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Comic-Con: FX Bringing ‘Legion,’ ‘Archer’ & ‘The Strain’ Back To San Diego

Deadline logo Deadline 6/23/2017 Dominic Patten

With Comic-Con 2017 less than a month away, FX said it is heading to the fanfest with San Diego veterans Legion, Archer and The Strain flying the flag for the network.

Having its fourth and final season launch on July 16, I hear that Guillermo del Toro- and Chuck Hogan-created horror series executive produced by Carlton Cuse will be making its SDCC swan song Thursday, July 20 in Ballroom 20 of the San Diego Convention Center. This is a shift for The Strain and FX, who has traditionally dominated the confab’s final day with Hall H appearances.

After revealing its first trailer last year at SDCC and showing a big chunk of its pilot at NYCC last fall, Legion will also show up in the spacious Ballroom 20. Heading into a second season now being filmed in California after it was awarded tax credits by the Golden State in March, the Noah Hawley-created and Dan Stevens-starring series based on characters from Marvel’s X-Men comics is expected to see Hawley, Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb, Stevens and more key cast in attendance.

Long-time SDCC fav Archer wrapped its eighth season and first on FXX last month, so I hear fans can expect a sneak peek at the animated show’s ninth and potentially penultimate season. As with The Strain and Legion, who exactly will be on the Archer panel is still somewhat in flux. However, if past years are any indication, the likes of H. Jon Benjamin, soon to be ex-Talk co-host Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, along with creator and EP Adam Reed, EP Matt Thompson and co-executive producer Casey Willis, could be in the ballroom.

Leading our coverage, Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr, Anthony D’Alessandro and myself will also be at Comic-Con next month. Will you?

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