July 2, 2018 – YouTube Originals will host panels for two of its biggest dramas at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The panels will feature the critically-acclaimed drama, IMPULSE, and the highly anticipated series coming this fall called, ORIGIN.

ORIGIN, a new YouTube Original series from director Paul W.S. Anderson and the producers of The Crown and Outlander, stars Tom Felton [Harry Potter film franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes] and Natalia Tena [Harry Potter film franchise, Game of Thrones]. The 10-episode series follows a group of outsiders who find themselves abandoned on a ship bound for a distant land. Now they must work together for survival, but quickly realize that one of them is far from who they claim to be.

IMPULSE, which released on June 6, 2018 to critical acclaim [currently 100% on Rotten Tomatoes], is from director/executive producer Doug Liman and follows a rebellious 16-year-old girl, Henrietta (aka “Henry”) [played by Maddie Hasson] as she grapples with her newfound ability to teleport while her world spirals out of control, while her sister Jenna [played by Sarah Desjardins], grapples with issues of her own.



Panel title: “Exclusive First-Look at New YouTube Originals Sci-Fi Thriller: ORIGIN”

DESCRIPTION: From the producers of The Crown and Strike Back comes the riveting new sci-fi thriller series ORIGIN. Watch never-before-scene footage and join stars Tom Felton (Harry Potter Series), Natalia Tena (Game of Thrones), Nora Arnezeder (Mozart in the Jungle) and newcomer Sen Mitsuji along with writer/creator/executive producer Mika Watkins and director Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil).

WHEN: Thursday, 7/19/18, 1:00PM – 1:50PM

WHERE: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

PANELISTS: Tom Felton, Natalia Tena, Mika Watkins, Sen Mitsuji, Nora Arnezeder, Paul W.S. Anderson


Panel title: “The Latest Action-Thriller from YouTube Originals: IMPULSE”

DESCRIPTION: You can’t control what you don’t understand. Get an inside look at the critically-acclaimed YouTube Original series IMPULSE. Watch scenes from the series with executive producers Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow), Gene Klein & David Bartis (Suits), along with showrunner Lauren LeFranc (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and star Maddie Hasson and Sarah Desjardins as they explore the mysterious town of Reston, New York where 16-year-old Henrietta “Henry” Coles is an outsider. Everything changes for her when a traumatic encounter triggers an extraordinary ability to teleport – unleashing a new power she cannot control.

WHEN: Thursday, 7/19/18, 12:00PM – 12:50PM

WHERE: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

PANELISTS: Maddie Hasson, Sarah Desjardins, Doug Liman, Lauren LeFranc, Gene Klein, David Bartis

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