Following Sunday night's series premiere of Fear the Walking Dead, AMC has released a brief preview for the second episode, "So Close, Yet So Far", airing Sunday, August 30 at 9 PM ET. This new video shows Travis (Cliff Curtis) and Madison (Kim Dickens) as they try to get out of Los Angeles, along with Madison's children Nick (Frank Dillane) and Alicia (Alycia Debnam Carey). Meanwhile, Travis' son Chris (Lorenzo James Henrie) is right in the middle of all the zombie mayhem.
The first episode of Fear the Walking Dead set a new cable ratings record on Sunday night, earning 5.0 national rating with 10.1 million viewers. The episode was the most-watched series premiere in cable history. In the Adults 18-49 demographic, the zombie series earned a 4.9 national rating with 6.3 million, along with a 5.3 national rating and 6.3 million in the Adults 25-54 demographic. The Talking Dead preview special scored a 2.2 national rating with 4.2 million viewers.
Living in the same universe as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead is a gritty drama that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family. Set in a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and English teacher Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis) have managed to assemble. The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down.
A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories. The first season of Fear the Walking Dead will run for six episodes this fall. The show will return for a second season of 15 episodes next year. The Fear the Walking Dead Season 1 finale will air on Sunday, October 4 at 9 PM ET, followed by a special episode of Talking Dead at 10:10 PM ET, hosted by Talking Dead Season 4.
Fear the Walking Dead also stars Rubén Blades as Daniel, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza and Mercedes Masöhn as Ofelia. Do you think this spinoff series has the potential to be as big as The Walking Dead? Let us know what you think, after checking out this new trailer.