New featurette gets behind the story of Fear the Walking Dead

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Aug 10, 2015, 4:22 PM EDT

Fear the Walking Dead will premiere August 23, 2015, and there, we get to meet new characters whose lives are about to become a lot less orderly and a lot more zombie infested. In this AMC featurette, we get a glimpse of what life is like when the storm begins to brew.

As it turns out, it’s not so very calm. As executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, David Erikson, and Dave Alpert; co-producer/director Adam Davidson; and stars Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis explain, we’re going to meet a newly blended family that’s in crisis even before the zombies come. 

As we know from our look at the first two episodes, Fear the Walking Dead isn’t The Walking Dead. Instead of waking up to a zombie-infested wasteland, the characters we’re about to meet are going to experience the apocalypse slowly but surely. As Davidson neatly points out, the audience, who have surely embraced The Walking Dead, will in fact know more about what’s going on than the characters themselves do. 

Check out the featurette. And let us know in the comments how many episodes it will take before one of the main cast dies.