San Diego Comic-Con is going to be a little different this year. Many studios had already dropped out of presenting, including Marvel, Sony, HBO, Universal, and Netflix, and now that SAG-AFTRA has joined the WGA on the picket lines, you can pretty much kiss any panel involving writers or actors goodbye. The official Comic-Con schedule has been updated with a list of cancelled panels, which unfortunately includes Dune: Part Two, The Boys spin-off series Gen V, Amazon’s The Wheel of Time, Lionsgate’s upcoming The Strangers trilogy, and more.
Behind the Scenes with the Cast of Jury Duty: Thursday, July 20 – 1:45pm – 2:45pm
From producers of The Office, The White Lotus, and Bad Trip, the Amazon Freevee Original series Jury Duty chronicles the inner workings of an American jury trial through the eyes of one particular juror, Ronald Gladden, who doesn’t realize that everyone around him is an actor and the entire trial is fake. Get the inside scoop on what was happening behind the scenes during the making of the series from the cast and creative team, and meet San Diego’s own hometown hero, Ronald.
The Wheel of Time: Thursday, July 20 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm
The Wheel continues to turn at Comic-Con, as the cast of Prime Video’s hit series The Wheel of Time gives a sneak peek into the highly anticipated second season. In addition to a discussion about how the show is bringing Robert Jordan’s iconic book series from page to screen, they’ll be revealing exclusive season 2 content, as well as some other exciting surprises for attendees. Season 2 of The Wheel of Time will premiere on September 1.
Cruel Summer Season 2: Thursday, July 20 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm
The stars and creative team behind Freeform’s hit series Cruel Summer take you behind the scenes of season 2 and tease all the twists and turns viewers can expect from the shocking final episodes. Fans will be treated to an exclusive sneak peek of the rest of the season and a conversation with stars Lexi Underwood, Sadie Stanley, and Griffin Gluck, alongside executive producers Michelle Purple and Bill Purple. New episodes of Cruel Summer air Mondays at 10/9c on Freeform and stream next day on Hulu.
Metalocalpyse: Army of the Doomstar: Friday, July 21 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Can the Metalocalypse be stopped? The cast and crew of this all-new original animated R-rated movie, based on the hit Adult Swim series, talk all things Metalocalypse, preview some clips from the film, and discuss the new soundtrack and Dethalbum IV. Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar will be available to own on Digital and Blu-ray starting August 22.
Gen V: Friday, July 21 – 4:15pm – 5:15pm
From the world of The Boys, Prime Video reveals its highly anticipated new series Gen V with members of the cast, who will talk about the upcoming college spinoff for the first time. Set at America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes (run by Vought International), Gen V explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the school’s top ranking. The series stars Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, and Asa Germann. Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi recur. Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, Ken Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Craig Rosenberg, Zak Schwartz, Erica Rosbe, and Michaela Starr serve as executive producers. Gen V comes from Sony Pictures Television Studios and Amazon Studios, in association with Kripke Enterprises, Point Grey Pictures, and Original Film.
The Strangers Trilogy Exclusive First Look: Friday, July 21 – 8:30pm – 9:30pm
Actress and executive producer Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale) and producer Courtney Solomon (After) discuss The Strangers and will provide an exclusive first-look clip from their new horror trilogy, which will be in theaters from Lionsgate in 2024.
That ’70s Show 25th Anniversary: Saturday, July 22 – 10:00am – 11:00am
Debra Jo Rupp (actress, That ’70s Show, That ’90s Show) and Kurtwood Smith (actor, That ’70s Show, That ’90s Show) discuss 25 years of the iconic show and its impact on their careers. Debra Jo and Kurtwood will engage in a fan Q&A session following the presentation.
Legendary Entertainment: Saturday, July 22 – 11:00am – 12:00pm
Nothing had been officially announced, but it was expected to feature Dune: Part Two as well as tease the next MonsterVerse movie.
Abbott Elementary Class in Session: Saturday, July 22 – 12:30pm – 1:30pm
The stars of ABC’s Abbott Elementary take the stage to discuss the breakout hit.
First Look at Orphan Black: Echos: Saturday, July 22 – 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Fans will get exclusive, first-look access to Orphan Black: Echoes (AMC/AMC+).
You can find a full list of cancelled Comic-Con panels on the official site.
“This is obviously an unusual year,” Comic-Con spokesperson David Glanzer told THR. “But that hasn’t diminished the anticipation for Comic-Con.” Although Comic-Con may not have as many of the big studio presentations it’s become known for, there will still be a lot to see, including Paramount Animation’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Starz’s John Wick prequel series, The Continental, AMC’s The Walking Dead franchise, Paramount’s Star Trek universe, and more.