New Fear the Walking Dead Teaser Turns the Lights Off in LA

Monday, 03 August 2015 - 10:25AM
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Fear the Walking Dead
Monday, 03 August 2015 - 10:25AM
New Fear the Walking Dead Teaser Turns the Lights Off in LA
The trailers for Fear the Walking Dead have been nothing if not understated, with varying degrees of success. This trailer is no exception, as it relies on atmospheric tension rather than zombie gore (or, indeed, any zombies at all):



In the short teaser, the lights ominously go out in L.A. and the word "FEAR" is seen in burning buildings, as the dark city starts to glow from the light of the fire. The idea of watching L.A. utterly fall apart and literally go down in flames is exciting, as the panic of the apocalypse is exactly what's missing in works like The Walking Dead and 28 Days Later. I liked everything about this teaser except for the "FEAR," which seemed silly, but I guess they had to put the title somewhere.

The official synopsis reads:

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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.
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Fear the Walking Dead premieres on August 23 on AMC.
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