SDCC: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Gets August Premiere Date

By July 10, 2015

People who enjoy following the exploits of zombie apocalypse survivors should be pleased to learn exactly when they can see the upcoming premiere for the spin-off series of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

According to Deadline, today at AMC’s Hall H presentation at Comic-Con, it was revealed that “Fear the Walking Dead” will premiere with a 90-minute season premiere on August 23rd at 9pm. The series will follow the early unfolding of what would become the zombie outbreak in the Los Angeles area, following a new cast of characters in a very different part of the country from the main series. The panel also premiered a new trailer in the massive hall, which AMC recently released online. See it below.

Apparent right from the very beginning of this new look at the series is its much larger scale when compared to the beginning of the main series. Where in that show, Rick slowly discovered the changes to the world by walking through an abandoned hospital, followed by the husk of his hometown, “Fear the Walking Dead” is showing what it looks like when a major American city is overrun with the undead hordes from the very beginning. From the shoddy captures on phones of a patient taking a bite out of their attending paramedic, to the panicked rush on the streets as people desperately search for refuge from the ensuing chaos, “Fear the Walking Dead” immediately casts the coming epidemic as a new form of man vs. nature, and it loos like it will be suspenseful on a broader level as a result.

On-stage, cast members Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriquez, Lorenzo James Henrie, Ruben Blades and Mercedes Mason were joined by the executive producers of the franchise, but producer and original comic book series creator Robert Kirkman was absent due to recovery from recent throat surgery. “Fear the Walking Dead” will have a first season consisting of six episodes, and should serve as a solid lead-in before the main “Walking Dead” series returns for its sixth season this October. For more on “The Walking Dead” and its spin-off as they continue to take shape, keep your eyes on GeekNation.

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation,, The Huffington Post, and He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.