But so far, we’ve only really seen the undead in glimpses: Shadowy figures, a pair of hands reaching out, or barely visible in scratchy YouTube footage – until now.
Bear in mind that it’s the start of the zombie apocalypse, so we won’t be getting those highly decompose walkers with limbs that drop off. Instead, they’re fresh meat: Freshly turned, disfigured, but still recognisably human.
Meanwhile, if you want an idea of what the tone of this The Walking Dead spinoff is going to be, TWD creator Robert Kirkman says it will continue to be about the characters and their struggles:
“Now we get to introduce you to Madison, Travis, Alicia, Nick, Liza, Chris, Daniel, Ofelia and well… the cast continues to grow each episode… and yes… we do lose a few along the way. But where the ‘exciting’ and ‘new’ comes in… is that these people have their own experiences and reasons to survive. They’re complicated, real characters who will not be dealing with the undead the same way. They’ll learn new things, they’ll find new tools, they’ll learn faster or slower but what we end up with is a very, VERY different show… set in a world we LOVE exploring as much as we’d all NEVER want to live there.”
Fear The Walking Dead premieres on AMC on Aug 23. AMC can be seen on Singtel TV, Channel 322.
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