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The Best Comic-Con TV Trailers: 'Creepshow,' 'Star Trek: Picard,' 'His Dark Materials,' And More

By Kristy Puchko | TV | July 21, 2019 |

By Kristy Puchko | TV | July 21, 2019 |


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Comic-Con International: San Diego commenced over the weekend, bringing a dizzying array of entertainment news and a flood of tantalizing new trailers. In case you missed it, we’ve got the biggest trailers for new TV shows and seasons all in one place. Whether you’re looking for something fantastical or frightening, something with superheroes or anti-heroes, something sweet or sinister, we’ve got you covered.

Below, we’ve got trailers for Creep Show, His Dark Materials, Star Trek: Picard, and much, much more.

Creepshow — Coming to Shudder on September 26.

“You’re in for it now.”

Based on the 1982 film written by Stephen King and directed by George A. Romero, this horror anthology series will offer 12 tales of terror from the twisted mind of The Walking Dead executive producer Greg Nicotero. At SDCC, Shudder revealed the cast for their first season includes a slew of horror icons and some surprises: Scream’s David Arquette, The Fog’s Adrienne Barbeau, Saw’s Tobin Bell, Re-Animator’s Jeffrey Combs, Insidious: The Last Key’s Bruce Davison, Maximum Overdrive’s Giancarlo Esposito, Stan Against Evil’s Dana Gould, Lucifer’s Tricia Helfer, Z Nation’s DJ Qualls, Big Boi, and Kid Cudi.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance — Coming to Netflix on August 30.

“The first thing you’re trying to do is live up to what the film produced.”

In a film/TV landscape dominated by CGI and “digital fur technology,” practical effects and puppetry are becoming increasingly rare. Which makes The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance distinctive out the gate. So it’s little wonder the latest promotion for this TV spinoff of Jim Henson’s beloved and deeply odd 1982 adventure is focusing on the craftsmanship involved in recreating this magical world of Gelflings and Skeksis.

His Dark Materials — Coming to HBO and BBC this fall.

“Lee Scoresby. I can fight and I can fly.”

Erase from your memory the horrendous 2007 bomb The Golden Compass, because a new adaptation of Philip Pullman’s adored trilogy is coming and it looks sensational. Centering on the adventures of Lyra Belacqua (Logan’s Dafne Keen), His Dark Materials will take viewers into a dazzling and dangerous world where every human has an animal familiar, polar bears are armored warriors, and a mysterious Dust is sparking all kinds of horror and intrigue. James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson and Lin-Manuel Miranda co-star.

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power — Season 3 coming to Netflix on August 2.

“Never a dull moment with you.”

The first two seasons of Noelle Stevenson’s reboot of She-Ra were a whimsical wonderful hit. And it looks like hits will keep coming with a third season alive with action, adventure, fun, frenemies, and fantasy. Also shushing and silliness!

Star Trek: Picard — Coming early 2020 exclusively to CBS All Access.

“Engage!”

Sir Patrick Stewart will reprise the role of Jean-Luc Picard in this TV series sequel to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Whether you’re a die-hard Trekkie or not, there’s plenty to be excited about in this trailer. For one thing, it’s setting up what seems to be a pretty sweeping adventure across space. For another, CBS is not f*cking around. The look and effects of this are downright cinematic. And if the assembling the team section didn’t give you chills, you might want to see a doctor, because you’re probably dead inside.

Star Trek: Short Treks — Coming this fall to CBS All Access.

“Do you like eggplant?”

Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard aren’t all CBS All Access has to offer Trekkies. At Hall H, this trailer was presented promising six new shorts featuring Spock (Ethan Peck), Number One (Rebecca Romijn), Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and tribbles! Also, Archer star H. Jon Benjamin is back in space as an Enterprise crewman who has made “ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DISCOVERIES OF OUR TIME!”

Steven Universe: The Movie — Coming to Cartoon Network on September 2.

“I want my happily ever after back!”

The last season of Steven Universe saw our plucky eponymous hero facing down the mighty, massive, and terrifying Diamonds. But there’s a new foe on the horizon. In the trailer for the much-anticipated TV movie, Steven’s a little older, a little taller, and presumably a little wiser. After basically Captain Marvelling it up across the universe, he’s ready to return home to Beach City to chill with the Crystal Gems. But that’s not what’s in his stars. There will be battles. There will be fusions. There will be songs!

The Walking Dead — Season 10 comes to AMC on October 6.

“People are putting their shitting-pants back on.”

Full Disclosure: I gave up on The Walking Dead a while back so I have absolutely no idea what’s going on here. But there’s a baby, a masked tribe, sea zombies, Danai Gurira, and the mysterious graffiti/threat that “Silence is a whisper.” So. Spooooooky?

Watchmen — Coming to HBO in October.

“We don’t do lollipops and rainbows.”

The controversial superhero movie based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ baroque comics is getting a fresh adaptation courtesy of Lost’s Damon Lindelof. Between this and Amazon’s The Boys there will be plenty of TV calling into question the supposed goodness of superheroes. But while The Boys has an edge by dropping first, Watchmen has a cast that boasts Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Jean Smart, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Hong Chau, and Tom Mison.

Westworld — Season 3 coming to HBO in 2020.

“We all have our role to play.”

Last May, HBO released an Aaron Paul-centered teaser that made us all do a doubletake. At SDCC, they’re being less coy. But there’s still plenty of mystery in this new trailer. Plus Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, and Tessa Thompson. So, yeah. We’re in.

The Witcher — Coming to Netflix in 2019.
“So that’s all life is to you: monsters and money?”

Based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy novel, The Witcher stars Henry Cavill and a questionable wig as Geralt of Rivia, a loner and monster hunter who struggles to make sense of a world where men behave like beasts. I mean. Same, bro. Same.



Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.


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