This is when the excitement really starts to build. We are less than three weeks away from Comic-Con, and the first in person return since 2019. The news of events and panels has been a bit on the light side so far, that is until one huge Apple just fell from the tree.
For the first time since their launch, Apple TV+ will make their Comic-Con debut. They have built quite the lineup of programming during that time, and they are ready to show it off in a big way. Get ready for hit series like Severance, For All Mankind, Foundation and more to all make an appearance and maybe even show off something new.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
- Inside “Severance”
Executive Producer and director Ben Stiller, creator and executive producer Dan Erickson and cast members Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman, Dichen Lachman and Jen Tullock share “Innie” secrets from season one of the Apple TV+ critically acclaimed series.
- The Alternate World of “For All Mankind”
Creators and executive producers Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi are joined by executive producer Maril Davis and cast members Joel Kinnaman, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall, Cynthy Wu, Casey Johnson, Coral Peña and Wrenn Schmidt to discuss the propulsive third season of the critically acclaimed Apple TV+ alternate reality series.
- The Players of “Mythic Quest”
Creator, executive producer and star Rob McElhenney joins co-creator and executive producer Megan Ganz, executive producer and star David Hornsby and cast members Charlotte Nicdao, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Jessie Ennis and Ashly Burch take a deep dive into the critically hailed Apple TV+ workplace comedy and share an exclusive first look at the upcoming third season.
- Storytellers of Apple TV+
Creator and executive producer Ronald D. Moore of “For All Mankind,” executive producer Simon Kinberg of “Invasion,” “See” executive producer and showrunner Jonathan Tropper and creator and executive producer of “Mythic Quest,” Megan Ganz will discuss creating the unique worlds of their series and share exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. David S. Goyer will also join from the set of “Foundation” with a special sneak peek at the upcoming second season.
From director and executive producer Ben Stiller and creator Dan Erickson comes “Severance.” Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a severance procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. This daring experiment in “work-life balance” is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work… and of himself. Endeavor Content serves as the studio for the series. Season one of “Severance” is available to watch now on Apple TV+.
- “For All Mankind”
In season three, the Red Planet becomes the new frontier in the Space Race not only for the US and the Soviet Union, but also an unexpected new entrant with a lot to prove and even more at stake. Our characters find themselves going head-to-head as their ambitions for Mars come into conflict and their loyalties are tested, creating a pressure cooker that builds to a climactic conclusion. “For All Mankind” is produced by Sony Pictures Television. Seasons one and two of “For All Mankind” are available to watch now on Apple TV+ and season three premiered on June 10 with new episodes launching every Friday through August 12.
- “Mythic Quest”
“Mythic Quest” follows the team behind the biggest multiplayer video game of all time. Co-created by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, and Megan Ganz (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), the series stars McElhenney as the fictional company’s creative director, Ian Grimm, and also includes Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Charlotte Nicdao, Ashly Burch, Jessie Ennis, Naomi Ekperigin and David Hornsby, who also executive produces. The series is produced for Apple TV+ by Lionsgate, 3 Arts Entertainment and Ubisoft Film & Television.
From Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-nominated producer Simon Kinberg and David Weil, “Invasion” is a sweeping, character-driven science fiction drama series that follows an alien invasion through different perspectives around the world. Set across multiple continents, “Invasion” stars Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Sam Neill, Firas Nassar and Shioli Kutsuna. The series comes from Apple Studios. The first season of “Invasion” is available to watch now on Apple TV+.
“See” takes place in the distant future, after a deadly virus decimated humankind. Those who survived emerged blind. Jason Momoa stars as Baba Voss — the father of twins born centuries later with the mythic ability to see — who must protect his tribe against a powerful yet desperate queen who wants the twins destroyed. Alfre Woodard stars as Paris, Baba Voss’s spiritual leader. The series is produced by Chernin Entertainment and Endeavor Content. Season three of “See” will debut on Friday, August 26, 2022. Seasons one and two are available to watch now on Apple TV+.
Based on the award-winning novels by Isaac Asimov, “Foundation” chronicles a band of exiles on their monumental journey to save humanity and rebuild civilization amid the fall of the Galactic Empire. The series is produced for Apple TV+ by Skydance Television. Season one of “Foundation” is available to watch now on Apple TV+.
That is quite the impressive list, with some of the bigger shows getting multiple panels. There will also be a Severance installation at the Hard Rock Hotel. Apparently fans can: “have the opportunity – if they dare – to get “severed” as they immerse themselves in the world of Lumon Industries at an innovative “Severance” installation at the Hard Rock Hotel. The experience will take new Lumon employees through their first day on the severed floor where all of their senses will be required if they hope to be reunited with their ‘outtie.’ The experience is created in partnership with Ben Stiller and the show producers.”
It sounds like Apple is taking the opportunity to really shine at this year’s Comic-Con, and help give fans the return experience to the event that they deserve. I’m certainly excited for what’s to come. Keep checking back for our coverage from Comic-Con, which looks like it will have a lot of Apple.
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