SDCC: Best TV News To Come Out Of Comic Con


San Diego comic con, the world’s biggest convention, is THE place to be for Hollywood. It’s a perfect landscape to reveal your new trailer or tease any exciting titbits from upcoming material. But for the TV world, it’s the place where next season’s trailers are released, brand new cast members are welcomed and new information is teased. Here is the biggest TV news to come out of SDCC 2016.

Flashpoint is coming

The Flash premiered a new trailer for its third season, showing the consequences of Barry’s (Grant Gustin) rash decision to save his mother from dying in the season two finale. In this new world, Iris (Candice Patton) and Barry never meet, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) is a billionaire and Wally (Keiyan Lonsdale) is Kid Flash. But most importantly, Barry’s parents are alive, together, and have raised him in his childhood home. Barry’s decision to change history will have a ripple effect across the Arrowverse, most notably impacting John Diggle (David Ramsey) in a mysteriously big way.

Legion of Doom and the Justice Society of America will appear in Legends of Tomorrow


During the panel for Arrow’s time travelling spin-off Legends of Tomorrow, producer Marc Guggenheim announced next season’s line up of heroes and villains. Nick Zano and Maisie Richardson-Sellers join the show has Nathan Heywood and Amaya Jiwe/Vixen, to complete the season two line up of Legends alongside returning cast Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Victor Garber, Franz Drameh and Dominic Purcell. Guggenheim also announced the Justice Society of America, adding the comic book characters Dr Mid-Nite, Stargirl and Obsidian. They will be facing off against the Legion of Doom, which will assemble existing Arrowverse characters Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman), Leonard Snart/Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) and Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher).

Katie Cassidy is now a recurring character across the Arrowverse


Big news for Katie Cassidy came when it was announced that the actress had signed a deal with The CW network that allows her to appear across three DC shows, Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. Her character Laurel Lance, aka the Black Canary, was killed off in season four but it seems like even death can’t put Cassidy down. She signs similar deals to Wentworth Miller and John Barrowman, which were announced earlier this year.

Marvel’s Netflix series steal the spotlight

Netflix had a whole bunch of announcements over the weekend regarding their Marvel property. They released a trailer for Luke Cage featuring the character rip doors off cars and beating people up to a thumping score. The series will premiere on September 30. A first look teaser was released for Iron Fist alongside a cryptic teaser for the miniseries The Defenders. Daredevil’s third season was announced while The Punisher himself Jon Bernthal turned up on stage to tease his new spin-off series.

​First teaser for FX’s Legion

Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens finds his place in the Marvel universe, playing David Haller in FX’s new series Legion. The show is set within the X-Men universe and follows Haller, a schizophrenic man who struggles with mental illness who comes to realise that he’s a powerful mutant with multiple personalities. The trailer shows a lot going on in Legion, and it looks like we’ll be taken into Haller’s head space as he attempts to understand his powers.

Agents of SHIELD confirms Ghost Rider


Yes, that’s right. Ghost Rider has been confirmed to appear in Agents of SHIELD’s fourth season. The character will be the Robbie Reyes version and will be played by Gabriel Luna. The show also revealed a short teaser with the tagline ‘Vengeance comes this fall’ and confirmed that the Ghost Rider car will appear.

Sherlock series four gets a teaser

Benedict Cumberbatch made his first Hall H appearance at a Sherlock panel, and brought some brand new footage with him. In the teaser released for the three-episode fourth season it looks like Moriarty (Andrew Scott) will be making a reappearance while Sherlock’s inner demons will begin to haunt him. It also looks like the season, which will premiere in January 2017 will be very dark. While the cast and producers remained tight lipped about what we can expect, they did tease three words; Thatcher, Smith and Sherrinford. Hmmm. Interesting.

The Walking Dead releases a season seven trailer

Zombie comic book adaptation The Walking Dead heads into its seventh season as popular as ever. While the new trailer won’t give us hints as to who Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) killed, it did give us a confirmation of the Kingdom an a first look at King Ezekiel, who will be played by Khary Payton. The seventh season will debut on October 23 on AMC.

Final seasons announced


Comic con seemed like it was the perfect place to announce final seasons. Teen Wolf producer Jeff Davis kicked off the panel by announcing his his news and their decision to end the show on its 100th episode. The sixth and final season will premiere on MTV later for this year. Meanwhile, The Vampire Diaries show runner Julie Plec took time out halfway though the panel to announce her news, which is was accompanied by an eight-minute retrospective featuring the cast saying goodbye and looking back on the past seven years. The final season will air on October 21 on The CW. Bates Motel, which had only recently finished airing its fourth season, confirmed that next year’s fifth season will be the last, with singer Rihanna joining the cast.

New Star Trek series has a name


Star Trek returns to the small screen next year, though there have been several few details, until now. As part of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary celebrations, a short teaser was shown for the series, which is set to air in January 2017. The teaser doesn’t give away much at all - but it does reveal the name of the show, Star Trek: Discovery. The trailer also shows the ship that the show will take place, the USS Discovery, which looks like a similar design to the classic USS Enterprise. Fans will have to wait for new instalment, which will air on CBS in the US and on Netflix in the UK.