SAN DIEGO – Twentieth Century Fox will roll out several TV events at Comic-Con in San Diego later this month, including sneak peeks for new shows, panel discussions with old classics, live table reads, and a two-story signing booth on the convention floor.
Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Orlando Jones and other stars from shows such as “American Horror Story,” “Salem,” “Witches of East End,” “Bones,” “24: Live Another Day” and “Sons of Anarchy” will be on hand to sign autographs, hobnob with the fans or speak on one of the 13 panels scheduled for the confab.
To pull out a few highlights of interest to Hero Complex’s witchcraft fans, “Salem” will show peeks of its second season. The first original series from WGN, a Chicago network best known for showing Chicago Cubs baseball games and sitcom reruns, entered the crowded Sunday night spread in April. The first episode drew 2.3 million viewers over four airings. (WGN is owned by Tribune Co. which also owns the Los Angeles Times.)
Competing against shows such as HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” CBS’ “The Good Wife” and AMC’s “Mad Men,” “Salem” was co-helmed by executive producer Brannon Braga. In an interview with Hero Complex in April, he described the show as “a unique blend of ‘The Exorcist’ with a little David Lynch thrown in.”
On the other end of the coven, the Lifetime series “Witches of East End,” which earned solid ratings in its recently completed debut season, will show off selected scenes from the second. The cast of “American Horror Story: Coven” will discuss its last banner season, as well as preview the next franchise installment, “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”
For the other events, check out the schedule.
– Margaret Wappler | @MargaretWappler