Easily my favorite comic related series this year, FX’s Legion, overseen by the brilliant showrunner Noah Hawley, and adapted from the tremendous New Mutants run of Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, played a bit like the X-Men meets Lynch and Kubrick. And it worked liked gangbusters!
With Season 1 ending on such an enticing cliffhanger, (which I’m not gonna spoil, because I want you all to watch that show if you haven’t already), I cannot wait to find out what kind of hints we can get for the forthcoming season.
And thankfully we won’t have to wait too long, as FX will be bringing the braintrust behind the series and its stars to Ballroom 20 on the Thursday evening of SDCC for what’s sure to be a delightful panel full of behind the scenes stories and vague references to things that are in the future. On top of that, the network will also be delivering the cast and crew behind The Strain and Archer that weekend, so there’s quite a bit to be thrilled about for fans of those two series as well.
Here are the full scheduling details:
FX NETWORKS BRINGING THE STRAIN, LEGION AND ARCHER
TO SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2017
The Strain Features Never-Before-Seen Footage and a Q&A with the Cast and Producers on Thursday, July 20 from 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM in Ballroom 20
Legion Takes Fans Behind-The-Scenes with a Q&A with the Cast and Producers on Thursday, July 20 from 5 PM – 6 PM in Ballroom 20
Archer Cast and Producers Featured In Discussion and Q&A on Friday, July 21
From 5:15 PM – 6 PM in Indigo Ballroom
LOS ANGELES – June 29, 2017 – FX Networks today announced its featured panels at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, a stellar lineup featuring the hit dramas The Strain and Legion and the Emmy® Award-winning comedy series Archer.
The Strain: Discussion and Q&A – Thursday, July 20, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM, Ballroom 20
The fourth and final season of The Strain premieres Sunday, July 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. The world has gone dark in the wake of a nuclear explosion and strigoi are in control. Do our heroes have what it takes to save humankind? The Strain, FX’s action-packed vampire thriller based on the best-selling books from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan returns for its fourth and final season. Get a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage and then join showrunner/executive producer/writer Carlton Cuse, executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan, and stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel and Max Charles as they discuss the challenges (and fun!) of bringing this post-apocalyptic world to life. Room: Ballroom 20. Moderator: Jim Halterman, TV Guide Magazine
Legion: Discussion and Q&A – Thursday, July 20, 5 PM – 6PM, Ballroom 20
Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who grew up believing himself to be schizophrenic, only to discover he is something more than human. In fact, David could be the most powerful mutant who ever lived. Along with a team of other extraordinarily gifted people at a facility called Summerland, David learned to accept his true self and defeat the Shadow King. Or so they all believed. Join Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director Noah Hawley, alongside fellow Executive Producers John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner and Jeph Loeb, and series stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, and Amber Midthunder for a conversation of what to look forward to from Season 2 of Legion. Room: Ballroom 20. Moderator: TBD.
Archer: Discussion and Q&A – Friday, July 21, 5:15 PM – 6 PM, Indigo Ballroom
Archer is FXX’s Emmy® Award-winning, animated, half-hour comedy, known (and praised!) for rebooting itself year after year. Season eight revolved around the hardboiled private eye Sterling Archer and his quest to find his partner’s killer in 1947 Los Angeles. Join a VERY special, not-to-be-missed secret guest, plus the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Lucky Yates, executive producer Matt Thompson and co- executive producer Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life. Room: Indigo Ballroom.
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