We’re two weeks out from San Diego Comic-Con 2022, which happens to be the first real SDCC since COVID-19 shut everything down in 2020. Yes, Comic-Con international did hold a very small, stripped down version of the event last thanksgiving but this year marks the convention’s return — hopefully — to pre-COVID glory.
Naturally, you can expect a lot of great panels and events to plan for, and lucky for you, per tradition, today marks the start of daily news drops for the SDCC 2022 schedule. So grab your calendar and let’s get started. (And also, wear a mask, folks, seriously. The latest COVID surge will be peaking around the time this happens.)
Paramount claimed the first Hall H panel of SDCC 2022 with a look at “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves,” which starts at noon on July 21 in Hall H.
Disney meanwhile has big TV-related plans, with panels announced for Disney+, ABC, FX, Hulu Disney Television Animation, Disney Television Studios and Disney branded television show panels.
Among the highlights are panels for FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” and “Mayans MC,” ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” and “the Rookie” and “The Rookie: Feds,” and Disney+’s upcoming “National Treasure: Edge of History.” There’ll also be big panels for animated hits like FX’s “Archer” and Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” TBS’ “American Dad!” plus a panel for Hulu’s “The Orville: New Horizons.” And a lot more.
And yes, missing from Disney’s announced panels are appearances by its big blockbuster babies, Marvel Studios and “Star Wars,” but don’t worry, presumably they’ll be getting their own announcements — though bear in mind, with D23 coming later this summer, it’s strongly there’ll be a lot held back from SDCC.
Meanwhile, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has confirmed his upcoming DC Comics movie “Black Adam” is getting a big panel in Hall H on Saturday, July 23.
Like always, there’s going to be a lot to digest, so if you’re looking for an easy run down of what to see, we have you covered. Read on for the current announced panels, activations and events, and be sure and check back regularly, as we’ll be updating this post as more panels are announced.
In addition to panels and events, participating studios and companies will also be hosting off-site activations — that’s a silly marketing term for a brand-building event or activity — open to the general public and not just SDCC badge holders. So if you’re gonna be in San Diego but couldn’t score Comic-Con passes, here’s your chance to see at least some of the fun.
Apple TV+ Presents “Severance”: The Lumon Industries Orientation Experience
When: Thursday, July 21 starting at 6:00 a.m. Pacific and continuing through Sunday, July 24
Where: The Hard Rock Hotel.
Coming right after “Severance” received 14 Emmy nominations, Apple TV+ is bringing a slice of the show’s universe to Comic-Con.
Starting Thursday, July 21 at 6:00 a.m. Pacific, and continuing through Sunday, fans will be able secure a reserved time to experience Lumon’s employee orientation — Sign up at welcometolumon.com. Additional slots will be released each day starting at 6:00 a.m. PT and a standby line will be available for those without a reservation. In accordance with Comic-Con’s COVID policy, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will be required for entry, along with face masks and identification.
FX Networks SDCC Activations
Thursday, July 21: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, July 22: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 23: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 24: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront lawn: 1 Park Blvd
American Horror Story & American Horror Stories
Attendees can venture through the AHS Garden of the Dolls and get a chance to receive a makeup look by the artist who helped design the American Horror Stories dolls.
What We Do in the Shadows
Attendees are invited to immortalize their weekend with a photo inside the hippest new club at SDCC: Nadja’s – San Diego, a nod to the upcoming season.
In advance of the series premiere on Thursday, August 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FXX, streaming next day on Hulu, attendees can descend into the Little Demon Den to experience the hilariously nightmarish underworld of this new animated comedy.
Fans can experience one night of hilarious fright by visiting the Little Demon Den for an exclusive screening of the series opener followed by the latest episode of What We Do in the Shadows, on Friday, July 22 from 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. More information regarding seat reservations to be released on FX’s social accounts.
HBO Max presents “House of the Dragon: The Dragon’s Den”
When: Thursday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: MLK JR Promenade: 326 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Happening over all 4 days, the interactive experience guides attendees through a ceremonial dragon hatching, built to invoke “the sights and sounds of King’s Landing, interacting with people of the city, selecting their own dragon egg, and bravely demonstrating they are worthy of a bond with a dragon.” When it’s over, you’ll get a personalized dragon egg which they can hatch and then raise as part of an augmented reality app called “House of the Dragon: DracARys, available for download in the Apple and Google Play app stores starting July 20.
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Walking Dead Fan Celebration
When: Friday, July 22, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Hilton Gaslamp Hotel – 4th Ave and L street across from the San Diego Convention center.
Hosted by AMC, attendees will, per the official description, participate in “a variety of exclusive experiences, designed specifically for San Diego Comic-Con,” including a “series set pieces, props and artifacts from all seasons.”
Fans can take photos or video, and watch “custom video content” showcasing moments from the show and messages from the cast and crew. AMC is also distributing custom “The Walking Dead” pins inspired by the show’s 11-season run along with one unique to the fan celebration. In addition, attendees can pick from 4 different exclusive t-shirts, get made up to look like a zombie, and enjoy exclusive food and drinks — plus, additional prizes will be given away via lottery.
Thursday July 21
10:45-11:45 a.m., BALLROOM 20: “The Rookie” and “The Rookie; Feds” – Nathan Fillion and Niecy Nash-Betts join executive producers Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter to discuss the “The Rookie” and spinoff series “The Rookie: Feds,” coming to ABC this fall.
12:00 p.m., HALL H: “Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” — Paramount is bringing the film’s cast and creators to Hall H for a look at the upcoming film based on the classic role playing games. Attendees will receive a free collectible poster.
1:30-2:30 p.m., INDIGO BALLROOM: “Abbot Elementary” – Class in Session – Star/executive producer Quinta Brunson, alongside costars Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, William Stanford Davis and Sheryl Lee Ralph join executive producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker for a live, virtual panel.
2:15-3:15 p.m., BALLROOM 20: “National Treasure: Edge of History” – The cast and executive producers will share an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Disney+ Original series. Series regulars Lisette Olivera, Jake Austin Walker, Antonio Cipriano, Jordan Rodrigues, Zuri Reed, Lyndon Smith and executive producers Cormac and Marianne Wibberley will be in attendance.
2:15-3:15 p.m., ROOM 6BCF: “Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” – Moon Girl Magic! The cast and creatives for the upcoming animated series based on the Marvel comic books will be on hand to discuss the action-comedy series centered on African American teen girl Super Hero, Lunella Lafayette. Panelists include Diamond White (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Libe Barer (“Sneaky Pete”), Fred Tatasciore (“Marvel’s Hit-Monkey”), executive producer Steve Loter (“Kim Possible”), supervising producer Rodney Clouden (“Futurama”) and producer Pilar Flynn (“Elena of Avalor”).
6:00-7:00 p.m., Room: 6BCF: “Koala Man” – A new animated comedy from the creators of “Rick and Morty” and “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” coming to Hulu. The “Koala Man” panel features creator, EP, and star Michael Cusack, and EPs Justin Roiland, Dan Hernandez, and Benji Samit.
7:15-8:15 p.m., Room: 6BCF: “Solar Opposites” — Co-creators and EPs Justin Roiland and Mike McMahan, and EP Josh Bycel will be on hand to talk about their Hulu animated series. Cast members Thomas Middleditch, Sean Giambrone and Mary Mack also appear.
Friday July 22
12:30 p.m., HALL H: AMC’s “The Walking Dead” — Chris Hardwick returns to moderate the last-ever TWD panel, which will also feature writer Scott Gimple, Showrunner and Executive Producer Angela Kang, Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Makeup Supervisor Greg Nicotero and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Seth Gilliam, Josh McDermitt, Michael James Shaw, Cailey Fleming and Lauren Ridloff.
1:00-2:00 p.m.: “THE PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER AND PROUDER” –♪ The! Proud! Family! What? ♪ Creator and executive producer Bruce W. Smith, executive producer Ralph Farquhar, and series stars Kyla Pratt (Penny), Paula Jai Parker (Trudy), JoMarie Payton (Suga Mama), Soleil Moon Frye (Zoey) and Alisa Reyes (LaCienega) discuss the critically acclaimed Disney+ revival of the groundbreaking animated series “The Proud Family” and share a behind-the-scenes look at the first season, moderated by Janine Rubenstein, editor-at-large, PEOPLE Magazine and host of PEOPLE Every Day. Room 6A
3:00-3:45 p.m.: “BOB’S BURGERS” –The Emmy® Award-winning animated FOX series “Bob’s Burgers” makes its triumphant return to San Diego hot off the critically acclaimed release of “The Bob’s Burgers Movie!” Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Nora Smith and director/producer Bernard Derriman will break news about the upcoming season; and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz and Larry Murphy will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage followed by a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A. Indigo Ballroom
4:00-4:45 p.m.: FX’s “LITTLE DEMON”: Exclusive Pre-Series Premiere Sneak-Peek Screening and Q&A – It’s been long prophesized that a malevolent force would alter the universe for the rest of time, and you can get a front-row seat! Join FXX in celebrating its newest animated comedy, “Little Demon,” heading to the metaphysical realm of San Diego in advance of its August 25 series premiere. Thirteen years after being impregnated by Satan (Danny DeVito), reluctant mother Laura (Aubrey Plaza) and her Antichrist daughter, Chrissy (Lucy DeVito), attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware but are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul. Join Danny DeVito, Aubrey Plaza and Lucy DeVito, plus creators Darcy Fowler, Seth Kirschner and Kieran Valla, and executive producer Dan Harmon for a not-to-be-missed exclusive screening, followed by an other-worldly Q&A moderated by TV Guide Magazine’s Damian Holbrook.Indigo Ballroom
5:00-6:00 p.m.: FX’s “ARCHER”: Exclusive Season 13 Screening and Q&A – “Archer,” the award-winning animated comedy series, returns to San Diego in celebration of its upcoming 13th season! This year, Archer and The Agency have been acquired by the spy conglomerate known as IIA and struggle to find their identity. Will they be able to maintain their independence, or will they succumb to their corporate overlords? Join us for a not-to-be-missed exclusive screening of the season 13 opener, followed by a spirited Q&A with H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis. Indigo Ballroom
7:00-8:00 p.m.: “THE GREAT NORTH” – Join the Tobin family for a hilarious conversation about their outrageous Alaskan adventures on FOX’s hit animated series, “The Great North.” Creators and executive producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, executive producer Loren Bouchard and stars Dulcé Sloan, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla and Ron Funches discuss what’s to come and preview the upcoming third season with exclusive clips, breaking news and special appearances from star Jenny Slate and more. Room: 6BCF
Saturday July 23
Time TBD: “Black Adam” — Dwayne Johnson announced on July 7 that he’ll be taking his movie about the DC Comics antihero to Hall H, along with his co-stars who play the Justice Society — Aldis Hodge (Hawkman), Noah Centineo (Atom Smasher), Quintessa Swindell (Cyclone) and Pierce Brosnan (Dr. Fate). Plus the film’s director, Jaume Collet-Serra will be on hand. Hall H
10:00-11:00 a.m.: “THE GHOST AND MOLLY MCGEE” – Join Creators/Executive Producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth and Executive Producer Steve Loter for a joyful celebration of this Disney Channel original series. Cast and crew will talk about their favorite moments, songs, and behind-the-scenes stories from season one, along with some fan surprises and hints at what’s to come in season two! The panel will be moderated by Doug Bensimon, executive director, Current Series, Disney Television Animation. Room 6A
11:30-12:15 p.m.: “THE SIMPSONS” – Join “The Simpsons” writers, animators — and special guest moderator, “Gravity Falls” creator and “The Simpsons” superfan Alex Hirsch — as they reveal the adventures planned for “The Simpsons” in season 34 and beyond! Take a sneak peek at Treehouse of Horror XXXIII — and the never-before-attempted bonus Halloween episode! That’s right — TWO HALLOWEENS IN 2022! Secrets will be revealed! Games will be played! And freebies — including original artwork — will be given away! Live in person for the first time since 2019! Come and be astounded at how we let ourselves go! Ballroom 20
12:30-1:45 p.m.: “AMERICAN DAD!” and “FAMILY GUY” -It’s a Smith-family Funday with “Steve” (Scott Grimes), “Klaus” (Dee Bradley Baker) and “Jeff Fischer” (Jeff Fischer) plus executive producer & co-creator Matt Weitzman, executive producer Joe Chandler, co-executive producer Nicole Shabtai and moderated by “American Dad!” alum Jordan Blum who will treat “American Dad!” fans to a first look at scenes from all new episodes coming soon to TBS…plus a few other exciting announcements and surprises!
Join us for an exclusive, first look at “Family Guy’s” Season 21 premiere episode and watch the full episode months before the rest of the world! After, you will get special sneak peek at all of the hilarity and hi-jinks that will be coming next fall! Ballroom 20
2:00 p.m., BALLROOM 20: AMC brings “Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire” — Executive Producer Mark Johnson, Creator, Writer and Showrunner Rolin Jones, and cast members Sam Reid, Jacob Anderson, Bailey Bass and Eric Bogosian, plus Production Designer Mara LePere Schloop debut the first trailer and discuss the new series adaptation of the classic novel.
3:00-3:45 p.m.: “THE ORVILLE: NEW HORIZONS” –From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, “The Orville” is finally back for season three and on HULU! Join the full crew of the U.S.S. Orville: Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Anne Winters, Mark Jackson and Chad L. Coleman, along with executive producers David A. Goodman and Brannon Braga and co-producer Tom Costantino to talk all things Orville and see an exclusive first look at an upcoming episode from New Horizons! Ballroom 20
5:30 p.m.: “The Resort” — the show’s first episode will be screened, followed by a panel discussion featuring creator Andy Siara and stars William Jackson Harper, Cristin Milioti, Luis Gerardo Méndez, and Nina Bloomgarden. It goes down in the Indigo Ballroom.
6:45 – 7:45 p.m.: “HAMSTER & GRETEL” – Join the cast and creative team behind Disney Channel’s “Hamster & Gretel”as they present a first look at the hilarious new superhero series before it premieres. Renowned animation veteran and creator Dan Povenmire, co-creator of the hit series “Phineas and Ferb,” will be joined by co-producer and story editor Joanna Hausmann, and select cast members (to be announced), for a discussion about the world and the characters of this new music-filled animated series, moderated by actress and comedian Liza Koshy. Room 6A
Sunday July 24
12:00-1:00 p.m.: FX’s “MAYANS M.C.” Screening and Q&A – Described by The Playlist as “one of the best series on TV,” FX’s fuel-injected drama series “Mayans M.C.” returns to San Diego Comic-Con for a special screening and a LIVE not-to-be-missed conversation with Elgin James (co-creator/executive producer/director/writer) and series stars JD Pardo (EZ Reyes), Clayton Cardenas (Angel Reyes), Danny Pino (Miguel Galindo), Sarah Bolger (Emily Thomas), Emilio Rivera (Marcus Alvarez), Michael Irby (Obispo “Bishop” Losa), Raoul Max Trujillo (Che “Taza” Romero), Frankie Loyal (Hank “Tranq” Loza), Joseph Lucero (Neron “Creeper” Vargas), Vincent Vargas (Gilberto “Gilly” Lopez), Gino Vento (Nestor Oceteva), JR Bourne (Isaac Packer), Emily Tosta (Letty) and Vanessa Giselle (Hope). “Mayans M.C.” follows the life of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo), a member of the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Join us for an unforgettable panel moderated by IndieWire’s Jim Hemphill. Hall H
1:15-2:15 p.m: FX’s “WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS” brings the World’s Greatest Vampire Nightclub to San Diego! Mix it up with the hottest vampires (and their familiar) to come out of Staten Island in hundreds and hundreds of years! Join special guests Kayvan Novak (Nandor), Matt Berry (Laszlo), Natasia Demetriou (Nadja), Harvey Guillén (Guillermo), Mark Proksch (Colin Robinson) and Kristen Schaal (The Guide) as well as Paul Simms (EP/writer), Stefani Robinson (EP/writer), Yana Gorskaya (co-EP/director/editor) and Kyle Newacheck (co-EP/director) for a spirited conversation and be among the first humans to set eyes on a brand-new episode. Do not miss this electrifying event! “What We Do in the Shadows” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT on FX, streaming the next day on Hulu. BAAAaaaaat! Hall H