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Fear The Walking Dead: What to Expect From the Spinoff Series

BY The Screen Spy Team

Published 6 years ago

By Lewis Richards

AMC's Walking Dead spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead premieres August 23rd.

Acting as a prequel to events in the hit zombie series, this gritty new drama sets out to explore the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a fractured family, according to AMC.

Set in LA, a city where people come to escape, shield secrets, and bury their pasts, a mysterious outbreak threatens to disrupt what little stability high school guidance counselor Madison Clark (Kim Dickens) and English teacher Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis) have managed to assemble.

The everyday pressure of blending two families while dealing with resentful, escapist, and strung out children takes a back seat when society begins to break down.

A forced evolution, a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold, and our dysfunctional family must either reinvent themselves or embrace their darker histories.

With so much buzz already online prior to the premiere on August 23, ScreenSpy breaks down key points of interest on the new show below. Read on to learn what to expect from Kirkman's latest zombie drama.

Also, look out for our complete review of the 90 minute pilot coming soon.

What About Those Zombie Virus Origins?

Since the start of TWD, the origin of the virus has always remained a mystery.

Kirkman has since made it clear that TWD isn’t a show about saving the world, but rather a drama about a group of survivors. The zombie apocalypse that surrounds them is simply circumstantial.

This doesn’t change for FTWD. Though the outbreak will be explored, we will not find out the origin of the zombifying virus. The story will concentrate on a group of people and their story of survival, a la TWD.

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