'The Walking Dead' and 'Breaking Bad' Announce Comic-Con Panels
Thursday, June 21, 2012
AMC has announced its San Diego Comic-Con lineup, bringing good news to both The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad fans alike. Though The Walking Dead panel was expected (Comic-Con has played a significant role in building its enormous fan hype), the Breaking Bad appearance will mark the show's first at the pop culture convention. Read on for the full schedule details.
This will be The Walking Dead's largest Comic-Con panel yet, in anticipation of its highly touted 16-episode third season (set to premiere in October). Panelists include veteran actors Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan. Season 3 newcomers Danai Gurira (Michonne) and David Morrisey (The Governor) will also join, much to the excitement of fans. In addition, executive producers Glen Mazzara, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman and co-executive producer and special effects make-up supervisor Greg Nicotero will round out the sizable panel, which will be held in Hall H (the convention's largest venue) at 1:25pm on Friday, July 13. The hour-long session will be moderated by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick.
Breaking Bad will make its Comic-Con debut with cast members Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Jonathan Banks and creator/executive producer Vince Gilligan. The panel, moderated by TV Guide's Mike Schnieder, will begin at 6:45pm in Ballroom 20 on Friday, July 13. This will be just two days before the critically acclaimed drama premieres its fifth and final season on July 15. The panelists are said to discuss the show's growing success, as well as the upcoming first-half of its final season.
Autograph sessions will be held on Friday, July 13 at 10:45 a.m. at Booth #3721 (The Walking Dead) and on Saturday, July 14 at 10am in Booth #4229 (Breaking Bad).
AMC will also be sending its unscripted series Comic Book Men to Comic-Con; the panel will be held in Hall H on Saturday, July 14 at 10pm, led by executive producer/developer Kevin Smith.
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