Skip to main content

The Walking Dead Sets Comic-Con Plans Ahead Of Season 5

To say that The Walking Dead has a big presence at Comic-Con in San Diego would probably be an understatement. Between the popularity of the AMC drama and the comic book series on which the zombie show is based, there's no shortage of Walking Dead fans at Comic-Con. So it's a wise choice that the convention would host the series' panel in the largest venue at the convention center. Once again, The Walking Dead's comic-con panel will be held at Hall H, as was the case last year.

AMC announced the details today, including where the panel will take place, who is expected to appear on the panel, and where/when the panel will take place, as well as the scheduled autograph session. Get the details below:

WHAT: The cast and producers of AMC’s record-breaking hit series “The Walking Dead” will participate in a panel at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA. “The Walking Dead” panelists will discuss what fans can expect in the highly anticipated fifth season, which debuts in October.WHO: “The Walking Dead” panelists include: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, Michael Cudlitz, Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott Gimple, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Executive Producer David Alpert. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.WHEN:·Panel from 12:20-1:20pm, on Friday, July 25, Hall H·Autograph session 1:50-2:50pm on Friday, July 25, Booth # 4237

Unsurprisingly, Chris Hardwick is moderating the panel. It may not be the only panel Hardwick ends up moderating at Comic-Con this year, but this one is particularly fitting, not only because of past TWD SDCC panels, but because of his involvement in the series as host of Talking Dead.

No mention of a trailer in the "What" section there, but if this year's panel follows tradition, we'll get our first good look at Season 5 of the hit zombie drama. Here's hoping! In the meantime, AMC is already beginning to build some Walking Dead momentum as we head toward Comic-Con. The network aired a full series Walking Dead marathon this past weekend for July 4, along with a special episode of Chris Hardwick's Walking Dead talk show Talking Dead.

Tonight, AMC will air the first of two documentary specials focused on the making of The Walking Dead, including behind-the-scenes looks at special effects and what goes on at zombie school. While we wait for that, take a look at the clip AMC released from Season 5 after the jump...

Get caught up on everything we know about The Walking Dead here.

Kelly West
Kelly West

Kelly joined CinemaBlend as a freelance TV news writer in 2006 and went on to serve as the site’s TV Editor before moving over to other roles on the site. At present, she’s an Assistant Managing Editor who spends much of her time brainstorming and editing feature content on the site.