Comic-Con is nigh, and the burgeoning genre-oriented original content lineup of Amazon Prime Video will be showcased by the retail giant in an appropriately large fashion.
Amazon Prime Video revealed its plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2019, notably in the form of a 60,000 square-foot immersive explosion of ephemera complemented by the sight of a 40-foot multi-level tower affixed with giant LED screens previewing upcoming scripted content – called The Amazon Prime Video Experience. It will all be set on MLK and 1st, across from the San Diego Convention Center, starting on Thursday, July 18, running through Sunday July 21. Press (who are asked to RSVP,) will be invited for a preview of the feature on Wednesday, July 17.
However, there will be plenty more to do than stare at Big-Brother-like screens, since a variety of activities will be held. Besides a photo booth for cosplayers, the upcoming TV series adaptation of Garth Ennis’s irreverently ultraviolent comic book, The Boys, will be the focus of a bit of LARPing at the Audio Visual shop of character Hughie, involving the crime scene cover-up of a superhero kidnapping – in keeping with the show’s premise set in a world of corrupt costumed super-powered people. Additionally, The Expanse will be represented by a facsimile of its signature ship, the Rocinante, that will take fans on a United Nations peacekeeping mission to a newly colonized planet. Moreover, Carnival Row will manifest here with a Neo-Victorian-themed feature called The Forbidden Lounge, a hideaway in which humans and mythical creatures coexist. The activities represent a collaboration between Amazon and LG.
As if that wasn’t enough, you can even catch a bite to eat, courtesy of Carl’s Jr., which – as part of a campaign for The Boys – will provide burgers for attendees. Indeed, with all the calorie-burning walking that fans will be doing throughout the convention weekend, it might also be considered a guilt-free fast-food indulgence.
Of course, with all this new content, Amazon Prime Video will make its presence felt in the Comic-Con panels. Here’s the official panel schedule:
Thursday, July 18th
ABOUT: From Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy, the acclaimed creators of BoJack Horseman, comes Undone, a groundbreaking and genre bending animated series, starring Rosa Salazar, about a young woman’s complex journey to unlock her past and solve the mystery of her father’s death.
WHERE: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
WHEN: Thursday, July 18 from 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. PT
Friday, July 19th
SERIES: The Boys
ABOUT: Join executive producers Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Elisabeth Shue, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind the scenes look at their upcoming series. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super-powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven. The series premieres July 26th on Amazon Prime Video.
WHERE: Ballroom 20, San Diego Convention Center
WHEN: Friday, July 19 from 3 :30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT
SERIES: Carnival Row
ABOUT: Join stars Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant and executive producers Travis Beacham and Marc Guggenheim for a sneak peek and conversation about Carnival Row, moderated by Tim Kash. Set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man, Amazon Prime Video’s Carnival Row explores how this growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society.
WHERE: Ballroom 20, San Diego Convention Center
WHEN: Friday, July 19 from 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. PT
Saturday, July 20th
SERIES: The Expanse
ABOUT: Calling all Earthers, Belters and Martians, The Expanse is making its return to Comic-Con this summer! The series has had an incredible journey since San Diego last saw the Rocinante crew. They return with news from beyond the Ring Gate and from their new home – thanks to help from the fans – as an Amazon Prime Video series. Join series stars Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, and executive producers Naren Shankar and Ty Franck to get an early look at what’s to come when Season 4 drops on Prime Video later this year.
WHERE: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel
WHEN: Saturday, July 20 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. PT
SERIES: The Man in the High Castle
ABOUT: With the 4th and final season of The Man in The High Castle premiering this fall on Amazon Prime Video, the series’ cast and creators, including Isa Dick Hackett, Daniel Percival, David Scarpa, Rufus Sewell, Joel de la Fuente, Jason O’Mara, Chelah Horsdal and Frances Turner, with moderator Dominic Patten, will take fans behind the scenes as the resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion.