AMC’s “Walking Dead” is five seasons deep and moving into its sixth season, but elsewhere in the apocalypse a whole new series is brewing. “Fear the Walking Dead” is the new walker spinoff promising all new characters and all new end-of-the-world conundrums. And the latest trailer just dropped now.
There’s not much in the actual teaser, just actor Frank Dillane running for his life from who knows what (most likely the walking dead). However, it is nice to see fairly clean faces that are still shocked by the undead as opposed to the grizzled faces of the now ultra-dark cast members on the original “Walking Dead” series. Not to imply that the original cast isn’t fantastic, but it could be nice to meet a few folks who haven’t had every remnant of hope and humanity shredded from their soul.
And “Fear the Walking Dead” should be able to accomplish this because it’s taking place shortly after the outbreak. So we’re going to witness the apocalypse all over again, but this time in Los Angeles. As for the Nick here, we only know what comic book creator and series show runner Robert Kirkman has revealed before in an interview with EW:
“In the face of that, we’ve got Nick—who is played by Frank Dillane—who is pretty much a parent’s worst nightmare. He has flunked out of college, had a lot of trouble, got mixed up in some bad elements, and is definitely the problem child. And it’s exacerbated for him to be next to this perfect sister who seemingly doesn’t have anything going on in her life that is negative. But that’s not really the case, that’s just his perception. So you have these two siblings that are very much at odds with each other.”
And that’s all we know, so far. “Fear the Walking Dead” will premiere in August.