‘American Horror Story’ Headlines FX’s Comic-Con Lineup

The horror anthology cast heads to San Diego along with creative teams from “Archer” and “The Bastard Executioner”

American Horror Story” and “Archer” are among the shows scheduled for FX’s series of panels during this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego in July.

Creative teams of “The Strain” and the network’s upcoming show “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” will also attend, and each series will feature screenings, panel discussions, press rooms and autograph signings.

FX will present an exclusive sneak peek of Kurt Sutter’s new series, “The Bastard Executioner,” debuting on the network this fall.

This year’s festivities kick off with Preview Night on July 8 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Comic-Con, which began in 1970, is a nonprofit education corporation to create awareness of, and appreciate for, comics and related art forms through the presentation of conventions and events.

The network’s announced schedule:

Friday, July 10

“Archer”
Panel 5-6 PM, Indigo Ballroom. Moderator: TBD
“Archer,” the award-winning animated comedy about a spy agency whose employees constantly undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain, will bring together Creator Adam Reed and Executive Producer Matt Thompson with the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Jessica Walter, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates. In addition to the panel, fans will see an exclusive screening of a “Best of…” reel highlighting many of the series’ best moments.

Sunday, July 12th

“American Horror Story”
Panel 12:30-1:30 PM, Hall H. Moderator: Tim Stack, Entertainment Weekly
“American Horror Story” – fresh off its fourth installment, “Freak Show,” and soon to return with “Hotel” – will feature stars who will appear in both chapters: Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters and Matt Bomer. They will share the stage with stars of Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Fox comedy “Scream Queens.”

FX TV Block Featuring “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” “The Strain” and a Sneak Peek of “The Bastard Executioner”
Panel: 3-4:30 PM, Hall H. Moderator(s): TBD
Kick out the jams with “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll,” premiering on FX on July 16th at 10 PM ET/PT. Denis Leary stars as the lead singer of a legendary 90s band called The Heathens, who were on the brink of stardom when they broke up and now, years later, are looking to recapture some of the old glory. Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director Denis Leary will be joined on stage by actors Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix, Robert Kelly and John Ales to discuss the new series and present an exclusive sneak peek of the show. Then catch “The Strain,” a thriller based on the best-selling vampire novel trilogy of the same title that will debut its second season on July 12th at 10 PM ET/PT. Fans will get an exclusive screening of all-new material, including two original pieces created specifically for SDCC and an insightful discussion with Showrunner/Executive Producer Carlton Cuse, Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer Guillermo del Toro, Co-Creator/Executive Producer/Writer Chuck Hogan and actors Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Richard Sammel and Natalie Brown. And for an epic finale, get an exclusive world premiere first-look at “Sons of Anarchy” Creator Kurt Sutter’s highly-anticipated new series “The Bastard Executioner.”