Zombies Soak Up the Sun in ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Comic-Con Art
Fear The Walking Dead seems at best an oddity, giving AMC another zombie series to cash in on brand appeal, minus the whole zombie bit, while adding one easily-lampooned setting. That dichotomy gets no less weird in Fear The Walking Dead’s Comic-Con 2015 key art, as beach walkers arrive to harsh everyone’s buzz, brah.
Admittedly clever, the Comic-Con key art for Fear The Walking Dead shows what looks to be the distinct tracks of a walker on the beach, shuffling with the left foot and dragging the right, and headed toward an unsuspecting boardwalk Ferris wheel. All of the photos and footage to date have made it seem as if walkers are a rarity early on, but it might at least make for some interesting sequences to have walkers slowly converge on crowded L.A. locations.
From what we know of Fear The Walking Dead, The Last Airbender star Cliff Curtis leads the cast as divorced teacher Travis, alongside Gone Girl star Kim Dickens as high school guidance counselor Madison. Also cast in the role of her two children from a previous marriage are Harry Potter alum Frank Dillane and The 100 star Alycia Debnam Carey. Orange is the New Black star Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ruben Blades and Mercedes Mason also round out the ensemble, which recently picked up Southland‘s Shawn Hatosy.
The companion series to AMC’s monster smash will follow its predecessor with a six-episode first season, and a second season of regular length already ordered for 2016. Additionally, while the companion series will begin as a prequel to the zombie apocalypse, creator Robert Kirkman has expressed that the two series will eventually catch up to one another. Walking Dead executive producers Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert will all take part in the new L.A.-set series, while Sons of Anarchy and Low Winter Sun vet Dave Erickson will both co-write and executive produce, Adam Davidson having directed the pilot.
You can check out the latest videos below, stay tuned for its presentation at Comic-Con 2015 and get ready to Fear the Walking Dead all over again by its August premiere.
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