Comic Con 2022 is quickly approaching, and AMC and The Walking Dead universe will have quite a presence at the event. This year will be momentous as The Walking Dead will host its last ever panel, and the spin off Tales of the Walking Dead will host its first-ever panel.
In addition to the series panel that will see Chris Hardwick of Talking Dead as moderator and Scott M. Gimple, Showrunner Channing Powell, Director Michael Satrazemis, and cast members Terry Crews, Samantha Morton and Danny Ramirez in attendance, another director will be featured in a special panel.
On Saturday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m. in Room 5AB, the panel Women Rocking Hollywood: Multi-hyphenate Female Filmmakers will be featured. Guests will include Hanelle M. Culpepper (executive producer/director Anansi Boys, executive producer/director, Star Trek: Picard), Martina Mossell Lee (associate producer/director, All Rise, director, Black Boy Joy), Shaz Bennett (showrunner/director Queen Sugar, executive producer Sovereign) and Andria Wilson Mirza (director, WIF’s ReFrame).
In an exciting piece of news, one of TWD universe’s directors for Tales of the Walking Dead, Haifaa Al-Mansour, will be featured. What an honor to have one of our TWD Family members featured in such an outstanding panel during Comic Con.
Tales of the Walking Dead director Haifaa Al-Mansour
Want to know something else remarkable about Al-Mansour? She is the first Saudi Arabian female filmmaker and is regarded as one of the most significant cinematic figures in the Kingdom! She has enormously impacted the Saudi film industry, helping to spawn a new wave of Saudi filmmakers. She had to direct her first film’s exterior scenes inside a van as Saudi women aren’t permitted to work with men in public.
Other works Al-Mansour is known for include Mary Shelley, Nappily After, The Perfect Candidate, The L Word: Generation Q and Archive 81.
She also directs the upcoming projects, Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches, Florida Man, City on Fire and The Selection.