AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead looks like it will be a really freakin’ good show! The first full trailer for it was released during Comic-Con, and it has awesome potential. The first season of the show takes place during the period of time when Rick from The Walking Dead is in a coma. The companion series will lead up to the point where Rick wakes up in the hospital.
AMC has released a new promo poster featuring a couple kids playing basketball in Los Angeles as a zombie approaches them.
The series stars Cliff Curtis as Travis, “a teacher who shares a son with his ex-wife and is involved with guidance counselor Madison (Kim Dickens). Frank Dillane co-stars as Nancy's drug-addicted son, Nick; Alycia Debnam Carey is Madison's ambitious daughter, Alicia, Nick's polar opposite who dreams of leaving L.A. for Berkeley when the apocalypse strikes. Elizabeth Rodriguez (Liza, an aspiring nurse who is Travis' ex-wife), Lorenzo James Henrie (Chris, Travis' son), Ruben Blades (Daniel Salazar) and Mercedes Mason (Daniel's daughter, Ofelia).”
At Comic-Con showrunner Dave Erickson talked about the series, saying:
"They think they're sick or on something, We're exploring what would have happened during those four to five weeks [when Rick from the flagship series was in the coma]. How people adjusted to what came down. Tonally, it's incredibly different. Our first season is the shark you don't see. We don't get to full apocalypse until later in the season. It starts as a family drama and we filter the apocalypse through that. It afforded us the opportunity to anchor the show with this family and see how the apocalypse crushes them. There's the ability to watch the fall. … We get to show the process by which the city goes down. … This is two-three weeks of the [four to five weeks] that Rick was in the coma. We wouldn't end our finale and cut to Rick coming to."