AMC and AMC Global, the international AMC-branded television network, announced today from Comic-Con International that the worldwide premiere of summer's most anticipated new series Fear the Walking Dead will air Sunday, August 23rd at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. The extended 90-minute episode will also debut on AMC Global channels around the world simultaneously with the U.S. premiere on AMC and will then re-air in local time zones during primetime. Here's what Charlie Collier, AMC and SundanceTV president, had to say in a statement.

"Robert Kirkman, Dave Erickson and the fantastic writers, producers, cast and crew responsible for bringing Fear the Walking Dead to life have been hard at work creating an entirely distinct and compelling new series. We join 'Fear' before the rise of the zombie apocalypse with an interesting family dynamic as its entry point. After years of planning, that we are now only six weeks from sharing 'Fear' with the world is truly exciting."

Bruce Tuchman, President of AMC and Sundance Channel Global, had this to say in his statement.

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"Anticipation around the world for Fear the Walking Dead is reaching a crescendo and we are ecstatic about delivering the series to worldwide fans at the exact same time as the U.S.. Whether you're in Hong Kong, Madrid or São Paulo, AMC viewers will be able to join the journey and experience the start of the zombie apocalypse together."

AMC's Fear the Walking Dead panel event at Comic Con panel event, moderated by Chris Hardwick (Nerdist), and the Season 1 trailer premiere is taking place right now in Hall H. Fans can stop by the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Hotel's Starlight Terrace on Saturday, July 11th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. for a special autograph signing with cast members and executive producers.

A companion series to The Walking Dead, the #1 show on U.S. television among adults 18-49, Fear the Walking Dead takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse - a 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, set in Los Angeles, stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia and Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris. Check out the new Fear the Walking Dead trailer below, and stay tuned for more details from the Comic-Con panel.