By Ani Bundel

SDCC 2023, aka Strike Decimated Comic Con, rolled into its second day on Friday, July 21 with fan-favorite TV series panels that once planned to feature actors, creators, and writers, and were suddenly left bereft of guest stars. Some of the panels canceled outright. (What was Legendary Entertainment planning on bringing for Dune 2? The world may never know.) However, several panels decided that the best course of action was to go ahead anyway, and let fans watch new episodes together as a family.

That tactic was taken by two shows on Friday morning in different major ballrooms at the convention. First up was Warner Bros and Cartoon Networks’ Tiny Toons Looniversity, scheduled in the Hilton Bayfront’s largest ballroom, the Indigo. The hour-long panel showed two 22-minute episodes starting with re-introducing longtime fans of the Tiny Toons world to the now college-age level characters. Babs and Buster Bunny, Hamilton Pig, and Plucky Duck, all of whom feel like believable versions of the characters as older but not necessarily wiser personalities, and Tiny Toons Looniversity feels like a series that fans will love.

However, the series did have at least one piece of news to drop, opening the panel with the new version of the famous theme song from the original series.

The panel then closed with sneak peeks of the upcoming Looney Tunes cartoons that have not aired yet on Max (nee HBO Max) as well as the aimed at the much younger preschool audience series, Bugs Bunny Builders.

Meanwhile, over in the legendary Ballroom 20, second only to Hall H in the main building, Amazon’s Prime Video’s Good Omens 2 also opted to show an episode of the new series. Unlike some of the others who chose to show episodes, Prime Video’s second season of the series has kept a lot of its details under wraps, including the basics of the plot.

Due to the curiosity in seeing the first episode and getting a feel for the series, the Good Omens panel ballroom was decently filled to watch the first installment. As series creator Neil Gaiman used up 99% of the source material from his and Terry Pratchett’s novel, no one knew what Season 2 was going to be about, other than it sprang from ideas Gaiman and Pratchett tossed around but never followed up on. For those who wants few spoilers, they’re out there, but for those who want to go in cold when the show drops all episodes on Prime Video at the end of July, let’s just say, you’re in for a treat. Check out this Behind the Scenes video the panel released for the public

All episodes of Good Omens 2 will debut on Prime Video on Friday, July 28, 2023. Tiny Toons Looniversity is expected to debut on Cartoon Network and stream on Max on a weekly release schedule in the fall of 2023.

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