We’ve been hearing about The Walking Dead prequel Fear The Walking Dead for months now, and by now we know about the Los Angeles location and the families the show will follow. This morning, however, AMC released the first 3-minutes from the drama, which features carnage, a creepy church and some of the first walkers, ever. You can check it out, below.
In the first few minutes, we see Nick Clark (Frank Dillane) waking up in a creepy old abandoned church in a seedy part of Los Angeles. He’s looking for his girlfriend, a fellow junkie named Gloria, but she’s nowhere to be found. As he begins to wander through the church, he hears some gruesome noises and goes to investigate. Then, the dead bodies begin piling up. To add horror to the carnage, Nick does eventually find his gal pal Gloria. Unfortunately, she’s eating the corpse of another junkie. While we don’t see it in the first three minutes, the full trailer for Fear the Walking Dead has shown us that upon finding out his friend is some sort of people eater, Nick runs and is eventually hit by a car during his escape.
Although we know a little bit about what is coming next, it doesn’t detract from the fact that the first three minutes of Fear The Walking Dead are heavy on atmosphere, inviting a feeling of dread that fans of AMC’s original walker-drama should be very familiar with. In a lot of ways, Fear The Walking Dead was designed to be an attractive series for those who already watch The Walking Dead. First, it’s going to fill in a lot of information related to the time Rick was in a coma when the zombie outbreak occurred. Secondly, it should show us how some of the hardcore survivalists managed to survive while many others became walkers themselves. And finally, it will air in the same timeslot that The Walking Dead occupies on Sunday nights before the sixth season of the aforementioned series hits the schedule. Smart marketing, that.
Fear The Walking Dead has earned pretty good reviews so far, and only time will tell if it will become the ratings juggernaut its companion property already is. On the bright side, fans won’t have to worry about the series being cancelled anytime soon. At the time it was greenlighted by the network, AMC picked it up for a second season, as well.
You can catch Fear The Walking Dead when it hits the schedule on Sunday, August 22 at 9 p.m. ET. You can also see what else is coming up this fall, here.
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