‘The Walking Dead’ & Zombie Spinoffs To Haunt San Diego Comic-Con Virtual Edition; AMC Unveils Full Lineup Including ‘Creepshow’, ‘Doctor Who’ & More

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UPDATE 7:42AM, after Previous Exclusive: AMC has made official what we told you earlier: The Walking Dead and its standalone series The Walking Dead: World Beyond and Fear the Walking Dead will be at virtual Comic-Con over July 23-25. Below is AMC’s schedule which includes V/H/S/94, Slasher: Flesh & Blood, Ultra City Smiths, Creepshow, Horror Noir and Doctor Who. All AMC Networks panels will be available on AMC+ the day after their Comic-Con@Home debut.


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Panel Time: Friday, July 23 at 1:00 PM PT

The Shudder Original Film V/H/S/94 marks the return of the infamous “found footage” anthology and this panel will feature co-creator Brad Miska, producer Josh Goldbloom and segment directors Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Jennifer Reeder, Ryan Prows and Chloe Okuno. The fourth installment in the horror V/H/S anthology franchise debuts this fall on SHUDDER. In V/H/S/94, after the discovery of a mysterious VHS tape, a brutish police swat team launch a high intensity raid on a remote warehouse, only to discover a sinister cult compound whose collection of pre-recorded material uncovers a nightmarish conspiracy.


Panel Time: Friday, July 23 at 6:00 PM PT

Shudder presents the original horror anthology event series, Slasher: Flesh & Blood with a panel featuring David Cronenberg, Paula Brancati, Rachael Crawford, showrunner Ian Carpenter and Slasher creator Aaron Martin. A first look trailer will be dropped. Slasher: Flesh & Blood follows a wealthy but dysfunctional family that gathers for a reunion on a secluded island only to learn they’ll be pitted against one another in a cruel game of life and death, all while being stalked by a mysterious masked killer. Nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe as the tension- and the body count- ratchets up.


Panel Time: Saturday, July 24 at 11:00 AM PT

Streaming on AMC+ starting July 22, Ultra City Smiths’ story unfolds via the stop-motion animation of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. This panel will feature series creator, writer, co-director and showrunner Steve Conrad and co-director David Brooks will be joined by cast members Jimmi Simpson, Debra Winger, Luis Guzmán, Hana Mae Lee, Tim Heidecker and Chris Conrad. Ultra City Smiths follows an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Ultra City’s most famous magnate. Two intrepid detectives follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home.


Panel Time: Saturday, July 24 at 1:00 PM PT

Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead) will chat with the feature chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and EPs Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, and cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam- Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Jenna Elfman, Karen David, Mo Collins and Christine Evangelista about season 7 with an exclusive first look. Premiere date is later this year. At the end of last season, Teddy (John Glover) brought about his vision of “The End” when he detonated nuclear warheads across the Texas landscape. In the series’ new season, it will be up to those who survived to decide what “The Beginning” will look like. And they’ll have to do it in a world devoid of light and hope, where the outside air is just as deadly as the walkers they face. The survivors will find out who they really are and what they’re really made of. Some will rise to the occasion, some will find new purpose, and some will redefine themselves — even if it comes at a terrible cost to those they once considered family.


Panel Time: Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 PM PT

Hardwick will talk about season 2 and provide an exclusive first look with Gimple, showrunner and EP Matt Negrete, and cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, Hal Cumpston, Nico Tortorella, Annet Mahendru, Julia Ormond, Jelani Alladin and Joe Holt. Season two of The Walking Dead: World Beyond concludes the epic story of Iris (Royale), Hope (Mansour), Elton (Cantu), and Silas (Cumpston) — four friends who journeyed across the country on a mission that transformed everything they knew about themselves and the world. As they face off against the mysterious Civic Republic Military and fight for control of their own destiny, goals will shift, bonds will form and crumble, and innocence will be both lost and found.


Panel Time: Saturday, July 24 at 3:00 PM PT

A big conversation here about the upcoming 24-episode finale. Hardwick, Gimple are joined by showrunner and EP Angela Kang and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Khary Payton, Christian Serratos, Josh McDermitt, Eleanor Matsuura and Michael James Shaw as they tease how it all ends. In the series’ final and 11th season, the carnage and devastation of the Whisperer War has left Alexandria a former shell of the home it once was, and its residents are struggling to refortify its walls and feed its increased population as survivors from the Kingdom and the Hilltop join their ranks. Meanwhile, part of the group is being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.


Panel Time: Saturday, July 24 at 4:00 PM PT

A new Shudder original anthology, Horror Noire makes its Comic-Con debut with a panel moderated by writer/editor/speaker Ashley C. Ford, and featuring anthology writers Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Victor LaValle and Shernold Edwards as they share the inspiration behind their adapted stories, discuss how they go about adapting them for different formats, and delve into why now is an important time to tell these stories. Horror Noire is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2019 documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror and features new work from both established and emerging talents, showcasing stories of Black horror from Black directors and screenwriters.


Panel Time: Saturday, July 24 at 6:00 PM PT

Showrunner and EP Greg Nicotero, director Rusty Cundieff, writer Mattie Do, and cast members Michael Rooker and James Remar provide a look into season 3, the series’ newest monsters and what it takes to bring them to life. The anthology series is based on the 1982 horror comedy classic.


Panel Time: Sunday, July 25 at 10:00 AM PT

A surprise guest is in store for this session which features the showrunner of the BBC/BBC America series, Chris Chibnall, the Thirteenth Doctor – Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, and new Doctor Who cast member, John Bishopand a very special surprise guest as they share exclusive content from Doctor Who.

EXCLUSIVE, 6:26AM: It comes as no surprise to hear that AMC’s The Walking Dead, which is heading into its final season, will be a part of this summer’s virtual edition of San Diego Comic-Con. The 2x Primetime Emmy winning zombie series has been a fixture in Hall H since its beginning.

In addition, lurking behind The Walking Dead cast and EPs will be talent from its sister series Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond.

The 11th and final season of The Walking Dead debuts on Aug. 22. The season 10 finale, which was based in part on the multi-issue 2016 comic series, centered around baseball bat wielding TWD villain Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his long-simmering tensions with Lauren Cohan’s Maggie as the former returned to the Survivors’ HQ from exile. When Deadline’s Dominic Patten spoke with Walking Dead‘s Angela Kang back in April, they spoke about Steven Yeun’s possible return.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond delves into new TWD mythology to follow the first generation raised in a surviving civilization of the post-apocalyptic world. Two sisters along with two friends leave a place of safety and comfort to brave dangers on an important quest. Pursued by those who wish to protect them and those who wish to harm them, a tale of growing up and transformation unfurls across dangerous terrain, challenging everything they know about the world, themselves and each other.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond is co-created by Scott M. Gimple and showrunner Matt Negrete. Produced and distributed by AMC Studios, the series is executive produced by Gimple and Negrete, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert and Brian Bockrath.

Fear the Walking Dead is entering its 7th season. A prequel series, to the mother Walking Dead show, it is set in Los Angeles and follows two who team to survive the undead apocalypse. Ian Goldberg and Andrew Chambliss are the showrunners.

AMC when reached had no comment about today’s San Diego Comic-Con news. San Diego Comic-Con’s virtual edition runs from July 23-25.

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