Tales of the Walking Dead and more trailers dropped at SDCC

CHUCKY -- "Twice the Grieving, Double the Loss" Episode 107 -- Pictured in this screengrab: Chucky -- (Photo by: SYFY/USA Network)
CHUCKY -- "Twice the Grieving, Double the Loss" Episode 107 -- Pictured in this screengrab: Chucky -- (Photo by: SYFY/USA Network) /

San Diego Comic-Com (SDCC) just ended, and there was, as usual, some good horror news released. We already talked about Sarah Michelle Gellar’s addition to the cast of Teen Wolf spin off series Wolf Pack, which the actress paid a surprise visit to SDCC to help announce. But, wait – there’s more!

Chucky (Syfy series) – Members of the cast and crew for Chucky were originally scheduled to appear at SDCC, but just a few days beforehand, creator Don Mancini announced that they were cancelling their planned panel “due to an abundance of caution.” Most likely, the cancellation was due to another uptick in COVID cases and the fear that production may have had to be paused if anyone tested positive. Still, the new teaser trailer for season two of Chucky was dropped on Saturday, so that was good news, right?

Reginald the Vampire – The trailer for brand new Syfy series Reginald the Vampire (premiering on October 5) was released at SDCC. Despite its title, actor Jacob Batalon wants viewers to know that vampirism is NOT the main focus of the series. Reginald is not the stereotypical vampire, he’s not smoldering or sexy, he is just an average guy who was bitten by a vampire, then given eternal life. Unfortunately, someone who is very big in the vampire world wants him dead.

AMC’s trailer for Ann Rice’s Interview With the Vampire was shown at SDCC

Ann Rice’s Interview With the Vampire (AMC series) – The first official teaser for this new series was dropped at SDCC. The series is a re-imagining of the 1994 film, which starred Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and Kirsten Dunst. In this version, Louis (Jacob Anderson) is a Black man in 1900’s Louisiana, and jumps at the chance to become more powerful (and immortal) when Lestat (Sam Reid) makes the offer. But the men’s friendship suffers a blow when Lestat turns the young Claudia (Bailey Bass). The first episode will air on October 2.

Tales of the Walking Dead (AMC series) – The newest spinoff of the iconic The Walking Dead series will be debuting on August 14 on AMC and AMC+, and Comic-Con premiered the first full-length trailer. An anthology series, Tales of the Walking Dead is narrated by none other than Alpha, leader of the deadly Whisperers, and will give us a bit of her back story. The series consists of six one-hour episodes, each a standalone story.

Daniella Pineda as Idalia, Danny Ramirez as Eric – Tales of the Walking Dead _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Curtis Bonds Baker/AMC /

In other SDCC happenings, FX invited attendees to walk through a 100,000 sf outdoor labryinth, which was chock full of horror. Most of the maze was focused on Hulu’s upcoming American Horror Stories series, but also featured were a motorcycle from Mayans M.C. and a mock-up of Nadja’s Nightclub from What We Do in the Shadows.

Showrunner Tze Chun talked about the upcoming animated Gremlins prequel series, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. He announced that Zach Galligan, who played Billy in the original film, will be lending his voice talents to the series, although he will be playing a different character.

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