WGN America Presents Breakout Hit Series ‘Salem,’ ‘Outsiders’ And ‘Underground’ At New York Comic Con October 7-9, 2016

WGN America Presents Breakout Hit Series ‘Salem,’ ‘Outsiders’ And ‘Underground’ At New York Comic Con October 7-9, 2016

Series’ Stars And Creators To Unveil Exclusive First Looks, Extended Sneak Peeks And Special Surprises From The Upcoming Seasons Of WGN America’s Highly Anticipated Fan Favorites

September 15, 2016 – WGN America’s hit series, “Salem,” “Outsiders” and “Underground,” will bring thrills and chills to this year’s New York Comic Con during the weekend of October 7-9 at the Javits Center. In celebration of the upcoming premieres of these three breakout originals, series stars and creators will be on hand to unveil exclusive first looks, extended sneak peeks and special surprises during panel discussions and audience Q&As at the iconic pop culture convention.

Among those scheduled to appear are: Shane West, Janet Montgomery, Ryan Hurst, David Morse, Gillian Alexy, Thomas M. Wright, Kyle Gallner, Christina Jackson, Aldis Hodge, Christopher Meloni, Alano Miller, Amirah Vann, Jessica de Gouw and executive producers Brannon Braga, Adam Simon, Peter Mattei, Peter Tolan, Joe Pokaski, Akiva Goldsman and Mike Jackson.

Descriptions of panel sessions follow:

Friday, October 7 – 2:45pm to 3:45pm in Javits Room 1A06
Continuing its bloody, sexy and fantastical reimagining of Colonial America, join the star-studded “Salem” cast and producers for an extended sneak peek at the upcoming third season, set to premiere Halloween week, November 2 on WGN America.  Shane West (“Nikita,” “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”) and Janet Montgomery (“Human Target,” “Made in Jersey”) along with co-creators and executive producers Brannon Braga (“Star Trek”) and Adam Simon, will unveil intriguing footage from the spellbinding supernatural thriller series, produced by Fox 21 Television Studios. Moderated discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.

Sunday, October 9 – 11:00 am to 12:00 pm in Javits Room 1A10
GedGedYah! WGN America presents an exclusive first look at the second season of its gripping Appalachian drama series “Outsiders.” Fans will get a sneak peek at what happens on Shay Mountain and insight into the world of the mysterious Farrell Clan with a panel discussion and audience Q&A with the “Outsiders” cast and creative team, including creator and writer Peter Mattei, who serves as executive producer alongside Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me”), and series stars David Morse (“Treme,” “Concussion”) Ryan Hurst (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Bates Motel”), Gillian Alexy (“The Americans”), Thomas M. Wright (“The Bridge,” “Top of the Lake”) Kyle Gallner (“Veronica Mars”), and Christina Jackson (“Boardwalk Empire”). The standoff at the end of last season continues to have repercussions, putting everyone to the test as they’re forced to face new challenges and enemies.  Hailing from Sony Pictures Television, “Outsiders” season two premieres January 2017 on WGN America.

Sunday, October 9 – 12:15pm to 1:15pm in Javits Room 1A10
New York Comic Con attendees will get an exclusive first look at season two of WGN America’s wildly popular, heroic actioner “Underground” at this year’s convention. The network will unveil exclusive footage from the trailblazing Underground Railroad thriller as well as give a sneak peek at how the epic journey continues. The “Underground” session will include a panel discussion and audience Q&A with the cast and creative team, including series stars Aldis Hodge (“Straight Outta Compton,” “Hidden Figures”), Christopher Meloni (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”), Alano Miller (“Jane The Virgin”) ‎Jessica de Gouw (“Arrow,” “Dracula”) and Amirah Vann (“Girls,” “And So It Goes”) along with creator/executive producer Joe Pokaski (“Daredevil,” “Heroes,”), and executive producers Akiva Goldsman (“The Dark Tower,” “I Am Legend,” “A Beautiful Mind”), and Mike Jackson (“Southside With You,” “La La Land”). Season two of “Underground” follows an unremitting struggle for freedom within a divided America on the brink of civil war, each side vying to enact their own justice. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, “Underground” is set to premiere in early 2017 on WGN America.


WGN America and Tribune Studios
WGN America, the flagship entertainment network of Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is nationally distributed in nearly 80 million homes via cable, satellite and telco, with high-quality entertainment programming including the breakout hit series “Outsiders,” “Underground” and “Salem.” The network also brings its audience a strong slate of popular first-run syndicated series and blockbuster movies.  Through Tribune Studios, the creative development arm of Tribune Media, original content is produced for WGN America and Tribune local stations nationwide.  Follow the network on Twitter @wgnamerica.  For additional information, please visit www.wgnamerica.com.

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