July 13, 2014 8:30 am
Updated: July 13, 2014 9:35 am

Canadian stars, made-in-Canada shows dominate Comic-Con


This is an updated version of a story originally posted on 07/04.

TORONTO — Canadian talent will be front and centre later this month at the annual Comic-Con International fan expo in San Diego.

The event, which runs July 24 to 27, kicks off with a special preview July 23 featuring screenings of the pilot episodes of Constantine and the made-in-B.C. series The Flash and iZombie.

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The show panels, featuring cast members from new and returning TV shows, start July 24 with the made-in-Toronto series Hannibal with Toronto’s Scott Thompson and the Vancouver-shot Lifetime series Witches of East End as well as Under the Dome with Montreal’s Rachelle Lefevre, 24 with Toronto-raised Kiefer Sutherland and director (and Ottawa native) Jon Cassar, and Toronto-shot Reign with Canadian actress Megan Follows.

Panels on July 25 include History’s Canadian co-production Vikings, featuring Vancouver actor Alexander Ludwig, Toronto’s Katheryn Winnick as well as Travis Fimmel and Clive Standen.

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The cast of the B.C.-filmed Bates Motel, including Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, will also be at Comic-Con, as well as stars of the made-in-Vancouver series The 100, Falling Skies and Wayward Pines.

Made-in-Toronto series Orphan Black and its Saskatchewan-born star Tatiana Maslany will be in the spotlight, Vancouver-shot Arrow will be showcased with Toronto-born star Stephen Amell, Vancouver’s Emily Bett Rickards and their castmates.

Also on July 25 are panels for iZombie, The Originals (including Winnipeg-born star Daniel Gillies) and Outlander (airing on Showcase) as well as Global shows Bones, The Blacklist and Sleepy Hollow.

On July 26, Toronto-raised Nina Dobrev promotes The Vampire Diaries with her castmates and there will be panels for Constantine, The Simpsons, and Family Guy (all airing on Global).

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There will be panels for B.C.-shot Once Upon a Time, made-in-Montreal series Helix and Ascension (starring Alberta’s Tricia Helfer), Toronto-filmed Defiance,

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment will hold a special event to showcase Vancouver-filmed series The Flash and Arrow as well as Constantine. But the highlight will be the world premiere of Gotham, starring Ottawa-born Donal Logue.

Comic-Con wraps up July 27 with panels for made-in-Toronto series The Strain and B.C.-shot Supernatural followed by one for The Following that will include Kevin Bacon and B.C.-born actor Shawn Ashmore.

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