WonderCon 2019: AMC Brings “Fear The Walking Dead”, “Into The Badlands” & More

WonderCon is just 3 weeks away in Anaheim, and AMC Networks has announced quite a big line-up.  Fans of long standing shows like Fear The Walking Dead and Into the Badlands will be happy, but there are a couple of brand new offerings as well!  Here's a full list:

Into the Badlands

  • Panel from 3:45 pm-4:45 pm on Friday, March 29th in room North 200A
  • Panelists include cast members Daniel Wu, Ally Ioannides, Lewis Tan, Sherman Augustus, Aramis Knight and Orla Brady along with Executive Producers and Showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar. The panel will be moderated by CNN contributor and cohost of the They Call Us Bruce podcast, Jeff Yang.

NOS4A2

  • Screening and panel from 11:15am-12:45pm on Saturday, March 30th in the Arena in room AR1
  • Panelists include cast members Ashleigh Cummings, Zachary Quinto, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jahkara Smith along with Executive Producer, Showrunner and Writer Jami O’Brien and Executive Producer and author Joe Hill. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s senior writer Clark Collis.

A Discovery of Witches

  • Screening of the first episode  from 10:30 am-11:30 am on Sunday, March 31st in room 300D

Fear the Walking Dead

  • Panel from 12:30 pm-1:30 pm on Sunday, March 31st in the Arena
  • Panelists include cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson and new cast member Austin Amelio along with Executive Producers and Showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, Executive Producer Scott M. Gimple and Director Michael Satrazemis. The panel will be moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown.

Need more info on one of these shows?  Here's what AMC sent out today in a press release:

About Into the Badlands

The final episodes premiere Sunday, March 24 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT following a new episode of The Walking Dead.  The series will then move to its regular timeslot with a new episode on Monday, March 25 at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT.

As we enter the final chapter of Into the Badlands, an imprisoned Bajie warns Sunny that Pilgrim can't be trusted. But with his son's life on the line, Sunny struggles with his decision to help Pilgrim unlock the Meridian Chamber. Meanwhile, M.K., still reeling from the revelation that Sunny killed his mother, is hell-bent on revenge. Kidnapped by The Master, the Widow is forced to confront her past. Moon meanwhile races to save Lydia from impending death after she risked her life for his on the battlefield. As the last episodes unfold long buried secrets will be revealed, new alliances will be forged, and the saga will climax in an epic battle to end all battles.

From AMC Studios, Into the Badlands was created by executive producers, showrunners and writers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and is executive produced by Oscar®-nominated producers Stacey Sher and Michael Shamberg, along with David Dobkin, Stephen Fung, Michael Taylor, Karen Richards, Paco Cabezas and series lead Daniel Wu.

The ensemble cast includes Wu (Sunny), Nick Frost (Bajie), Aramis Knight (M.K.), Emily Beecham (The Widow), Orla Brady (Lydia), Ally Ioannides (Tilda), Lorraine Toussaint (Cressida), Sherman Augustus (Moon), Babou Ceesay (Pilgrim), Ella-Rae Smith (Nix) and Lewis Tan (Gaius).

 About NOS4A2

Premieres Summer 2019

Based on the 2013 novel by Joe Hill, NOS4A2 introduces Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto). Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

NOS4A2 is produced by AMC Studios in association with Tornante Television. Jami O’Brien (Fear the Walking Dead, Hell on Wheels) created the show for television and will serve as showrunner and executive producer along with executive producers Hill and Lauren Corrao, Co-President of Tornante Television.

Additional cast includes Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as Bing Partridge, Virginia Kull  as Linda McQueen, Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Chris McQueen and Jahkara Smith (aka Sailor J) as Maggie Leigh.

  About A Discovery of Witches

Premieres on AMC on Sunday, April 7th at 9:00 p.m. ET

 Produced by Bad Wolf and adapted from Deborah Harkness’s critically-acclaimed and bestselling book of the same name, A Discovery of Witches is a modern-day love story, set in a world where witches, vampires and daemons secretly live and work alongside humans, hidden in plain sight.  The Sky original production stars Emmy®-nominated Matthew Goode (The Crown) and Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge) along with Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), Valarie Pettiford (Being Mary Jane) and Owen Teale (Game of Thrones).

Filmed in the UK at Wolf Studios Wales and on location in Oxford and Venice, A Discovery of Witches was adapted for screen by writer Kate Brooke (Mr. Selfridge), who also serves as executive producer. Co-founders of Bad Wolf, Jane Tranter (The Night Of, Succession) and Julie Gardner (Doctor Who, Da Vinci’s Demons) and Lachlan MacKinnon (The White Princess, Burton & Taylor) are executive producers along with author Deborah Harkness. Juan Carlos Medina (Painless), Alice Troughton (Doctor Who) and Sarah Walker (Death in Paradise) direct.

 About Fear the Walking Dead

Returns Summer 2019

 Heading into season 5 of Fear the Walking Dead, the group’s mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan Jones leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts. But trust won't be easily earned. Their mission of helping others will be put to the ultimate test when our group finds themselves in unchartered territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears. It is only through facing those fears that the group will discover an entirely new way to live, one that will leave them forever changed.

 From AMC Studios, Fear the Walking Dead is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero. The series stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson and Austin Amelio.

Which one of these panels/shows are you looking forward to seeing the most at WonderCon?

Photo Credit: Ryan Green/AMC

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