Paramount+ Heading to San Diego Comic-Con with ‘Star Trek’, ‘Dexter: Original Sin’ and More


Paramount+ is returning to San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) in a big way, bringing Star TrekTales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesDexter: Original Sin, and more.

Starting with panels, here are the details from Paramount+:


  • Cowabunga! From the studios that brought audiences the Mutant Mayhem film, the all-new Paramount+ original series TALES OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES explores the adventures of everyone’s favorite pizza-loving heroes as they emerge from the sewers and onto the streets of NYC. Join the voices of Leo, Raph, Donnie, Mikey and special guests, as well as series producers, for an exclusive panel featuring never-before-seen content moderated by host, writer, podcaster and stand-up comedian Claire Lim. Thursday, July 25, 2:15 – 3:15 PM PT, Room: 6BCF


  • DEXTER: ORIGINAL SIN cast, showrunner and executive producers discuss the upcoming prequel to the fan-favorite series DEXTER. Join showrunner and executive producer Clyde Phillips, executive producer Scott Reynolds and cast members Christian Slater (Harry Morgan), Patrick Gibson (Dexter Morgan) and Molly Brown (Debra Morgan) as they share what to expect from the new series and unveil a few exciting surprises. Moderated by DEXTER: ORIGINAL SIN special guest star, Sarah Michelle Gellar. Friday, July 26, 5:45-6:45 PM PT, Ballroom 20.  


  • The fan-favorite STAR TREK universe panel returns to San Diego Comic-Con, featuring exclusive back-to-back conversations with cast and producers from STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDSSTAR TREK: LOWER DECKSSTAR TREK: STARFLEET ACADEMY, a Hall H welcome to new cast members from STAR TREK: SECTION 31, plus reveals and surprises you won’t want to miss! Moderated by award-winning filmmaker, director and executive producer Justin Simien.

STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS cast members scheduled to appear include Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers.

STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS will feature voice cast members Jack Quaid, Tawny Newsome, Noël Wells and Jerry O’Connell, along with creator and executive producer Mike McMahan and executive producer Alex Kurtzman.

STAR TREK: STARFLEET ACADEMY will feature executive producers and co-showrunners Alex Kurtzman and Noga Landau.

STAR TREK: SECTION 31 will have its Hall H debut with cast members Omari Hardwick, Sam Richardson and Kacey Rohl, along with executive producer Alex Kurtzman and director Olatunde Osunsanmi. Saturday, July 27, 1:45-3:15 PM PT, Hall H. 

There will also be activations, where you can step into the worlds of Paramount+’s properties and immerse yourself in the experience.


  • Behold the STAR TREK Menagerie booth on the convention floor, displaying creatures across renowned STAR TREK properties. Come one and all to get an up-close look at exciting specimens from STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, STAR TREK: PICARD, STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES and more! Become part of the Menagerie yourself as you enter the human display for an immersive photo opportunity. A SDCC badge is required for entry. Booth #3529.


  • Paramount+’s The Lodge will return for a second year to San Diego’s Gaslamp District. On the seventh stop of its 2024 cross-country tour, The Lodge will immerse guests in activations featuring more titles and iconic franchises than ever before. Step onto a STAR TREK starship; celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nickelodeon’s SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS by exploring Bikini Bottom’s Jellyfish Fields; jump into the whimsical world of IF and be paired with your very own IF companion; and grab a slice with the heroes in a half-shell at the TALES OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES pizza parlor.Additional experiences will feature GHOSTS, CRIMINAL MINDS: EVOLUTION, TULSA KING, INK MASTER, and CBS SPORTS. 

Location: Happy Does Bar, 340 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Operating hours: Wednesday, July 24 from 6–10 PM; Thursday, July 25 – Saturday, July 27 from 12–10 PM daily; Sunday, July 28 from 10 AM –7 PM. Admission is free, but on a reservation system: There will be a stand-by line daily if no reservations are available. The Lodge is not an official SDCC activation, therefore no badge is required for entry. 

There will also be an exciting city-wide digital scavenger hunt! Here are the details:

  • For the third year, Paramount fans will have the opportunity to take part in a city-wide digital scavenger hunt via Either enter the website on your phone or scan a QR code at any of the activation sites. Once registered, guests can scan an item at the following locations after interacting with the space and earn a passport stamp. Once a guest visits all seven locations, they can head to the Paramount Passport Redemption area located at Paramount+’s The Lodge for limited edition prizes. The digital passport will also feature information on all Paramount activations and panels. The Passport is not an official SDCC activation, therefore no badge is required for participation. 
  • Participating locations:
  • Paramount+’s The Lodge at Happy Does Bar (340 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101)
  • SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Fountain at the Omni Hotel (675 L St, San Diego, CA 92101) 
  • SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS in the lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel (207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101) 
  • STAR TREK Menagerie (San Diego Convention Center, Booth #3529)
  • Nickelodeon / SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (San Diego Convention Center, Booth #4113)
  • Super7 x TMNT: Mikey’s Pizza Parlor Pop-Up (550 14th St #116, San Diego, CA 92101) *Friday, 7/26 only 
  • IF Photo Opp – Take a Picture with Blue! (Interactive Zone at Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101)

Make sure to check out all Paramount+ has to offer at SDCC this year!

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