Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew and find out what to expect from AMC's new original series Fear the Walking Dead with a new four-minute preview. Stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane and producers Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Erickson and Adam Davidson explain how Fear the Walking Dead is different from the flagship series The Walking Dead. Fear the Walking Dead's six-episode first season premieres Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET, only on AMC.
Living in the same universe as /walking-dead-season-6-trailer/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 and English teacher Travis Manawa 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.
Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis star in Fear the Walking Dead as Madison Clark and Travis Manawa, a high school guidance counselor and a teacher who are also in a romantic relationship, bringing both of their families together. Their children Nick Clark, Alicia Clark and Chris Manawa are played by Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam Carey and Lorenzo James Henrie. Elizabeth Rodriguez stars as Chris's mother and Travis' ex-wife Liza Ortiz. The Salazar family, father Daniel, mother Griselda and daughter Ofelia, are played by Rubén Blades, Patricia Reyes Spíndola (Frida) and Mercedes Masöhn.
Unlike The Walking Dead, where zombies have been decomposing for years, Fear the Walking Dead takes place right at the start of the zombie apocalypse, which means these walkers will look much more human than their counterparts on The Walking Dead. These Los Angeles residents also don't know exactly what they're dealing with at first, and don't know what to do when confronted by these flesh-eating monsters. We have a feeling they'll find out how to survive very quickly in this six-episode first season.
AMC has already confirmed that Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 will span 15 episodes, but it isn't known yet if the network plans on splitting the second season into two halves, like they do with The Walking Dead. While we wait for more details on Fear the Walking Dead, check out this new preview for more insight into the series. Do you think this show will be as big of a hit as the original?