Welcome to our third article on this amazing pop culture event! In this article, we’re relishing all the exciting announcements to come out of San Diego this year. Typically, it’s upcoming movie trailers that tend to dominate the headlines, but this year, we saw a surge in television series spanning across multiple genres.
If you haven’t read our highlight reels and movie trailers articles yet, we recommend to check them out first!
On that note, television is set to make a triumphant return to the top of the entertainment industry.
Hopefully, they’ll learn from the fandom fallout concerning Game of Thrones, which, shall we say, was not to everyone’s taste, to coin it rather delicately. But let’s move on.
Aside from a slew of announcements from Marvel Studios at the infamous Hall H, most of the trailers to air were tailored to television. On that note, there’ll be several series that fail to make the highlight reel today. But fear not friends, because this is an article guaranteed to provide all the essential TV teasers to come out of Comic-Con 2019.
Sometimes, it can be a problematic proposition keeping track of events. What with so much going on around Comic-Con 2019. That’s why we’ve compiled this exclusive list of hand-picked favorites for your viewing pleasure. So, without delay, here is a retrospective peek at all that sumptuous pop culture lapping up the limelight at since Comic-Con 2019!
Upon reading, you’ll have all the knowledge necessary to shoot from the hip in any social situation. That is, in a verbal capacity, of course. But enough of the preliminaries. Let’s get down to business. The following are the quintessential TV series to air at Comic-Con 2019. Enjoy the feverish festivities, and may the fandom assemble as one!
Comic-Con 2019: The Expanse
The Expanse has risen the ranks in recent years, relatively under the radar, from its humble origins as a low-budget series on the Syfy channel to where it is today. A sci-fi spectacular, and an Amazon exclusive. The trailer gives us insight into a new threat looming large over humanity, as they venture towards a deep space planet. Fans of the show can expect the comeback to mark its return on December 13th.
Cant wait until then? Well, I suggest you go and check out the extended clip released by Amazon. If that doesn’t get the juices flowing, I don’t know what will.
At Comic-Con 2019, showrunners TBS gave us a tantalizing glimpse of Snowpiercer, which takes place a few years on from the events that unfolded in the highly praised film of the same name, released in 2014.
Snowpiercer takes place onboard a train where the last fragments of humanity reside, following an environmental calamity, where the carriages are divided by class, and society is severely fractured. The television show will air sometime in the Spring of 2020.
Comic-Con 2019: Westworld
Releasing in 2020, Westworld Season 3 is ditching its western roots in favor of a World War 2-themed attraction. In the trailer, we witness how robotic humans are taking to a life of actual reality.
As a huge fan of Westworld, well Season 1 anyway, I’m excited to see the direction in which the series is headed in, despite these rather radical changes. Hopefully, this bold new trajectory pays-off for HBO. Fingers firmly crossed!
In truth, the Witcher’s kept fans waiting for some time. And yet, it has been a while since anything substantial has come to light. But thankfully, fans have been given a somewhat meaty morsel to digest. Unfortunately, we don’t have a release date confirmed just yet. Although, the production looks great, with Henry Cavill putting in what appears at face value, to be a powerful performance as chief protagonist Geralt.
My only question is, with the series entirely focusing on lore from the original books, are the showrunners alienating gamers? You know, the ones that consider the Witcher 3 to be one of, if not the, best RPGs of current times?
Only time will tell, of course, but overall, I’m excited about this one.
The Watchmen is an upcoming HBO television series and a graphic novel adaptation from the works of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. At first glance, the trailer appears to reflect the mood of related source material well, featuring an all-star cast which includes Jeromy Irons, Regina King, and Tom Mison, to name a few.
But the question remains: will this film be a semi-sequel to the original Watchmen comic book, and will it relate in any way to the previous movie? Probably not, and my money’s on the prior. But instead, more of a loose sequel to the source, set in modern times.
Honorable mentions at Comic-Con 2019 include; Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Impulse, His Dark Materials, Carnival Row, the Flash, Harlequinn, and Short Trek: a six-episode mini-series.
That concludes our breakdown of the best TV series to grace Comic-Con 2019. But we want to hear your impressions. Which trailer was it that had you teetering on the edge of your seat with immense anticipation?
Don’t forget that this is the last of our Comic-Con 2019 San Diego articles! Check out our highlight reel below:
As with many entertainment events around the world, movies are the ones that garner a ton of attention. Comic Con 2019 was no exception! Check out our movie trailer article if you haven’t read it yet!
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