NBC always has a great showing at San Diego Comic-Con, with promotional opportunities that spill out into places throughout the city, not just keeping the excitement trapped inside the panel rooms. This year, you have the opportunity to get put on the Blacklist yourself by visiting their special location across the street for photo opportunities that will get you a one-of-a-kind souvenir from the event. They’ll be doing even more to give fans a first glimpse into the world of “Constantine”, also with exclusive giveaways, not to mention an opportunity to screen the pilot on Preview Night on Wednesday.
In the panel rooms and on the exhibition floor, NBC will be showing you the latest from returning favorites “Grimm,” “Hannibal,” and “Bates Motel” right alongside first looks at the DC Comics Hellblazer adaptation, “Constantine” and the oddest couple ever put on screen, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”). And they’ll close out the week with an invite-only party featuring some of their biggest talent. Here’s the official press release from NBC:
NBC, UNIVERSAL TELEVISION READY TO INVADE COMIC-CON WITH PANELS AND PARTIES
â€œConstantine,â€ â€œThe Blacklist,â€ â€œHannibal,â€ â€œGrimm,â€ â€œBates Motelâ€ and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Share Secrets With Fans
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. â€” July 11, 2014 â€” NBC and Universal Television have announced their plans for the upcoming Comic-Con International gathering in San Diego, which runs from July 24-27.
The network will present panels for returning series â€œThe Blacklistâ€ and â€œHannibalâ€ while Universal Television will host panels for NBCâ€™s â€œGrimm,â€ its A&E series â€œBates Motelâ€ as well as a new untitled series coming to Adult Swim that stars Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and â€œ30 Rockâ€ alumnus Jack McBrayer. Also, Warner Bros. Television will present multiple screenings and a panel for new NBC Friday night series â€œConstantine.â€
Based upon the characters from DC Comics, â€œConstantineâ€ reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesnâ€™t come down on the side of either good or evil â€¦ but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond.
There will be a huge presence for â€œConstantineâ€ at Comic-Con, including at Gaslamp Square (Thursday-Sunday between the Hard Rock Hotel and the Convention Center) where a 3-D experience will immerse fans in the world of â€œConstantine.â€ Limited edition souvenirs will also be given away.
Comic-Con fans will have a chance to see the world premiere of the â€œConstantineâ€ pilot as part of Warner Bros. Televisionâ€™s annual Preview Night screenings on Wednesday, July 23 at 6 p.m. in Ballroom 20.
The Warner Bros. Television panel for â€œConstantineâ€ is set for Saturday, July 26 at 5:15 p.m. in room 6BCF. This will include a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with cast members Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford, as well as executive producers David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone. The panel will be moderated by TV Guide magazineâ€™s Michael Schneider.
Additionally, on Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. in Hall H, â€œConstantineâ€ will be included in the Warner Bros. Television/DC Entertainment three-hour special Comic-Con event, with cast members and executive producers making appearances on the Hall H stage and footage from the pilot being screened.
To discuss its phenomenal first season, as well as whatâ€™s ahead for season two, Raymond â€œRedâ€ Reddington himself, James Spader, will headline â€œThe Blacklistâ€ panel on Saturday, July 26 at 1:45 p.m. in room 6A. In addition to Spader, executive producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath will participate in the panel, which will be moderated by TV Guideâ€™s Michael Schneider.
The No. 1 new series of the 2013-14 season, â€œThe Blacklistâ€ will take over Tin Fish Restaurant at Gaslamp Square (Thursday-Sunday). Fans will be able to get on â€œThe Blacklistâ€ via a custom photo opportunity and also receive â€œBlacklistâ€ souvenirs.
Friday night fave â€œGrimmâ€ will return to Comic-Con with a panel on Saturday, July 26 at 3 p.m. in Ballroom 20 that will feature an exclusive video. The panel, moderated by Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times, will include cast members David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner and Claire Coffee, as well as executive producers David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf and Norberto Barba.
For the critically beloved drama â€œHannibal,â€ which Vulture.com says is â€œunlike anything else on TV or anything that ever has been on TV,â€ the panel will include cast members Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson, as well as executive producers Bryan Fuller, Martha De Laurentiis, Steve Lightfoot and David Slade. The panel, organized by Gaumont International Television and moderated by U.K. talk show host Jonathan Ross, will take place Thursday, July 24 at 4:45 p.m. in Ballroom 20.
Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin will be joined by the cast, including Vera Farmiga in her Emmy Award-nominated role as Norma Bates, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell to discuss the hit series. Fans will hear firsthand details about what is to come in season three debuting in 2015. The panel will be moderated by Dan Snierson from Entertainment Weekly on Friday, July 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 6A.
TRIUMPH THE INSULT COMIC DOG/JACK McBRAYER SITCOM
The beloved Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and fan favorite Jack McBrayer team up to star in a new live-action original comedy series that is set to premiere in 2015 on Adult Swim. Join co-creator and voice of Triumph, Robert Smigel, co-creator Michael Koman and star Jack McBrayer as they discuss the new series Friday, July 25 at 1 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
The invite-only Fifth Annual NBC Digital Network Party will take place Saturday, July 26 at 7 p.m. at the Hotel Solamar Rooftop. Mingling with the array of Comic-Con bloggers will be an assortment of NBC and Universal Television cast and executives.