SDCC ’15: EW’s Brave New Warriors Panel (Article + Video)

Brave New Warriors

Television’s newest heroes — some of them Reborn — assembled in the gargantuan Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con for EW’s Brave New Warriors panel, moderated by EW senior writer Lynette Rice.

This year, the panel featured Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), Zachary Levi (Heroes Reborn), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black), Kevin Durand (The Strain) and Rob Kazinsky (The Frankenstein Code).

The six actors discussed their lives as leading men, shared their fondest (and most bad-ass) memories from their set, and recalled their sensitive childhoods — before they became TV’s toughest warriors. Here were some of the highlights:

— Sam Heughan’s accent. “Can you just keep talking for a while?” cooed Cudlitz.

— Once the guys took the stage, they all (with the exception of Gavaris) quickly deduced that the most bad-ass thing each one did this season on their respective shows involved some sort of murder. Cudlitz cited The Walking Dead’s “Abe-sh*t” scene in the construction site from last season; Durand admired Vasiliy’s bare-hands approach to killing vampires on The Strain; and Heughan said that an upcoming battle on Outlander hasn’t yet been shot, but will likely take top spot for him, as it’s “pretty much the biggest battle in Scotland at the time.”

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The cast of Outlander previews season 2 in one word

When Outlander premiered last year, it was touted by some as the “off-season Game of Thrones.” Though the historical drama does share some similarities with the HBO series where literally nobody is ever safe (ever), Outlander has been roundly praised by critics and fans alike and its stellar season 1 finale left no doubt that the series stands on its own two feet.

However, there is one comparison the Starz drama will never be able to shake: Its cast and creators are incredibly tight-lipped about any potential spoilers.

When stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe stopped by the Entertainment Weekly Lounge at Comic-Con on Friday along with author Diana Gabaldon and showrunner Ronald D. Moore, they did have some tiny teases to offer: “Honeypot” is the word they’d use to sum up next season.  Continue reading The cast of Outlander previews season 2 in one word