New Fear the Walking Dead Teaser Gives Us Our First Glimpse of a Pre-Walker

Monday, 29 June 2015 - 12:12PM
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Monday, 29 June 2015 - 12:12PM
New Fear the Walking Dead Teaser Gives Us Our First Glimpse of a Pre-Walker
The newest teaser from Fear the Walking Dead is short, but effective, and gives us our first glimpse of the show's incipient zombies, which will presumably get their own catchy name:



The creators have been insistent that Fear the Walking Dead is entirely different from its parent show, and the promotional materials seem to support that so far. This teaser, and the other short clips that came before it, have indicated that there will be more suspense than horror, more atmospheric dread than gore. Although many Walking Dead fans will be expecting lots of action, I hope the show takes its time building the sense of panic. Details like those missing posters will go a longer way with many fans than immediate zombie gore. 

AMC also released a Comic Con poster that's equally encouraging:

Fear the Walking Dead Teaser Shows Us First Glimpse of Pre-Walkers

At first glance it looks kind of plain, but the walker tracks going towards a carnival are extremely ominous. The "fear begins here" tagline may imply that the initial outbreak will come to a head at a carnival, children and all, which would be suitably horrifying.

Here is the official synopsis for Fear the Walking Dead: 

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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 is set to air sometime this August.

Via io9.
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New Fear the Walking Dead Teaser: First Glimpse of a Pre-Walker