Vancouver-shot pilots have dominated San Diego Comic-Con’s Preview Night for years, largely because Warner Bros. Television has such a big presence here. 2013 is no exception with pilots Almost Human and The 100 and the New York-shot pilot The Tomorrow People — which has shifted production to Vancouver — all to be screened in Ballroom 20 on Wednesday night, July 17th.
Almost Human — Part-robot human Detective John Kennex and part-human robot Dorian are a buddy cop duo in future Los Angeles, where all cops must partner with androids known as synthetics. The pilot was filmed all over in Vancouver this past March in some familiar Fringe locations. It stars Karl Urban (John Kennex), Michael Ealy (Dorian), Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby and Lili Taylor and is produced by uber-producer J.J. Abrams, Fringe showrunner J.H. Wyman and others. And if you miss the Wednesday night screening, you can catch the pilot at the Almost Human panel on Friday, July 19th, followed by a Q&A with cast and showrunners. The series begins filming in Vancouver after Comic-Con and FOX plans to debut it on Monday nights after the World Series, starting November 4th.
Panel: Friday, July 19th – 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Ballroom 20.
The 100— A nuclear apocalypse kills humanity on Earth but fortunately not everyone is on the ground. Twelve space stations are in orbit and come together to form the Ark. Three generations of humans survive on the Ark, dreaming of setting foot on the ground and breathing real air. 97 years after nuclear war, their government is ready to risk one hundred juvenile delinquents, sending them down to the surface to see if it is habitable: Clarke Walters (Eliza Taylor) , daughter of Doctor Abigail Walters (Paige Turco), is one. Wells Jaha (Eli Goree), son of Chancellor Jaha (Grey’s Anatomy’s Isaiah Washington), is another. Plus sister and brother Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) and Bellamy Black (Bob Morley), Finn (Thomas McDonell), and John (Continuum’s Richard Harmon). If they survive, their crimes will be forgiven. Up on the Ark, Councillor Kane (Lost’s Henry Ian Cusick) is up to no good. And down on the planet, the 100 discover they’re not alone. You can catch another screening of the pilot on Friday, July 19th, followed by a Q&A with Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos, Henry Ian Cusick and showrunners Matthew Miller and Jason Rosengerge. The 100 premieres midseason on The CW.
The Tomorrow People – It’s not a sleeping disorder Stephen (Robbie Amell). You woke up shirtless in a couple’s bed because you’re teleporting. And there are others like you who have special powers like telekinesis and telepathy. It’s called the next step in human evolution. Tomorrow People like Cara (Peyton List), John (Luke Mitchell) and Russell (Aaron Yoo). But a paramilitary group of scientists called Ultra are hunting you down led by the sadistic Dr. Jedikiah Price (Mark Pellegrino). And the only way to survive is to evolve. But can you really escape Jedikiah when he’s your “uncle”? Produced by Greg Berlanti (doing double duty as Arrow showrunner)and Julie Plec (doing double duty as The Vampire Diaries showrunner) and others. If you miss the Wednesday night sneak peek, try to get into the Saturday, July 20th, panel for another pilot screening and Q&A with Robbie Amell, Peyton List, Mark Pellegrino and showrunner Greg Berlanti and other producers. The Tomorrow People is scheduled to start filming here on July 17th and to debut on the CW on October 9th as part of Amell Wednesdays.
Panel: Saturday July 20th – 5:55 p.m. – 6:55 p.m in Room 6BCF.