And there were a lot. From first looks at highly anticipated new shows, to surprising reveals for upcoming seasons, this is officially the year that television overtook film as the preeminent form showcased at pop culture’s biggest event. San Diego Comic-Con 2016 is officially in the books, but that doesn’t mean we can’t relive the absolutely best TV trailers from the past week (and change).
So sit back, relax, and enjoy all the trailers from this year’s Con — which is basically like watching an entire episode of your favorite show, without all the annoying “commercial breaks” and “plot.”
FX and Marvel are teaming up to present the first live-action X-Men series, and it looks as meditative and trippy as you’d expect from the creator of Fargo.
FOX’s trailer for its Fall debuting series is so scary, your head will spin right around.
The FOX reel for Lucifer didn’t show off much new, but it did tee up the next season nicely.
Relive 11 (!!!) seasons of our favorite calcium rich show in just over six minutes.
The Man in the High Castle
Short, disturbing, and full of drums. Just the way we like it
MTV’s Season 6 trailer is awesome (yay!), but was accompanied by the news that this would be the final season (boo!), so mixed bag all around.
At just over a minute, the trailer isn’t very (ahem) expansive, but it should whet fans’ appetites for Season 2.
Light on footage, since SyFy’s quirky magic dramedy hasn’t filmed too much yet, the reel instead focuses on some neat behind the scenes interviews and concept art.
The first trailer for Marvel/Netflix’s latest superhero epic literally blows the doors off, thanks in part to the pretty much perfect use of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya.”
Meanwhile, Marvel & Netflix’s other superhero epic was way more of a tease, but had plenty of Easter Eggs for comic book fans.
…And then there’s Marvel & Netflix’s third superhero epic, the Avengers style mash-up — which didn’t get more than a title treatment, a new recorded line by bit player Scott Glenn, and a killer Nirvana riff. But it’s still preeeeetty cool.
Fear the Walking Dead
Fear might live in the shadow of its big, bad brother; but the zombie apocalypse drama ramped up the danger considerably for the trailer for the second half of its second season. That said, there’s also this:
The Walking Dead
Arguably the most anticipated trailer of Comic-Con — including all the big screen superhero epics —The Walking Deadspent a good chunk of its trailer’s running time reminding us of what we’re about to lose when Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) bat finally falls in the Season 7 premiere. Oh, and also there was a tiger.
AMC’s other comic book drama might not get the love that The Walking Dead franchise has, but this preview of the final episodes of Season 1 show that it’s probably gonna go crazy anyway.
The recap video for Season 3 — which will potentially send our post-apocalyptic teens back into space, after escaping in Season 1 — was light on new footage, but it’s still pretty stirring.
Another recap reel, but it’ll remind you just how awesome and hilarious (or explain to you for the very first time) this zombie comedy truly is.
The Vampire Diaries
The cast of The Vampire Diarieswraps up seven seasons in time for the series finale next year and no, you’re crying.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
The Season 2 tease only shows off a tiny bit of new footage, but it does set up the new status quo — which finds our heroes once again trying to save all of time and space. Of course.
At the end of Season 2, Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) saved his mother’s life in the past — and completely changed time. The Season 3 trailer shows off a very different show, with new villains, new heroes and what is basically a whole new show.
Basically Arrow: The Next Generation, we get to meet the new young heroes who will take over after everyone left at the end of Season 4.
Will Charl the Vampire Killer finally marry that ghost? Can the witches defeat the Werewolf Clan? And can… Okay, sorry, I don’t watch this show, but the trailer looked really moody and cool, so enjoy, fans!
Rick & Morty
Adult Swim’s insane (and insanely hilarious) time-travel comedy showed off a loosely animated scene from Season 3, and it is SO not safe for work. Like, very much so. But also a tantalizing tease for what’s to come (which is: a lot of rat murder).
Game of Thrones
Dialogue, set building, and a shot of a script. But it’ll have to do, until Season 7 finally arrives in 2017.
Game of Thrones (again)
Okay, since that tease wasn’t quite enough, here’s a ridiculous blooper reel that’ll make you forget all about that Hodor thing from last season.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Yep, Ghost Rider is coming to ABC’s Marvel series. Get your bikes revving in anticipation, though not too much, because this time ol’ flame head is driving a car.
Author Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel gets a series adaptation from creator Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Star Trek), and an all-star cast.
Tatiana Maslany, Tatiana Maslany, and Tatiana Maslany goof around in this hilarious bloopers reel.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Author Douglas Adams is probably best known for The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but here his second most famous story gets a big budget adaptation from BBC America.
Those rascals from Scandinavia are back in the Season 4 trailer.
Once Upon a Time
Turns out wishes do come true, because Aladdin and friends are coming to Once!
Will America’s most tattooed lady turn out to really be named Lydia? We may find out in Season 2.
Star Trek: Discovery
New ship, new title. Is it 2017 yet?
A teensy bit of new footage here teasing new villains The Court of Owls, but mostly bringing you up to speed on the bananas craziness of last season.
If you were tired of the goofy shipping last season, get ready for darkness, pain, and lots of new villain Toby Jones.
It isn’t impossible to watch this trailer… Not if you designed it.