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This Week’s special Comic-Con Ketchup brings you a recap of some of the reveals and announcements from this weekend’s Comic-Con@Home 2021, including new and returning shows like Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Star Trek: Prodigy, The Walking Dead final season, and The Wheel of Time.
FRIDAY – 10 A.M. – A CLOSER LOOK AT ANIMATED STAR TREKS: PRODIGY AND LOWER DECKS
Paramount+ got things started Friday morning with its “Peak Animation” panel focused on four shows, half of which from their Star Trek franchise. Kate Mulgrew will reprise her Captain Janeway character from Star Trek: Voyager in Star Trek: Prodigy, which was one of the four trailers. The comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks, which received its season 1 reveal at last year’s event showed off its season 2 trailer this year including the return of Jonathan Frakes as William Riker.
Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News was also teased with its satirical “special coverage” of this year’s Comic-Con@Home itself.
The final new show revealed and which had a trailer debut was The Harper House, featuring cast members like Rhea Seahorn (Better Call Saul), Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl), and Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), star of the 2022 Marvel-Disney+ series She-Hulk.
FRIDAY – 11 A.M. – POSTER AND RELEASE DATE FOR AMAZON’S AMBITIOUS WHEEL OF TIME SERIES
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Amazon Prime had a few different projects to show off at their panel (including their series adaptation of I Know What You Did Last Summer, but the one that probably had the most fan anticipation was probably their adaptation of Robert Jordan’s fantasy series The Wheel of Time. Though Amazon has previously released two short teasers (“Moiraine” and “Lan“), they didn’t show us a trailer, but Amazon’s Comic-Con@Home panel did reveal the first poster, that came with the promise of a premiere date sometime in November 2021.
FRIDAY – 3 P.M. – CHECK OUT THE NOT-SO-SPOOKY BLOOPER REEL FROM THE FEAR STREET TRILOGY
Netflix by all accounts has found success through their decision to pick up the Fear Street trilogy — which are all Certified Fresh at 84% and up — from 20th Century Studios after that company decided to hold back their original plans for a 2020 release because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The movies are obviously intended to be scary, but the blooper reel fans got to see during the “Netflix Geeked: Fear Street Trilogy” panel … not so much.
FRIDAY – 3 P.M. – BATMAN: THE LONG HALLOWEEN, PART TWO TO FEATURE SOME CHANGES FROM COMIC
The problem with adapting any sort of mystery book to movies or TV is that anyone who’s read the book then might already know how everything will be revolved in the screen version. That’s especially true if the source material came out some 25 years ago as the original Batman: The Long Halloween comics did. The story is pretty massive (stretched across an entire year of various holidays), so the animated adaptation was split into two movies. Part One came out last month, and Part Two, premiering on Tuesday, July 27, was discussed at a panel this week, including the not-surprising revelations that some elements were changed from the comics.
FRIDAY – 5 P.M. – CYBERPUNK CLASSIC LIVES ON AS BLADE RUNNER: BLACK LOTUS
SATURDAY – 1 P.M. – THE SIMPSONS STILL CHUGGING ALONG INTO SEASON 33
SATURDAY – 1 P.M. AND 3 P.M. – ALL THINGS THE WALKING DEAD
AMC had so much to reveal about three different Walking Dead panels that they spread it out around two Comic-Con@Home panels. Let’s start off with the original show (watch the panel), which will finally come to its conclusion with season 11, which will get its start on AMC+ on August 15, 2021. The first spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead (watch the panel) also is coming back soon for its seventh season, which will premiere on October 17, 2021. Finally, there is also The Walking Dead: World Beyond (watch the panel), which will debut its second and final season on October 3, 2021.
SATURDAY – 5 P.M. – LUCIFER TO COME TO ITS HELLISH END IN SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY – 10 A.M. – THIRTEENTH DOCTOR RETURNS FOR DOCTOR WHO SEASON 13
SUNDAY – 11 A.M. – GEORGE A. ROMERO’S DAY OF THE DEAD TO LIVE ON AS SYFY SERIES
SUNDAY – NOON – DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW SEVENTH SEASON TRAILER
SUNDAY – 1 P.M. – DEXTER TO BE REVIVED AS DEXTER: NEW BLOOD
SUNDAY – 2 P.M. – ARMY OF THE DEAD PREQUEL ARMY OF THIEVES TRAILER
A year ago, all of the buzz around director Zack Snyder went towards the demand for his Zack Snyder’s Justice League to finally be released, but following the March release of the original director’s cut, the focus has since switched to his zombie movie Army of the Dead, and the growing franchise around it. The next entry we will see is a prequel film called Army of Thieves (directed by its star Matthias Schweighöfer), and we got our first trailer during its Comic-Con@Home panel.
SUNDAY 4 P.M. – CHILD’S PLAY SPINOFF CHUCKY SERIES
SUNDAY – 5 P.M. – DELAYED BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE STILL COMING