News

Riverdale Casts 90210 and Dawson's Creek Vets for Season 4

The final day of 2019 San Diego Comic-Con included casting news and tributes for Supernatural and Riverdale, Doctor Who VR, and more.

by | July 21, 2019 | Comments

The final day of Comic-Con typically belongs to TV, and 2019 was no different. The cast of Supernatural sent off one fan in style with a car — no, really, they gave away one of the series’ iconic Impalas — while the Riverdale cast paid tribute to their fallen costar Luke Perry. Read on for the biggest moments of those Hall H panels, plus a few more tidbits out of San Diego.


Riverdale Pays Tribute to Luke Perry, Reveals Season 4 Storylines

Riverdale -- "Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes" -- Image Number: RVD302b_0468.jpg -- Pictured: KJ Apa as Archie -- Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW -- © 2018 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The opening moments of Riverdale‘s now-annual Hall H panel were, like the season 4 premiere, dedicated to Luke Perry.

“We suffered a huge, huge, huge loss, and it’s something that we’re going to be feeling for as long as we’re lucky enough to keep making the show,” creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told the crowd before playing a tribute video to the actor, who died in March after suffering a stroke.

The first episode will be a standalone hour paying tribute to both Perry and the character of Fred Andrews, and will include a special appearance by Perry’s friend and former Beverly Hills, 90210 castmate Shannen Doherty. Also appearing on the show this season will be Molly Ringwald, who plays Archie’s mom — and she’ll be back “more or less full time this season” rather than introduce a mysterious, never-before-heard-from uncle or something to take over the parental role.

Another special casting: Teen soap veteran Kerr Smith, a.k.a. Jack on Dawson’s Creek, who will play the new principal of Riverdale High.

K.J. Apa, Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, and Madelaine Petsch joined Aguirre-Sacasa on stage to reveal more about the season, which will include a Halloween episode where someone will die (though not someone who was present at the panel), a member of Veronica’s extended family dropping by, a battle of the bands episode, and flash-forwards to the jaw-dropping moment from the season 3 finale (with Archie, Betty, and Veronica covered in blood and burning their clothes).


Supernatural Says Goodbye to Comic-Con

"Lazarus Rising" - Jared Padalecki as Sam, Jensen Ackles as Dean in SUPERNATURAL on the CW. Photo credit: Sergei Bachlakov ©2008 THE CW NETWORK, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Supernatural hit San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday for one last time after Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins announced earlier this year that the long-running CW series will end after its 15th season. With the end in sight, Supernatural‘s final Comic-Con panel brought all the feels, as both Winchester brothers teared up during their hour in Hall H.

“I’m really lucky because my friendships won’t go away,” Padalecki said. “And Sam Winchester, for me, won’t go away. He’ll be a part of me forever.”

Added Ackles, “I’m really proud of the work that this team has done for this long. There’s a lot that goes in and it takes a lot of very talented people to give you guys the best product we can make. I’m really proud of that product. After this long on a show … to truly love what we do and be proud to hang my hat on that, that’s one of the legacies I’m proud of. I put in the effort, we all did, nobody phones it in and I’m thankful you guys can appreciate that.”

Supernatural is the longest-running genre show on American television. That is an achievement in and of itself. The legacy the cast and crew are leaving is one people will surely celebrate for years to come.

“I hope in the future that this fandom continues to function as a family,” said Collins as the panel came to an end. “I hope that you guys continue to be a force for good and companionship in the world. You’ve been so supportive of one another and so supportive of us. We all love you guys very much.”

To pay the fans back for their decade and a half of loyalty, the guys surprised the fans at the San Diego Convention Center by giving away a fully restored 1967 Impala (a replica of the show’s beloved “Baby”).


Mayans MC Will Welcome Some Sons of Anarchy in Season 2

Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans MC might be returning to its roots: At the show’s 2019 Hall H Comic-Con panel, co-creator and showrunner Elgin James told the crowd that we’ll “for sure” see some members of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club in season 2 of the FX drama. Also of note: The network screened the first 15 minutes of the season 2 premiere, and according to reports, the episode picks up several months after the first season finale.


Doctor Who — The Edge Of Time VR Game Offers Fans A First-Person View Of The TARDIS

Though Doctor Who sat out Comic-Con 2019, the Doctor’s presence was still felt throughout the weekend via PlayStack and Maze Theory’s Doctor Who — The Edge of Time VR game at the BBC America booth. Strapping on a headset, fans were transported to an alley reminiscent of 76 Totter’s Lane — the key location in the first ever episode of Doctor Who — where the Doctor (voiced by Jodie Whittaker) directs the user in building a device to call the TARDIS. Once it materializes, players get to fulfill the wish of every Doctor Who fan: step inside the TARDIS.

The experience is quite intuitive to video game players, but as producer Kiron Ramdewar told Rotten Tomatoes, many fans were just pleased to be in a London back alley picking up different items and working with the Sonic Screwdriver.

“One of the key differences in the game is that you do not play the Doctor,” he continued, comparing it to Maze Theory’s Iron Man game, which was also at Comic-Con. “We felt it was important fans had a Doctor Who experience alongside the Doctor.” Instead of playing the Doctor, the player takes on the companion role as the Time Lord, stranded at the end of time, aids the player in piloting the TARDIS through time and space to collect time crystals and repair the continuum. They will also run into familiar Doctor Who adversaries like the Daleks.

And it begins with that first glimpse of the TARDIS, which allows players to experience that “it’s bigger on the inside” moment for themselves; a truly palpable sensation we experienced in the demo. Scanned from the actual TARDIS console room set, the entire locale is fully interactive — including the biscuit dispenser.

Doctor Who — The Edge of Time comes to Playstation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Vive Cosmos in September.

Tag Cloud

Britbox NYCC YouTube Premium Image Comics AMC comic book movies Crackle Television Academy serial killer Amazon Chilling Adventures of Sabrina mcc 2021 legend Anna Paquin 45 Schedule based on movie Super Bowl Sci-Fi Trophy Talk video Disney Tarantino golden globe awards australia 72 Emmy Awards Song of Ice and Fire Freeform Food Network screenings Legendary harry potter 24 frames sports obituary documentaries stoner cinemax robots Emmy Nominations know your critic target biopic DC streaming service Chernobyl franchise Tokyo Olympics south america Comics on TV sequel jurassic park YA asian-american Film Paramount Network game of thrones Teen Ovation TBS prank Dark Horse Comics Martial Arts The Purge archives Superheroes MSNBC Holiday 73rd Emmy Awards batman Marvel spider-verse true crime Calendar First Look Nickelodeon political drama hidden camera NBC Masterpiece dreamworks satire superhero festival HBO BET 2018 anthology emmy awards A&E children's TV green book 90s SDCC PaleyFest Premiere Dates YouTube Red Neflix women olympics Black Mirror Columbia Pictures lord of the rings game show Paramount comic book movie GLAAD spanish cops Comedy Central Netflix Christmas movies cults versus monster movies The Arrangement dc Infographic HBO Max Mary Tyler Moore dramedy toronto Comedy Marathons transformers movie TCM tv talk technology indie Spectrum Originals Mary Poppins Returns telelvision OWN FOX TLC VICE CBS SundanceTV PBS dragons Pop TV TCA genre suspense theme song police drama Brie Larson cancelled television action-comedy Extras black Paramount Plus Family Writers Guild of America ABC MCU sag awards Spring TV joker composers President christmas movies Kids & Family Hallmark social media stop motion TCA Awards Nat Geo sitcom Shudder Lifetime Christmas movies canceled Reality Competition king arthur comic books GoT Fantasy mockumentary Apple TV+ OneApp Amazon Studios Creative Arts Emmys rom-coms Apple TV Plus Broadway Apple 99% Podcast Country toy story scary cancelled new star wars movies renewed TV shows directors ID Disney+ Disney Plus ratings zombie Tomatazos E3 name the review Election LGBT Amazon Prime Action fast and furious ghosts crossover Sundance Now spider-man Starz science fiction space The Walking Dead disaster Hallmark Christmas movies blockbusters Thanksgiving Box Office screen actors guild scene in color AMC Plus streaming movies miniseries Acorn TV BET Awards docudrama Binge Guide Fox Searchlight kaiju Showtime superman dogs italian unscripted canceled TV shows ITV laika Valentine's Day BBC Certified Fresh IMDb TV Esquire venice basketball Year in Review new zealand what to watch critic resources PlayStation BAFTA strong female leads animated live action El Rey Avengers FXX Rock aapi The Academy dexter biography Crunchyroll werewolf TIFF revenge vampires TV Land Star Trek cancelled TV shows USA Network Travel Channel cats teaser mob First Reviews crime drama crime thriller TV movies NBA book Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Best and Worst WarnerMedia Ellie Kemper stand-up comedy romance wonder woman SXSW 93rd Oscars USA foreign Academy Awards Tumblr 20th Century Fox award winner kids mutant Quiz dceu james bond sopranos Mindy Kaling medical drama Ghostbusters Sneak Peek Western History Pirates Comic Book worst movies festivals CNN television films cancelled TV series TCA 2017 saw Awards Tour ABC Family American Society of Cinematographers TCA Winter 2020 posters royal family Awards Syfy Countdown natural history casting YouTube dark zero dark thirty cooking The CW Rocky spinoff 2015 2016 APB Rocketman Star Wars universal monsters RT21 spanish language Biopics Red Carpet feel good slashers concert spain series Turner Classic Movies ViacomCBS international Sundance TV anime marvel comics 2019 Heroines Bravo blockbuster rt labs critics edition nfl 1990s elevated horror DirecTV politics period drama Nominations fresh Funimation E! pirates of the caribbean Emmys cartoon FX ABC Signature hist Trivia Fox News Hulu witnail justice league See It Skip It french rotten new york reboot New York Comic Con Turner worst documentary Rom-Com National Geographic Pop DC Universe San Diego Comic-Con Epix Reality DGA Amazon Prime Video debate Opinion Music Cosplay a nightmare on elm street Television Critics Association adenture LGBTQ parents vs. Musicals gangster Elton John classics rt archives Adult Swim best Set visit X-Men sequels Polls and Games Exclusive Video Disney streaming service Netflix BBC America 4/20 Character Guide remakes Universal news high school marvel cinematic universe Sundance chucky latino Photos Classic Film scary movies Interview Captain marvel Marvel Television HBO Go facebook comedies Trailer VH1 IFC Films supernatural live event Video Games Wes Anderson MTV CW Seed Toys Film Festival DC Comics romantic comedy 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards zombies FX on Hulu rotten movies we love talk show Mudbound Christmas twilight psychological thriller The Witch Warner Bros. 2020 criterion free movies deadpool reviews TV One slasher Vudu independent halloween tv historical drama heist movie docuseries Lionsgate jamie lee curtis Instagram Live child's play breaking bad hispanic heritage month japan travel Arrowverse streaming cars Universal Pictures Pacific Islander The Walt Disney Company Baby Yoda Hear Us Out comics Women's History Month movies 2017 golden globes Superheroe nature critics indiana jones A24 Lucasfilm godzilla Pride Month VOD Stephen King hispanic IFC thriller Drama Oscars comiccon Fall TV CBS All Access Shondaland Pet Sematary Walt Disney Pictures Cannes rt labs WGN Animation 21st Century Fox Winners Holidays Grammys Sony Pictures Comic-Con@Home 2021 aliens Marvel Studios scorecard spy thriller Logo Mary poppins adventure discovery ESPN Summer black comedy hollywood boxing diversity popular trailers japanese video on demand Musical TNT die hard quibi CMT Winter TV Tubi mission: impossible boxoffice war kong singing competition young adult Mystery crime TV 007 71st Emmy Awards Pixar richard e. Grant GIFs football Discovery Channel adaptation Watching Series halloween Lifetime Horror king kong BBC One Disney Plus all-time nbcuniversal book adaptation TruTV Spike Alien RT History art house binge Black History Month TV renewals comic psycho Peacock Endgame finale Cartoon Network doctor who blaxploitation razzies Disney Channel