San Diego Comic-Con is just weeks away, coming July 18-21 to the city’s convention center. This is a big time of the year for movie and television news, as networks and studios release info and footage for their upcoming projects. HBO recently announced in a press release that it is headed to Hall H–the biggest panel room in the convention–for numerous upcoming events.
Kicking things off on Thursday is the upcoming series His Dark Materials, based on the novel series of the same name by author Philip Pullman–which the 2007 film The Golden Compass was also based on. The series will be set in a fantasy world where humans have what’s called “daemons,” which are animals that are the manifestation of souls. The show follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), an orphan who is living with teachers in an Oxford college. Many of the cast members from the upcoming series will be in attendance for the panel.
On Friday, select members of the cast from Game of Thrones will head to Hall H for a panel. While the TV series has completely wrapped up, the cast and showrunners will be there, and they will more than likely discuss the final season of the hit series. They’ll also probably answer questions from the audience, which should be interesting considering the negative response from some vocal fans of the series. It was recently revealed HBO would be releasing a very cool-looking collector’s edition of the entire Game of Thrones series.
Finally, on Saturday, Hall H will host a Westworld panel consisting of the cast and directors of the series. The first trailer for Season 3 was revealed recently, and it seems the latest installment of the western/sci-fi HBO series is a bit of a departure for the show. Additionally, fans got their first look at Aaron Paul’s role.
What’s missing from HBO’s Hall H invasion is their upcoming series Watchmen, based on the limited comic series of the same name. However,HBO has stated there will be a “surprise in-world opportunity” taking place in the Gaslamp District, but nothing else has been revealed as of this writing. Check out all you need to know about these panels and who is on them below.
Hall H Panel Times/Dates:
- Thursday, July 18, 4:45 PM: His Dark Materials – Cast members James McAvoy, Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson, and executive producer Jane Tranter on panel.
- Friday, July 19, 5:30 PM: Game of Thrones – Cast members Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Nikolaj Coster-Walda, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Iain Glen, Conleth Hill, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and executive producer Miguel Sapochnik on panel.
- Saturday, July 20, 1:15 PM: Westworld – Cast members Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright, and executive producers and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy on panel.
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