Con Intel: WBTV Announces NYCC Plans

By DRWHO42

Warner Brothers Television Group recently announced their New York Comic Con (NYCC) programming schedule and it will include new series Deception and Castlerock along with veteran series Blindspot and Gotham. All programming is set for Sunday October 8th at both the Javits and Hammerstein Ballroom.

New York is also the filming location for Deception, Blindspot, and Gotham so they will be great representatives for the “home team” of NY-based TV series.

Here are the WBTV details (the rest of the programming schedule is available in the NYCC site so check it periodically for any updates):

11:00 am-12:00 p.m. Deception Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screening and Q&A Room 1A10 in the Javits Center
From Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak, the Blindspot creative team of Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Emmy®-winning director David Nutter (Game of Thrones, The Flash) and renowned magician/puzzle creator David Kwong (Now You See Me, Blindspot), Deception is a thrilling crime drama that combines FBI counter-espionage with the mysterious world of magic and misdirection. When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion and influence — the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career. Deception stars Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Amaury Nolasco, Justin Chon, Laila Robins and Vinnie Jones. Deception premieres midseason on ABC. Become a fan of Deception on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DeceptionABC, and follow the show on Twitter at @DeceptionABC.
I previously highlighted Deception in my recap of the 2017 TV Upfronts and based on the trailer it looks like an interesting series to put on your radar. 

2:00-3:00 p.m. Blindspot: Special Video Presentation and Q&AHammerstein Ballroom
Following the shocking second season finale, revealing a new set of luminescent tattoos planted on Jane’s body, join Blindspot as it returns for its sophomore appearance at New York Comic Con! Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander star in this one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Alexander stars as Jane Doe, a mysterious woman found in Times Square with her memory erased and her body covered with a series of coded tattoos. As Jane and the FBI team who discovered her — including agents Kurt Weller (Stapleton), Edgar Reade (Rob Brown), Tasha Zapata (Audrey Esparza) and the tech-savvy Patterson (Ashley Johnson) — work to decipher, investigate and solve the complex treasure map of her tattoos, an ever-widening web of conspiracy and corruption is revealed, as is the truth behind Jane’s true identity and the organization that sent her to the FBI in the first place. Season three jumps two years forward. Weller finally tracks down Jane, who’s been on the run. After the two discover a new set of luminescent tattoos planted on Jane’s body, Jane is forced to return to the FBI.  Weller, Jane, and the rest of our FBI team set out to solve these new puzzles and stop the dangerous conspiracies they reveal. But the tattoos also expose the team’s darkest secrets. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. Blindspot returns for its third season on its new night, Fridays, at 8/7c, starting October 27 on NBC. Become a fan of Blindspot on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NBCBlindspot and follow the show on Twitter @NBCBlindspot.
Blindspot has been on my must-watch list every week since its premiere and each week never disappoints. While this action series series is set mainly to a serious tone the writing staff mixes it up with the super-smart Patterson for some light-hearted moments and with occasional guest star Ennis Esmer as Rich Dotcom. If you have not tried this series out I would recommend giving it a try.

3:00-3:40 p.m. Castle Rock: Exclusive Video Presentation and Q&AHammerstein Ballroom
From J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Person of Interest, Fringe, Lost), best-selling author Stephen King and executive producers/writers Sam Shaw (Manhattan) and Dustin Thomason comes Hulu Original Castle Rock, a psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse. Combining the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King’s best-loved works, Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories. Castle Rock stars André Holland (Moonlight), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), Bill Skarsgård (IT), with Jane Levy (Suburgatory) and Sissy Spacek (Carrie). From Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Castle Rock premieres 2018 on Hulu.

3:40-4:40 p.m. Gotham: Special Video Presentation and Q&A Hammerstein Ballroom
As Gotham’s origin story continues to unfold, the stakes will be higher than ever in season four! With the Court of Owls decimated, the aftermath of the Tetch virus crippling the city, and every (surviving) villain in Gotham’s underworld jockeying for power, Jim Gordon and the GCPD will have their hands full.   And that’s just the beginning!   What threat does Ra’s al Ghul pose, will Penguin successfully license crime, and what does Bruce Wayne’s epic season finale reveal mean for Gotham City, and his ultimate destiny? Gotham airs on its new night, Thursdays at 8/7c beginning September 21 on FOX, and Gotham: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GOTHAMonFOX, and follow the show on Twitter at @Gotham.
Gotham is an exceptional series and  has been on my must-watch list every week since its premiere and each week never disappoints with fantastic stories supported by a great cast.  

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DRWHO42

Kevin aka "DRWHO42" watches a lot of TV and avoids spoilers like the plague. He is an avid Whovian, Trekker, fanboy, gamer, traveler, planner, self-professed gym rat, and Starbucks espresso loyalist. When not plotting out his schedule for the next tent-pole movie or watching his favorite shows he is on the hunt for pop-culture TV & Movie media news. More importantly he is a frequent attendee of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and New York Comic Con (NYCC). Follow him on Twitter @kevinDW42 @FoCCBlog