Over the last couple of months, as substantial footage and details about The Walking Dead spinoff Fear the Walking Dead have surfaced, the show's gotten more and more intriguing. Initially, I thought the show sounded a little redundant, I wasn't impressed with the title, and I wasn't sure I cared to follow another group of characters as they battled the same zombie apocalypse as Rick Grimes and his crew, only a few states to the west. The more I see of the show, though, the more interesting it seems. I like the idea of watching the world fall apart from the very beginning, and I like that while the early seasons of The Walking Dead were about Rick finding and securing a family, Fear the Walking Dead seems set up as a story about keeping a family together as all hell breaks loose.
Now, after all those trailers and featurettes, the first scene from the show has arrived to give a clear taste of how Fear the Walking Dead will begin laying out its zombie horror. Like The Walking Dead, it begins with someone -- specifically, Nick (Frank Dillane) -- waking up, but Nick's not waking up from a coma. He's waking up from a bender, in a messy church basement somewhere in L.A. He's alone and a little disoriented, and it's very quiet, but as Nick begins to look for the rest of his friends, he finds something horrific. Check it out:
WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE: #FearBeginsHere this Sunday at 9/8c.Posted by Fear the Walking Dead on Thursday, August 20, 2015
Fear the Walking Dead premieres Sunday at 9/8C on AMC. Will you be watching?
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