Before Rick Grimes returns to AMC on October 11th, The Walking Dead gets its own spinoff series in the form of Fear the Walking Dead, which will premiere on August 23rd. The six-episode Season 1 will lead right into Walking Dead‘s Season 6 premiere, and we’ve got the trailer for you today.
Set in Los Angeles, the series centers on a brand new group of characters, and takes place prior to the events of the main series. In other words, Fear the Walking Dead will show us the early days of the zombie apocalypse, beginning at a time before the dead have risen from their graves.
Check out the Fear the Walking Dead trailer below!
The series stars Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Ruben Blades, Colman Domingo, Alycia Debnam Carey, Mercedes Mason, Frank Dillane, and Shawn Hatosy.
Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, and David Alpert from The Walking Dead are executive producers of the new series, which, like the original, is being produced by AMC Studios. Dave Erickson (Sons of Anarchy), who co-created and co-wrote the pilot with Kirkman, is an executive producer and showrunner.
“We take incredibly seriously the notion of building a satisfying companion series to the number one show on television. From the beginning of ‘The Walking Dead’ on AMC, we’ve been asked questions about what was going on in other parts of the zombie apocalypse and what it looked like as the world really did ‘turn.’ Through this new series, we’re going to find out,” said Charlie Collier, AMC president.