New York Comic Con is going digital! The entire four-day 2020 New York Comic Con event will be virtual, with all panels being streamed on YouTube instead of being held in person. From Thursday, Oct. 8 through Sunday, Oct. 11, you'll be able to check out a host of talks from your favorite casts and creators.
If you're sad to be missing the live New York Comic Con experience, there's one bit of good news — all the panels will be free to watch, as they were for SDCC's own virtual event this summer! There's no need to spend money on badges and travel, but it would be a good idea to get familiar with the panel schedule so you can tune in as soon as they go live.
The panels will be streamed on the NYCC YouTube channel, and the convention has already announced the first wave of panels joining the exciting lineup. Below, we've put together the major movie and TV panels that have been announced for the virtual convention. While dates and times are only just starting to be announced, this will give you a good idea of what to expect.
Thursday, Oct. 8
Star Trek Universe: Star Trek: Lower Decks + Star Trek: Discovery -- 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT
Get your trek fix with this double panel featuring exclusive back-to-back conversations with casts and producers from the Star Trek universe on CBS All Access, alongside a few special surprise guests. From Star Trek: Lower Decks, series creator Michael McMahan and Wil Wheton will break down the Season 1 finale with voice cast Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis, Jerry O'Connell, Fred Tatasciore, and Gillian Vigman.
Afterwards, Star Trek: Discovery co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise and stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, David Ajala, Blu del Barrio, and Ian Alexander will give you an inside look at Season 3.
Truth Seekers -- 2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT
Join executive producer and series star Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz), along with co-stars Samson Kayo (Timewasters), Emma D'Arcy (Hanna), Susan Wokoma (Year of the Rabbit), and Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), as they discuss the making of this hilarious eight-episode supernatural horror-comedy series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators, who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see. Discussion and Q&A moderated by IGN's Terri Schwartz.
Utopia — 3:05 p.m. ET/12:05 p.m. PT
A twisted, eight-episode thriller about a group of young comic fans who discover the conspiracy in a graphic novel is real, and embark on a high-stakes adventure to save humanity from the end of the world. Join writer and executive producer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and series stars John Cusack (High Fidelity), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Ashleigh LaThrop (Fifty Shades Freed), Dan Byrd (Cougar Town), Desmin Borges (You're The Worst), and Cory Michael Smith (Gotham) for a Q&A moderated by Variety's Danielle Turchiano.
Alex Ryder — 3:55 p.m. ET/12:55 p.m. PT
Join author and executive producer Anthony Horowitz (Foyle's War) and series star Otto Farrant (Salmon Fishing in Yemen) for a Q&A discussion as they preview this coming of age spy-thriller series, based on the best-selling, global phenomenon book franchise, prior to its November 13th premiere on IMDb TV, Amazon's free streaming service. The series follows a London based teenager named Alex Rider, who has unknowingly been trained since childhood for the dangerous world of espionage, and now finds himself reluctantly working undercover to investigate his uncle's death in a remote boarding school called Point Blanc.
The Boys — 4:15 p.m. ET/1:15 p.m. PT
The Boys' cast and showrunner answer fans' burning questions and tease what's to come in advance of the shocking finale of the critically-acclaimed second season. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. The even more intense and insane Season Two, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and trying to regroup and fight back against Vought.
Invincible — 4:50 p.m. ET/1:45 p.m. PT
Join creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) live as he teases what fans can anticipate from this upcoming adult animated series, based on his iconic comic book by the same name, which revolves around 17-year old Mark Grayson, who's just like every other guy his age – except his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man.
The Expanse — 5:10 p.m. ET/2:10 p.m. PT
Star Dominique Tipper leads The Expanse cast and creators to share a first look at the highly anticipated fifth season on Amazon Prime Video. Expect in-depth conversation and a thrilling peak into what they're most excited for fans to encounter in the next chapter of the Hugo Award-winning sci-fi series.
Woke — 7:15 p.m. ET/4:15 p.m. PT
Join the cast and executive producers from the hit Hulu & Sony Pictures Television series Woke for an in-depth discussion about the show and why it is so relevant for today's times. Moderated by Davey D, a nationally recognized hip hop historian and host of Hard Knock Radio on KPFA in Berkeley, Calif., panelists include cast members Lamorne Morris, T. Murph, and Blake Anderson and executive producers Marshall Todd (co-creator), Keith Knight (co-creator), Jay Dyer (showrunner), and Maurice "Mo" Marable (director).
Books of Blood -- 7:55 p.m. ET/4:55 p.m. PT
Step into uncharted and forbidden territory, joining the cast and creator of Hulu's upcoming film Books of Blood for a screening and conversation around the film. Based on Clive Barker's acclaimed horror anthology, the film will take audiences on a journey through three uncanny tales tangled in space and time. Moderated by Meagan Navarro of Bloody Disgusting, panelists include director Brannon Braga and cast Britt Robertson, Rafi Gavron, Anna Friel, Freda Foh Shen, and Yul Vazquez.
Friday, Oct. 9
The Stand -- 12:40 p.m. ET/9:40 a.m. PT
Series stars Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear, Amber Heard, Jovan Adepo, Odessa Young, and Owen Teague, alongside showrunner Benjamin Cavell and executive producer Taylor Elmore, discuss bringing this Stephen King novel to life and what fans can expect when the series premieres Thursday, Dec. 17 on CBS All Access.
Monsterland -- 7:55 p.m. ET/4:25 p.m. PT
You can't escape what lives within! Discover the monsters and unpack the thought-provoking tales brought to life in Hulu's new series Monsterland, based on the collection of short stories from Nathan Ballingrud's "North American Lake Monsters." Join cast members Jonathan Tucker, Taylor Schilling, Kelly Marie Tran, and Mike Colter and creator/showrunner Mary Laws as they delve into the nightmares and share a look at what happened behind the scenes. Moderated by Mashable's Alexis Nedd.
Marvel's M.O.D.O.K. — 8:30 p.m ET/5:30 p.m. PT
Everyone's favorite big-headed, egomaniacal supervillain is coming to Hulu! Get an exclusive first look at the upcoming adult animated series Marvel's M.O.D.O.K., hear from creators Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum, and meet the hilarious cast of characters voiced by Aimee Garcia, Ben Schwartz, and Melissa Fumero.
Helstrom — 9:05 p.m. ET/6:05 p.m. PT
Get an exclusive sneak peek at the first 10 minutes of Hulu's Helstrom, followed by a conversation with showrunner Paul Zbyszewski and cast members Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Ariana Guerra, June Carryl and Alain Uy, where they discuss what went into bringing this twisted comic to life and answer fans' burning questions. Moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Damian Holbrook.
Saturday, Oct. 10
Sunday, Oct. 11
Animaniacs -- 1:05 p.m. ET/10:05 p.m. PT
The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot are heading home to the Warner Bros. Water Tower. But first they're making a quick stop at NY Comic Con to give the fans an exclusive first look at their brand-new series, coming soon to Hulu. Join executive producer Wellesley Wild, co-executive producer Gabe Swarr, and voice cast members Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell and Maurice LaMarche for a lively panel — moderated by TV Guide Magazine's Damian Holbrook — that will most definitely be zany to the max.
Announced Panels with Times Still TBD
Inside the World of Wolfwalkers from Apple TV+
Directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart for a deeper look at Wolfwalkers, a new Apple original film. They'll be joined by production designer Maria Pareja, character designer Sandra Andersen, and assistant director Mark Mullery, offering insights into the creative process and answer questions from fans.
Dylan O'Brien Takes Fans Behind-the-Scenes of Love and Monsters
Dylan O'Brien will preview the world of Love and Monsters, his new post-apocalyptic adventure movie.
In the Writers' Room of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous
Join executive producers Colin Trevorrow and Scott Kreamer, consulting producer Zack Stentz, story editor Josie Campbell, and staff writers Sheela Shrinivas, Rick Williams and Bethany Johnson as they take you inside the writers' room of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: The Final Season
Take a journey inside the wonderland of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts with executive producers Radford Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff, story editors Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco, Karen Fukuhara, Sydney Mikayla, and Coy Stewart as they preview the final season.
Smallville Cast | 20 Years of Fandom, Friendship & Flying
Tom Welling, Erica Durance, Sam Witwer, Laura Vandervoort, and Michael Rosenbaum take a look back at the series and a look ahead at what's next for this super-group.
All Aboard the Crazy Train! The Osbourne Family Goes Paranormal
Jack, Ozzy, and Sharon Osbourne will reveal stories and a look at their upcoming Travel Channel paranormal investigation special.
A Conversation with Executive Producers and Cast Members from ABC's The Good Doctor
Freddie Highmore and the cast of The Good Doctor will be joined by creator David Shore as they break down the season three finale and give fans an inside peek into what's to come in the two-part season four premiere, which centers around the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Discussion with the One Day at a Time Executive Producers and Cast
Join the One Day at a Time cast and executive producers to discuss returning to CBS after forty years, the future of the series, and importance of Latinx representation on television. Moderated by Refinery29's Ariana Romero.
X-Men | The Art and Making of the Animated Series
The creative team behind X-Men: the Animated Series, including showrunner Eric Lewald, Julia Lewald, Larry Houston, Rick Hoberg, Stephanie Graziano, and Sven Larsen discuss what it's like to develop, pitch, design, write, draw, direct, and produce an animated series, while showcasing production and promotional materials from the new art book, X-Men: The Art and Making of the Animated Series.
From Page to Screen - An Exclusive Talk with the Hunger Games Creators
David Levithan, editor of the Hunger Games books, and Nina Jacobson, producer of the Hunger Games films, share their behind-the-scenes experiences in bringing this series to life.
The Grishaverse | Collaboration and Adaptation with Leigh Bardugo and Eric Heisserer
Author Leigh Bardugo and showrunner Eric Heisserer discuss bringing Bardugo's Grishaverse books to life as the upcoming Netflix series Shadow and Bone. There will also be an exclusive meet and greet with Bardugo, and tickets purchased will include a branded video recording of the experience, a copy of The Lives of Saints with a signed bookplate, and a pre-order of Rule of Wolves.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead will present a panel spotlighting the Season 10 episode "A Certain Doom," which will air as a standalone episode.
Fear The Walking Dead
Fear the Walking Dead will present a panel for the series' sixth season.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond
The Walking Dead: World Beyond will host a panel ahead of its premiere.
Doctor Who cast members Jodie Whittaker and Mandip Gill will be joined by moderator Melanie McFarland for a look back at their last two seasons as the Doctor and companion.
Cast members Brec Bassinger, Yvette Monreal, Anjelika Washington, Cameron Gellman, and Meg DeLacy, as well as creator and executive producer Geoff Johns, will relive the first season's most epic moments and preview Season 2.
Stars Kennedy McMann, Scott Wolf, Alex Saxon, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim, and Riley Smith will be joined by creator Noga Landau and showrunner Melinda Hsu Taylor to discuss The CW drama.
Soon to be announced cast members will preview Season 3 of the Starz series.
What We Do in the Shadows
Cast members Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch, and the creative team will have a discussion about the comedy and answer fan questions.
Archer Cast Trivia Showdown
Cast members H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates will test their knowledge on the FX series, hosted by executive producer Casey Willis.
Metaverse Presents: Lost Anniversary Fan Q&A With Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
Lost showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse will answer fan questions on this panel, moderated by Josh Horowitz.
The Sound of The Sandman with Neil Gaiman and Friends
Neil Gaiman, Dirk Maggs, and other special guests will talk about the creative process behind turning The Sandman, the DC graphic novel series, into an all-audio adaptation.
Exclusive Interviews with the Creators of Steven Universe - The End of an Era
Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar, author Chris McDonnell, Kat Morris, and Alonso Ramirez Ramos will explore the show's legacy and talk about the upcoming book, Steven Universe: End of an Era.
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. | Seven Seasons of Amazing Gear & Gadgets with Prop Master, Scott Bauer and Live Auction Preview
Series prop master Scott Bauer talks about his experiences working on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and tells the stories behind some of his favorite pieces in the auction.
The Watch: A First Look At BBC America's Newest Series
Cast members Richard Dormer, Lara Rossi, Adam Hugill, Jo Eaton-Kent, and Marama Corlett, along with executive producers Simon Allen and Richard Stokes, preview a first look at the upcoming BBC America series on this panel, moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown.