AMC is teasing out new footage from its upcoming Walking Dead spinoff series, not-so-creatively titled Fear the Walking Dead, and today brings another tiny snippet of footage from the show that has a little fun winking at our culture’s propensity for panic after scanning the headlines.
Interestingly, the teaser doesn’t completely focus on the core cast members, instead finding Kim Dickens’ guidance counselor, Madison, reassuring an acne-scarred student that, prior to what he’s heard, the world is not ending. And whoever said teacher knows best?
Dickens leads a cast that also includes Frank Dillane as her troubled son, Alycia Debnam-Carey as her seemingly together daughter and Cliff Curtis as her romantic interest, another teacher. If they have any hope of surviving a spreading zombie virus in Los Angeles, it’s under Madison’s unlikely leadership.
Here’s an official synopsis for the series:
A companion series to “The Walking Dead,” the #1 show on television among adults 18-49, “Fear the Walking Dead” takes us back to the beginning of the zombie apocalypse – a time when the world was changing rapidly for reasons unknown, before anyone understood exactly what was happening, when life as everyone knew it was upended and altered in ways no one could have ever imagined. “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and showrunner David Erickson and produced by AMC Studios. The series, set in Los Angeles, stars Kim Dickens as Madison, Cliff Curtis as Travis, Frank Dillane as Nick, Alycia Debnam-Carey as Alicia, Elizabeth Rodriguez as Liza, Ruben Blades as Daniel, Mercedes Mason as Ofelia and Lorenzo James Henrie as Chris.
AMC will premiere Fear the Walking Dead this August.