Due to recent inquiries, we would like to clarify that the traditional Comic-Con in-person event in San Diego, normally held in July, has been postponed until summer 2022. However, Comic-Con@Home will return as an online event on July 23-25, 2021.
This fall we’re planning a smaller, supplemental event we’re calling Comic-Con Special Edition, taking place on November 26-28, 2021. It is our hope that by that point, conditions will permit in-person public gatherings of this kind. As details are still being finalized, badge cost, attendance capacity, and related information will be forthcoming.
Fans are hoping for a full experience in 2022. Keeping fingers crossed!
About the death of Lagertha, Katheryn Winnick says: That last moment you did where Lagertha falls in the water and lands right next to Ragnar. And a little fun fact to the fans that last line “In my dreams, we are always together,” that was actually my audition line when I first tested as Lagertha. So it’s just full circle to see it all come back.
About the final scene where Ragnar is sitting at the water’s edge, saying goodbye to his daughter, Travis Fimmel says: I don’t know why, but it took me about 3 minutes to memorize that whole thing because it was just written so well. All the best writing, I can memorize like that.
About the fight scene between Ragnar and Rollo, Clive Standen says: The stunt team who were incredible in our show, they always came up with fantastic fights and they came up with a fantastic fight for Ragnar and Rollo. It was all swords and it was a very beautiful fight and Travis came in, and he was right, he just said “this needs to be the tension between the brothers. It needs to be the brothers and not one of them is going to go down until one of them is dead.” He showed some examples of fights and we arranged to get rid of the swords as soon as possible and just hit each other.
About Bjorn Ironside’s greatest love, Alexander Ludwig says: I think that after Thorunn left he had written off everything and kinda just used his sexual exploits as a way of self-medicating.
About his first day on set, Jordan Patrick Smith says: I do remember my first day on the set because Travis slapped me in the face 45 times. That was my introduction to Vikings. When I first came to set it was big shoes to fill. I remember walking down the hills and someone said “please don’t mess this up, our jobs depend on you.” So that was what the four brothers were introduced to walking down the hill. But I also remember everyone being so welcoming…
About the scene where Ragnar learns the Lord’s Prayer, Michael Hirst says: And Travis said to me, “do you think, perhaps it would be a good idea if I don’t say anything in this episode except the Lord’s Prayer?” And I said, “well you are in a lot of scenes” and he said “yeah but I can do it by looking,” I don’t need to say anything. So this was for sure a radical idea and I looked at the script and I was thinking well you know other people can say those words or I can get information somewhere else and it’s a cool idea anyway, we may get away with it.
During today’s exciting Comic-Con@Home panel for HBO and BBC’s HIS DARK MATERIALS, fans were treated to the first official trailer for the upcoming second season of the drama series.
Included in the trailer is the very first glimpse at the mysterious city of Cittàgaze as well as footage of new season 2 cast members Andrew Scott (“John Parry”), Jade Anouka (“Ruta Skadi”), and Simone Kirby (“Dr. Mary Malone”), who join returning cast Dafne Keen (“Lyra”), Ruth Wilson (“Mrs Coulter”), Ariyon Bakare (“Lord Boreal”), Amir Wilson (“Will”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Lee Scoresby”).
In the second season of HIS DARK MATERIALS, Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) has opened a bridge to a new world, and, distraught over the death of her best friend, Lyra (Dafne Keen) follows Asriel into the unknown. In a strange and mysterious abandoned city she meets Will (Amir Wilson), a boy from our world who is also running from a troubled past. Lyra and Will learn their destinies are tied to reuniting Will with his father but find their path is constantly thwarted as a war begins to brew around them. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter (Ruth Wilson) searches for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary. HIS DARK MATERIALS is available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max.
Virtually Join Casts and Producers of “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Star Trek: Lower Decks” and “Star Trek: Picard” for “Star Trek” Universe Back-to-Back Panel Sessions on Thursday, July 23
July 9, 2020 –CBS All Access and CBS Television Studios invite “Star Trek” fans from across the United States to transport into a virtual “Star Trek” Universe block of panel programming during Comic-Con@Home, on Thursday, July 23. The “Star Trek” Universe back-to-back panel sessions will feature the season two cast of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, the voice cast behind the upcoming new animated comedy series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and the season one cast of STAR TREK: PICARD, including Patrick Stewart. Comic-Con@Home panels will be available to view on Comic-Con’s YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/ComicCon. “STAR TREK UNIVERSE” VIRTUAL PANEL, THURSDAY, JULY 23, 10:00 AM, PST “Star Trek” broke barriers when it first premiered more than 50 years ago, inspiring people of all walks of life by championing cultural diversity, scientific advancement and the exploration of new frontiers. Today, this legacy carries on through the “Star Trek” series on CBS All Access, where Starfleet and new characters alike take on exciting missions and explore uncharted areas of the universe, while keeping true to the ideals of “Star Trek” that society needs now more than ever. Join us as we virtually bring together the casts and producers from STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, new animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PICARD.
Dominic Patten, Deadline’s senior editor, moderates the overall “Star Trek” Universe panels with an introduction and discussion with Secret Hideout executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, who give a glimpse of what’s ahead in the ever-expanding franchise.
The cast of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY reprise their roles in a virtual table read of the season two finale, “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2.” Cast scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham), Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou), Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell), Tig Notaro (Commander Jett Reno), Alan Van Sprang (Captain Leland), Jayne Brook (Admiral Katrina Cornwall), and the Discovery Bridge crew Emily Coutts (Lt. Detmer), Oyin Oladejo (Lt. J.G. Owosekun), Patrick Kwok-Choon (Lt. Rhys), Ronnie Rowe Jr. (Lt. J.G. Bryce), Sara Mitich (Lt. Nilsson), and upcoming STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS stars Anson Mount(Captain Christopher Pike), Rebecca Romijn (Number One) and Ethan Peck (Spock), alongside STAR TREK: DISCOVERY executive producer and co-showrunner Michelle Paradise and executive producer Olatunde Osunsanmi, who also directed the season two finale. Act one of the table read will be shown at Comic-Con@Home followed by a brief cast Q&A.
Mike McMahan (“Rick and Morty,” “Solar Opposites”), creator, showrunner and executive producer of the upcoming animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, which premieres on CBS All Access on Thursday, August 6, will debut an exclusive extended first look from the premiere episode. McMahan also moderates a fun discussion with the Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos, including Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome, Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid, Ensign Tendi, voiced by Noël Wells, and Ensign Rutherford, voiced by Eugene Cordero, as well as the ship’s bridge crew including Captain Carol Freeman, voiced by Dawnn Lewis, Commander Jack Ransom, voiced by Jerry O’Connell, Lieutenant Shaxs, voiced by Fred Tatasciore, and Doctor T’Ana, voiced by Gillian Vigman.
Join Patrick Stewart and the lively cast of the hit original series STAR TREK: PICARD, as they come together (virtually) for the first time post-finale to discuss the critically acclaimed first season. Cast members scheduled to appear include Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Isa Briones (Dahj/Soji), Evan Evagora (Elnor), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), and Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal Rios) along with special guest stars Brent Spiner(Data/Dr. Soong), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh), Jonathan Frakes (William Riker), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi).
About CBS All Access: CBS All Access is ViacomCBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. CBS All Access gives subscribers the ability to watch more than 15,000 episodes on demand – spanning exclusive original series, CBS Television Network’s primetime, daytime and late night shows, plus classic TV hits – as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. CBS All Access’ original series include THE GOOD FIGHT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, TOONING OUT THE NEWS, NO ACTIVITY, WHY WOMEN KILL, INTERROGATION, THE THOMAS JOHN EXPERIENCE and TELL ME A STORY, as well as the upcoming event series THE STAND, THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, THE HARPER HOUSE and GUILTY PARTY. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: PICARD and the upcoming animated series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and the U.S.S Enterprise set series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. CBS All Access also includes the ability to stream CBS Interactive’s other live channels, CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.
The service is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS app for iOS and Android, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio Smartcast TVs, LG Smart TVs, Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV channels. Versions of CBS All Access have now launched internationally in Canada and Australia (10 All Access), with unique but similar content and pricing plans. For more details on CBS All Access, please visit https://www.cbs.com/all-access.
About CBS Television Studios: CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming with more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services and other emerging platforms. The Studio’s expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises including the ever-growing “Star Trek” universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.
Vikings will be making it’s final appearance at SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON @ HOME later this month.
MGM TELEVISION ANNOUNCE VIKINGS PANEL ‘A LOOK BACK WITH THE LOTHBROKS’ COMING TO COMIC-CON@HOME
MGM Television invites Vikings fans to a very special panel during San Diego Comic-Con@Home 2020, “Vikings: A Look Back with The Lothbroks.” The series Showrunner, sole Writer and Executive Producer Michael Hirst will join fan favorites Travis Fimmel (Ragnar Lothbrok), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Alex Ludwig (Bjorn Ironside), Clive Standen (Rollo) and Jordan Patrick Smith (Ubbe) to discuss their favorite moments from the past six and a half seasons, favorite fan interactions during Comic-con and what makes Vikings so extraordinary.
Fans will also be treated to an exclusive clip from the second half of the sixth and final season of the series beloved by audiences around the world.
The panel will be moderated by Kate Hahn, Senior Writer, TV Guide Magazine and will be released Friday, July 24 at 11AM PST.
Vikings fans have come to expect epic SDCC experiences from the TV series that chronicled the adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) an actual historical figure, and his family as they live among the savage realities of the Viking culture. Fans have witnessed a Vikings Funeral which paraded through the streets of the Gaslamp District and culminated at the Harbor, had the opportunity to train in axe throwing to become a real Vikings warrior, they were able to meet with The Sear to have their fate foretold, and ride a Vikings Longship, among others.
The virtual program for San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 23-26.
The second part of the sixth season of Vikings will be released on HISTORY this fall.
On background, Netflix announced it picked up Vikings: Valhalla, a sequel to the hit series late last year.
Nerdist House 2020 Brings the Comic Convention Experience Home
Burbank, Calif. — July 6, 2020 – Nerdist formally announced the launch of NERDIST HOUSE 2020, an ongoing series of one-of-a-kind panels, screenings, and unique digital events to bring the comic convention experience to the living rooms and viewing devices of fans everywhere. With a developing slate of celebrity interviews, exclusive screenings, and never-before seen — and possibly never-before-attempted — virtual experiences, staying at home for the Summer of 2020 is looking more attractive than ever!
Nerdist House 2020 officially kicks off at 10am PT on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Previously announced events include:
Saturday, July 11:
10:00 am – 11:00 am PTHannibal: A Delicious Reunion is a perfect prelude to a Hannibal rewatch, now that the series is on Netflix. Join Nerdist’s Rosie Knight for the much-awaited reunion of the cast and crew of Hannibal, featuring series creator Bryan Fuller, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal Lecter), Hugh Dancy (Will Graham), Gillian Anderson (Bedelia Du Maurier), Caroline Dhavernas (Alana Bloom), Katie Isabelle (Margot Verger), Raúl Esparza (Frederick Chilton), Hettiene Park (Beverly Katz), Kacey Rohl (Abigail Hobbs), Scott Thompson (Jimmy Price), Aaron Abrams (Brian Zeller), executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, co-producer Loretta Ramos, director/executive producer David Slade, and food consultant Janice Poon. Chat with fellow fans and with the Hannibal cast and crew, and help raise funds for The Okra Project.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PTThe Ultimate RAD Reunion brings together some very special guests from a 1986 cult classic: Rad. In this special retrospective, stars Talia Shire, Bill Allen, and Bart Conner, as well as Robert Schwartzman, who painstakingly remastered the film from its original negatives into stunning 4K, sit down with host and Rad superfan Dan Casey to discuss the film’s legacy, rare behind-the-scenes stories, and much more. Directed by Hal Needham and released at the height of the BMX craze, Rad stands the test of time through its relentless charisma, over-the-top stunts, and resonant emotional core. One of the wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful films of the 1980s, Rad is a BMX coming-of-age story like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Mostly because until now the film was incredibly hard to find! Thanks to Robert Schwartzman and Utopia, this fan-favorite film is finally available on Blu-ray through Vinegar Syndrome.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PTTokuSHOUTsu Kamen Rider Panel Nerdist’s Kyle Anderson moderates an exclusive panel exploring Kamen Rider, one of the greatest and most beloved tokusatsu series of all time. Panelists include Team Kamen Rider’s David Clarke, Steve Schultze, Ken Pham, and Anthony Aguirre; Tokunation’s TokuChris; Tokusatsu Network’s Nicole Amber; and TokuSHOUTsu’s Ari Schonfeld.
5:00 pm PT North American Premiere Screening of Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever This is your chance to see this landmark film for the first time in North America! Featuring a special message from a Kamen Rider actor before the film, fans won’t want to miss this. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER will not be streaming anywhere until the end of the summer, so this screening event will be fans’ only chance to watch the film until then. Note: Due to rights restrictions, this screening will be YouTube only.
The panel series will be carried on Nerdist’s YouTube Channel and will simultaneously stream on the Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel and Geek & Sundry’s Twitch Channel. Look for more announcements of panel events and sponsorship opportunities in the coming days and weeks. And, as always, for up-to-the-minute news and the latest announcements, follow Nerdist and Geek & Sundry on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram; subscribe to Nerdist and Geek & Sundry on YouTube; and subscribe to Geek & Sundry on Twitch.
About Nerdist Nerdist is a multi-platform media and entertainment network for fans of genre and pop culture content. With flagship content including Nerdist News and Nerdist Presents, weekly shows Because Science and Explainiac, and daily in-depth editorial coverage, Nerdist reaches millions of people every day on Nerdist.com and on leading platforms including YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. Nerdist is owned by Legendary Entertainment and is part of Legendary Digital Networks, which also includes Geek & Sundry and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls.
Netflix forms a multi-year partnership with creator Liz Feldman for original series and other projects. Under this new partnership, Feldman’s acclaimed comedy series Dead to Me will return for a third and final season.
Dead to Me stars Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini and James Marsden. Executive Producers include Feldman, Jessica Elbaum and Will Ferrell for Gloria Sanchez Prods., Christie Smith, Applegate and Adam McKay. Cardellini serves as Co-Executive Producer. Dead to Me is produced by CBS Television Studios for Netflix.
Quote from Feldman: “From start to finish, Dead To Me is exactly the show I wanted to make. And it’s been an incredible gift. Telling a story sprung from grief and loss has stretched me as an artist and healed me as a human. I’ll be forever indebted to my partners in crime, my friends for life, Christina and Linda, and our brilliantly talented writers, cast and crew. I am beyond grateful to Netflix for supporting Dead To Me from day one, and I’m thrilled to continue our collaboration.”
Quote from Netflix’s Jane Wiseman, Vice President, Comedy Series: “Liz Feldman is a comedic force who brings her fresh and distinct point of view to every element of the creative process from inception through writing and producing. We could not be more excited to expand our relationship with Liz and continue to work with her on Dead to Me and future series to come.
NETFLIX ANNOUNCES A NEW DRAMATIC LIMITED SERIES ON COLIN KAEPERNICK’S HIGH SCHOOL YEARS CREATED BY KAEPERNICK AND AVA DuVERNAY
COLIN IN BLACK & WHITE
Hollywood, Calif. — June 29, 2020 — The adolescent life of all-star athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick will come to television screens around the world in Colin in Black & White, a new scripted limited series from Kaepernick and Academy Award® Nominee and Emmy Award® Winner Ava DuVernay. The series will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today. Emmy Award® Nominee Michael Starrbury writes and serves as executive producer, alongside DuVernay and Kaepernick who will appear as himself as narrator of the series.
The six-episode series, which was conceived in 2019 and recently completed writing in May, provides an introspective look at Kaepernick’s early life as a Black child growing up with a white adopted family and his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity. The limited series reunites Starrbury and DuVernay who last worked together on Netflix’s acclaimed When They See Us, which received 16 Emmy Award® Nominations, including a nomination for Outstanding Writing for the duo and was recently honored with a Peabody Award®.
“With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally,” said DuVernay. “Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix.”
“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” said Kaepernick. “We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”
“We’re proud to bring Colin’s experience and his creative vision to life as he joins Ava to share his powerful story and message with all our members around the world,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President, Original Content for Netflix. “It is an unparalleled union of two strong and defining voices coming together to tell the story about what it’s like to be Black in America.”
Netflix’s award-winning and critically-acclaimed family drama will return for a fourth and final season. The final season will be 14 episodes premiering in two parts, 7-episodes each. The new season will mark the final chapter in the Byrde family’s journey from suburban Chicago life to their criminal enterprise in the Ozarks. Emmy Award® Nominee Chris Mundy will return as showrunner, writer and executive producer and will reunite with Emmy Award® Winner Jason Bateman as the creative forces behind both parts of the new season. Also set to return for the final season are series stars Bateman, Emmy Award® Winner Laura Linney, Emmy Award® Winner Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Charlie Tahan, and Lisa Emery. The series from MRC Television is executive produced by Bateman, Mundy, Mark Williams, John Shiban, Patrick Markey and Bill Dubuque. Linney will also be a Co-Executive Producer for Season 4.
Chris Mundy, Executive Producer and Showrunner said “We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving Ozark more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right. It’s been such a great adventure for all of us — both on screen and off — so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible.” Jason Bateman, Executive Producer said “A super sized season means super sized problems for the Byrdes. I’m excited to end with a bang(s).”
Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content said “Ozark is a gripping drama that has captivated audiences all around the world and garnered tremendous critical acclaim. We’re so grateful to Chris, Jason, Laura, Julia and the entire cast and crew for all their tireless dedication to the show and can’t wait to see how the Byrdes’ journey comes to a close”
Since Ozark first premiered on Netflix in 2017, the series has garnered fourteen Emmy nominations with two wins, to date, for Jason Bateman for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and for Julia Garner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. The series has also garnered two Golden Globe nominations and six Screen Actor’s Guild nominations for its stellar acting performances by Bateman, Garner and Laura Linney. Follow Ozark on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM.
Nerdist Brings Bryan Fuller and the Cast of Hannibal Together for a Delicious Reunion
Fannibals Gets a Long-Awaited Glimpse of the Hannibal Cast and Crew, Courtesy of Nerdist House 2020
Burbank, Calif. — June 26, 2020 – Bryan Fuller broke the news on his Instagram yesterday, and today, Nerdist announces the release of a long-awaited Hannibal reunion, set to air at 10 am PT on Nerdist’s YouTube Channel and will simultaneously stream on the Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel and Geek & Sundry’s Twitch Channel, where fans can join live chat with cast and crew from the show. The event kicks off Nerdist’s planned virtual panel series Nerdist House 2020. Expect more details and exciting announcements on that shortly.
The virtual panel was moderated by Nerdist’s Rosie Knight, and as a screen shot from the taping has already leaked, it will come as no surprise to fans that the panel includes series creator Bryan Fuller, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal Lecter), Hugh Dancy (Will Graham), Gillian Anderson (Bedelia Du Maurier), Caroline Dhavernas (Alana Bloom), Katie Isabelle (Margot Verger), Raúl Esparza (Frederick Chilton), Hettiene Park (Beverly Katz), Kacey Rohl (Abigail Hobbs), Scott Thompson (Jimmy Price), Aaron Abrams (Brian Zeller), executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, co-producer Loretta Ramos, director/executive producer David Slade, and food consultant Janice Poon. Here’s a sneak peek:
Fans who submitted questions using the hashtag #AskHannibal may hear their questions asked and answered. Once the panel airs, it will be available as VOD on all three channels, but fans who want to chat with each other and with the Hannibal cast and crew will want to tune in on July 11 at 10 am PT. It’s a perfect prelude to a Hannibal rewatch, now that the series is on Netflix.
The 12-episode series follows three young couples who find love while playing a video game and take the leap from virtual to real life.
· It’s love that starts between Avatars in games like World of Warcraft, League of Legends, and Elders Scrolls and spills into real life.
· It’s more than a dating show, it is not a dating game, it’s IRL (in real life) with three sets of couples who all met virtually via their avatars.
· In this series we see long-distance lovers meeting IRL (in real life) for the first time to happy couples who are faced with the next stage of their relationship. Will they make it or will they get a game over? Only way to tell is to watch.