20th Century Fox Television is leaving no stone unturned for this year’s Comic-Con outing in San Diego next month – the studio is bringing a good chunk of its network’s shows to the annual gathering – and not just the animated series.
Among the live-action television series the network is bringing to San Diego are a screening of their TV remake of “The Exorcist” – with stars Alfonso Herrera, Ben Daniels, Geena Davis and writer/producer Jeremy Slater – that follows two priests in their battles with demons. A presentation of “24: Legacy” brings show stars Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto and Jimmy Smits. A first look at the Fox TV version of classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” will have cast members Christina Milian, Victoria Justice, Ryan McCarten, Laverne Cox, Reeve Carney and Staz Nair present. There will be some behind-the-scenes footage from “Prison Break” with Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Collins and Robert Knepper. There will be teasers for “The Last Man on Earth” accompanied by cast members Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Mary Steenburgen and Cleopatra Coleman as well as “Salem” with cast members Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Iddo Goldberg and Elise Eberly. “Scream Queens” has a panel with cast members Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts and Lea Michele. Finally, there will be the last Comic-Con panel for the final season of “Bones” with Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, TJ Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor and John Boyd.
On the animated side, there will, of course, be a sneak preview of their live action-animated hybrid show “Son of Zorn” featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis as a Pacific Ocean island warrior who returns to Orange County to win back his wife and teenage son. Currently scheduled to appear from the voice cast are Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows and Johnny Pemberton. “American Dad!” will have a live table read with voice cast members Scott Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Rachael MacFarlane and Wendy Schaal. Fox plans to bring unreleased footage of “Bob’s Burgers” — along with series creator Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and voice cast members H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Merman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy. “Family Guy” has a panel with voice cast members Alex Borstein and Mike Henry. “The Simpsons” has a panel to talk about the show’s 28th [!] season with series creator and demi-god Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean and voice cast member Nancy Cartwright.
Comic-Con is slated to run in San Diego from July 21-24, 2016.