Fear the Walking Dead is possibly the most anticipated new show of the summer. And it will finally debut next month for an intense 6 episode first season that will introduce new survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Several different sites have launched new images from the spinoff. And while we've seen the main cast before, this is our first introduction to a tough mother and her teenage son who will be bashing in the heads of walkers soon enough!
Orange Is the New Black fans rejoiced when Elizabeth Rodriguez joined the cast of Fear the Walking Dead as Liza Ortiz. We have a first photo of her alone, and a second standing alongside her teenage son Christopher, played by Lorenzo James Henrie. Liza and Christopher only make a brief appearance in the Pilot episode, but this pair will figure into the plot much more prominently as the series continues its first season.
Liza Ortiz is the ex-wife of leading man Cliff Curtis' Travis. She is a single mother working to put herself through nursing school. She has no time for b.s. For many years she was trapped in an unhappy marriage, but now that she's on her own she's finally chasing her dream. Liza is a multi-tasking whirlwind that doesn't give herself any breaks when it comes to her future or raising her son. Christopher Manawa is her son, a rebellious teenager with a cause. He has both his father's do-good attitude and his mother's edge. The product of divorced parents, Christopher often feels that he and his mother are his father's forgotten family. He resents his father's insistence on bringing the two families closer because he wants nothing more than to break away from the Clarks and be his father's sole priority.
A companion series to The Walking Dead, the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, Fear the Walking Dead takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. It jus time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined. Fear the Walking Dead is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. The series is set in Los Angeles, and stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam Carey as Alicia, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Rubén Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Masöhn as Ofelia and Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris.
Not only do we get the first images of Liza and Christopher, a new group shot of the main cast has also been revealed, along with another look at Cliff Curtis as Travis. He is seen standing alongside his girlfriend Madison and her two children Alicia and Nick. Travis will become the patriarch of a post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. His character makes a quick transition from low-key high school teacher to zombie destroyer over the course of these first few episodes. And he will help a new generation survive in East Los Angeles. Fear the Walking Dead will debut Sunday, Aug. 23 at 9/8c. Are you ready to see how it all started?