AMC has released a new Fear the Walking Dead trailer. The Walking Dead spinoff series will take place in Los Angeles during the beginning of the zombie outbreak, and this trailer shows us that power outages will, unsurprisingly, be a part of the problem. Also part of the problem: people have figured out how to write “Fear” in burning buildings, which doesn’t really help anyone. It’s this kind of poor time management that lets slow-moving attackers win.
Check out the new Fear the Walking Dead trailer below. The series will debut in the U.S. Sunday, August 23rd at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT with an extended 90-minute episode. The premiere will also air on AMC Global channels around the world simultaneously and will then re-air in local time zones during primetime. A special episode of Talking Dead hosted by Chris Hardwick, will follow the season one finale on Sunday, October 4th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (U.S. only). That will get you all ready for the return of The Walking Dead proper, which returns October 11th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Fear the Walking Dead:
A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on 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.