the Batman (Saturdays 10 a.m. ET/PT Cartoon Network, premiering July 13): The Dark Knight makes his return to television in this new action-packed CG animated series. Producers Glen Murakami and Mitch Watson will give fans a peek behind the cape.
  • TTG_Ep3_4_Still04Teen Titans Go! (Tuesdays 7:30/6:30c Cartoon Network): Producer Aaron Horvath joins members of the voice cast, including Greg Cipes and Scott Menville, for this screening and Q&A. Go!

via press Warner Bros. Television Press Release

NBC Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Initiatives

Revolution and Grimm Take Over Gaslamp Square Park

Convention Panels Include Community (Sony Pictures Television), Grimm (Universal Television), “A Conversation with Bryan Fuller” (Universal Television and Gaumont) and Revolution (Warner Bros. Television)

NBC heads to the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con to showcase Revolution, the new drama from Eric Kripke, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Jon Favreau, returning series Grimm and Community, and Bryan Fuller, executive producer of the upcoming series Hannibal and the upcoming pilot, Mockingbird Lane. With an ambitious slate of interactive activities on and off-site, NBC looks to engage and entertain Comic-Con goers and enthusiasts.

Following are the network’s 2012 San Diego Comic-Con events and initiatives:

CONVENTION PANELS, AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS AND NBC’S BLOGGER PARTY 

Friday, July 13

  • 10:00-11:00AM, Ballroom 20, Convention Center, Community Q&A (Presented by Sony Pictures Television)

NBC’s critically acclaimed series, Community, returns to Comic-Con for an insightful discussion about the series, a look at the casts’ favorite scenes and a tribute to the fans. Stars Joel McHale (The Soup), Alison Brie (Mad Men), Gillian Jacobs (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), Danny Pudi (Knights of Badassdom) and Yvette Nicole Brown (House, The Office) are confirmed to participate.

  • 11:30-12:30PM, Sony Booth #4229, Convention Center, Community Signing (Presented by Sony Pictures Television) 

Stars from Community will be available to sign autographs.

Saturday, July 14

  • 11:00-12:00PM, Nerd HQ (Block No. 16 Union and Spirits, 344 Seventh Avenue), Grimm Signing (Presented by Universal Television)

Cast and producers from Grimm will be available to sign autographs and limited-edition Grimm comic posters designed by notable comic book artist Whilce Portacio. Whilce will also be on hand to sign.

  • 12:30-1:15PM, Warner Bros. Booth #4545, Convention Center, Revolution Signing (Presented by Warner Bros. Television)

Stars and producers from “Revolution” will be available to sign autographs.

  • 1:00-2:00PM, Room: 7AB, Convention Center, A Conversation with Bryan Fuller (Presented by Universal Television and Gaumont)

Join acclaimed television writer/executive producer Bryan Fuller (Heroes), the creative force behind Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me, for a Q&A with fans as he discusses two of his highly anticipated projects, Hannibal and Mockingbird Lane, both at NBC. In the midseason drama Hannibal, one of the most fascinating literary characters comes to life on television for the first time: psychiatrist-turned-serial-killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The upcoming pilot Mockingbird Lane is an imaginative reinvention of the 1960’s comedy The Munsters.

3:00-4:00PM, Room: 6A, Convention Center, Grimm Q&A/Season 2 Preview (Presented by Universal Television) 

Grimm, NBC’s supernatural mythology drama, returns to Comic-Con to kick off its second season packed with chills and revelations. Be among the first to get a glimpse of season two and participate in a Q&A session with the cast and producers: David Giuntoli (Turn the Beat Around), Russell Hornsby (Lincoln Heights), Bitsie Tulloch (The Artist), Silas Weir Mitchell (Prison Break), Reggie Lee (The Dark Knight Rises), Sasha Roiz (Caprica) and Bree Turner (The Ugly Truth) and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf (Angel) and David Greenwalt (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), executive producer/director Norberto Barba (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and executive producers Sean Hayes (Hot In Cleveland) and Todd Milliner (Hot In Cleveland). Produced by Universal Television and Hazy Mills, Grimm returns late summer on NBC and Grimm Season One will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 7, 2012.

6:00-7:00PM, Room: 6BCF, Convention Center, Revolution Screening/Q&A (Presented by Warner Bros. Television)

In this epic adventure from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions and Supernatural‘s Eric Kripke, a family struggles to reunite in an American landscape void of power: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology — computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights — has mysteriously blacked out forever. Join creator/executive producer Eric Kripke and stars Billy Burke (The Twilight Saga), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Tracy Spiridakos (Being Human) and J.D. Pardo (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2) for a screening and Q&A.

7:30-9:30PM, Hard Rock Cafe, NBC’s 3rd Annual Blogger Party

NBC’s annual invitation-only Blogger Party brings together stars and creators from NBC’s new and returning shows to mingle with the digital network.

MARKETING

NBC takes over Gaslamp Square Park (Fifth Avenue and K Street in the Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego) to bring the ultimate Grimm and Revolution experience to fans.

  • Local restaurant Tin Fish (170 Sixth Avenue) will be transformed into the world of Grimm as lush greenery encompasses the building and its surroundings. Guests can “Grimm their skin” and receive creepy Grimm skin carvings applied by professional theatrical makeup artists. Those who tweet photos of their skin carvings with the hashtag #GRIMM will be entered for a chance to win a Season 1 DVD collection signed by the cast.
  • Aunt Marie’s vintage Airstream trailer (replica) is coming to Gaslamp Square Park and fans will be treated to a personalized introduction from Nick and Monroe as they take a tour inside and see authentic props from the series including weapons cabinets, maps, the book of Grimm and more. Upon exit fans will receive a limited edition Grimm comic poster.
  • From the trailer take a trip through the Grimm forest and visit the Wesen Monuments for a description of which Wesen to look out for in the forest. Receive a Grimm / Revolution bag if you make it out of the forest.
  • Revolution takes over the peninsula tip of Gaslamp Square Park with the actual Ferris wheel from the Revolution pilot, and an abandoned car transformed into a garden. Get a Revolution power button pin and a re-usable water bottle on your trip through “Revolution Village.”
Additionally, a wallscape featuring the “Revolution” power button will be showcased along the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel’s (1 Park Blvd.) entire facade facing the convention center.

NBC DIGITALThis year, NBC.com will once again go behind-the-scenes at Comic-Con to bring videos, photos and interviews to fans unable to attend. From the convention floor, press rooms and Gaslamp Square Park, NBC.com will be on hand to capture and deliver a comprehensive look at all of NBC’s initiatives for SDCC 2012.

NBC also looks to engage fans via various social media platforms with active updates throughout the duration of Comic-Con on NBC.com, Facebook, Tumblr and YouTube, and by live tweeting during the panels. Beginning today, fans may also submit questions for the casts and producers of Grimm and Revolution via Facebook and Twitter.

For schedules, online exclusive content, interactive features and the latest news about NBC at Comic-Con please visit http://www.nbc.com/comic-con.

Join the conversation on Twitter at @NBCCommunity, @NBCRevolution, @NBCGrimm and @NBCHannibal.

via NBC Press Release