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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.

How Different Will FTWD be to TWD

The setting of L.A plus with the show’s timeline means season 1 of FTWD will provide something we haven’t seen before from the TWD universe. It will document the fall of society over a period of time from a pre-apocalyptic starting point.

Expect everything from eerily familiar news stories and videos becoming viral through social media, through to all out riot-esque street wars between the dead, infected, emergency services and survivors as the densely populated L.A. descends into a state of emergency.

Even if you’re not a fan, FTWD is a clean slate and will require no education prior to viewing and would be a great starting point for anyone looking to get into the TWD Universe.

If you are a fan, join me in looking forward to Sunday 23rd of August for the start of the beginning of the end.

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