Amazon and Netflix head to New York Comic Con
James R | On 11, Sep 2018
Amazon and Netflix are heading to New York Comic Con this October, with both streaming giants out in force.
Amazon Prime Video’s presence will be led by its three high-profile genre projects: its adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens, the return of The Man in the High Castle and its upcoming superhero series The Boys. Cast and creators participating in Amazon’s panels include Neil Gaiman, showrunner of Good Omens along with series stars Michael Sheen, David Tennant and Miranda Richardson; The Man in the High Castle executive producer Isa Dick Hackett along with cast members; Eric Kripke showrunner of The Boys; and Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer of horror podcast-inspired series Lore.
Also announced is a unique fan experience at NYCC for Good Omens. On the convention floor, a peculiar elevator will carry guests to an undisclosed location, detailing their fate in the great cosmic chess game between good and evil. Doors will open to reveal guests’ ill-fated luck, or alternately their blessed end, as they step inside either Heaven or Hell. “Heaven” will welcome guests to fussy angel Aziraphale’s bookshop, where they can explore the antiquities within and even try their hand at speaking to God. Guests destined for “Hell,” will be welcomed to hop inside loose-living demon Crowley’s 1926 Bentley for a devilish photo moment. Fans unable to attend NYCC will get the chance to digitally interact with the experience through a series of social media extensions.
Netflix, meanwhile, will be bringing Daredevil, Big Mouth, The Umbrella Academy, The Haunting of Hill House, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to the event.
Here’s a rundown of the schedule highlights:
The Man in the High Castle panel
6:00pm-7:30pm – Hammerstein Ballroom
Panellists: Executive Producer Isa Dick Hackett and cast members Alexa Davalos, Rufus Sewell, Joel De La Fuente and Chelah Horsdal
To celebrate the premiere of series three of the Emmy Award-winning series The Man in the High Castle, Prime Video will give fans a sneak peek premiere screening followed by a Q&A with cast and creators ahead of its 5th October launch.
12:00pm-1:00pm – Hammerstein Ballroom
Panellists: Executive Producers Gale Anne Hurd and Howard T. Owens, showrunner Sean Crouch, podcast creator Aaron Mahnke and cast members Josh Bowman, Thomas Kretschmann, Elie Haddad and Alicia Witt
The Lore panel will feature cast and producers from the thrilling anthology series’ highly anticipated season two, including a first look at footage from the new season. Season two will feature new tales from the podcast, as well as original stories not yet available in podcast form, and will star new cast members.
The Boys panel
3:00pm-4:00pm – Hammerstein Ballroom
Panellists: Eric Kripke, Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, and others to be revealed!
In the universe of The Boys, superheroes are really the bad guys and The Boys are the fed-up vigilantes who are going to take them down. They’ll converge on stage to hash it out and reveal a first look at the show.
Big Mouth panel
4:00-5:00pm – Room 1A06
Panellists: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney, Jenny Slate, Jessi Klein, Jason Mantzoukas, Andrew Goldberg
Netflix’s foul-mouthed adult animation will host a live read of one of its episodes from the upcoming secon season.
Netflix & Chills
7:30pm-9:30pm – Mainstage
Panellists: Elliot Page, Mary J. Blige, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan. Michiel Huisman, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Lisa Henson, Louis Leterrier
Netflix hosts a bumper panel for four of its Netflix shows, including The Umbrella Academy, The Haunting of Hill House, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance
Good Omens panel
10:00am-11:00am – Madison Square Garden
Panellists: Neil Gaiman, Douglas Mackinnon, David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Miranda Richardson, and others to be revealed!
The forces of good and evil take the stage to give fans a first ever sneak-peak of the highly anticipated series adaptation of Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman’s best-selling Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch novel. A dark, comedic story set-in modern-day Britain that centres on the stoic and sensible angel, Aziraphale (played by Sheen) and the suave man-about-town demon, Crowley (played by Tennant) as they join forces to prevent the coming of the Apocalypse.
Marvel’s Daredevil panel
1:30-2:45pm – Madison Square Garden
Panellists: Charlie Cox, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D’Onofrio, Erik Oleson, Jeph Loeb.
Get a glimpse of what’s in store for Hell’s Kitchen’s favourite lawyer, who returns later this year for a dark third outing.
5:30-7:00pm – Madison Square Garden
Panellists: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin
As Claire and Jamie prepare for a romantic new life in America, Outlander makes its first NYCC appearance to give fans a taste of the upcoming fourth season.
10:00-11:00am – Madison Square Garden
Panellists: KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Luke Perry, Mädchen Amick, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Jon Goldwater.
Another newcomer to NYCC, The CW’s series paves the way for its third season, premiering this October just before Netflix’s own Sabrina spin-off.