In case you are chomping on the bit for information of WonderCon Anaheim 2020 panel information, we’ve a tiny tidbit of data — straight from Comedian-Con Worldwide. CCI launched a new video selling WonderCon (and the return of their we-wish-someone-would-tell-them-it-sounds-dirty-slogan “Do You With Us”), and it included a number of TV studios/networks which will likely be internet hosting panels on the conference.
The road-up, as you’ll be able to see from the photograph above, consists of CBS Tv Studios, AMC, TNT, DreamWorks, Warner Bros. Tv, and Syfy — amongst presumably extra. Whereas WonderCon programming is much more troublesome to guess than San Diego Comedian-Con, since networks carry significantly much less of their total programming, we’re going to make our greatest guesses for what these six studios/networks might need in retailer for attendees over Easter weekend.
CBS Tv Studios
CBS has taken a really completely different strategy to WonderCon versus San Diego Comedian-Con for the final two years, with a 2019 panel specializing in the brand new The Twilight Zone and a 2018 panel on the “Making of” Star Trek: Discovery that includes solely executives, composers, writers, and SFX in attendance. Which means most likely don’t count on a ton of star-studded panels from the studio in 2020 both, although they’ve just a few choices for collection.
Though Star Trek: Picard can have completed its run shortly earlier than the con, in the event that they use the chance as extra of a behind-the-scenes look as they did with Discovery, the timing shouldn’t actually matter. Or maybe it’s time for Star Trek: Discovery to return to the conference, this time with extra of a sneak peek. The third season doesn’t but have a launch date, however they wrapped filming this week, so that they’d have lots to indicate off.
The studio additionally has Nancy Drew, which has been a modest sufficient hit for the community to order a second season, and gained’t have completed its run previous to the con. The second season of The Twilight Zone doesn’t but have a launch date both, however casting and episode titles have been introduced, and it’s set to launch someday in 2020 — so CBS may promote the collection in the event that they wished. There’s additionally CBS All Entry newcomer The Stand, primarily based on the Stephen King novel and starring James Marsden, Amber Heard, Greg Kinnear, Whoopi Goldberg, Daniel Sunjata, and extra, which began filming within the fall, which means they’d have footage. Relying on the discharge date although, that feels extra like a SDCC tease to us.
If there’s precisely one collection on this record you’ll be able to most likely count on to be a lock, it’s The Strolling Lifeless: World Past. The spin-off collection to The Strolling Lifeless really premieres on Sunday, April 12 — the final day of WonderCon — making some form of premiere or advertising and marketing push on the conference a complete no-brainer. The collection stars Annet Mahendru, Nico Tortorella, Julia Ormond, and Alexa Mansour — and we wouldn’t be shocked by an early screening and most, if not all, of the solid to be in attendance for this one.
They’ve additionally acquired the upcoming Dispatches from Elsewhere, which does boast some larger names with Jason Segel, Andre Benjamin, Richard E. Grant, and Sally Discipline starring within the upcoming collection a few group of people that stumble onto a puzzle hiding simply past the veil of on a regular basis life, and their eyes are opened to a world of chance and magic. It each appears and sounds extra whimsical than style, and it is going to be largely completed with its run earlier than the con begins — which means we predict it’s undoubtedly not as probably, however not unimaginable, particularly contemplating AMC tends to carry a number of collection.
Whereas Concern The Strolling Lifeless made an look final 12 months, the upcoming season doesn’t but have a launch date, and we predict AMC will wish to push most of their The Strolling Lifeless advertising and marketing efforts to World Past. NOS4A2 additionally appears unlikely to return, provided that it was renewed for a second season, however we haven’t heard a lot since. And the destiny of The Terror continues to be up within the air, so it undoubtedly gained’t be again in April.
If it appears like we’ve been speaking in regards to the TV adaption of Snowpiercer for years now, it’s as a result of we’ve. However the collection, whose pilot was filmed all the best way again in 2017 and has undergone a community change or two since then, is lastly premiering in Could of 2020. In spite of everything, Snowpiercer already acquired a panel at San Diego Comedian-Con, and that was months in the past — which means it is smart to do extra promotion nearer to the precise run date (plus, some man named Bong Joon-ho simply gained a bunch of awards and directed the movie on which the TV collection is predicated, maybe you’ve heard of him?). At Comedian-Con, the panel included collection stars Daveed Diggs and Jennifer Connelly, and if they will get each of them again for WonderCon, it is going to be a pleasant deal with for followers.
In any other case, the community additionally has Inform Me Your Secrets and techniques, starring Lily Rabe, Amy Brenneman, and Hamish Linklater, and Enrique Murciano, in an upcoming thriller collection about characters with troubling and mysterious pasts. It’s extra of a stretch, and doesn’t have a launch date but, however it’s the one different factor from TNT that makes a lot sense to us.
DreamWorks all the time has some enjoyable animated collection for followers at WonderCon, and we predict Wizards: Tales of Arcadia has a shot this 12 months. The ultimate installment (the primary two being Trollhunters and 3Below) within the collection is ready for someday this summer season, which means April is perhaps simply the time to tease extra of the Guillermo del Toro produced fantasy collection. In spite of everything, Trollhunters held a panel again in 2017.
There’s additionally the potential for a return of She-Ra and the Princesses of Energy, although there’s been no phrase on timing for the discharge of the fifth season.
Warner Bros. Tv
Hear us out on this one. If The Huge Bang Principle can get a last sendoff at WonderCon in 2019, then certainly Supernatural deserves the identical alternative. The collection will wrap up its fifteenth(!) and last season in Could, which means there’s sufficient left to tease for followers, and WonderCon can also be most likely the final main conference the collection may attend and get one last farewell. Stranger issues (see The Huge Bang Principle panel final 12 months) have actually occurred.
In any other case, they’ve acquired Roswell, New Mexico (a joint manufacturing with CBS TV) which begins its second season on March 16, which means a WonderCon panel may make sense for the midseason collection.
If the community needs to advertise a few of its newer collection, they’ve additionally acquired Batwoman, Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, The 100, or technically even Lucifer (although we really feel like CCI would have promoted Netflix of their industrial if that have been the case). WBTV has so many collection that we wouldn’t actually be shocked by them bringing alongside something.
Through the years, Syfy has introduced a lot of its new collection to WonderCon — together with The Magicians, Krypton, Lethal Class, and extra. Of their upcoming slate, we predict the 2 more than likely contenders are both Vagrant Queen, Resident Alien, or presumably each. Vagrant Queen might need the sting, contemplating it begins shortly earlier than the con (March 27), and is predicated on the Vault Comics’ story of a kid queen on a galactic run from revolutionary forces who need her useless. Resident Alien, in the meantime, doesn’t have a launch date but — however that didn’t cease Syfy from showcasing the upcoming Alan Tudyk collection at New York Comedian Con within the fall. In that collection, primarily based on the Darkish Horse comedian, Tudyk stars as an alien who crashes on Earth and assumes the identification of a deceased physician in a small Colorado city. Both would make full sense for the con, and would possibly even get the large banner placement exterior the conference middle.
They might additionally throw in a wild card and convey Wynonna Earp, which started filming in January, and it tagged alongside to San Diego Comedian-Con final July, so the identical may occur in Anaheim. Van Helsing completed airing its new season again in December, and The Magicians ought to wrap up its fifth season simply days earlier than the con — which means each are fairly unlikely.