Comic-Con 2016: FX Sets ‘The Strain’ and ‘Archer’ Panels, But No AHS
Boy howdy, is it a good thing FX opted to renew Archer for three seasons, lest Comic-Con 2016 get seriously awkward. The animated spy comedy will officially take aim at Comic-Con 2016 with a full appearance, along with an early look at The Strain Season 3, but what’s missing from the lineup?
Plenty, it turns out, as American Horror Story will skip any kind of Comic-Con presence (presumably for production reasons, as well that FX has yet to confirm any details), while X-Men TV series Legion also feels noticeably absent. In the meantime, so reads details for The Strain and Archer panels:
The Strain: Screening and Q&A
The munchers are back! The Strain, FX’s action-packed vampire thriller based on the best-selling books from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan debuts its third season on Sunday, August 28 at 10 PM ET/PT. The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather who is called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself. At SDCC, get an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming third season, PLUS, the debut of a not-to-be-missed, Comic-Con Exclusive original video that’s sure to go viral. Join Showrunner / Executive Producer / Director / Writer Carlton Cuse, Co-Creator / Executive Producer / Writer Chuck Hogan, and stars Kevin Durand (“Vasiliy Fet”), Ruta Gedmintas (“Dutch Velders”), Richard Sammel (“Thomas Eichhorst”) and Miguel Gomez (“Augustin ‘Gus’ Elizalde”) as they discuss the challenges (and fun!) of bringing this chilling world to life.
Archer: Screening and Q&A
Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around a former spy agency turned private investigation firm and its employees who use every seedy surveillance of a suspected adulterer or investigation into insurance fraud as another excuse to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. Come watch an exclusive never-before-seen video and then join the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin (“Sterling Archer”), Aisha Tyler (“Lana Kane”), Jessica Walter (“Malory Archer”), Chris Parnell (“Cyril Figgis”), Judy Greer (“Cheryl/Carol Tunt”), Amber Nash (“Pam Poovey”) and Lucky Yates (“Dr. Algernop Krieger”), plus Creator / Executive Producer / Writer Adam Reed (“Ray Gillette”), Executive Producer Matt Thompson and Co-Executive Producer Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life.
One wonders if perhaps The Strain will debut the entire Season 3 premiere, given its August 28 debut marks the first time the series arrives later than Comic-Con. Either way, plenty more TV Comic-Con details will arrive in the coming weeks, so what should we most look forward to seeing?