It has to be said that the new Fear the Walking Dead video definitely shows a different side of our favorite zombie apocalypse.
Set in the same world as The Walking Dead, the companion show starts off in the beginning of the zombie outbreak. The video shows English teacher Travis Manawa, played by Cliff Curtis, discussing Man vs. Nature in literature as Man vs. Nature begins to plays out in the world. Many kids are out with what they think is the flu. A video surfaces of an EMT helping a person but ends up getting bit. In true internet fashion, many people decide the video is a hoax, until it continues to happen.
Fear The Walking Dead focuses on a couple of broken families in Los Angeles hit with something unbelievable happening in the world. What I think is interesting about this idea is that even though we are already so invested in the world through The Walking Dead we don’t really know what to expect. As viewers we are also experiencing the beginning of the apocalypse with the characters. The only information we know more than the characters is that it is no flu plaguing the people of LA.
What I hope to see is more information on the cause of the outbreak. We know that it effects everyone, but we don’t know why.
There are high expectations with the show as a companion to such a popular show. From the video we can see that it will be a different experience than watching Rick’s beginning where the zombie outbreak was already full-blown.
The show stars Kim Dickens (Friday Night Lights), Frank Dillane (Sense8), Alycia Debnam-Carey (The 100), Elizabeth Rodriquez (Orange is the New Black), Ruben Blades (Gideon’s Crossing), Mercedes Mason (NCIS:LA), and Lorenzo James Henrie (7th Heaven).
Fear the Walking Dead airs this Sunday with a 90-minute episode at 9/8c on AMC.
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