Comic-Con 2014: NBC and Universal Television Brings Hannibal, The Blacklist, Bates Motel, and More

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NBC and Universal Television are coming into San Diego Comic-Con fully loaded this year. Fans can expect panels from their favorite series: Hannibal, The Blacklist, Grimm, and Bates Motel. Triumph Insult Comic Dog and Jack McBrayer (30 Rock) will discuss their new untitled series, while Warner Bros. Television will present multiple screenings and a panel for their new NBC series Constantine. See the full details after the break.

From what I hear, I really need to get on Bates Motel and especially Hannibal. I love the horror genre so I have no excuse not to check those shows out. And I think Mads Mikkelsen and Vera Farmiga are excellent actors.

What I haven’t really kept my ear to is The Blacklist and Grimm. The subject matter doesn’t really catch my fancy too much, but Grimm has been around for four seasons and James Spader has gotten some recognition for The Blacklist.

I was never really fond of Keanu Reeves and the film adaptation of Constantine (2005), perhaps the show will be better.

And Triumph with Jack McBrayer seems like an odd couple to hold down a TV series, it will be interesting to see what that show will be about.

All panels will be held throughout all four days of Comic-Con 2014. Check out the full details from the official press release courtesy of NBC Universal:

Constantine– Based upon the characters from DC Comics, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond.

There will be a huge presence for “Constantine” at Comic-Con, including at Gaslamp Square (Thursday-Sunday between the Hard Rock Hotel and the Convention Center) where a 3-D experience will immerse fans in the world of “Constantine.” Limited edition souvenirs will also be given away.

Comic-Con fans will have a chance to see the world premiere of the “Constantine” pilot as part of Warner Bros. Television’s annual Preview Night screenings on Wednesday, July 23 at 6 p.m. in Ballroom 20.

The Warner Bros. Television panel for “Constantine” is set for Saturday, July 26 at 5:15 p.m. in room 6BCF. This will include a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with cast members Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau and Charles Halford, as well as executive producers David S. Goyer and Daniel Cerone. The panel will be moderated by TV Guide magazine’s Michael Schneider.

Additionally, on Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. in Hall H, “Constantine” will be included in the Warner Bros. Television/DC Entertainment three-hour special Comic-Con event, with cast members and executive producers making appearances on the Hall H stage and footage from the pilot being screened.

The Blacklist – To discuss its phenomenal first season, as well as what’s ahead for season two, Raymond “Red” Reddington himself, James Spader, will headline “The Blacklist” panel on Saturday, July 26 at 1:45 p.m. in room 6A. In addition to Spader, executive producers Jon Bokenkamp and John Eisendrath will participate in the panel, which will be moderated by TV Guide’s Michael Schneider.

The No. 1 new series of the 2013-14 season, “The Blacklist” will take over Tin Fish Restaurant at Gaslamp Square (Thursday-Sunday). Fans will be able to get on “The Blacklist” via a custom photo opportunity and also receive “Blacklist” souvenirs.

Grimm – Friday night fave “Grimm” will return to Comic-Con with a panel on Saturday, July 26 at 3 p.m. in Ballroom 20 that will feature an exclusive video. The panel, moderated by Mary McNamara of the Los Angeles Times, will include cast members David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner and Claire Coffee, as well as executive producers David Greenwalt, Jim Kouf and Norberto Barba.

Hannibal – For the critically beloved drama “Hannibal,” which Vulture.com says is “unlike anything else on TV or anything that ever has been on TV,” the panel will include cast members Caroline Dhavernas, Aaron Abrams and Scott Thompson, as well as executive producers Bryan Fuller, Martha De Laurentiis, Steve Lightfoot and David Slade. The panel, organized by Gaumont International Television and moderated by U.K. talk show host Jonathan Ross, will take place Thursday, July 24 at 4:45 p.m. in Ballroom 20.

Bates Motel – Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin will be joined by the cast, including Vera Farmiga in her Emmy Award-nominated role as Norma Bates, Freddie Highmore, Olivia Cooke and Nestor Carbonell to discuss the hit series. Fans will hear firsthand details about what is to come in season three debuting in 2015. The panel will be moderated by Dan Snierson from Entertainment Weekly on Friday, July 25 at 3:30 p.m. in Room 6A.

Untitled Triumph the Insult Comic Dog/Jack McBrayer Sitcom – The beloved Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and fan favorite Jack McBrayer team up to star in a new live-action original comedy series that is set to premiere in 2015 on Adult Swim. Join co-creator and voice of Triumph, Robert Smigel, co-creator Michael Koman and star Jack McBrayer as they discuss the new series Friday, July 25 at 1 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

San Diego Comic-Con 2014 officially kicks off on Thursday, July 24 and ends on Sunday, July 27.


San Diego Comic-Con 2014

You can follow me on the Twitter at @TyRawrrnosaurus for more Comic-Con updates and misadventures.

Source: NBC Universal

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