Rick and Michonne, Really? TV Teasers and Farewells at Comic-Con 2013
First Looks at 'Walking Dead,' 'Veronica Mars,' 'How I Met Your Mother'By: Jeanine Poggi, Published: Jul 23, 2013
The creators, producers and cast of popular TV series like "The Walking Dead" and "How I Met Your Mother," lifted the curtain -- albeit ever so slightly -- on some of the biggest questions plaguing fans at Comic-Con in San Diego over the weekend. Is a Rick and Michonne romance in the works amid the zombie apocalypse? Just how will Ted Mosby finally meet his kids' mother?
"The Walking Dead"
AMC used Comic-Con to debut the trailer for the fourth season of "The Walking Dead," which returns Oct. 13. During the Q&A portion of the panel, a fan asked about the possibility of a Rick-Michonne romance. "We're playing footsie right now," said Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick, sitting next to Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne, according to Entertainment Weekly.
"How I Met Your Mother"
Going into its final season this fall, "How I Met Your Mother" gave fans a look at what Ted's kids have been thinking stuck on the couch listening to the long and detailed story of how he met their mother for the past eight seasons. The final season will take place over the course of Robin and Barney's wedding, with flashbacks and flash-forwards woven throughout, according to a report on the show's panel by The Hollywood Reporter. And of course, there's still one more slap in the infamous slap bet left.
"Game of Thrones"
HBO's fantasy epic turned up at Comic-Con with a salute to the many dearly departed characters from its three seasons so far. Chatter during the panel discussion centered around the Red Wedding, which claimed the lives of some major characters, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Comic-Con attendees got a first look at footage from "Veronica Mars," the defunct TV show now coming to the big screen with $5.7 million in funds committed by fans on Kickstarter.
And there's a spin-off in the works for the long-running CW drama, executive producer Bob Singer announced to reporters at Comic Con. The network plans to introduce the potential series as a backdoor pilot in episode 20, TVLine reported. The spin-off will center on a new character introduced in the episode.
While most TV showrunners, producers and actors appeared at Comic-Con expressly to tease their upcoming seasons, the "Breaking Bad" team didn't give any insight into the show's climactic eight episodes, which begin Aug. 12, instead sticking to past events. Bryan Cranston, however, did dress up as his character Walter White, complete with Walter White mask, and wandered the convention pretending to be a very committed fan.